by Robert Maynard
Vermont has the dubious distinction of ranking as the state with then highest tax burden in the nation. This is before Governor Shumlin and company figure out how to pay for their mad rush toward a Canadian style, government controlled, single payer health care system. According to this Forbes article: “In Depth: Most Taxed States,” our average tax burden per person is $3,861. For all those overburdened Vermont taxpayers, the articles offers some good news, albeit a little tongue in cheek:
If there can be a good thing said about a high individual tax burden in Vermont, it’s that the levels of tax are relatively even: personal spending, property taxes and personal income taxes all come out to similar levels at $1,379, $1,004 and $1,306, respectively. So at least your bills draw down your wallet in balance. That’s something, right?
For those who think that we are over burdened now, you haven’t seen anything yet. Wait until the geniuses in Montpelier come clean on how they plan to finance their government take over of our health care system.