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Monday, November 12, 2012

Economist Backs Lower Md. Corporate Tax, And Some Legislators Agree

In the midst of America’s fiscal crisis, economist Anirban Basu told members of Maryland’s Chamber of Commerce that it is imperative for the state to lower corporate income tax to create better opportunity to attract capital investment to offset the impact of decreased federal spending.

Speaking at the chamber’s business policy conference in Ellicott City on Friday, Basu said the Free State is three times more vulnerable to the impact of federal reductions than any other state. The number of Americans that work for the federal government is 2.1%, while 5.2% of Marylanders get a federal paycheck. With extensive cuts scheduled for the Department of Defense and National Institutes of Health, both staples in Maryland’s economy, Basu said Maryland is in for a “world of hurt.”



Anonymous said...

But isn't that trickle down economics? We all know that doesn't work, or so we keep getting told.

Anonymous said...

Another way for the rich to get richer.

Anonymous said...

lol I like you more than ever Joe...