I was all set to do a big long rant on how I detest Delaware, specifically the government of Delaware. In a nutshell they operate like the Soprano’s, constantly looking for new ways to shake down outsiders. The giant scam of their “forced robbery” on Interstate 95 was my major beef. So I started listing all of my grievances against the state, and in the process of doing research on exactly how much money they make off of the 11 mile stretch of I-95 that runs through their state I found Jonathan Chait’s THE CASE AGAINST DELAWARE – Rogue State at TNR. He nailed it…
Here are two major points with regard to how the state of Delaware forces you to help fund their state coffers:
Altogether Delaware collects some $120 million–around 6 percent of its budget–from tolls, most of it extracted from non-Delawareans.
Incorporation fees… Delaware collects so many of these fees that they, along with some associated revenues, account for a whopping one-quarter of total state revenues. The revenue stream is so large (relative to Delaware’s budget) that the state needs no sales tax.
Damm I hate that toll.
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