Wanna hear a good joke? Did you hear the one about Louisiana's Sales Tax Holiday?
Regarding the Tax Holiday we just passed to "stimulate some retail activity" to quote Adam Sandler on SNL "Who are the ad wizards that came up with this one?"
WOW! Thanks Blanco. I hope Southern Louisiana doesn't choke on that bone you just threw us." Thanks for giving us a WHOLE 4% off our sales taxes for three whole days. That should stir up some needed retail activity for Louisiana small businesses...wait, isn't it taking place DURING THE SECOND BUSIEST WEEKEND IN THE RETAIL YEAR? WOW, talk about stirring up the economic pot! Take a page from Texas for crying out loud. They have total and complete suspension of sales taxes the week before kids go back to school... in August when retailers are desperate for customers. Talk about a nice shot in the arm for revenue for retailers in Tejas and hey...guess what they're going to do with their replacement merchandise? Pay taxes on it! A little vision would be nice right about now. I heard Jay Dardenne on thr radio going on how the Tax Holiday bill is pretty much a joke. Way to generate business for Louisiana Blanco. Bravo!
Also, with all the clauses and conditions thrown into this bill it reminds me of the scene from "The Jerk" when Steve Martin was going through the gifts you can win..."The eraser but NOT the chicklets"