Thursday, September 24, 2009

The continuing war against business 

Among the states, the best and worst business tax climates. The bottom three are especially predictable.


By Anonymous feeblemind, at Thu Sep 24, 07:22:00 PM:

Surprised Michigan didn't make the worst 10. Be interesting to see this map compared with one showing unemployment rates.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Thu Sep 24, 08:01:00 PM:

Whoa, Texas dropped out of the top 10! It was 5, tied with Florida, then its obnoxious gross receipts tax dropped it to 7 the last couple of years.  

By Blogger Assistant Village Idiot, at Thu Sep 24, 08:16:00 PM:

NH is going blue, and may fall out of the top 10. Not all the people from MA because of a good job here had figured out why there was a good job here.  

By Anonymous Jim Miller, at Thu Sep 24, 10:49:00 PM:

Remember that's business tax climates, not business climates.

That explains, for instance, why my state, Washington, does relatively well. We have no income tax, but are not a haven for business, especially small business.  

By Anonymous tyree, at Fri Sep 25, 01:55:00 AM:

If I could figure out a way to get a nickel every time I hear someone complain about "profit" as if it was a bad word, I would be a millionaire!  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Fri Sep 25, 02:04:00 PM:

Arther Laffer wrote a fearful pleading on the subject of high taxation in the WSJ today that's worth reading.

As awful as high state taxes are for citizens and, especially, their employers the overall level of taxation in the economy has got to the point where it's negatively impacted small business formation. That'll mean fewer jobs for years to come and persistent unemployment.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Fri Sep 25, 02:05:00 PM:

Sorry; I meant "Arthur".  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Sat Sep 26, 08:57:00 AM:

I don't know what to make of this one, but some researchers at Cal State Sacramento have released a study that claims the cost of regulation in California is an astonishing $500 billion, borne almost entirely by small businesses.  

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