It’s tax season, and I’m as interested in how much the government is taking out of my pocket as the next guy. So I was intrigued to learn of a new “small business-focused ranking of state tax burdens”:http://www.sbecouncil.org/businesstaxindex2009/ from “_Wall Street Journal_ Small Business reporter Kelly Spors”:http://twitter.com/WSJSmallBiz. Now, I’ve started two businesses in famously high-tax California, and I’ve never found taxes to be a big enough problem that any of my time was justified in thinking about them rather than running the other parts of the business. But I know that a lot of businesses that have been around longer and are in more of a sustaining than a growth mode have real concerns about tax burdens, so I was looking forward to reading and learning from this report. Unfortunately, the ranking is comically sloppy.