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3 years ago#1
http://news.yahoo.com/louisiana-governor-jindals-popularity-slumps-bold-tax-plan-120445133.html

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Louisiana Governor Jindal's popularity slumps after bold tax plan
NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, one of the nation's most prominent Republicans and a possible 2016 presidential candidate, has fallen out of favor with local voters, and his bold plan to scrap the state income tax is running into trouble.

Jindal was re-elected to a second term with two-thirds of the vote in 2011. But his Louisiana approval rating was down to 38 percent in a recent poll, worse than Democratic President Barack Obama in one of the most conservative states. The poll suggested voters think he is spending more time traveling outside the state and burnishing his credentials for a possible White House run than tending to local matters.

As the Louisiana Legislature prepares to kick off its two-month session on Monday, Jindal's signature proposal to eliminate the state income tax is facing resistance. His detailed plan would do away with all state personal and corporate income taxes. It also calls for a 56-percent increase in the state sales tax, a much higher cigarette tax, and the elimination of some tax loopholes to make up the $3 billion shortfall from scrapping the income taxes.

But the same poll that showed Jindal's slumping popularity, conducted by Southern Media & Opinion Research, found 63 percent opposed the tax plan. The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, normally an ally of the Republican governor, has opposed the tax plan. Republican House Speaker Chuck Kleckley has warned that the changes might increase the tax burden on businesses.


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3 years ago#2
What a fool. People don't like sales tax.
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3 years ago#3
Sativa_Rose posted...
What a fool. People don't like sales tax.


This. The sales tax fetish from the GOP is really annoying to me, I actually think this stuff is anti-fiscal-conservative, its just silly.
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3 years ago#4
Sativa_Rose posted...
What a fool. People don't like sales tax.


What taxes do you suggest then?
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3 years ago#5
What taxes do you suggest then?
According to most ppl in his own state, sticking with the typical progressive income/corporate tax system was perfectly fine
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3 years ago#6
Jindal's an idiot, raising the sales tax just stops people from spending
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3 years ago#7
LuigisBro posted...
Jindal's an idiot, raising the sales tax just stops people from spending


Especially when his state is rife with people that don't really even pay state taxes due to the refunds they get.

Oh this reminds me to do my taxes....>_>
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3 years ago#8
82xeno posted...
Sativa_Rose posted...
What a fool. People don't like sales tax.


What taxes do you suggest then?


Income tax. Personally I think income tax is the only form of direct taxation that should be used.
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3 years ago#9
Sativa_Rose posted...
82xeno posted...
Sativa_Rose posted...
What a fool. People don't like sales tax.


What taxes do you suggest then?


Income tax. Personally I think income tax is the only form of direct taxation that should be used.


Progressive, regressive, or fixed?

Locked rates for all eternity or ability to change?
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3 years ago#10
Remember, Jindal said that the economic policies the GOP are pushing aren't austerity, they're pro-growth.

And remember, Jindal said that the GOP can't be the party that protects rich people, corporate America, bailouts, loopholes, etc, and yet he pushes an awful tax plan that every study shows would benefit the richest people in Louisiana.
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