A lesson for America in Va.'s Northop win
By Gary Poehlein
"Northrop to relocate to N. Va.” [news story, April 27] is typical of how businesses move or start up in the United States. State and local governments compete aggressively for organizations that will bring jobs and boost the local economic base. Offers often include tax breaks, land deals, infrastructure improvements and even cash.
Unfortunately, the federal government does not seem to be nearly as aggressive in the international competition for jobs. High corporate taxes and the expectation that employers must provide health insurance make us less competitive in the global marketplace. How long will it take us to realize that a reduction of business costs, compensated for by higher individual taxes, will be in the best interest of this country?
Posted by: AnnapolisReader | April 30, 2010 6:34 AM | Report abuse
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