Gov. Jindal vs. income taxation
Republican governor on 'Fox & Friends'
- Duration 3:46
- Date Feb 4, 2013
Republican governor on 'Fox & Friends'
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-- is Super Bowl in Louisiana Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal is fighting hard to turn around that State's economy.
And when it comes to the issue of health care the governor is going head to head.
With the president and -- met up with the governor down in baton roots what did you find out -- well.
-- -- -- -- just so ironic yesterday when the presence is that was Scott Kelly he's talking about raising your taxes governor Jindal is talking about knocking them down to zero for the people of Louisiana.
Since I've been governor would make tough choices for example gets 171000.
-- were government jobs government positions.
We got now our state budget is 46% smaller.
I made it absolutely were not gonna raise taxes but look at what's happened per capita income.
Where our rankings are higher than it's been an eighty years 25 years in a row we've been losing population since I've been governor five years in row we've had more people move into the state where the lead the.
Stately Phil Mickelson deserves a lot of credit for bringing this front center by saying by the way -- and -- paraphrase.
-- probably have to leave California do some thinking because and giving away 60% of my income you're looking to do what California's not.
And that is not the estate tax down to zero how do you make up that revenue if you -- to -- Florida and Texas.
In Louisiana we've got the fourth lowest state local tax burden courting the Tax Foundation we're actually a little bit lower than Texas even.
But when ranked 32 worst in our tax code part of the reason they -- 68 exemptions you'll loopholes in credits are -- example we have a corporate income tax in this state.
We collect two billion dollars.
We didn't give back one point eight billion dollars -- net 200 million dollar so.
Part of how you make up that revenue -- you get rid of these loopholes these credits these giveaways and you say.
Why are we taking money from people's pockets sending it to batteries and -- give -- -- back to special interest groups of people have lobbyists some of those loopholes credits.
People don't remember why they were put there -- -- Like I believe you gotta make up 3.3 billion dollars with -- revenue and a lot of people concerned he's gonna raise sales tax.
So when I go to buy a rug or anything else that's -- when he gets slammed how do you address that.
We might have to raise that -- tax a little bit to make up some of these -- at the end of the day.
Louisiana families and -- better off a consumption tax philosophically I think is better than an income tax.
I don't think you should be punishing people are making more money when they're saving more money when they're investing their money what worries me so much about Washington DC is -- worried about growing government jobs not the private sector jobs.
Getting rid of the income tax allows us to grow private sector job.
The main thing that's really weighing down the thing that you try to get the president's attention on and that is.
Medicaid you want to sit down with him with some Republican governors what kind of response have you gotten from President Obama because.
-- asking you to go with in your words and 1960s model.
Instead of a model that you think will be affected you studied Medicare for two years just on your own before you got this job.
Governors know what it takes medicate make Medicaid work it is now -- it is an ineffective models -- based on 1960s Madison.
Makes no sense to add 1617 million people in North Bergen that's forty inefficient forty breaking state budgets want to have inside of a one size fits all benefits package -- not -- the benefits let the states decide.
How they wanted to eligibility how they wanted to benefits.
These are the kinds of ideas that would collectively could save both the states and federal government billions of dollars.
And better serve our people you've seen this present -- -- a half years do you believe you ever gonna get a return phone call.
You are a look -- to continue to be optimistic but the reality is I'd -- -- the -- a ball repeal and replace the very least.
They need to sit and listen -- governors and here -- thoughts about how they can make Medicaid more effective for all of our beneficiaries and for all of our taxpayer.
Need to be in New York he talked very quick he certainly familiar with the numbers you guys when we come back the -- -- -- about the Republican Party and his direct criticism.
Of where the party is being everywhere he wants to take him my friend thank you very much.