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Don Rumsfeld’s Terrific Letter To The IRS

Via Facebook. Rumsfeld apparently sends this in every year as a running protest against the ridiculously complex tax laws…... (Continue reading)

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The Hidden Cost of the Tort Tax

In case you didn’t know, Tax Day is upon us, and Uncle Sam wants his money.  As accountants look longingly at their calendars to mark the end of busy tax season, and the rest of us rush to mail or... (Continue reading)

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SADOW: In Support Of A Turnout Requirement

If it’s good enough for Switzerland, Italy, and other countries and states, it ought to be good enough for Louisianans and will save them a little money in the process. This doesn’t refer to improved horology, better chocolatiers, or increased... (Continue reading)

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SADOW: A Little Less Talk, And A Lot More Action

One thing that veteran politicians count on in the electorate to become veteran politicians is for the electorate to have a short memory. That attitude went on full display at a House Appropriations Committee meeting last week and adds to the continued... (Continue reading)

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BEAM: That $18 Driver’s License Fee Looks Like A Tax

Would you pay an extra $18 to avoid having to wait a long time to renew your Louisiana driver’s license? That $18 would be in addition to the $21.50 most of those renewals cost at state motor vehicle offices. If... (Continue reading)

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SADOW: Fix Sales Tax Collection System Now, Abolish Breaks Later

A growing dispute over sales taxation never may have happened had the Legislature addressed the matter more decisively and rationally – not because clarity could have been provided, but because it hasn’t fixed the controversy it created in the first... (Continue reading)

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SADOW: Shreveport Is A Poster Child For Bad City Management

At year’s end, it’s useful to hold out Shreveport over the last 13 months as an object lesson to the lengths that government will go to keep their troughs full — and why citizens are to blame to allow it... (Continue reading)

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If You’re Paying Your Property Tax In Baton Rouge, Make Sure You Include This…

…it’s a letter signifying that you’re paying that tax under protest, because you think the CATS tax is unconstitutional. East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Sid J. Gautreaux, III 222 Saint Louis Street 2nd Floor Room 238 Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5823... (Continue reading)

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SADOW: Voters School Caddo Commission For Its Arrogance

When the Caddo Parish Commission decided to ask voters to lengthen term limits from three to five, it gambled with extension of the property tax for debt on capital improvements on the same ballot. Last Staurday, it lost in the... (Continue reading)

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SADOW: Caddo Voters Ought To Reject The Tax Measures On The Ballot Saturday

Saturday, Caddo Parish officials are wanting voters to approve both parish-wide measures on the ballot. The public needs to resist the blandishment. One is a renewal for 20 years of a 1.75 mill property tax used for capital items. Even... (Continue reading)

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SADOW: Louisiana’s Constitution Trumps A Little Inconvenience Here And There

The federal government’s effort to paint stripes on the same-sex pair horse and calling it a marriage zebra in Louisiana produces both a challenge to the rule of law and emotionally hyperactive invective bereft of intellect. In recent months, courtesy... (Continue reading)

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WAGUESPACK: Fall’s Promise

I love this time of year. As summer winds down and the kids head back to school with new shoes, haircuts and attitudes, the air is filled with promises of great grades, perfect classroom behavior, and meticulous attention to nightly... (Continue reading)

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SADOW: Same-Sex Marriage Pretty Much Requires Legalized Discrimination

The false narrative propagated by supporters of same-sex marriage came crashing down yesterday as a couple of administrative rulings made clear that the relevant policy question is not about spreading “fairness,” but in fact is about special privileging that tears... (Continue reading)

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Meet John F. Kennedy, Conservative Republican

Have you ever heard President John F. Kennedy’s 1962 speech to the Economic Club of New York? Listen to some of it below. And then ask yourself whether there would be any place in today’s Democrat Party for this man.... (Continue reading)

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Channel 2 In Baton Rouge On The CATS Tax Repeal Effort

Woody Jenkins and the Taxbusters folks are out in front of the effort to repeal that $18 million boondoggle. Metro Councilman Buddy Amoroso says the tax can’t be repealed unless the CATS board votes to repeal it. And five votes... (Continue reading)

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SADOW: We Need A Better Effort At Tax Reform Next Year

It’s correct to say both that taxpayer expenses paid to research and publicize Gov. Bobby Jindal’s unsuccessful tax reform plan of earlier this year were a victim of the state’s populist streak in its political culture and provided value as... (Continue reading)

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JUNEAU: Property Tax Reform Moving Backward Not Forward

After Kathleen Blanco was elected governor in 2003, I had a meeting with her before her inauguration. One of the items I mentioned to her was the necessity to appoint a conscientious Louisiana Tax Commission (LTC), one that would insure... (Continue reading)

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The Bobby Jindal-Juban Crossing Kerfuffle

The Livingston Parish courthouse gang, and their favorite senator Dale Erdey, are up in arms about Gov. Bobby Jindal’s veto of Erdey’s bill to create a taxing district to fund land improvements to support a shoppping mall. The mall in... (Continue reading)

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BUCKELS: The Tax Code Needs Amputation, Not Aspirin

For anyone who is even slightly informed about current events, the exposure of the real abuses of the IRS should be a call for drastic and immediate action. The government establishment crowd will say, “take an aspirin a call me... (Continue reading)

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JUNEAU: The Session Might Be Over, But The Problems Sure Aren’t

Perhaps the kindest thing that can be said about the 2013 Regular Session of the Legislature is that it didn’t result in the need for a follow-up Special Session. After confrontation, consternation, confusion, and odd-couple coalitions festered for 60 days,... (Continue reading)

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