Bobby Jindal CPAC 2013 Speech: Jindal Proposes to Eliminate Louisiana's Income Tax


Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, said during his speech at CPAC 2013 that he'd seek to eliminate his state's income tax, and its corporate franchise tax — which together generated $2.9 billion last year. Jindal called for raising the state sales tax to 5.88% ( from 4%) by broadening the sales tax, and increasing cigarette taxes to $1.41 from 36 cents per pack. Though similar plans have been proposed in Nebraska, Kansas and North Carolina, critics say that expanding sales taxes hurts working class and poor families.