How bad was Bobby Jindall's speech? This bad:
But Democratic leaders in Congress -- they rejected this approach. Instead of trusting us to make wise decisions with our own money, they passed the largest government spending bill in history, with a price tag of more than $1 trillion with interest. While some of the projects in the bill make sense, their legislation is larded with wasteful spending. It includes $300 million to buy new cars for the government, $8 billion for high-speed rail projects, such as a "magnetic levitation" line from Las Vegas to Disneyland, and $140 million for something called "volcano monitoring." Instead of monitoring volcanoes, what Congress should be monitoring is the eruption of spending in Washington, D.C.Seriously, it was awful. I mean, do you really respond to President Obama's hopeful State of the Union address and celebration of America's can-do spirit by implying that MAGLEV technolgy trains (the first of which ran commercially in England in 1984) are some sort of hocus pocus science-fictiony pie-in-the-sky witchcraft? Should the governor of a state that was recently devastated by a natural disaster really be criticizing the government for spending money to prevent, or at least mitigate, further natural disasters in other states? With the US auto industry teetering on the edge of bankruptcy, is it really a good idea to trash Washington for helping see the automakers through this crisis by deciding that now would be a good time to renew the government's transportation fleet?