March 31st KSLA News 12 Editorial: Taxes, Taxes, Taxes - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

March 31st KSLA News 12 Editorial: Taxes, Taxes, Taxes

When Louisiana lawmakers meet this month to begin dissecting Gov. Bobby Jindal's tax plan, we hope they will focus on those areas that bring needed reform and spur economic development without shifting more of the tax burden to the poor, working class, and small businesses.

The Governor wants to do away with the state's income and corporate taxes and swap them with a higher and broader sales tax. This will tax many services that have never been taxed before like veterinary services, haircuts, and Internet. 

More than 250 clergy from across the state signed a letter saying they believe the plan will unfairly hurt poor and moderate-income families.

We are concerned about low and middle income families, many of whom use the very services that will be impacted. We urge lawmakers to proceed with caution as they consider creating one of the highest sales taxes in the country.  Let me know what you think. 

I'm James Smith.

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