Thursday, 17 January 2013 11:17
Gov. Jindal, where's the tax reform plan beef?
Written by 

Wheres-the-Beef1Current Jindal m.o.

Already leges, members of the media, etc., are coming out in support of Bobby Jindal’s proposed tax swap plan.

My question to them is: Have you seen the plan? If so, please share the details with us.

The leges don’t enact oral commentary; they enact written documents.

Contradictions

 

On Tuesday, at the LABI Annual meeting Bobby Jindal’s point man, Tim Barfield, on the tax swap plan said:

The elimination of severance taxes on the states natural resources also are not included in the conversation…. Baton Rouge Advocate, January 16, 2012.

Last Friday, in the Times Picayune it was reported:

Gov. Bobby Jindals administration is considering the elimination of state taxes on oil and gas extraction as part of the governor’s tax overhaul for the upcoming legislative session, according to the state Department of Revenue.

 

That’s a $700 Million difference; another reason to see the specific plan.

What’s the plan?

 

It has become obvious that Team Jindal, currently, has no plan and are merely throwing things against the wall to see what sticks, politically.

Unfortunately, the public is only hearing “income tax repeal” and not, specifically, how those revenues will be replaced on a revenue-neutral basis.

Recall the initial discussions of Jindal’s “pension reform” plan last year at this time. The purpose was supposedly to reduce the $19 Billion Unfunded Accrued Liability (“UAL”). That is a laudable goal.

However, when the plan was reduced to writing and introduced in the 2012 Lege Session, there was nothing in the legislation to reduce the UAL.

Recommendation

For what it’s worth, I suggest that Team Jindal come up with a specific written plan to accomplish a specific goal, i.e., improving the state’s economy.

The plan should not only be given to the leges, but released to the public; we, the citizens of Louisiana, will be paying the cost of whatever plan is enacted.

Otherwise, this is just an exercise in Jindal’s political stroke.

Right now, Jindal is merely selling the sizzle without us being able to see and taste the steak.

C.B.

by C.B. Forgotston...read his daily commentaries at Forgotston.com

WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW

{jvotesystem poll=|44|}

Login to post comments
Powered By JFBConnect
  • Cat Fights on the Hot Cement Confederate New Orleans statues
  • Ex-Saints, Bears, Bills, NFL Exec, Jim W. Miller discusses NFL Draft tomorrow
  • Trump's new plan; Curtains on tax returns release; 40% say Trump-Russia; Probing Obama admin
  • Watch Louisiana Governor Edwards talk about CAT Tax failure

catRarely, have I seen few issues that have generated as much raw heat, tension, and passion than the Confederate monuments controversy. 

Just as existed during the real civil war, where brothers battled brothers, social media is the battleground, particularly Facebook, pitting friend against friend.

On one side of the tense divide, there are those who are protecting the New Orleans civil war era monuments.  Burnt in effigy, forever, is the symbol of Mayor Mitch Landrieu for up-ending what the monument protectors consider to be the loving civil society of New Orleans.

Lately, events have turned somewhat militaristic.

Some protectors of the Confederate monuments have been staying vigilant, in person and online, even surveilling during the wee hours of the morning, waiting for the next Mayor Landrieu attack. On Sunday morning, with protections of snipers, masked workers and a dumbstruck audience, the worst of all of the monuments was cut and carried., the Liberty Monument. 

Read More

miller nfl live2 5It’s D-Day or Draft Day tomorrow in the NFL.

More specifically, Thursday represents the first day of the NFL draft 2017.

Read More

 

trump curtainsThe major President Trump news of the day focuses upon taxes, not only the tax cuts he is proposing but his own taxes, which he obviously, refuses to unveil.

 

Read More

edwards play money 1

At a press conference today, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said the CAT Tax did not pass the House Ways and Means Committee.  The Governor, in addressing the media said that "the fate of that bill was decided long before we unveiled it".

Read More

latter-blum2

Sen. Appel talks budget, economy

TRUMP TALK

Dead Pelican

Optimized-DeadPelican2 1 1