Jindal: GOP In Bad Position Of Defending Wealthy

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal — a top Republican prospect for 2016 — chided Republicans for taking the position of protecting the rich in debt negotiations and instead urged them to try and score a victory elsewhere in negotiations, in an Politico op-ed Thursday. 

“At present, any reading of the headlines over the past week indicates that Republicans are fighting to protect the rich and cut benefits for seniors,” Jindal wrote. “It may be possible to have worse political positioning than that, but I’m not sure how.”

Jindal also listed some reforms Republicans should fight to include in a potential deal, such as a balanced budget amendment, a cap on spending, requiring a super majority on tax increases, term limits and a 5-year lobbying ban for members of congress leaving office.