Quotation by Alexander Theroux

New Hampshire has always been cheap, mean, rural, small-minded, and reactionary. It's one of the few states in the nation with neither a sales tax nor an income tax. Social services are totally inadequate there, it ranks at the bottom in state aid to education—the state is literally shaped like a dunce cap—and its medical assistance program is virtually nonexistent. Expecting aid for the poor there is like looking for an egg under a basilisk.... The state encourages skinflints, cheapskates, shutwallets, and pinched little joykillers who move there as a tax refuge to save money.
Alexander Theroux (b. 1940), U.S. novelist, poet, essayist. An Adultery, pt. 1, ch. 12, New York, Simon & Schuster (1987).
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