Thursday, February 17, 2011

Connecting the tax loophole dots

On Tuesday, Gov. Bobby Jindal announced that he will freeze spending for K-12 education for a third straight year.

On Wednesday, Gov. Jindal announced yet more tax breaks for big business in the state.

Also this week, it was reported that teacher layoffs are "imminent" in Livingston Parish. They're not alone. School districts around the state considering layoffs reportedly include Jefferson, Tangipahoa, East Baton Rouge, Webster, St. Martin and others.

Connecting the dots, it's easy to see where our leaders' priorities lie and where their choices are taking us.

Better choices can be made. We don't have to provide even more tax loopholes without, as the governor admits, even knowing how much they will cost the state.

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