Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
The Obama administration announcing a seven year ban on offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and our job killing decision for thousands in the gulf region.
After losing his democratic majority congress is this the new president -- president's new strategy to push.
His agenda by going around congress using his executive powers an agency -- now.
That's -- job but -- progressive think tank the Center for American Progress urged him to do in a November report called.
The power of the present you may remember two weeks ago.
We asked whether this might become the playbook.
For the president's next two years in office let's ask the Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal he is author of a brand new book called leadership and crisis.
Governor Jindal joining us -- Baton Rouge, Louisiana great to see again governor thanks for being here.
David thank you for having great to be back on the show so I don't know if you read this or not the center for American -- -- sandbag on this if you haven't but the fact is is that you know the theory.
What what John but -- his group -- suggested to president that was used.
This sort of framework that he is establishing the first two years that is creating the health care bill which gives enormous powers to the executive branch.
In uniformity HHS.
Use this new financial regulation bill which gives again enormous new powers to new agencies.
New departments like the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Then you have that the TARP fund which is still uses a slush fund by the treasury so.
Without having to go to congress at all this president can't just use his executive powers to push the government even more.
And I think it's extremely disturbing but it.
Fits a pattern remember the people of America spoke loudly during the last election saying.
We don't want obamacare we don't want all the bailouts we want the barring the taxing and the spending and what are they -- response the president over the communications problem.
The Democrats reelected need to -- -- as their leader in congress as you've just reported now to wanna raise our taxes it's like they ignored the election.
And that's exactly what you see with this strategy -- -- especially disturbing to me is the governor of Louisiana you look at this moratorium they're putting out on the eastern -- you look at this moratorium they're -- -- off the coast of Virginia for more than seven years.
We're gonna make it that much harder to create jobs in this country earlier this year the president announced in the spring he was -- lift the moratorium.
They're -- such unpredictability you think about the lack of investment -- -- the private sector companies they can't hire they can't make long term plans but they don't know what's gonna come next out of this congress what's gonna come next out of this administration so it's extremely disturbing member of the people of Massachusetts they elected a Republican senator to succeed Ted Kennedy did to succeed him because they wanted to be the 41 vote.
He ran explicitly to stop obamacare what do they do they crammed down our throats anyway they ignored what the message with the people were telling him look like they're about to do that question.
-- that he went on -- to vote in favor of the new financial regulation bill but that's another story the fact is is that on the one side of president says jobs jobs jobs that's them.
The first and last interest that I have in my presidency right now is.
Rebuilding job growth but how many jobs are these bands and the other big government decisions he's making caustic.
-- and let's look at this more toward black and I ride in my book it I've got a hold trapped about the oil -- leadership -- crisis wanted to disturbing things to me was enacted a six month moratorium on that -- the place and with the order allowing drilling they enacted a six month moratorium.
And inspector general's report later came out saying.
There own department of interior ridiculous and their own independent expert -- in the national academy of engineering and other places independent experts said wait a minute.
We never saw the more formal don't agree with a moratorium we actually think there -- other things you should be doing to make drilling safer we don't think the more towards the right way to go.
By the federal government's own estimates they killed between eight and 121000 jobs on the private sectors that.
We have put on more -- we've got we've got to -- at 121000 jobs two point eight billion dollars in economic activity the state tax.
I guess you guys lost about 98 million dollars in state taxes.
Federal tax losses about 220 -- or even the feds are losing on this deal right.
And it's absolutely here's a crazy thing we're not black protest to the president about this only two things that at first he told me.
Don't -- if people lose their jobs they can get a BP checks and we said how -- it -- -- happen he said.
They can get an unemployment check but -- are people don't want an unemployment check they want to go back to work.
When we point out the impact this is gonna have you could tell they didn't really understand this industry Valerie -- told me.
Governor what are you worried about the rays are gonna go anywhere in the oil's still there with forty scene for rigs leave for Africa they've won the Congo to Egypt Nigeria that we know of how the world that good for our country -- now more depend on foreign country for energy well and then we're making fewer jobs here there's also.
He issued deception -- -- who you've you've mentioned that they have the committee did the group of individuals that that were empowered by the president to decide.
What's good or bad for the industry and the White House made it look as though they were in favor of them hard -- when an inspector general found they work.
Well that's exactly right and now -- quote -- the more -- they haven't issued the first permit.
They never had a moratorium in the showers and had a DeDe facto moratorium only got about eighteen permits since they issued a long term that the deep water more -- in the shallow waters.
They used to do more that every month or two and so.
What we're seeing is exactly what you describe what we feared that they're gonna try to use the regulatory environment to accomplish -- couldn't do -- the ballot box with a canoe in congress.
I worry about the EPA when -- talked a business owners.
They're worried about what the EPA might do we have a large -- company making a great investment in our state.
Then you -- we also know one of the main reasons they were thinking on the line.
Was a potential regulations coming out -- did -- -- Here it is it's a playbook -- put together by John Podesta the progressive wing candidate Democratic Party -- it looks as though they're following this playbook I got to ask his always do.
Are you running for president.
I'm not I've got the job that I want my do you write about federal policies and national policies in the book and I definite that's -- definitely no no way no how.
Now look where we're growing the economy Louisiana or cutting taxes cut spending 26% think we've got more work to do right here at -- 2012 definite no.
Definitely now okay -- got one governor great to see a best of luck to you thanks for being here David thank thank you revenue.
Filter by section