🚨 POLL: Are the Dems using this Pandemic to defeat Trump?
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Bobby Jindal, former Lousiana Republican Governor, criticized Democrats for wanting to use the coronavirus pandemic to “transform” the nation to their own agenda, according to Fox News.
“Joe Biden recently said that the coronavirus is an opportunity to fundamentally transform the country,” Jindal told “Fox & Friends.”
He also pointed out that most od the states refusing to reopen businesses are run by Democratic governors.
“What you’re seeing is incentives for them to keep their economies closed,” Jindal said.
“What you’re seeing is states like California saying we’re going to give millions of dollars to illegal immigrants, you’re seeing states like Illinois saying we want 10 billion dollars to bail out our pensions, programs that had problems even before the coronavirus,” Jindal said.
“The state lockdowns are starting to ease and the U.S. economy should slowly begin to recover. But it’s worth noting that the states opening most slowly are big states run by Democrats that represent something like a third of the U.S. economy. This means a slower recovery for those states and the U.S.”
“It’s been nearly 10 weeks since the Democratic governors of California, New York, New Jersey and Illinois ordered all businesses in their states to shut down save those they deemed essential. Job losses in these states have been especially severe because of their strict lockdowns.”
“We know the Democrats, all they want to do is to beat President Trump in November [and] they’re willing to crush the American economy to do that,” Jindal said.
“Even after we have a vaccine, even after we’ve cured and gotten past this virus, we need to have a strong vibrant economy to come back to. We won’t have that by spending trillions of dollars we don’t have, we won’t have that by borrowing money from China.”
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Jindal said that the House, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, passed a $3 trillion “bloated bill” to spend around $900 billion in state and local governments. He said the better option is to get local businesses and state economies back up and running.
Jindal reacted to a Wall Street Journal op-ed “The Blue State Lockdown Blues” that argued that Democrat-run states keeping their economies closed could slow down the national economic recovery.