Maine threatens to steal the New Hampshire Advantage
Craig Benson: Maine threatens to steal the New Hampshire Advantage
By CRAIG BENSON
THE OLD SAYING goes, “there are only two certainties in life: death and taxes.”
Government is the only entity that can take as much of your money as it wants and spend it any way it wants. With that awesome power should come responsibilities. First among them is the duty to spend the people’s money at a slower pace than our income grows. Otherwise, each year the taxpayers would have less and less real income.
Our quality of life declines as taxes increase. The reality is that taxes really do grow faster than paychecks, meaning quality of life is declining.
The problem has gotten so bad in Maine that voters are poised to weigh in on this issue and threaten New Hampshire’s traditional economic advantage.