The Hayride will be blogging from today through Sunday in New Orleans, as we’re covering the Southern Republican Leadership Conference from the Hilton Riverside.
First up this afternoon, though, is the American Solutions Townhall Summit at the Marriott starting shortly. Newt Gingrich is giving a talk on job creation, outlining five tax reforms to spur economic growth:
- A two-year 50 percent reduction in the payroll tax to boost take-home pay of workers and give employers a little extra cash to flow back into their businesses.
- Allowing small business to expense 100 percent of new equipment purchases each year to boost technology and productivity.
- Abolish the capital gains tax.
- Matching Ireland’s 12.5 percent corporate tax rate.
- Dumping the death tax.
More on Gingrich’s talk after it’s over.