U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > California
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 04-15-2010, 08:08 PM
 
Location: SW MO
23,605 posts, read 31,374,464 times
Reputation: 29064

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by mateo45 View Post
If I figured you would (or could) pay up, I'd take that wager.

BTW, if you're that unhappy here ("EscapeCali"), how come you haven't joined him?
Perhaps he's not in Colombia at all!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 04-15-2010, 08:12 PM
 
11,715 posts, read 35,875,875 times
Reputation: 7510
Quote:
Originally Posted by mateo45 View Post
If I figured you would (or could) pay up, I'd take that wager.

BTW, if you're that unhappy here ("EscapeCali"), how come you haven't joined him?
Well aren't you a hostile one. Maybe you should smoke some "medicine" and relax or have a glass of California wine before it gets taxed into oblivion.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-15-2010, 09:44 PM
 
26,579 posts, read 52,055,370 times
Reputation: 20358
Several of my law enforcement friends moved to Nevada, Idaho and Montana at the time when CA was taking out taxes on retirements earned in California...

As far as I know... California does not apportion based on partial years... we need the money

I get income from another State and must pay CA Income Tax...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-16-2010, 01:23 AM
 
Location: On the "Left Coast", somewhere in "the Land of Fruits & Nuts"
8,367 posts, read 8,561,515 times
Reputation: 5919
Quote:
Originally Posted by EscapeCalifornia View Post
Well aren't you a hostile one. Maybe you should smoke some "medicine" and relax or have a glass of California wine before it gets taxed into oblivion.
Oh, now you're a "victim" too?!

Incidentally, for all the whining here about Cali taxes, they're actually only a "whopping" 1.4% more than that Mecca of Ozark "culture", Missouri (which is less than half our size).
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-16-2010, 09:34 AM
 
Location: SW MO
23,605 posts, read 31,374,464 times
Reputation: 29064
Quote:
Originally Posted by mateo45 View Post
Oh, now you're a "victim" too?!

Incidentally, for all the whining here about Cali taxes, they're actually only a "whopping" 1.4% more than that Mecca of Ozark "culture", Missouri (which is less than half our size).
Actually, California income tax is 3.3% higher and taken on every penny earned but for Social Security. This "Mecca of the Ozarks" not only provides a state tax discount for federal taxes paid and a deduction for SS earnings but only taxes 50% of state retirement funds for last year, will only tax 35% next year, 20% the following year and none of it thereafter. All other taxes in the state are considerably lower as is the overall cost of living.

By the way, not just half the size but with only a sixth the population as well which leaves us plenty of elbow room!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-16-2010, 09:38 AM
 
11,715 posts, read 35,875,875 times
Reputation: 7510
Quote:
Originally Posted by mateo45 View Post
Oh, now you're a "victim" too?!

Incidentally, for all the whining here about Cali taxes, they're actually only a "whopping" 1.4% more than that Mecca of Ozark "culture", Missouri (which is less than half our size).
Averages like that are pretty useless. There's so many people who don't pay anything or pay so little on a big tax like property tax that it brings down the average. Try earning enough to support yourself and go buy a house and see how much tax you pay in California. It'll be a lot more than the stated average.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-16-2010, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA / San Rafael, CA
2,352 posts, read 4,653,608 times
Reputation: 537
Property tax in California is murderous.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-16-2010, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
71,682 posts, read 83,258,368 times
Reputation: 41529
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Fantastic View Post
Property tax in California is murderous.
all taxes in Ca are murdeous, partly due to supporting so many welfare programs for starters.

Nita
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-16-2010, 11:00 AM
 
Location: On the "Left Coast", somewhere in "the Land of Fruits & Nuts"
8,367 posts, read 8,561,515 times
Reputation: 5919
Quote:
Originally Posted by Curmudgeon View Post
Actually, California income tax is 3.3% higher and taken on every penny earned but for Social Security. This "Mecca of the Ozarks" not only provides a state tax discount for federal taxes paid and a deduction for SS earnings but only taxes 50% of state retirement funds for last year, will only tax 35% next year, 20% the following year and none of it thereafter. All other taxes in the state are considerably lower as is the overall cost of living.

By the way, not just half the size but with only a sixth the population as well which leaves us plenty of elbow room!
And I suspect there's a good reason for that too!

Although apparently the current trends are that your population has been growing lately. But instead of being the most affluent, most of these "refugees" appear to be the sort of folks who simply can't afford Cali. Which suggests that many of these new "immigrants" could actually end up being an additional burden on state services (and taxes)!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-16-2010, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Sunny Sandy Ego
455 posts, read 984,570 times
Reputation: 240
Everyone knows that CA is a very litigous state.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > California
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top