Jindal weighs in on federal government shutdown
POSTED: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 6:00pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 5:12pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — Governor Bobby Jindal has voiced his opinion on the federal government's issues and the standoff over raising the debt limit.
He said President Obama needs to show more leadership, and the only way the current problems can be fixed is through structural change.
"They need the pressure of deadlines, and they really need structural reforms. Make them have a balanced budget amendment in the constitution, require a supermajority to raise taxes, require a supermajority before they can grow the government faster than the economy, put term limits, and make them a part-time Congress,” stated Jindal. “All those we have in the constitution of Louisiana. I think they'd work in D.C."
The government is expected to reach its debt limit on October 17, which could affect everyone in the country.