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Old 02-21-2018, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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Even as a liberal it is great not paying super high taxes and getting nothing in return for your investment. I don't mind helping the poor out but let me do that with my own charities and not with higher taxes.
Exactly. We lived in Los Angeles for a few years. Paid some of highest taxes in the nation. Got nothing out of it.

We hightailed it back to TN and never looked back.
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Old 02-21-2018, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Mars City
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Those states are obviously not empty and void of people. And NY has one of the highest populations. So again, taxes aren't stopping people from living in those states and even thriving. Taxes are no real "burden" to those who've got what it takes.

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Old 02-21-2018, 08:29 PM
 
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You should show that last sentence to the conservatives in Mississippi and Alabama and all those other wonderful bottom tier states and see how they react.
How do you think they'd react?
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Old 02-21-2018, 08:44 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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And yet there are people who live in those states, love them, and wouldn't move anywhere else. One person's aching bellyache is another's yawn. Not everyone is obsessed and foaming at the mouth over taxes.

Persons in those states could easily throw out their own lists of states most burdened with ________. No state exists in perfection. I'm glad and thankful we have choices, unlike other countries. Appreciate the US or go elsewhere.
Lol no one said that people are fleeing these states and these states are horrible to live in,
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Old 02-21-2018, 09:14 PM
 
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Lol no one said that people are fleeing these states and these states are horrible to live in,
Actually these states have the highest human development index (HDI) of any other state...
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Old 02-21-2018, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Yakima WA
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Lol no one said that people are fleeing these states and these states are horrible to live in,
But overall the high tax states have low or no population growth .
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Old 02-21-2018, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn the best borough in NYC!
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But overall the high tax states have low or no population growth .
I notice on city data quickly growing populations is viewed as a great thing whereas in real life many people do not like sudden fast growth in their cities. I tend to compare what city data to what I see on FB a lot.

As a New Yorker Iím totally fine with the city shedding 1 million out of its 8.5 million residents!
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Old 02-22-2018, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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But overall the high tax states have low or no population growth .
That has little to do with taxes and a lot to do with how dense these states are already. CT, NJ, MA, RI are very dense and have little room to grow.
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Old 02-22-2018, 07:09 AM
 
Location: New York City
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How do you think they'd react?
Fake news. They are under the impression that they are subsidizing the "big impoverished cities" in the North when its the other way around.
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Old 02-22-2018, 07:14 AM
 
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24/7 Wall Street gathered data from the Tax Foundation to determine which state's residents paid greatest percentage of their income to taxes, the top 10 results are below:

1) New York - 12.7%
2) Connecticut - 12.6%
3) New Jersey - 12.2%
4) California - 11%
5) Illinois - 11%
6) Wisconsin - 11%
7) Maryland - 10.9%
8) Rhode Island - 10.8%
9) Minnesota - 10.8%
10) Massachusetts - 10.3%

Connecticut, being the wealthiest state, pays the most dollar amount per capita.

https://247wallst.com/special-report...most-taxes/11/
Then you have this: https://wallethub.com/edu/states-mos...vernment/2700/


https://www.osc.state.ny.us/press/re...t17/100317.htm


https://www.theatlantic.com/business...takers/361668/


So, this has to be considered as well.
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