State Senator Elbert Guillory: Why I chose to become a Republican

June 18, 2013

Oh, this is a good video that’s going to tick off a lot of Democrats:

(Transcript at Real Clear Politics)

First, welcome to the party, Senator. I love what you have to say.

Second, I hope your political body armor is strong, because the last thing your former colleagues in the Democratic party will tolerate is a minority politician wandering off the reservation. Especially as you’re the first Black Republican in the Louisiana legislature since Reconstruction. Just ask Allen West or Tim Scott or Susanna Martinez or… You get the idea.

BTW, I hear US Senator Mary Landrieu might need a challenger.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


Governor Jindal shows President Obama how tax reform is really done

January 10, 2013

Get rid of the income tax for both persons and corporations, and replace it with a sales tax. Boom:

Gov. Bobby Jindal is proposing to eliminate Louisiana’s income and corporate taxes and pay for those cuts with increased sales taxes, the governor’s office confirmed Thursday. The governor’s office has not yet provided the details of the plan.

“The bottom line is that for too long, Louisiana’s workers and small businesses have suffered from having a state tax structure that is too complex and that holds back economic prosperity,” Jindal said in a statement released by his office. “It’s time to change that so people can keep more of their own money and foster an environment where businesses want to invest and create good-paying jobs.”

(…)

“Eliminating personal income taxes will put more money back into the pockets of Louisiana families and will change a complex tax code into a more simple system that will make Louisiana more attractive to companies who want to invest here and create jobs.

That would make Louisiana the latest in a series of states considering the elimination of their income taxes in order to spur growth. I think it’s a darned smart idea, particularly as businesses look to flee high-tax jurisdictions, such as Illinois and (I weep) California. It’s the principle of tax competition in action, and a recognition that it’s bad policy to punish desirable behaviors, such as earning and saving. I hope (forlorn, I know) that Governor Brown is taking notes.

It’s also politically well-timed, coming on the heels of the worse than useless tax increase recently passed in D.C. If, as I suspect, Governor Jindal harbors presidential ambitions in 2016, a successful tax overhaul will put him in good standing as a conservative reformer when the primary race begins again.

via Ben Domenech

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


Hey, kids! Did you know alligators have sharp teeth, too?

April 13, 2012

"You mean he wasn't a complimentary snack?"

This must be the day for “dangerous animals meet dumb people” stories:

Authorities in Louisiana say a 6-foot alligator showed up at the front door of a Super 8 Motel outside Baton Rouge and bit a guest.

(…)

Matt Marszal, the motel’s front desk clerk, says the gator bit one of the motel guests who tried to catch it before Animal Control workers showed up.

The alligator was subdued by Animal Control in five minutes and taken away, while the would-be gator-wrangler wound up in the hospital. No word on if he still has all his limbs.

Guess this makes him qualified to run for governor.

via @nettie_b

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


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