My new favorite Democrat in the US of A just happens to represent my hometown. Nick Gautreaux of Abbeville has proposed to eliminate the personal income tax in Louisiana.
Gautreaux’s bill would keep in effect the tax rates and tax brackets on personal income taxes but would lower the amount paid by individuals by 10 percent a year until the tax is phased out by Jan. 1, 2016. For example, in the present tax year, taxpayers would pay 90 percent of their tax bills to the state and 80 percent next year.
But my favorite is this quote:
“This gives a break to the working-class people,” he said. “For the last several years we have had a surplus. . . . That tells me we are overtaxed. . . . It is time to give taxpayers a tax break. Why should government grow and add more and more programs?”
Can someone get Howard Dean on the phone? This guy needs to sit down with Nancy Pelosi and company and set them straight.