To Elevate Indiana

By July 9, 2009Economy, Taxation

We could spend every hour of the day detailing the disastrous economic course California has taken, the harm done to its manufacturing sector, and warning that Congress and the Administration are inexplicably pursuing federal policies based on the California model.

But today, rather than curse the westness we’ll light a candle to the state of Indiana.

From Inside Indiana Business, “CEO Survey: State Economy Improving Compared to Neighbors”:

A new survey of more than 350 chief executive officers from every corner of the state shows business leaders believe Indiana’s economy is improving relative to neighboring states including Ohio, Michigan and Illinois. The third State of Our Business survey from Ice Miller LLP, the Butler University College of Business and Inside INdiana Business is being released this morning. It also indicates a drop from last year in the number of CEOs concerned about succession planning. They are focusing more on guiding their companies through the tough economy.

And from Governor Mitch Daniels’ office, “Daniels says budget a victory for taxpayer protection; huge step forward for education reform“:

INDIANAPOLIS (July 1, 2009) – Governor Mitch Daniels today said the two-year budget passed by the General Assembly last night is a victory for Hoosier taxpayer protection and a huge step forward for education reform in Indiana.

“This budget is the product of a healthy compromise. In addition to striking a great bargain that protects taxpayers in this state, almost uniquely in America, we’ve done a good thing for our kids, their future and our state’s future. And we still have a billion dollars in reserve when there are tax increases happening all over the country.”

Now THERE’S a model.

P.S. Meanwhile, Iowahawk joins the mourners, “Fans Flock to Mourn California, 1849-2009″

LOS ANGELES – Millions of fans from around the globe gathered along Sunset Boulevard to pay final respects to California today, as a slow moving funeral procession transported the eccentric superstar state’s remains to its final resting place in a Winchell’s Donuts dumpster in Van Nuys. The self-proclaimed ‘King of Pop Culture’ died last week at 160, in what coroners ruled an accidental case of financial autoerotic asphyxiation. The death sent shock waves across the world and sparked an outpouring of grief by rabid fans.

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