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High Taxes Deter Weidmann Plant Expansion In Vermont
The Caledonian-Record News ^ | April 14, 2007 | JEANNE MILES

Posted on 04/15/2007 2:15:49 PM PDT by george76

Business at Weidmann Electrical Technology in St. Johnsbury is booming. So much, the company is looking to expand its operations.

But that expansion will not take place in Vermont due to high taxes and a strong impression by investors that Vermont is unfriendly to business, according to a letter sent April 2 by John Goodrich, vice president and general manager of Weidmann Technology.

"The paradox of the situation is this: we are extremely busy but are unable to expand in Vermont," ...

Vermont needs to decide if it indeed wants to encourage in-state businesses to expand and new industry to locate here, Goodrich said.

(Excerpt) Read more at caledonianrecord.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; US: Massachusetts; US: New Hampshire; US: New York; US: Vermont
KEYWORDS: aberrantbehavior; freelove; gaymarriage; hightaxes; redtape; regulations; taxes; taxesandregulations; voterat; vt
Is Vermont unfriendly to business ?

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1 posted on 04/15/2007 2:15:54 PM PDT by george76
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To: ancient_geezer; EternalVigilance

the ‘Vermont Disadvantage’ ...


2 posted on 04/15/2007 2:19:16 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

That’s why more and more manufacturing goes OVERSEAS!


3 posted on 04/15/2007 2:20:37 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: nmh

“Six sites were being considered and Vermont came in as second choice to Switzerland...”

The other 4 must have been CA, NY, NJ, and MI.


4 posted on 04/15/2007 2:23:32 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Brilliant

interesting that no site was across the border in NH!


5 posted on 04/15/2007 2:26:16 PM PDT by MSF BU
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To: MSF BU
The present Socialist government of NH wants to make NH a second Massachusetts.

Vermont went to hell when the hippies established a commune in Island Pond. You had to know Vermont before 1967, I loved the place, St Jay and the Northeast Kingdom.

6 posted on 04/15/2007 2:39:44 PM PDT by Little Bill (Welcome to the Newly Socialist State of New Hampshire)
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To: Little Bill

I am hoping that will not happen. No real moves toward an income or sales tax has started yet, and redistricting is coming up. Usually the straight ballots help the R but they went with the D’s last time.


7 posted on 04/15/2007 3:04:36 PM PDT by MSF BU
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To: Little Bill

Actually, Wisconsin is the second Massachusetts and if Doyle gets his way our taxes will go up over 3 billion next year.


8 posted on 04/15/2007 3:20:42 PM PDT by MadAnthony1776 ("liberalism" = "do as I say, not as I do")
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To: MadAnthony1776
Go down to your local State Reps house with a sign, "No More Taxes". Go there every day that you are able, talk to your neighbors and get them to do the same thing.

Go to Madison and confront them, pols are cowards they go with the flow

10 posted on 04/15/2007 3:40:24 PM PDT by Little Bill (Welcome to the Newly Socialist State of New Hampshire)
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To: nmh
Is it just a coincidence that Vermont has twice elected an avowed socialist (Bernard Sanders) to represent them in Congress.

By George I’ve got it! Relocate to Mexico and become a Mexican citizen. Then illegally enter the U.S. and re-relocate back in the U.S. You won’t have to pay any taxes and yet as an illegal alien you will be entitled to Constitutional protections, food stamps, free medical care etc.

11 posted on 04/15/2007 4:02:08 PM PDT by R.W.Ratikal
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To: Little Bill

That seems like an awful lot of straight tickets. Typically they are only in the tens of thousands; NH only has a million plus people.


12 posted on 04/15/2007 4:13:18 PM PDT by MSF BU
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To: george76

More proof that high taxes, red tape and aggressive regulation kills more jobs than “free trade”.


13 posted on 04/15/2007 4:39:02 PM PDT by freeforall (Answers are a burden for oneself, questions are a burden for others.)
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To: MSF BU
You are probably right, lop a zero, serves me right for trying to cook and post. I was surprised at the rat vote in my town.
14 posted on 04/15/2007 4:39:15 PM PDT by Little Bill (Welcome to the Newly Socialist State of New Hampshire)
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To: R.W.Ratikal
Is it just a coincidence that Vermont has twice elected an avowed socialist (Bernard Sanders) to represent them in Congress.

Don't forget they also elected Howard 'Screamin'" Dean as their Governor.

15 posted on 04/15/2007 4:57:43 PM PDT by Inquisitive1
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To: george76

Only if you hire Pedophiles, you may than expand!


16 posted on 04/15/2007 5:00:35 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (ID RATHER BE HUNTING WITH DICK THAN DRIVING WITH TED)
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To: george76

Is the Pope Catholic?


17 posted on 04/18/2007 11:49:38 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: traviskicks; ancient_geezer

The company has been a solid contributor to the economic well-being of this area, Goodrich said. In the past 25 years, the company has paid over $250 million in wages, he said.

“We offer stable, solid jobs with good pay and benefits,” Goodrich said Friday. “This has been a tremendous benefit to the state.”


18 posted on 04/19/2007 7:54:43 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

bookmark


19 posted on 04/19/2007 2:09:48 PM PDT by traviskicks (http://www.neoperspectives.com/Ron_Paul_2008.htm)
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To: george76; Abram; akatel; albertp; AlexandriaDuke; Alexander Rubin; Allosaurs_r_us; amchugh; ...
"But that expansion will not take place in Vermont due to high taxes and a strong impression by investors that Vermont is unfriendly to business, according to a letter sent April 2 by John Goodrich, vice president and general manager of Weidmann Technology."





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20 posted on 04/20/2007 10:29:25 AM PDT by traviskicks (http://www.neoperspectives.com/Ron_Paul_2008.htm)
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To: george76

Meanwhile, the VT senate today voted to call for the impeachment of President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, becoming the first state lawmakers in the country to do so.

Nutcases.


21 posted on 04/20/2007 3:23:04 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Guns themselves are fairly robust; their chief enemies are rust and politicians) (NRA)
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To: FreedomPoster; Grampa Dave

We are boycotting Vermont and French products.


22 posted on 04/20/2007 5:27:51 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Sounds reasonable to me. I’ll look closely to see the origin of the next bottle of maple syrup I buy. I already boycott Ben & Jerry’s, which is a major product of Vermont.


23 posted on 04/20/2007 5:33:49 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Guns themselves are fairly robust; their chief enemies are rust and politicians) (NRA)
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To: FreedomPoster

We also avoid Vermont cheeses and would not go there as a tourist.

There must be a list of products, but I have not found it yet.


24 posted on 04/20/2007 6:00:45 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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