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by Bob Mann

going-out-of-business-signIt’s an article of faith among conservative politicians and business leaders that “business hates uncertainty.”

 

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laclouds1Yesterday, Governor Jindal appeared before two legislative committees to give more details about his tax plan. While it is a worthy objective to eliminate income taxes, Louisiana cannot afford the label of having the highest sales taxes in the nation.

 

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Drinking Jindal's Louisiana tax swap Kool aid

koolaid2LA’s newest tax collector

 

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kennedy-officeEvery state relies primarily on one or more of three taxes to raise revenue:  income, sales and property.  None is perfect or pleasant.  It's more a case of "pick your poison," and then try to achieve fairness by keeping rates low and the base broad, so everyone pays a little bit.

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money-in-nestGovernor Jindal’s plan to eliminate the state income tax and raise the state sales tax is being met with opposition on both political fronts but will actually bolster the Governor politically whether it passes or is defeated.

 

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barfieldLouisiana tax reform is fast becoming the big topic of discussion as the Louisiana legislative session approaches.

 

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capitol-red-blueThere has much debate, especially in conservative circles, about a national sales tax or a value added tax as a way to raise significant revenue for the federal government while reducing its reliance on personal and corporate income taxes, if not eliminating them altogether.

 

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voteLouisiana’s Governor Bobby Jindal has offered general ideas that are being labeled as tax reform and what others are calling a tax revolution for the state. 

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Easter BunnyDoes Bobby Jindal believe in the Easter Bunny or the Tooth Fairy? It’s likely that, as a man in his 40s, he’s given up those childish notions.

 

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jindal broadbandIt’s déjà vu all over again for a broadband access project in Louisiana that saw the same mistakes repeated, leading to its demise both times.

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lou gehrig burnettby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

   Raymond Crews and Robbie Gatti are headed to a runoff in state House District 8 on April 29 to fill  the seat left vacant when Mike Johnson was elected  to Congress.  Both are Republicans.
    Crews came in first with 41% of the vote, followed by Gatti with 37%..  Two other candidates in the race were Duke Lowrie, who finished with 16%, and Patrick Harrington, who had 6%.

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edmonson2by Tom Aswell, Publisher of Louisiana Voice

It must be nice when you can get the rules written just for you.

There must come a time when even the most disinterested, blasé, apolitical person living has to look up from whatever else occupies his interest and say, “Wait a damned minute. This just ain’t right and we’re not gonna do it.”

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trump greatIt has been over three decades since our country’s last major tax reform was passed during the Reagan administration. Since that time, America has increased tax rates on businesses and individuals and become less competitive. 

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