Thursday, March 21, 2013

Former Gov. Edwards Latest To Criticize Jindal Tax Swap Plan

Former Governor, and soon to be Reality TV star, Edwin Edwards (D) joined the chorus criticizing Governor Jindal’s tax swap plan.

Jindal has proposed eliminating the state income tax and replacing it with an increased state sales tax.
In an exclusive interview with the Lafayette DailyAdvertiser, Edwards called Jindal’s tax swap plan, “a tax plan for the rich at the expense of the poor."

"It's very poor policy, and I certainly hope the Legislature will be wise and courageous enough to recognize that it's not only bad for the poor, but on balance, it's bad for the state," Edwards said. "It would make us the highest taxed state in the nation from the standpoint of sales tax."
Edwards, along with his wife Trina, were in Lafayette Wednesday to promote a magazine cover story. Edwin and Trina are starring in an A&E reality series called “The Governor’s Wife” to premiere later this year.