Once again Bobby Jindal’s legislative puppets have displayed their lack of an important part of their anatomy, a spine.
They have fallen for “King Bobby’s” smoke and mirrors game by passing a budget that is based upon intentionally overestimated revenue projections, as was this past year’s.
Consequently, the state will again by next April face a deficit requiring Bobby and his staff to make the very cuts in health and education that he threatened would occur if the legislators didn’t pass his budget as submitted.
You’d think his puppets would have learned by now!
However, Jindal will probably earn the legacy he so diligently seeks, but not the one he wants; namely, one of the most incompetent fiscal managers this state has ever seen.
retired director of accountability of New Orleans public schools