Over at BlueOregon, where they hate black people, (I keep saying it so it must be true!) they have been harping to find a business that has left Oregon because of the Measure 66/67 tax increases.
For the sake of argument let's pretend that no business or individual has left because of the tax increases. Who cares? Why is it moral to give the government a larger slice of the pie? If a business and individual can "afford" to pay the higher taxes does that make it just to take their earned income?
If taxes could be raised further without a single company leaving does that mean we should do it? At what point is enough enough? The lefties only answer is "how much will you give us?"
If the government got 90% of every companies profits and they didn't leave would that make it right? Why does the state deserve that money?
When an individual earns money, what percentage of it does the state deserve? Why is it more important for the government to have that money than the person who earned it?
Whose money is it? Do we exist to support the government or does the government exist to do the limited functions that we the people require to maintain an orderly society?
Do you work with the intention of contributing to the state's coffers or to provide for your own dreams, goals and wants? Does a business exist to provide a product or service that people want to purchase or are they here to make sure that government employees have guaranteed employment?
To me the "how many businesses have left" question is not how this issue should be framed. "How much is enough" is the question that I want answered.