By: Diane Benjamin
The McLean County Chamber of Commerce has this cute map on their website: https://mcleancochamber.org/file/781/LegislativeUpdate18_FinalBOPI.pdf
I wonder why people are fleeing Illinois then?
The reason is because the Chamber is putting lipstick on a pig!
They should have mapped the Best and Worst States for Business in 2018!
The Tax Climate is immaterial if the Business Climate is ridiculous.
The Chamber of Commerce is supposedly pro-business. They aren’t, they are pro-big government which makes the Business Climate impossible.
More proof the Chamber should be immaterial:
On the same website page is this list:
What “conversations” need to take place regarding the tax cuts? Low taxes promote economic activity which benefits everybody. The Chamber isn’t pro-tax cuts? Actually, the whole sentence makes no sense: the income tax increase was lowered?
Net Neutrality doesn’t protect innovation, but it’s difficult to tell which side the Chamber is on. (I’m betting pro-regulation and anti-business)
Instead of fighting a graduated income tax for Illinois, they must believe “tax the rich” works. Evidently they haven’t looked at what happens in other states when the rich are fleeced. We already know what happens when the middle class is fleeced. 45,000 people left Illinois in 2018. In 2017 33,703 people left. That means in two years more than the population of Bloomington left Illinois taking their incomes and taxes with them!
Never fear: The Chamber is monitoring.
Why would any business be a member? The Chamber is far from being pro-business.