Vermont is getting her fifteen minutes of fame recently, but for reasons we would rather not be known for. Check this out:
Kiplinger just ranked as the number 1 in the nation “tax hell” on their list of the 10 most “Tax-Unfriendly States for Retirees 2011”;
24/7 Wall Street Ranks Vermont at number 3 on their list of “The 10 States With The Worst Property Taxes”;
MSN Money ranks Vermont as the 9th most expensive state to live in for 2011;
CNBC downgrades Vermont from 37th in 2010 to 44th for 2011 among the worst states for business;
ChiefExecutive.net for 2011 downgrades Vermont to 40th from an already disconcerting 2010 rank as the 36th worst state for business.