State Rep Raymond Crews: No Compromise Coming From the Other Side [VIDEO]
State Representative Raymond Crews talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about his 'no' vote in the just-passed-by-the-House third of a penny sales tax bill.
Crews yells KEEL listeners that "state government is growing at about twenty percent." The Bossier City rep says, "The state effort - that means the state dollars that we put toward government programs - has grown about twenty percent in just the last eight years. Basically, the economy is not growing as fast as the government, and that's troubling to me."
Responding to a statement on KEEL by Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne that Monday's tax "isn't enough," Crews says, "I would encourage you to ask him 'how much is enough?' That's the problem. The people who want more don't have a limit and that's why taxpayers have to say that there is a limit and we're not getting a return on our investment."