Earlier this year, when Bobby Jindal rolled out his infamous scheme to transfer taxes from individuals to businesses by raising (by an unknown amount) the State Sales Tax the Tax Foundation, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank, praised his plan.
This afternoon, the Baton Rouge Business Report’s Daily Report is reporting that the Tax Foundation is now criticizing high State Sales Taxes. ( See story here.)
This comment from the Tax Foundation jumped out at me:
“If a state has to offer a ‘holiday’ [that Louisiana offers] from its tax system, it’s a sign that there’s a problem with the system itself. If politicians want to save money for consumers, then they should cut the sales tax rate year-round.”
While I agree with the above comment, it seems contradictory to their praise of Jindal’s plan to increase the State Sales Tax that was already too high as evidenced by the fact that we offered “tax holidays.”
I guess I’ll never be a “think tank”; I think too much.