The truth about NC's business taxes

I'm sure this won't get much mileage, either:

North Carolina is a good place to do business – at least when it comes to taxes – according to a new study by the Council On State Taxation that puts the state in a three-way tie for the second lowest business tax burden in the country.

Business taxes made up 3.7 percent of the gross state product in North Carolina, Maryland and Delaware in 2010. The only state with a lower percentage was Connecticut, at 3.3 percent.

And for all the idiots who think Sarah Palin is the greatest thing since sliced bread, try this on for size:

Alaska claimed the top position, with business taxes making up 13.3 percent of that state’s gross product.

A little tight around the neck, isn't it? I thought so. Now, you might think it would be hard to find someone as full of shit as the Mama Grizzly, but we don't have to look that far. Former Congressman and current head of the NC GOP:

Our Republican leaders know that North Carolina's high tax rate is making our state uncompetitive. North Carolina has the highest tax rates in the region and is 41st in the country for business tax climate. High taxes and an unfriendly business tax climate translate to jobs leaving North Carolina and going to friendlier states with lower tax rates.

Not only is Robin Hayes lying about NC's business taxes, this CAFTA-voting liar has the gall to talk about job losses. I'm actually choking on the irony...nope, that was an ice cube. But it is ironic.