Our tax policy needs to be formulated on what’s best for Mississippi, not as the winds blow from D.C., Harkins said Monday.
That makes for a good sound bite since most Republicans want the people to believe that to put our government in a bath tub and drown it, would make us all live better.
But the fact is, for every $1 we pay in taxes, the government pays us $2.88.
Of all the states that are takers and givers to and from the federal government, Mississippi is #3 in takers.
Gunn and other supporters of the bill say it could help Mississippi compete with states that already don’t have a personal income tax, including Texas and Florida.
When you think of Texas, you think of oil and gas.
When you think of Florida, it’s tourists and wealthy retirees.
When you think of Mississippi, it’s timber and poultry processing plants.
It’s easy to tell which states can make up the lost revenue.
Our politicians probably know what they want to do, but would like to play around with a little bit.
But whatever they do, it will probably be another favor rewarded to the corporations and wealthy, not the people.
It’s in the Republicans bloodline to do those things.