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Louisiana’s GOP Governor Bobby Jindal Looks Into A Mirror And Calls The Republican Party “The Stupid Party”Mirror, mirror on the wall who's the wing-nuttiest of them all . . .?
http://latestbloomer.uskoa.com/jindal/Mirror, mirror on the wall who's the wing-nuttiest of them all . . .?... more
It's a humdinger too!
http://latestbloomer.uskoa.com/snapshot-series-louisiana-governor-bobby-jindal-unveils-the-new-face-of-the-republican-party/It's a humdinger too!... more
Conservatives LOVE to talk about the flat tax. There are very few things that will make a conservative get hot and bothered more than the idea of transitioning away from a progressive tax system to a regressive tax system that taxes everyone equally. Governor Bobby Jindal (R-LA) has proposed to eliminate the state income tax and all corporate taxes in exchange for a “revenue neutral” 4 to 7% increase in sales taxes on Louisiana consumers. Most people who can’t count think this is GREAT, and it is – if you’re wealthy. The fact remains that what Governor Jindal is proposing despite all of his rhetoric is simply a tremendous tax increase on the middle class and poor.
Let’s start with some basic math. A person making $25k a year is most likely spending 100% of their income (or more). Very few people in the middle to lower classes are actually saving a dime. A large % of Louisiana cities, counties and special districts charge 9% sales tax or more presently (source); Governor Jindal’s tax plan would make the average sales tax something closer to 15%. So – if you’re making 25k … you actually aren’t paying federal income taxes – just FICA which is going to leave you with around $23,500. Now – most people are going to spend every single penny of income they earn which means a person making $25k a year (after FICA) would pay $3,525 in state taxes under Governor Jindal’s new sales tax plan if the sales tax is only 15%.
Under the existing tax structure – Louisiana residents who make $25k a year pay 4% of all of their income to the state. So – let’s do the math. 4% on 25k is $1k in income taxes. If you take the $23,500 (after FICA) then subtract the $1k in state income taxes that leaves Lousiana residents with $22,500 to spend. Assuming the Louisiana resident spends 100% of their income just like in situation A – sales taxes would be $2,032. Under existing law – a Louisiana resident would pay $3,032 compared to Governor Jindal’s hidden $500 a year tax increase.
What makes this absolutely insulting is that while Governor Jindal’s plan raises taxes on the middle class and poor – it cuts them for the rich. Moving to a consumption tax means the only money that’s taxable is what is spent. If you take a millionaire and you apply the same thought process but assuming they save 25% of their income … the millionaire gets a tax cut. And the more you make – the bigger the tax cut. Period. Now some may think it doesn’t matter to them if they don’t live in Louisiana. But mark my words – if Governor Jindal is able to do this … more Republican Governors will follow. Taxing the poor more and reducing taxes on the rich i.e. “lower the rates, broaden the base” is the conservative wet dream.
http://www.classwarfareexists.com/bobby-jindals-recent-tax-proposal-will-cut-taxes-for-the-rich-raise-taxes-on-the-poorelderly/Conservatives LOVE to talk about the flat tax. There are very few things that will... more
So far, I've abstained from posts about the Fiscal Cliff or Fiscal Crag or Hoar Frosty Diving Board Into the Socio-Economic Pits of Hell. One, there is chatter enough without me throwing in my rapidly worthless 2 cents. Two, it is the most predictable story in the history of politics. But, let me to throw in at least a cent and a half with the caveat that this post isn't all about the cliff, but the behavior surrounding the tax hike on the wealthy.So far, I've abstained from posts about the Fiscal Cliff or Fiscal Crag or Hoar... more
While political bobbleheads like Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal broker for power positions as the leader of the next direction for the Republican Party, we've got some suggestions that could save the party a lot of time and money on political consultants.
This American Bacon is a show about the continuum of American culture as seen through the eyes of two bacon lovers, and can be found at: http://youtube.com/ThisAmericanBaconWhile political bobbleheads like Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal broker for power... more
By David Shuster / current.com / @DavidShuster
There are now several reports that presumed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has whittled down his running mate search to just two or three people. Last week in this space I identified the seven women who I thought were at the top of his list. Here are my picks for the seven men.By David Shuster / current.com / @DavidShuster There are now several reports that... more
It’s imperative for people to understand that when right-wingers talk about “religious freedom,” they’re really only talking about freedom for Christians. They have no interest, whatsoever, in extending those freedoms to those of other, minority faiths. That’s why Louisiana Republican State Representative Valarie Hodges is retracting her support of Governor Bobby Jindahl’s school voucher program, which would funnel taxpayer money to private schools, because she’s realized that – GASP! – those vouchers could be used by people of other faiths.
http://veracitystew.com/?p=38702It’s imperative for people to understand that when right-wingers talk about... more
After several weeks of rising, surpassing its all-time historic high water levels at Vicksburg and Natchez, the Mississippi River finally crests at all of its major points in Western Mississippi.
http://www.examiner.com/weather-in-jackson/mississippi-river-at-vicksburg-crests-forecast-crest-at-natchez-on-fridayAfter several weeks of rising, surpassing its all-time historic high water levels at... more
The National Weather Service in an updated river forecast Wednesday morning lowered the historic crests expected on the Mississippi River at Vicksburg and Natchez over the next few days.
