They’re Laughing at Our Low Taxes

The Patriot News has an editorial today claiming Pennsylvania needs to enact a natural gas severance tax so that other states stop laughing at us. No really, states with high taxes make fun of those without taxes.

In fact, I have it from a good source that the debut of Conan will feature 12 hilarious jokes about Pennsylvania not having a severance tax on top of every other tax businesses pay.

But on the bright side, Pennsylvania can make fun of states like Texas with playground teases like, “HA HA, you have no corporate income tax; you should be like Pennsylvania with the highest effective tax rate in the world and stagnant economic growth.”