Senator Sheldon Whitehouse: “I don’t know a single small business in Rhode Island that is going to be made or broken by tax rates”
How’d I miss this gem? Spoken by the junior senator from Rhode Island during a panel of Van Jones’ “2012 Take Back the American Dream” conference last month. Reported by The Blaze.
Democratic Senator Whitehouse from Rhode Island chimed in, adding that he did not know a “single small business” that would be effected by tax rates:
“What works well for me at home, I don’t have this, you know, poll-tested…I say, look I don’t know a single small business in Rhode Island that is going to be made or broken by tax rates. What’s going to make or break small business is whether people are actually coming through the door to spend money, whether they have customers.”
Thanks to the Barry Hinckley campaign for the heads-up.
Undoubtedly small businesses around Rhode Island will be relieved to hear this news, especially in light of the latest – but very far from unprecedented – ranking of the state for business.