The Louisiana House Just Voted To Get Rid Of The Sales Tax Holidays

If you liked sales tax free weekends such as for buying hurricane supplies, back to school shopping, and hunting season; you won’t be too happy at the Louisiana House. They just voted overwhelmingly to get rid of them until 60 days after the adjournment of the 2016 Legislative Session.

The bill, HCR 15 by State Rep. Jack Montoucet (D-Crowley), passed 82-8. Among those who voted to not raise taxes on Louisianians were 5 Republicans and 3 Democrats. Those state reps are:

Neil Abramson (D-New Orleans)
Patrick Connick (R-Marrero)
Michael Danahay (D-Sulphur)
John Guinn (R-Jennings)
Ken Havard (R-Jackson)
Ted James (D-Baton Rouge)
Joe Lopinto (R-Metairie)
Scott Simon (R-Abita Springs)

82 of their colleagues simply see you as a lamb to be slaughtered in order to fund a bloated state government.

Take a guess how much this bill will raise? $20 million? $10 million? Wrong. This bill will raise a whopping $4.3 million.

Unlike most of the other tax increases where the members can say they’re fighting “corporate welfare”, this tax impacts nearly all Louisianians. It’s not just out of state companies who shop on sales tax holidays.

This is beginning of the next round of tax orgies, in both the House and the Senate. Their goal is to raise taxes by at least another $150 million. They’re starting with the small bills like this and they’ll work themselves up.

 



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