Jindal On Entitlements: Obama Wants People To Depend On Government
"Absolutely not," Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) said when asked if the state of Louisiana will create health care exchanges that will assist those without coverage to find an affordable plan, a key step to implementing ObamaCare. "We declared over a year ago that we were not going to do the exchanges. We said immediately after the Courts' ruling [that] we're not going to be expanding our Medicaid program. I think this is a huge mistake for the country, certainly for the state of Louisiana. We need to do everything that we can to repeal ObamaCare."
"Let's step back and realizing what they're doing," Jindal said on FOX News' "On the Record" with host Greta van Susteren. "In the middle of the greatest recession since the Great Depression, the president has created yet another entitlement program. We can't afford the ones we've got. $1.76 trillion in new spending, over $500 billion in tax increases, over $500 billion in Medicare cuts."
"This is simply not affordable, it's not sustainable," Jindal observed.
"You know, we used to celebrate when we got people off of government programs. Instead this president seems to want to make more and more Americans dependent upon the government," he said on Monday night.
"You look ahead and an array of government programs; food stamps have almost grown almost 75% in the last five years, now he wants more Americans on government-run healthcare. It just doesn't make sense to our taxpayers, it doesn't make sense for the state of Louisiana," Carlson concluded.