Do you think businesses like having sales on their products? If everyone who comes into the store only buys the sales item the company ends up losing a lot of money. That doesn't happen for once in the store people tend to by more than just the sales items and that principle works even better at the state level. Businesses paying lower taxes creates new taxpayers for the state so the net benefit was a big plus. One of these days the lightbulb is going to go off in that head of yours.