Sunday, December 21, 2008

Tales of Woe in Rhode Island

This story in the morning newspaper brings up memories of several periods of residence in Rhode Island. It seems that "The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations" (its real name) has the second highest unemployment rate in the country. To what does this article attribute the misery? High tax rates, both personal and corporate--which discourage businesses from starting or staying. This is also, by the way, the case in Michigan where our auto industry currently resides on life-support. Oh, by the way--Rhode Island also has a higher than national average percentage of unionized employees. I'm just sayin....

1 comment:

Mudge said...

Speaking (disparingly) of unions, I wonder how much more effectively the US Government would perform if unshackled from the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE). I believe I would actively campaign for PEBO's next run at office if he could neuter that crowd.

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