Somebody needs to look at a map

It seems as though they forgot about the proximity of Idaho

Love Letter to our Neighbors: Idaho is Open for Your Business

Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter

It’s true that a rising tide lifts all boats. But how those boats are handled makes a big difference when the tide is out and the waters get rough.

State governments across the country are dealing with the continuing national recession in different ways. In Idaho, our focus is on stability. Predictable tax and regulatory policies are what our employers need in order to maintain their operations through this rough patch, and it’s what employers elsewhere are looking for when they consider expanding or relocating.

Other states, however, have chosen some interesting and in my view counterproductive approaches. Last month, for example, Oregon voters approved their legislature’s decision to raise taxes on the wealthy and on many businesses by $727 million. The immediate result was that my phone started ringing – and so did phones over at our Department of Commerce. It seems that word has spread about our Project 60 initiative, and that we are open for business, including theirs!

This a definite RTWT piece.

And then send it to your friends.

Washington, having been infected with the same virus, may soon get their own love letter

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5 Responses to Somebody needs to look at a map

  1. Fjolnirsson says:

    The dirty bastards pushing the tax increase was able to outspend the opposing side something like 4 to 1. Of course, they played on the class jealousy angle, and the stupid people swallowed it hook line and sinker.

  2. Drang says:

    Oh, The Queen is firing back with claims that Idaho actually has higher taxes than WA.

  3. Anthony says:

    That letter is made of WIN.

  4. Toastrider says:

    Wasn’t Colorado doing something similar to lure businesses away from Kalifornia?

  5. Rivrdog says:

    Toastrider, all the States do this to each other to some degree. Kali is famous for it. Even OR Guv Tax-and-gouge-me (D), said as much on TeeVee last night.

    The reporter on that story said that WA Barely-Guv Gregwire (D) was severely not amused.


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