Today is Tax Freedom day for Pennsylvanians. We have worked this entire year so far, just to pay our tax burden (Federal, State, and Local). 117 calendar days (85 working days) almost 1/3 of the year!
The average Tax Freedom day in the nation is April 30. While Pennsylvania is slightly “better” than the national average, Governor Rendell wants to create new taxes, which will push Pennsylvania’s Tax Freedom day further into the year and expand the size of the government.
I have stated it many times before, over taxing the people is not the way to a prosperous nation. We need a smaller, more efficient government to minimize the burden to the people and to stimulate the economy.
For more information on Tax Freedom Day or to find out when Tax Freedom Day is for your state check out The Tax Foundation’s website.