The Washington Examiner comments that, according to the latest census, states with the fastest economic growth are also those with no income tax.

The reason seems obvious: the income tax (both federal and state) directly penalizes economic success. The left consistently defends income taxes, and in particular “progressive” income taxes based on an odd reading of “fairness” and a need to continually fund money-sucking (read “corrupt”) social programs that almost never work as advertised.

There are a lot of things the new GOP House needs to do, but I would add this to the checklist — educate the public about the basic dishonesty of the income tax, and about how what is billed as fairness is actually costing us jobs at all levels.