Thursday, October 12, 2006

Why Would ANYONE Do Business In Massachusetts?

That was my reaction after reading the Tax Foundation's report on taxes and the business climate here in Massachusetts.

We have the 4th highest business income tax rate and the 2nd highest unemployment insurance tax in the entire country. Overall, Massachusetts is ranked 36th when it comes to a positive tax climate for business.

Meanwhile, New Hampshire is ranked....7th! And we wonder why businesses and families are fleeing Massachusetts?

Every voter in the upcoming election needs to ask themselves this question: Is Deval Patrick going to make this problem better, or worse? The answer is obvious.