In Wisconsin, Governor Walker is leading a quiet conservative revolution
(Reuters) - Hopes for overhauling the federal tax system are fading in Washington, but in some state capitals, tax reform experiments - some far-reaching - are fast taking shape.
Across the South and Midwest, Republicans have consolidated control of state legislatures and governorships, giving them the power to test long-debated tax ideas.
Louisiana Republican Governor Bobby Jindal, for instance, called on Thursday for ending the state's income tax and corporate taxes, with sales taxes compensating for lost revenue.
A similar plan is being pushed by Republicans in North Carolina. Kansas, which cut its income tax significantly last year, may trim further. Oklahoma, which tried to cut income taxes last year, is expected to try again.And why not? Wisconsin is getting in on this as well. Let's get the state economies roaring and prove which party has the right ideas: Illinois, dominated by liberals, from the governorship to the local school crossing guard, or the Badger State, with Scott Walker at the helm of the most conservative state legislature in our history.
Seriously, I am at the point now where, if some states want to self-immolate themselves with insane, Socialist policies, and thereby impoverish their own stupid citizens who are so ignorant as to keep re-electing the same people over and over, I say, let them.
N.B., Just don't come into my state once yours is decimated, and expect us to coddle you.