Jindal's tax plan worries seniors

Louisiana Politics

POSTED: Friday, January 11, 2013 - 6:00pm

UPDATED: Friday, January 11, 2013 - 6:04pm

Retiree Rose Sandifer is on a fixed income and she doesn't like to hear that Governor Bobby Jindal is thinking about raising the state's 4% sales tax. It's what the administration is considering to offset money the state would lose if the governor gets his way in eliminating both the state's personal income and corporate taxes.

"People don't have any money. We don't have any money. The rich people have all the money," says retiree Rosetta Adams.

Those taxes accounted for almost $3 billion in revenue last year. The administration says low-income people shouldn't worry because their plan will keep exemptions for food, medicine and residential utilities in tact and will also set aside funding to operate an earned income tax credit or something similar to help low income groups.

"Everything he's going to do is going to be a burden on seniors," says Rose Sandifer.

But despite these promises, with money already tight as it is, no matter what Jindal decides to do seniors we spoke with say it's going to make their lives much more difficult.

"It would pose a hardship to me because i only have one income and that is that fixed income," says Adams.

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