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I B Freeman
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Does anyone really care if Jindal's tax plan is revenue neutral?


It will not bother me at all if it comes up short and if it comes up long I think we should all get a refund.

I am tired of reading all this crap about whether or not it is revenue neutral. It will save me, an income tax payer, a bunch of money as it will for anybody that pays state income tax.

Why all of this concern about the revenue of the state over the revenue of the citizens??







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Zach
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re: Does anyone really care if Jindal's tax plan is revenue neutral?


Why do you hate the poor?





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Interception
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It will not bother me at all if it comes up short and if it comes up long I think we should all get a refund.

I am tired of reading all this crap about whether or not it is revenue neutral. It will save me, an income tax payer, a bunch of money as it will for anybody that pays state income tax.

Why all of this concern about the revenue of the state over the revenue of the citizens??


Because if we are short of revenue then the budget must be cut. When this happens either healthcare or education get slashed. We can assume there are jobs lost when this happens. You sound like Obama Btw.






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Tigerlaff
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re: Does anyone really care if Jindal's tax plan is revenue neutral?


Nope. Don't care.

I disagree more with the idea that your labor can be taxed than I do with the idea that voluntary transactions can be taxed.



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FalseProphet
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re: Does anyone really care if Jindal's tax plan is revenue neutral?


I doubt it saves you money by the time it's sent through the house.

That revenue has to be made up somewhere, and you can bet if its through businesses, the cost will be passed on to us.







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JBM210
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re: Does anyone really care if Jindal's tax plan is revenue neutral?


They(all politicians) would not be considering this unless they would come out on the positive end of a money surplus. If you think you will be paying less taxes just because you don't pay a state income tax anymore, you are crazy.





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CarrolltonTiger
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If you think you will be paying less taxes just because you don't pay a state income tax anymore, you are crazy.


You have no idea of what he makes or what he spends, he may very well be a big winner if there is no income tax and only a higher sales tax.






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I B Freeman
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If you think you will be paying less taxes just because you don't pay a state income tax anymore, you are craz


Almost any individual that pays income tax will have to spend more on sales taxable purchases than their disposable income to come out behind. Even the poorest income tax payer.

I also own a small business that employs about 30 people and I can't see how I will not come ahead in the business too.

The sales tax falls on a lot more money than does the income tax and it falls on everybody in the state including tourist, drug dealers, and labor working for cash.

As far as cutting education and health care I do not believe that is all that can be cut--I know it isn't (we could cut out the film tax credits and LED altogether and save hundreds of millions). But I think the subsidies to higher ed should be cut. The state pays I think about 36% of the operating budgets of these schools. Texas and South Carolina pay about 16%. I will take a tuition increase for my LSU kid too. Let LSU charge whatever tuition they wish and end the subsidy as far as I am concerned. There is no reason everyone should subsidize the education for my kids.

What is missing in all the press on this subject are the stories about people who wish to make the revenue gap up with cuts. The stories are missing because we have elected a bunch of people who hold the State in higher regard than the taxpayer.






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That revenue has to be made up somewhere


Why?






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CarrolltonTiger
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The sales tax falls on a lot more money than does the income tax and it falls on everybody in the state including tourist, drug dealers, and labor working for cash.


Bringing in the underground economy does seem to be efficiently done by a sales tax. Over 60% of the citizens of NO pay no income tax or property tax, making better citizens out of them by allowing them to participate in the funding of governance does seem admirable.






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Layabout
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re: Does anyone really care if Jindal's tax plan is revenue neutral?


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I am tired of reading all this crap about whether or not it is revenue neutral. It will save me, an income tax payer, a bunch of money as it will for anybody that pays state income tax.

Most of my retirement income is exempt from state income tax. Just adding up a few services like maid, pest control, yard service and alarm monitoring that would be taxed under this scheme and it exceeds what I paid in income tax last year. Thumbs down on this crap.






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How does Jindal's plan affect Amazon.com purchases in regards to sales tax when Amazon does not have a headquarters here?





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Howdydo
Member since Feb 2013
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What happens when your local government wants an increase for a local project that would benefit your immediate area? Do you really think an increase, or even a renewal, would be realistic given the amount of money people are paying on sales tax? Generally speaking, well performing school districts also have local taxes for education/schools. This would be a much harder sale with taxes being increased.

Don't forget that session is about a week away. The governor just said Thursday that his calculations which he has touted as being the gospel, were in fact incorrect. He is now suggesting to change his original increase from 1.88 to 2.25 cents per dollar. We are talking a week away from session he is dramatically increasing his proposal that earlier last week he said was done by qualified individuals.

I think we learned a lot about Jindal last session. He doesn't care about the law and believes he is above it. He will try to do whatever he wants irrespective of the law and constitution.

After the federal grand jury investigation involving DHH, I question his motives on every issue. We wondered why he wanted to privatize everything and now we have a clear answer.






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I B Freeman
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re: Does anyone really care if Jindal's tax plan is revenue neutral?


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What happens when your local government wants an increase for a local project that would benefit your immediate area? Do you really think an increase, or even a renewal, would be realistic given the amount of money people are paying on sales tax? Generally speaking, well performing school districts also have local taxes for education/schools. This would be a much harder sale with taxes being increased.


I certainly welcome any restraint on local spending we can employ. Right now the library system and a recreation district collects more property tax than any other local agencies that tax me.

Why does anyone support funding government follies over the taxpayer income?






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I B Freeman
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re: Does anyone really care if Jindal's tax plan is revenue neutral?


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Most of my retirement income is exempt from state income tax. Just adding up a few services like maid, pest control, yard service and alarm monitoring that would be taxed under this scheme and it exceeds what I paid in income tax last year. Thumbs down on this crap.


I am curious to just how much you spend on maids, yard service, pest control and alarm monitoring a year???






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Layabout
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I am curious to just how much you spend on maids, yard service, pest control and alarm monitoring a year???


A little over five thousand a year.






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LSURussian
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re: Does anyone really care if Jindal's tax plan is revenue neutral?


Moot point. It won't pass.





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Howdydo
Member since Feb 2013
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re: Does anyone really care if Jindal's tax plan is revenue neutral?


While I agree there needs to be restraint on local government spending, I can't fathom to say ANY restraint. Think about what your local tax dollars support when making that statement. City Police, Sheriff's office, fire departments, portions of education in some areas, etc. is supported with local taxes.

There can and should be responsible spending by said agencies, but to make such an inclusive statement to include "welcoming any restraint'" IMHO is a bit overkill.

However you may be self sufficient enough to not need emergency services or local government, but most people I know call on local law enforcement in emergencies, drive on city and state highways and some even attend public schools.






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Howdydo
Member since Feb 2013
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re: Does anyone really care if Jindal's tax plan is revenue neutral?


And I guess I answer this question with a question.

How does anyone support a tax plan that is increasing the week before session that is being touted by a government folly?






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Interception
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And I guess I answer this question with a question.

How does anyone support a tax plan that is increasing the week before session that is being touted by a government folly?


Jindal and his goons are bad at math. Just look at how many budgets they have missed badly. This plan smell like a giant turd.






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