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YOUR TURN: Higher Taxes


This week’s "Your Turn" segment goes to Todd Acosta. Acosta is among the dozens of people who reacted on our Facebook page - most of them angrily - to the prospect of higher state taxes. Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne revealed a mid-year budget deficit that he said could top $750 million and he said that raising taxes is an option. Acosta and others are not happy about that. In his words:

Everyone needs to stop blaming Gov. Bobby Jindal. He didn't do it alone. Each and every legislator is responsible. They are all recklessly spending money we and the state don’t have. They are blaming it on the oil industry, but it isn't them either. We have no more or less oil and gas coming out the ground now than we did four years ago. Plain and simple, it's government overspending at the expense of those who pay taxes.

That’s Todd Acosta’s turn. Now it’s your turn. To comment on this segment or anything else, visit us on Facebook or send an email to

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