do you really want to end louisiana income tax
The state raises the sales tax , then parishes will say its not enough for them to survive so they raise their parish taxes, it doesn't end there my friend because within your parish you have city sales taxes before they are finished with us we will be handing over our whole check to the state
Which is why Jindal is on the wrong track with how to account for the revenue. Repealing the income tax is good. Then you lower the homestead exemption from the stupidly $75k mark to $10k like TX. Those extra revenues stay local. Then the state tells local government they will no longer fund local and NGO projects. If the parish/city governments have local wants and needs, use the increased revenue from the lower homestead, and if you need more, then you've got to put it to a vote for your citizens to decide.
Jindal doesn't want that route, though. Despite his talks of "small government", he wants mostly centralized government in Louisiana, centered around the Capitol. He wants the lost revenue to be fully replaced with state sales tax, as does 80% of the legislature, because that way we and our local governments are at the mercy of the prostitutes when Legislative Session time hits.
This post was edited on 2/17 at 5:58 pm