S.F. Liberals Cut Taxes!

John Seiler:

Some liberals in California, at least, understand that taxes are too high and need to be cut. And those liberals run the ultra-liberal city of San Francisco. Reports the Bay Citizen:

San Francisco lawmakers approved the mid-Market “Twitter tax break” on Tuesday in a near-empty board chamber, drawing an anticlimactic close to a debate that had polarized the city for two months.  The legislation freezes payroll taxes along the mid-Market corridor for six years, a move supervisors hope will keep Twitter’s headquarters in San Francisco.

It would have been better if they had frozen payroll taxes in the whole city — instead of giving the break mainly to one highly visible, popular company.

But the principle is the same: Businesses respond to taxes. If taxes are too high, they move. If taxes are cut, they stay.

Now, why can’t Gov. Jerry Brown, the Democrats who run the state Legislature, George Skelton and other tax-obsessed columnists get that message?  Why can’t they understand that high taxes kill jobs?

Why don’t they care about the businesses leaving California, the millions of jobs killed because of the state’s anti-business, anti-jobs climate?

April 20, 2011



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