How About a "Welcoming" Tax Rate?

In one statement in today’s Richmond Times Dispatch, Governor Terry McAuliffe discredits his own rhetoric that for Virginia to be competitive in attracting businesses it must be a “more welcoming” state by elevating sexual behavior to a protected class:

“Many of the projects I’m trying to bring to Virginia, the door goes right up,” McAuliffe said. “The first question is: ‘What is your tax rate?’”

Let’s be real: if you’re a business, and your first question is anything but “what is your tax rate?” or “what is your regulatory environment,” you might not be a business we want to "invest" taxpayer money in attracting.