The Joys of No Income Tax, the Agonies of Other Kinds
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback said, “Look out, Texas. Here comes Kansas,” when he revealed his plan to phase out state income tax, but the Texas experience shows that if you rob Peter, you might have to pay Paul.
When Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana wanted to sell his plan to replace his state's income tax with a higher sales tax, he pointed to Texas as both the problem and the solution. Too many Louisiana residents are moving to Texas, because that is where the jobs are, he said.