The Republican governor of Lousiana said something smart about the party: www.politico.com
“We’ve got to make sure that we are not the party of big business, big banks, big Wall Street bailouts, big corporate loopholes, big anything,” Jindal told POLITICO in a 45-minute telephone interview. “We cannot be, we must not be, the party that simply protects the rich so they get to keep their toys.”
Declaring that Republicans “can’t be beholden to special interests or banks,” the successor to Huey P. Long indicated support for provisions in the Dodd-Frank law, which requires banks to increase their reserves to prevent future taxpayer-funded bailouts.
Even more notably, Jindal suggested he’d look favorably on something akin to the “Volcker rule.”
Seems right to me. If the Republicans would drop the insistance that taxes can never go up (despite crocodile tears about the deficit), and instead advocate tax DECREASES for the "job creators" in the top 1%.
If they would drop this stupid idea that capital gains should be taxed at a lower rate than earned income. If they would kick Grover Norquist to the curb....
Maybe they could gain some respect. At least from moderates like me. Then again, I'm not Hispanic so maybe they don't care about me.