If you’d like to read even more reasons why New Hampshire kicks Massachusetts’ ass, or if you just want to read about how boned a state can be when it’s run by decades by Democrats, go and read this whine in today’s Boston Globe. Especially the comments.
Basically, New Hampshire has this one guy who has a state car and expense account who goes down into Massachusetts and explains to businesses why they might want to get out of being screwed, blued, and tattooed by Massachusetts and come somewhere fairly close where they might be appreciated.
It all boils down to just one concept: enlightened self-interest. We know who has the power to drive an economic engine, and we know how to work with them so they and we benefit. And our “salesman” not only knows that, but he knows that New Hampshire will cheerfully work with businesses to make the transition. And by “New Hampshire,” I don’t mean just the state government. Government at all levels, along with businesses and individuals, are always ready and willing to help bring more folks here.
And if, in the process, Massachusetts gets boned, that’s just fine, too. They set up their own rules; if those rules end up pushing people out their door, we’ll be glad to open ours. And if that occasionally looks like showing people the door out of Massachusetts, saying “you don’t have to put up with that crap” — so be it.