Tax the poor, end the public hospital system, destroy the higher education system. #JindalWay
By Robert Mann
Hasn’t Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal done enough to hurt his state’s poor citizens?
After virtually destroying the public health care system, why would he want to deepen their anguish by increasing taxes on them by as much as 75 percent?
That could be the practical impact of a new tax plan, announced today, that Jindal is prepared to submit to the Louisiana Legislature — eliminating the most progressive tax, the income tax, and making up much of the difference by raising the state’s sales tax (by a whopping 75 percent) from 4 cents to 7 cents.
Jindal also plans to eliminate the state’s corporate tax and raise additional revenue by eliminating unspecified tax exemptions.
Until we see the exact details of his proposal, perhaps we should give Jindal the benefit of the doubt. Perhaps he has a way to exempt poor people from paying…
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