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BigJim
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think it's a terrible policy, because there is no way Jindal will raise other taxes enough to make it "revenue neutral".


Even though he said sales taxes would go up 3% (at least in one scenario reported by the Monroe Star).







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Even though he said sales taxes would go up 3% (at least in one scenario reported by the Monroe Star).


Haven't seen that quote. I'll have to see the bill filed in the legislature with a tacit approval by him before I believe that he will do it.






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Radiojones
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If they did this they would have to find a way to tax internet purchases. If not I would buy EVERYTHING that I could on the internet and pay no taxes.

If they could solve that problem and find a way to make it revenue neutral I think it would be great.






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But of course, on the bright side, tens of thousands of poor people (mostly children, mostly minority) would die every year because of the disappearance of what is left of public healthcare facilities.

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kingbob
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I'd really like to see what taxes and/or spending cuts would replace it, but I'd love to see Louisiana emulate Texas in nixing the income tax.





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Bigsike
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Taxing the tourist in Nola??





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ItNeverRains
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I have no state income tax and pay way less in property taxes than LA, and roads are fantastic.





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blowmeauburn
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I have no state income tax and pay way less in property taxes than LA, and roads are fantastic


I am curious about the TN tax structure. I know the No Income Tax is a big deal up there but are the caps on Sales and Property Taxes?






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I'm all for it.

How can anyone actually approve of giving so much of their money to government?

Kudo's to Jindal






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jcole4lsu
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Y'all realize that in order to do this, sales taxes will go up, cigarette and alcohol taxes will have to go up; property taxes will have to go WAY up; tuition at public universities will probably double overnight; etc.

road construction and maintenance will become non-existent; How would we pay for prisons, guards, enforcement of drug laws, etc. I could go on.

continue being an uninformed partisan asshat, its quite entertaining.

texas has done very well under the zero income tax system, and has many of the same inherit challenges and advantages louisiana has.






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ItNeverRains
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I am curious about the TN tax structure. I know the No Income Tax is a big deal up there but are the caps on Sales and Property Taxes?


No caps to my knowledge , sales tax is 9.25, prop tax in Davidson are highest in state but still very low nationally. Where I live in Williamson their extremely low, although property is expensive.






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texashorn
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State property taxes (that is, taxed directly and for the benefit of the state gov) are unconstitutional in Texas, but as it was pointed out earlier, that does not stop the county, community college district, hospital district, city and school districts, et al, from levying a property tax -- and they do.

Texas state law, however, does set a maximum rate at which those property taxes can be levied by the lower governments. That is key, because the state cut $5 billion or so from the education budget last session, and school districts have now sued, pleading that the state (by setting the maximum rate for lesser governments) is in effect setting a statewide property tax.






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There are still many things he can do aside from just going with a state sales tax. Back during his first run for the top state seat one of his opponents (Foster Campbell) proposed taxing the processing of oil and gas that comes in from out of state (at that time we only taxes oil and gas that came from in-state and were the only state not taxing the out-of-state stuff). This is where a lot of Alaska's revenue (no state sales nor income tax there).

It will be interesting to see where he goes with this. If he has a decent enough plan (something better than that aborted fetus of an education plan that was passed) he could indeed easily get it through the legislature (he is almost Long-level in the amount of stroke he has).






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southernelite
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Posted by Radiojones If they did this they would have to find a way to tax internet purchases. If not I would buy EVERYTHING that I could on the internet and pay no taxes. If they could solve that problem and find a way to make it revenue neutral I think it would be great.


most Internet retailers now are charging taxes on shite. I've recently bought shoes from east at and a Patagonia soft shell and I definitely paid taxes. So, the whole Internet shite is not a good defense for opposition, when you order shite online, you still are responsible for taxes.






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La Place Mike
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Bobby J is really itching for a job in DC, isn't he...

Yeah because that DC crowd really loves the no income tax idea.






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Radiojones
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most Internet retailers now are charging taxes


I think that you might be shopping at large retailers. The only ones that have to charge sales tax are the ones that have a physical presence in your state. The vast majority of the sites that I purchase from do not charge sales tax.

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you still are responsible for taxes.


This is absolutely true however in practice very few people report their online purchases.

I'm all for a sales tax replacing the income tax. I'm just telling you that if they do I will purchase even more products online than I already do.






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southernelite
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the two I ordered most recently were eastbay and Patagonia, neither of which have a retail presence of their own in LA that I'm aware of.

California has begun collecting taxes from Amazon, so LA could very well do the same.

There will also very soon be federal legislation to ensure that state taxes are paid on Internet purchases.

So, all in all, I don't think it should be a detterent from making this move, nor is it really that much of a revenue theif to negatively affect intake by a large margin.






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I B Freeman
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He should also consider lowering the homestead exemption, eliminating the 10 year industrial tax credit and raising the value cap that restricts taxable valuation on agricultural and timber land to $600 per acre.

It is not that I want to pay more property tax but all three of those things amount to subsidies. We would all be much less supportive of things like dinosaur library taxes and "free" baseball and basketball facilities if the property tax bite hit us harder.

Frankly I think only property owners should be allowed to vote in property tax elections.






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Income taxes are an over 100 year old invention.

It has no place in the high tech modern world.

Why are we still driving this horse and buggy?






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rsande2
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Y'all realize that in order to do this, sales taxes will go up, cigarette and alcohol taxes will have to go up; property taxes will have to go WAY up; tuition at public universities will probably double overnight; etc.


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texas has done very well under the zero income tax system, and has many of the same inherit challenges and advantages louisiana has.


This.

I would also add that while I can only speak directly on the property tax in Tx vs La. As of right now La still has income tax and Tx does not and I have spoken to numerous ppl who moved from Tx to La and their property taxes were MORE here in La. This is the biggest misconception out there. I would welcome the removal of state income tax, the death tax, and homestead exemption.






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