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Old 02-05-2010, 09:53 AM
 
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Arkansas is a very rural state, if you wanna build and maintain services to its economically unsustainable towns out in the sticks, then they need to be heavily subsidized.

Arkansas, like most "red states" is a large welfare state. And taxes need to go up to pay for continued services, especially the gas tax, that is most definitely not covering the cost of all these rural roads and billion dollar intersections in place like Harrison.

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The old corrupt political machine (borderline Louisiana politics) of the past needs to be cleaned out. "You give your money to the Man". "The Man" needs a curb job. This ain't the GD 50s.

Arkansas has one of the best economies in the country. There is no reason for all these stupid taxes.
Arkansas is not a healthy economy at all, it lacks any diversification and as I said a large portion of its population is very unproductive, in very unproductive towns.
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Old 02-05-2010, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Arkansas is a very rural state, if you wanna build and maintain services to its economically unsustainable towns out in the sticks, then they need to be heavily subsidized.

Arkansas, like most "red states" is a large welfare state. And taxes need to go up to pay for continued services, especially the gas tax, that is most definitely not covering the cost of all these rural roads and billion dollar intersections in place like Harrison.



Arkansas is not a healthy economy at all, it lacks any diversification and as I said a large portion of its population is very unproductive, in very unproductive towns.
It is a poor state but I think your reference to Red versus blue is probably not totally true and really is getting pretty political..I can think of some really poor blue states, what about NM for starters?

Nita
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Old 02-05-2010, 10:04 AM
 
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yes, 3%.

Nita

Do people recieving food stamps have to pay state sales tax on groceries ?

If the answer is --yes--, I , a non-resident of Arkansas am upset.

Food stamps ( nutritional aid programs) are Fedreal programs that I pay Federal taxes to. The purpose of food stamps is to help the poor afford a basic necessity of life---food.

Why should us Federal taxpayers fund a program to supply people with a basic necessity of life---food--, and then have some state government take off the top a tax to fund their state budget?

Yes, I have posted my thoughts, as a Federal tax payer, on other state forums that tax groceries.( Alabama is one also )
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Old 02-05-2010, 10:20 AM
 
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It is a poor state but I think your reference to Red versus blue is probably not totally true and really is getting pretty political..I can think of some really poor blue states, what about NM for starters?

Nita
It is off topic, but if you look at presidential election results, county by county and correlate those to whether the county is a tax donor or tax user, Republicans are welfare queens, to a statistically significant amount.

Here you go for states.

The Tax Foundation - Federal Spending Received Per Dollar of Taxes Paid by State, 2005
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Old 02-05-2010, 10:20 AM
 
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Food purchased with food stamps is not subject to the sales tax, iirc.
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Old 02-05-2010, 10:55 AM
 
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Food purchased with food stamps is not subject to the sales tax, iirc.
thank you, that is good to hear.
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Old 02-05-2010, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Do people recieving food stamps have to pay state sales tax on groceries ?

If the answer is --yes--, I , a non-resident of Arkansas am upset.

Food stamps ( nutritional aid programs) are Fedreal programs that I pay Federal taxes to. The purpose of food stamps is to help the poor afford a basic necessity of life---food.

Why should us Federal taxpayers fund a program to supply people with a basic necessity of life---food--, and then have some state government take off the top a tax to fund their state budget?

Yes, I have posted my thoughts, as a Federal tax payer, on other state forums that tax groceries.( Alabama is one also )
I really have no idea, my guess is NO, but again someone more familiar with the tax laws can better answer this question.

NIta
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Old 02-07-2010, 05:12 PM
 
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It is off topic, but if you look at presidential election results, county by county and correlate those to whether the county is a tax donor or tax user, Republicans are welfare queens, to a statistically significant amount.

Here you go for states.

The Tax Foundation - Federal Spending Received Per Dollar of Taxes Paid by State, 2005
good, shouldn't be a problem then in a few years when the bills come due and some of those welfare queen states want to leave the US

NJ, CA, NY, and other bastions of fiscal responsibility should be glad to see us go. I think they'd do so much better without us.
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Old 02-07-2010, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Carthage, MO
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Our property taxes in WI are just under 6000.00. That isn't a typo-yes it says 6000.00 property taxes. We also have property in Arkansas and plan to retire there because, overall, the taxes are LOW.
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Old 02-11-2010, 11:47 AM
 
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Checking some research sites regarding AR taxes, my general impression is that except for the food tax AR taxes are quite reasonable. There are some huge benefits to retirees (of which I am one--living in
CT considering AR) and maybe that is why some taxes are so high--maybe it is to compensate for the lower rates for retirees.

*CT tax payer drooling at the AR tax rates*
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