The New Hampshire Difference

While the political leadership here in Vermont continues to pursue a course guaranteed to discourage economic activity, New Hampshire continues to encourage such activity.

“New Hampshire’s House has voted to reduce the state’s cigarette tax a dime in hopes of attracting more cross-border sales.”  Burlington Free Press

On the one hand, political leaders here in Vermont seek to put more burdens on its citizens in an attempt to pursue one social engineering scheme after another, while New Hampshire’s leaders worry about how to make the state more competitive economically:

“Supporters argued reducing the tax will make New Hampshire more competitive with Vermont, Maine and Massachusetts.”

Put the particular issue of the cigarette tax aside and look at the bigger picture of the attitude reflected here and then ask your self: “Where is an investor more likely to risk his hard earned capital in support of a venture that will start a business and create jobs?”