Jindal Lays out 'Fundamental Difference' with Obama

Early Wednesday morning, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) took another stab at responding to President Barack Obama's address to a joint session of Congress, saying that there is a fundamental difference between Obama and his approaches to spending.

"Here's the fundamental disagreement: We think we do need to work to get the economy moving," Jindal said on NBC's "Today Show." "We think it's more important to get the private sector moving rather than just spending government money. It's not about creating deficits."

Jindal, who delivered the GOP response to Obama Tuesday night, said there were "several things" Obama said that he agrees with. In particular, Jindal applauded Obama's education goals. And Jindal, as many of Obama's opponents in the 2008 campaign also did, said Obama is a talented orator.

"There were several things that he talked about that I think, certainly, that we can all agree on as Republicans and Democrats, as Americans first," he said. "Let me also say that the president is an incredibly gifted speaker, maybe a once in a generation speaker."

Jindal also took on Vice President Joe Biden, who criticized Jindal earlier on the "Today Show" for not offered up new ideas.

"Look, the Republicans have laid out a plan," Jindal said. "For example, rather than spending a billion dollars on the census, $300 million to buy federal government cars, instead of wasteful government spending on the stimulus, why not do what they first said they were going to do. Let's do targetted infrastructure investments, let's do tax breaks, let's lower, permanantly, lower tax rates on the lower tax brackets of the income tax. Let's cut taxes on capital gains. let's ive a more aggressive net carry forward of losses for small businesses."

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