Mon Jan 14, 2013, 12:18 PM
DonViejo (17,336 posts)
Bold new conservative ideas still mostly involve screwing the poor
Bobby Jindal and Jim DeMint exemplify an ossified movement with no new answers for poverty or anything else
BY ALEX PAREENE
The Republicans, we’re told, are going to have to start making some big changes if they want to start winning elections again. (Besides all the congressional elections they handily win.) Americans are tired of their stale rhetoric and old, white standard-bearers. The party needs fresh blood and bold ideas. It needs people like Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a GOP rising star and highly regarded “ideas” guy.
After the election, Jindal told Politico that the Republicans had to totally rebrand themselves to escape being known as “the party of big business, big banks, big Wall Street bailouts, big corporate loopholes, big anything.” And so Bobby Jindal’s big new idea for Louisiana is … eliminating all income taxes. And shifting the tax burden onto poor and working people.
NEW ORLEANS, Jan 10 (Reuters) – Republican Governor Bobby Jindal said on Thursday he wants to eliminate all Louisiana personal and corporate income taxes to simplify the state’s tax code and make it more friendly to business.
Bold! Fresh! New! But how will Louisiana get money to pay for stuff? Easy!
Political analyst John Maginnis, who on Thursday reported in his email newsletter LaPolitics Weekly that Jindal will propose balancing the tax loss by raising the sales tax, now at 4 percent, said the strategy fits with the governor’s interest in keeping a high national profile.
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|Proud Liberal Dem||Jan 2013||#2|
Response to dkf (Reply #1)
Mon Jan 14, 2013, 02:11 PM
Proud Liberal Dem (13,993 posts)
2. According to the Repubs
the only way to "improve" the economy is by giving businesses and wealthy individuals more and forcing (most of us) to learn how to live with less......and less........and less..........
Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #2)
Mon Jan 14, 2013, 04:29 PM
dkf (37,305 posts)
3. Full employment is the way to better wages.
Anything that lessens that wage pressure does not benefit the poor nor the populace.