http://www.examiner.com/weather-in-jackson/mississippi-river-yazoo-river-crests-lowered-at-vicksburg-natchez-yazoo-cityThe National Weather Service in an updated river forecast Wednesday morning lowered... more
Authorities shutdown the Mississippi River at the port in Natchez due to the record high flood waters, which could be made worse with barge traffic.
http://www.examiner.com/weather-in-jackson/port-natchez-shutdown-to-barge-traffic-due-to-record-mississippi-river-floodsAuthorities shutdown the Mississippi River at the port in Natchez due to the record... more
The historically high water levels on the Mississippi River has forced the Yazoo River, one its main tributaries in Western Mississippi to take on large amounts of backwater, raising it to one of its highest levels on record.
http://www.examiner.com/weather-in-jackson/backwater-from-mississippi-river-pushes-yazoo-river-to-2nd-record-highest-levelThe historically high water levels on the Mississippi River has forced the Yazoo... more
The Mississippi River early Sunday morning rose to its highest level ever at Vicksburg, breaking a record that has stood for more than 80 years and it continues to rise.
http://www.examiner.com/weather-in-jackson/mississippi-river-rises-to-highest-level-ever-at-vicksburg-breaks-1927-recordThe Mississippi River early Sunday morning rose to its highest level ever at... more
Army Corps of Engineers took the rare step and slowly opened a massive floodgate on the Mississippi River in Louisiana Saturday afternoon in an attempt to divert surging floodwaters from heavily populated areas in New Orleans and Baton Rouge.
http://www.examiner.com/weather-in-jackson/historic-morganza-spillway-opening-to-divert-mississippi-river-flooding-videoArmy Corps of Engineers took the rare step and slowly opened a massive floodgate on... more
As the Mississippi River continues its historic rise, neighborhoods and roads in the Warren and Claiborne Counties are being inundated with flood waters.
http://www.examiner.com/weather-in-jackson/mississippi-river-spills-into-several-warren-and-claiborne-county-neighborhoodsAs the Mississippi River continues its historic rise, neighborhoods and roads in the... more
Bobby Jindal’s Wife’s Nonprofit Received More Than $113 Million In State Payments - More "Pigs" at the troth!A charitable foundation set up by Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s wife has accepted about $790,000 in donations from corporations that also have given to the governor’s campaign committee since 2007, a nonpartisan watchdog group said Thursday.A charitable foundation set up by Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s wife has... more
The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports, "Deflecting criticism of his out-of-state travels," Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R), once considered a potential 2012 contender, "said Wednesday that a review of his schedule will show that he has been in Louisiana '90 percent of the time' during his first three years in office." Jindal "also reiterated that he has no plans to seek another office but is focused on running for re-election in the fall for a four-year term that he expects to complete. 'I have the job I want,' Jindal said during a meeting at The Times-Picayune. ... 'Yes,' he said flatly when asked whether he is prepared to serve a full second term." Jindal added, "Look, if the people of Louisiana do me the honor of re-electing me, I'll be here. My plan is to serve out eight years and then I've got to get a job in the private sector to pay my bills."
http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2011/01/gov_bobby_jindal_says_his_comm.htmlThe New Orleans Times-Picayune reports, "Deflecting criticism of his out-of-state... more
After making landfall on the Southern Coast of Florida in Miami Dade County with sustained winds of 40 mph with higher gusts Friday morning, the National Hurricane Center says, Bonnie is no longer a tropical storm.After making landfall on the Southern Coast of Florida in Miami Dade County with... more
Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed into law one of the more controversial bills from the recent legislative session, one allowing guns to be carried into houses of worship.
[State Representative Henry] Burns' [R-Haughton] bill would authorize persons who qualified to carry concealed weapons having passed the training and background checks to bring them to churches, mosques, synagogues or other houses of worship as part of a security force.
Some restrictions apply. The "head of the religious institution" would have to "announce verbally or in weekly newsletters or bulletins that there will be individuals armed on the property as members of the security force," and those lucky individuals would have to receive "eight hours of tactical training each year."
[State Representative Henry] Burns' [R-Haughton] contended that religious institutions in crime-ridden or "declining neighborhoods" need the added protection to ward off thieves and muggers.Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed into law one of the more controversial bills from the... more
Jindal is calling on the president to force British Petroleum to immediately start paying to fortify Louisiana's coastline with barrier islands so the oil can be caught before it comes ashore.
The federal government has only agreed to pay for a fraction of the 24 barrier islands he wants built, adding to Jindal's frustration.
As Jindal is unsatisfied with not only bp's response to the oil spill in the gulf, he is frustrated with the limited funds being provided by the federal government.Gov. Jindal explains how federal financial support during the aftermath of Katrina was not in his states best interest.In wanting more federal money than the government is giving,in the interest of his state, Bobby Jindal clearly see's the crisis in the gulf as a disaster very much different than Katrina.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFK8aTpYAmg Jindal is calling on the president to... more