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capitolDemocrat Gov. John Bel Edwards’ administration and Democrats in the Louisiana Senate seem so desperate to grow government that they have resorted hypocrisy, if not outright fibbing, about the temporal length of a tax for the use of its proceeds for operating expenses of government – adding to the lack of logic behind justification of their preferred time span.

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louisiana legislatureThe Louisiana legislative fiscal office has issued the fiscal analysis of the penny sales tax.

The tax, if approved would increase from four percent to five percent.

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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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jindal-GE-new-orleans The buzz in the media and governmental circles focuses on the yet undefined composition of Governor Jindal’s tax reform proposal for the legislative session that begins April 8.

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jindal-GE-new-orleans The buzz in the media and governmental circles focuses on the yet undefined composition of Governor Jindal’s tax reform proposal for the legislative session that begins April 8.

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jindal-speechAs the Gov. Bobby Jindal Administration continues with its plans to revamp the state’s taxation structure and philosophy, on the issue of sales tax administration talk of small ball should give way to swinging for the fences.

 

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Drinking Jindal's Louisiana tax swap Kool aid
Wednesday, 06 February 2013 11:33

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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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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