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infantry1026
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road construction and maintenance will become non-existent; How would we pay for prisons, guards, enforcement of drug laws, etc. I could go on
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Roads in Texas are FAR SUPERIOR to roads in La.



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VOR
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I think it's a terrible policy, because there is no way Jindal will raise other taxes enough to make it "revenue neutral". He wouldn't allow a rise in cigarette taxes, so why would he allow sales taxes to rise? All he has shown that he wants to do is cut taxes to the bone and then poormouth the legislature so most state services, essential or not, are cut. If I hear that he will be willing to realistically raise other forms of revenue, I may reconsider my thoughts, but there is no evidence, in my opinion, that he will.



If one were cynical, one could argue that Jindal is playing a game with the sales tax proposal and other provisions that would allegedly make the elimination of state income tax revenue neutral. He gets the income tax eliminated knowing that he'll never get legislative approval for the full sales tax increase. Then he blames it on the legislature.


CherryLimeade
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tens of thousands of poor people (mostly children, mostly minority) would die

Is there any statistical documentary to back this? If so,I'd like to see it.


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Radiojones
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re: Jindal: Louisiana Should Get Rid of Income Tax
You don't think it would be tied together in one big bill?


VOR
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You don't think it would be tied together in one big bill?


Oh, it could be submitted that way. Then chopped up.


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Rhinotiger50
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I'd rather go a different route and eliminate corporate taxes. Businesses would absolutely flock to LA, and 10 years from now the state would be a much better place to live.


He wants to eliminate both personal income taxes and corporate income taxes.


ULalum06
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LINK

Read this...get educated. then we can talk about how awesome this is gonna be. /sarcasm off.


Fishwater
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10 years from now the state would be a much better place to live.


How cool would it be for Louisiana to be a major state? Monroe has potential to be a good city. Improve the schools and add some entertainment, bring in one major business and bam. Things are good.


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LSULaw2009
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re: Jindal: Louisiana Should Get Rid of Income Tax
The US Courts have said that states cannot require that online retailers withhold and remand sales taxes on sales to customers in states where the retailer does not have a physical nexus (store, warehouse, or affiliates) as requiring those without a physical nexus would violate the Commerce Clause and impair interstate trade by penalizing out-of-state retailers who would have to withhold state sales tax to in-state consumers, while in-state retailers would not necessarily have to withhold sales taxes on their online sales to out-of-state consumers.

Amazon has been the biggest target of legislation due to their use of affiliates and warehouses and distribution centers owned by its subsidiary companies.

All that said, consumers are required to self-report and remit sales tax to their state. Most consumers don't/won't do this.


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Tchefuncte Tiger
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re: Jindal: Louisiana Should Get Rid of Income Tax
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I know one of the big ways Texas gets away with this is by having much higher property tax. I wouldn't be opposed to similar measures taken here.


Lower the homestead exemption.


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XxxSpooky1
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I know one of the big ways Texas gets away with this is by having much higher property tax. I wouldn't be opposed to similar measures taken here.



frick raising property taxes, and frick anyone that wants to raise property taxes. When you foot a 20k bill every year then you can talk to me about raising property taxes.
I am completely against property taxes. I believe everything should be a consumption tax. Once you buy something you should no longer have to pay taxes on it.


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Oyster
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Pay me now, pay me later. States gonna get its due.


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Read this...get educated. then we can talk about how awesome this is gonna be. /sarcasm off.


The very first sentence...

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Hasn’t Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal done enough to hurt his state’s poor citizens?




So I looked into the author...

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He was communications director to Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco, prior to serving 19 years as a U.S. Senate aide. He was state director to U.S. Senator John Breaux of Louisiana, and served as Breaux’s press secretary. He also served as press secretary to U.S. Senator Russell Long of Louisiana. He was also press secretary for the 1990 re-election campaign of U.S. Senator J. Bennett Johnston of Louisiana, the 1992 and 1998 Breaux re-election campaigns and the 2003 Blanco campaign.


Here's the "education": hackers gonna hack.


Antonio Moss
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who do you think paid for your doctors' residencies?


Yeah, who do you think paid those people $40,000/year to work over 100 hours a week and shoulder the responsibility of healthcare so that providers don't run a greater deficit trying to care for Medicare/Medicaid patients?

Thanks Big Government!



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constant cough
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re: Jindal: Louisiana Should Get Rid of Income Tax
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Jindal: Louisiana Should Get Rid of Income Tax



Hell Yeah!


I don't like this idea of offsetting it with higher sales taxes though.


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Antonio Moss
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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.

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.




This is the dumbest shite I've read in years.


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ULalum06
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Here's the "education": hackers gonna hack.


So bc of whom he supports facts become null and void


bamafan1001
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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


Oh noes!!! the sky is gonna fall is income taxes go away!!!


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Antonio Moss
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facts become null and void


You throw that word around a little to loosely. Mann's arguments is a substanceless appeal based on emotion. His problem is the shifting of the tax burden from the wealthy to the poor, yet he fails to acknowledge that under the current system the "poor" shoulder hardly any of the state tax burden while being the primary consumer of state benefits. Under this revised tax plan (7% sales tax), the middle class and wealthy will still shoulder a large portion of the tax burden but some responsibility will final fall upon the shoulders of those who need to take responsibility - the consumers of state spending, the "poor."

But we don't need to take my word, nor the word of the irrational Mann. We can simply look at States like Texas and Florida and see the incredible success that has resulted from removing the progress income tax.


jcole4lsu
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re: Jindal: Louisiana Should Get Rid of Income Tax
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We can simply look at States like Texas and Florida and see the incredible success that has resulted from removing the progress income tax.

yep.
those two states make excellent comparisons to Louisiana because they are all quite similar.

all three have great natural resources
all three are basically conservative
all three have a large population of undesirables (welfare recipients or illegal aliens)

the challenges of the states are similar whereas the success of the states are different. perhaps the tax code is one of the reasons for this.

lucky so-n-so went off the deep end never to return


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