Gov. Bobby Jindal on 'Hannity'
Louisiana governor on reelection, 2012 race
- Duration 6:45
- Date Oct 21, 2011
Louisiana governor on reelection, 2012 race
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And as we continue on the road to twenty called the momentum remains on the side of the Republican Party and tomorrow in the great state of Louisiana voters will head to the polls.
And all indications are that they will overwhelmingly.
Reelect -- next -- Louisiana governor Bobby general who by the way has endorsed Rick Perry in the race for the White House governor.
-- I'm doing great Sean thank you grabbed me tonight boss just talking off parent I really wanted to be a smart Allah -- I asked you what was the unemployment rate.
I'd say don't -- your unemployment rate six point 9% but you told me that an -- wasn't sure exactly where does.
Six point 9% the country's nine point 1%.
How many months of consecutive -- job growth.
Twelve months in a row of private sector job growth -- decreased number of government jobs.
Every month I've been governor Arnold -- it's been below the southern and national averages.
We've added 45000 jobs and economic development wins ten million dollars in private capital investments three years are a southern business Saddam was -- Louisiana.
The investing in the south for economic development site selection -- it says we'll most improved states in the entire country.
We're -- in Louisiana fiscally conservative principles -- -- we've cut government spending 46%.
Nine million dollars would get fewer state government employs we've had in over twenty years the best credit rating we've gotten over 25 years.
Unlike present Obama we understand you cut taxes cut government spending that's how you grow private sector job.
And you doing all of this -- is -- North Dakota has a lower unemployment rate -- you would 3.5 percent but they recently had a massive.
Huge oil discovery that there -- went forward with -- -- they allow oil drilling again back in the gulf you lost a lot of jobs with that but still.
You know you're over you know about two and a half points -- -- that the national average with unemployment -- Seems to me that if you get your oil industry back so to a lot of jobs come back.
Absolutely -- of the president would just get out of the way you look in the gulf eleven rigs went overseas of those ten still not here.
We're not even close to being where we were before the moratorium.
If they don't think it until 2012 we'll get back to where we were pre moratorium 2013 we're we would have been otherwise.
It's not just the more toward -- you look at companies like new -- Investing over three billion dollars in my state 12100 permanent jobs 75000 dollars a year they delayed over two years.
Thanks to the fear of cap and trade in part.
You've got another company should attack Japanese BBC company the want to invest a 120 million dollars and an expansion in our state in Louisiana.
They're now think about putting that money overseas again thanks Obama's EPA and -- regulation so yeah our economy is doing better in the south better of the country we just need this president to stop raising taxes stopping regulations the way of job creators.
-- isn't what I want to understand because you you basically -- the opposite direction of what we're doing nationally.
How surprised there was what nine billion dollars -- 26% of the state budget.
You were able to cut your first term He also gave the largest tax.
Cut to the state -- Louisiana there was one point one billion dollars over five years.
It cut a lot of loopholes you accelerated the elimination of other taxes.
Eliminated -- you know capital gains tax on sale of of in businesses and set our.
How did you do all of that.
And then ruled that the results are good.
And why don't we do this nationally it seems like you know a pretty good job things are better Louisiana the nationwide.
How did you cut spending cut taxes and end up with a better situation.
-- on its basic economics you're exactly right this is just common sense is what you've been talking about on your show we sold off a thousand state cars.
Privatized group home services across 600 dollars -- -- for the state to do it.
Less than 200 dollars a day for the private sector do it we've consolidating gotten rid of of wasteful government spending we've got more work to do.
Here's most telling number after 25 years of us exporting our people for four years or more people moved in -- Louisiana rather than leave our state.
People are voting -- their feet.
Harry Reid's got it exactly long He went to the senate for this past week and said.
The problem was with public sector jobs He said He won an -- -- private sector jobs.
He said He was worried about expanding public sector jobs -- that's what's wrong Washington DC they're trying to grow government spending.
Borrow money we can't pay back raise taxes.
We're doing the opposite Louisiana you're exactly right it's working our best credit ratings and 25 years look we gotta make tough choices but that's what voters and taxpayers want from their leaders.
That's why I think this is going to be a one term president.
-- agree with you and Steve Jobs apparently doesn't Walter Isaacson is new book.
Well look let me ask you support early on and governor Perry of Texas.
-- came out gangbusters.
Struggled a little bit and some of these debates.
Do you think He can recover.
Absolutely look I.
-- to this will be a long term fight for the nomination that's a good thing by the way Sean for too long.
We've preordained our nominee of the Republican Party -- He -- and an open contest of ideas is a good thing for the nominee.
Whoever that nominee is I am supporting Rick because of his economic policies his track record in Texas.
-- nearly half the jobs created in our country.
Whoever our nominee is those -- have to go up against the Obama machine stop a billion dollars but a lot of the mainstream media on their side we need a tough nominee has been tested.
He's been vetted so I think this process is good forced.
Governor Perry's cut taxes 65 -- fourteen.
Million dollar 65 times in the state Texas while President Obama has cost our country two million jobs under governor Perry that actually -- a million jobs and Texas.
He's done tort reform He understands you don't tax -- spend your way to prosperity.
Let me ask you if -- you got the selection looks like you got to win this race tomorrow night.
And be a two term governor and a lot of people mention your name as as a possible.
It one of these guys when they get the nomination.
And there were couple to come to you next summer and say governor -- though He did such a good job -- Louisiana.
I -- -- on the ticket we want -- run would mean that I wanted to -- with me nationally.
How do you say none of that.
Now what my focus is here in the Louisiana we made a great start who got more work to do -- to be supporting whoever's on the ticket.
Brees I'm supporting repair I don't -- job for me -- jobs for millions of Americans I don't wanna be vice pres I want to continue to be governor of this great state -- -- running hard in this election.
We have made great progress in the stable we've got more taxes to cut more government spending to cut.
More private sector jobs -- we've got more work to do a special K12 education Sean.
We need to give parents more choices of their kids are trapped in failing schools we started that here got a great scholarship part of a New Orleans.
We've got more work to do in Louisiana all right governor we'll be watching the results tomorrow night appreciate as always they -- us thank you.
Thank you thank -- and let not your --