Statement from Representative Gary Carter Jr. on Sales Taxes
NEW ORLEANS, LA - In response to the proposed extension of sales taxes, State Rep. Gary Carter, Jr. (D - New Orleans) issued the following statement:
“Either today or very soon, we will be asked to vote for a continuation of the sales tax. During the last legislative session, I explained in the below video why I am against the sales tax: 1) It is harder on working people than on the wealthy; 2) It doesn't raise enough revenue to prevent drastic cuts; and 3) There is still no funding in the budget for additional infrastructure and additional educational opportunities.”
Representative Gary Carter added that until the proposal takes these considerations into account he will remain opposed to the continuation of the sales tax.
Gary Carter, Jr. is the Louisiana State Representative for District 102, which encompasses the Algiers neighborhood of New Orleans. He is a member of the Appropriations, House and Governmental Affairs, and Judiciary Committees. He is the Treasurer of the Democratic House Caucus and a member of its Executive Committee.