As I sit here and watch the song-and-dance concerning Gov. Bobby Jindal’s tax plan, only one thing matters: The vast majority of Louisiana citizen’s receive money back when they file their state income tax returns. Under Jindal’s “new plan” they would still pay taxes but get “nothing” back.
Common sense says the only portion of the population that would benefit from this is the wealthy. Now, unless they buy something, they would pay no taxes. And don’t think for one second that essential services won’t be taxed also.
In checking on the states that have Jindal’s plan, the property taxes seem to be much higher than here. A friend in Texas that has basically the same size situation as I have pays three times what I pay.