Jindal Rejects Portion of Spendulus Money

Bobby Jindal is probably my favorite GOP candidate for 2012 because he is young and smart and not afraid to take a stand. Via Politico:

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal announced Friday that he will decline stimulus money specifically targeted at expanding state unemployment insurance coverage, becoming the first state executive to officially refuse any part of the federal government’s payout to states…

“The federal money in this bill will run out in less than three years for this benefit and our businesses would then be stuck paying the bill,” Jindal said. “We must be careful and thoughtful as we examine all the strings attached to the funding in this package. We cannot grow government in an unsustainable way.”

Allahpundit points out that Jindal is stealing the thunder of another of my favorite GOP 2012 hopefuls, Mark Sanford of South Carolina.

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