A Tax Plan for Our Brighter Future paper-digital In Louisiana’s Comeback: A Tax Reform for Our Brighter Future, the Pelican Institute identifies the state’s significant tax problems and proposes a path to set the state in a brighter direction, including flattening the personal and corporate income taxes to 3.5% rates, reducing the number of tax preferences, eliminating...View Report
As long as this vicious cycle is in place, unions will continue to receive favorable legislation which rewards a few while harming many.
It does not take an economist to explain how union and bureaucrat-backed pension plans are killing California.
In a previous blog post we noted that public-sector unions impose higher labor costs, increase public debt, and lower the state’s management quality. The end result of the growth of public sector unions can be seen in California. A member of California’s Service Employees International Union (SEIU) was recorded saying “We helped to get you...