In DC, Shumlin Again Voices Opposition To Tax Increase On Wealthy.
March 1, 2011 9:56 am
"From a state that is bluer than blue, ultraviolet Vermont, comes the news that Governor Peter Shumlin, a Democratic governor with solid Democratic majorities in both houses of the legislature, will not solve his state’s fiscal problems with a tax increase. Why? As Politico reports, “We’ve already got a progressive income tax in Vermont, and we can’t get more progressive because we’ll lose the few payers that we have,” Shumlin said in between sessions at the National Governors Association meeting. “We don’t have any more tax capacity.
‘I can see New Hampshire from my house,’ said the governor, noting that Vermont is already losing business, investments and residents to its low-tax neighbor."