Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal Cashes In On Stimulus While Bashing It
Original post made by Franklin W., Downtown, on Jul 23, 2009
How did that happen? It might have something to do with the millions of dollars in stimulus money that went to the state. Jindal must know about it, because he's been handing it out all over, in giant-check form. Think Progress reports:
Despite the fact that the checks contain millions of dollars of Recovery Act funds for job training programs, housing assistance programs, homelessness prevention programs, police training, criminal justice technology upgrades, and community development block grants, Jindal has been printing his own name on the checks and taking credit for the money. For example, Jindal presented Lafayette with yet another jumbo-sized check that contained at least $2,125,584 in Recovery Act funds. Though the money came from spending policies authorized by the Recovery Act, Jindal did not appear to credit the Recovery Act at all. And although the state stands to gain nearly $8 billion in federal funding from the Recovery Act, Jindal was one of several GOP governors to try to block the measure earlier this year.