YouTube is starting come in really handy for local politics these days. Here’s a doozy from my neck of the woods. Apparently the fact that our county has the #1 business growth rate in Virginia must have nothing to do with the fact that this is one of the only counties in the state that has no BPOL (Business/Professional Occupational License) tax. So along comes Stafford’s own BPOL tax to solve that problem — and it’s a tax on gross receipts, not net!
That’s OK, I guess we’d rather encourage everybody to simply get their cars onto I-95 to work up north in D.C. After all, what does more local small business get us anyway? They simply take up space where we could put more MegaMarts, create tax revenue, and enliven the community. I sincerely doubt that the four imbeciles on the Board of Supervisors who approved this insanity will retain their seats in the next election.