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Old 01-17-2011, 11:30 AM
 
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...and the "50 cents on the dollar" statistics continue to be abused.

Perfect example is if you put a nuclear waste repository in a low population state like New Mexico that represents a lot of federal money into the state but there is a non-monetary benefit for all of the other states. (Also indian reservations which are notoriously impoverished and thus pay virtually no taxes but receive federal aid.)

A lot of the aid is also farm related. It's funny to see millions of dollars in farm subsidies credited to some farm in Iowa....but the check is mailed to the owners residence in Manhattan.

Just cautioning that the old "tax income\outflow" by state argument is as old as the hills around here and is vastly more complicated than simple conclusions allow.
I can see why this happens though for obvious reasons. Also, schools districts that take Native American students from reservations get funding from the federal government. Same for school districts that have military bases within their boundaries. I've seen both examples in my area and I bet many people do not know about that as well.
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Old 01-18-2011, 01:52 AM
 
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Americans are fleeing the Northeast and the Midwest for either the South and the West due to two main reasons: lower cost of living and booming job market in the Sun Belt states.

It doesn't bother me as long people don't start fleeing to West Virginia. Marylanders fleeing over here is bad enough!
Stop playing Games......

Marylanders ain't thinking about going to WVA except to Play the Slot Game Machines at Charles Town Casino........
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Old 01-18-2011, 04:21 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Newsflash: This story is BS. Perry lied. Texas is in the red and it is a HIGH TAX state. There is no state income tax, but they get you on the property taxes and sales tax.
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Old 01-18-2011, 04:42 AM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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Newsflash: This story is BS. Perry lied. Texas is in the red and it is a HIGH TAX state. There is no state income tax, but they get you on the property taxes and sales tax.
You're completely delusional...
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Old 01-18-2011, 06:06 AM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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You're completely delusional...
Hes a Texan , i'm pretty sure he knows his state.....
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:56 AM
 
Location: classified
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You're completely delusional...
I would say you are delusional.

It's widely known that Texas compared with most states has higher property and sales taxes, and also like most states we have a deficit.

http://www.sacbee.com/2011/01/08/3308380/25-billion-deficit-in-texas-may.html (broken link)

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/...n/7374243.html

But then again you don't even live here.
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Old 01-18-2011, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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Old 01-20-2011, 10:46 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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You're completely delusional...
Actually I had hoped I was delusional when I opened my county tax bill during the last five years in San Antonio. I had hoped it would resemble the one I had received in the small MA town I lived for seven years previous. Can you say you have the same experience to justify the means of my statement? No you can't. I only wish I was making this up. How would you justify my statement is delusional when I'm the one with real life experience?
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Old 01-21-2011, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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Chicago - Add Mayor Daley to the long list of people who do not like the state's approval of a jaw dropping income tax hike, which is awaiting Quinn’s signature in Springfield.
Daley, who is not seeking re-election this spring, knows what triggers businesses to stay in Illinois or leave. He fears the legislature's latest move will result in a quiet exodus of jobs.


Neighboring States, Mayor Daley Slam Tax Increase's Business Impact (http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/metro/income-tax-increase-business-impact-indiana-wisconsin-daley-20110113 - broken link)


The 11th-hour modification "is a joke," said Ty Fahner, president of the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago. "It's like saying I'm going to hit you hard, and now I'm going to hit you a little. I believe it's disingenuous and it puts Illinois in a terrible spot in terms of creating or keeping jobs here."

Businesses don't like Illinois' corporate tax increase, but neighboring states do - Chicago Tribune

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Old 01-21-2011, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Chicago - Add Mayor Daley to the long list of people who do not like the state's approval of a jaw dropping income tax hike, which is awaiting Quinn’s signature in Springfield.
Daley, who is not seeking re-election this spring, knows what triggers businesses to stay in Illinois or leave. He fears the legislature's latest move will result in a quiet exodus of jobs.


Neighboring States, Mayor Daley Slam Tax Increase's Business Impact (http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/metro/income-tax-increase-business-impact-indiana-wisconsin-daley-20110113 - broken link)


The 11th-hour modification "is a joke," said Ty Fahner, president of the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago. "It's like saying I'm going to hit you hard, and now I'm going to hit you a little. I believe it's disingenuous and it puts Illinois in a terrible spot in terms of creating or keeping jobs here."

Businesses don't like Illinois' corporate tax increase, but neighboring states do - Chicago Tribune

Didn't you have this same argument, just in a different thread?
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