Monday, August 15, 2011

The Cost of Government

Today, Aug. 15, is the last day in 2011 you have been working to pay for the cost of government (taxes and regulations) if you live in Pennsylvania.

The money you bring home the rest of the year is all yours.

Still think we don't need to shrink the size of government at every level?

From The Commonwealth Foundation:
By the calculation of Americans for Tax Reform, Pennsylvania just reached its Cost of Government Day. That is, it took the average Keystone worker until Aug. 15, or 227 days, to earn enough to pay his share of federal, state and local government spending and meet the costs of regulation. That puts Pennsylvania in a dismal 40th place among U.S. states, and three days later than the national average.
Read more at The Commonwealth Foundation Blog.

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