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Bobby Jindal on Tax Reform

Republican Governor; previously Representative (LA-1)


Federal tax rebate should be exempted from state income tax

Bush recently signed an economic stimulus package that will give around 1.9 million Louisianians a federal rebate check--returning tax money to taxpayers. This return of funds to taxpayers should not be subjected to yet another tax as income at the state level. In this session, we must ensure that the state does not take away with one hand what the federal government gives with another.
Source: Second Special Session Speech Mar 9, 2008

Eliminate the permanent tax on business utilities

We begin to directly target the archaic business taxes that are discouraging further investment by our existing Louisiana businesses and detracting businesses from across the country who are considering investing here. We will eliminate the burdensome permanent tax on business utilities, accelerate the elimination of the tax on business investment and accelerate the elimination of the tax on capital debt.
Source: Second Special Session Speech Mar 9, 2008

Speed up the elimination of the tax on capital debt

We must accelerate the elimination of the tax on business investments--and we must also go one step further and speed up the elimination of the tax on capital debt. Taxing businesses that borrow money to grow and expand hurts all businesses, but it is especially toxic to the small and family-owned businesses that are the backbone of our economy. Economic development starts by investing in our businesses here at home first and removing the burdensome taxes that are hindering their growth.
Source: Second Special Session Speech Mar 9, 2008

Use vehicle taxes & license fees for transportation expenses

We must dedicate the taxes and fees already paid for transportation expenses toward transportation needs. Vehicle taxes and license fees are currently being diverted into the general fund. Driving Louisiana Forward has applauded this common-sense reform that will provide more than $250 million each year to use on our roads and ports within the next five years. Louisiana currently get an "F" grade for our roads and this common-sense reform will help ensure Louisiana goes to the top of another "good" list
Source: Second Special Session Speech Mar 9, 2008

Make the 2001 and 2003 Bush tax cuts permanent

Make the 2001 and 2003 Bush tax cuts permanent. This year alone, these tax cuts will pump over $176 billion back into our economy. These tax cuts begin to expire next year. I will work to make these tax cuts permanent.
Source: Campaign website, BobbyJindal.com Nov 2, 2004

Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends.

Vote to reduce federal spending by $56.1 billion over five years by retaining a reduced tax rate on capital gains and dividends, as well as.
Reference: Tax Relief Extension Reconciliation Act; Bill HR 4297 ; vote number 2005-621 on Dec 8, 2005

Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation.

Jindal scores 0% by the CTJ on taxationissues

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About CTJ (from their website, www.ctj.org):

Citizens for Tax Justice, founded in 1979, is not-for-profit public interest research and advocacy organization focusing on federal, state and local tax policies and their impact upon our nation. CTJ's mission is to give ordinary people a greater voice in the development of tax laws. Against the armies of special interest lobbyists for corporations and the wealthy, CTJ fights for:

Source: CTJ website 06n-CTJ on Dec 31, 2006

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