The new hot policy among GOP lawmakers at the state level appears to be expanding the sales tax — or, at least, using it to replace other revenue. Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has proposed replacing the state's gasoline tax with an increase in the sales tax and a new annual fee for hybrid and electric cars. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has proposed eliminating the state's income and corporate taxes and making up the nearly $3 billion in lost revenue through sales tax hikes.
Bobby Jindal wants to swap Louisiana’s income tax with a sales tax. Good luck with that.
Media Highlight from The Washington Post — Jan. 31, 2013