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The Arkansas Project / thearkansasproject.com

The state Senate is considering a bill that would end the state’s burdensome licensing requirements for barbers. Predictably, the people who benefit from the current system are outraged. And, just as predictably, they justify this outrage not as being in their own self-interest, but as being in the ...

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Omega was Nate Bell, David. I didn’t see anything I said in this post, but as you know I have have said plenty… Good to see you and Janet Thursday, I hope all is well.

2013-05-12 02:47:05 Charlie Collins


Thanks for the great coverage on AR high taxes and other subjects. Let me know when you are ready to talk about the top job killing tax– The income tax. AR has a top rate of 7% on working folks making about $33K. That’s higher than any state that borders us.

We’re regularly ranked near the bottom for median state income (measure of good jobs). We haven’t made substantial progress in decades. It wasn’t always this way. From about 1940 to the early 70’s AR improved from about 44% of national per capita income to about 75%– Huge progress in 30+ years. Then we jacked our income tax throught the roof in 1971 (top rate up 40% from 5% to 7%) and progress stopped. Today our per capita income remains in the 75% range– No progress for decades, since the new rates smothered growth. If we had remained on the pre tax hike trend, AR per capita income would be ABOVE the national average by now.

I’ve outlined a plan to cut the tax on work and turn AR back into the Good Jobs Magnet we are meant to be!

Charlie Collins

2011-09-27 03:02:22 Charlie Collins
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The Daily Hatch / thedailyhatch.org

www.TheDailyHatch.org with Everette Hatcher

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Good information as usual Everette
2012-06-07T11:35:02-05:00 Charlie Collins