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Old 04-02-2009, 10:28 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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What a shame this is! Take away the citizenship of anchor babies! However, I lived in Canada for 6 months and a 10% sales tax would be less. Up there it is 12 or 13%

at least canada gives you free healthcare coverage.
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Old 04-02-2009, 10:34 PM
 
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at least canada gives you free healthcare coverage.
It's not free. UGH!!!
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Old 04-03-2009, 01:42 AM
 
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It's not free. UGH!!!
LOL, you are right Sonrise, but that's what I call a lefie mentality, free, LOL, when lefies will understand that nothing is totally free.
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Old 04-03-2009, 01:55 AM
 
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You guys are missing an important point.

Your ridiculously high taxes will make you much more patriotic than citizens in lower tax states.

There now. Feel better?
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Old 04-03-2009, 02:47 AM
 
Location: somewhere in the woods
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You guys are missing an important point.

Your ridiculously high taxes will make you much more patriotic than citizens in lower tax states.

There now. Feel better?

lol, I like that. liberals cry about paying taxes even though their savior obama says it will make them more patriotic.

guess I am unpatriotic, because I think the federal goverment should limit its budget to duties, bonds and tariffs.
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Old 04-03-2009, 04:45 PM
 
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This is only a band aid. The more they come over the boarders and have babies, the worse it is going to get. Soon Obama will legalize them anyway, so the flood gates will be open.

Get ready, the future is going to a hell of a ride.
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Old 04-03-2009, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Perhaps this increase in taxes will wake some people up. Nobody I know of feels that they should contribute to a program that doesn't benefit them, and was passed by people that don't represent the voter's wishes. I'll happily support any pro-illegal program out there if it is solely financed entirely by the illegals and their supporters, and won't negatively or financialy impact US citizens that are against these measures.
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Old 04-04-2009, 10:24 AM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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LOL, you are right Sonrise, but that's what I call a lefie mentality, free, LOL, when lefies will understand that nothing is totally free.
who are you calling a "leftie"? i happen to be very frugal and very anti-tax, but liberal on social issues. I KNOW that nothing that FREE in this world. My comment maybe should have stated that the canadians are being taxed for the cost of their healthcare, but AT LEAST they get that whereas an american with resources would get NO healthcare Free healthcare in the US is only for the poor illegal aliens.
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Old 04-05-2009, 07:46 AM
 
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we voted for it.

as did the smaller cities and communities whoes taxes are about 10.5% (which is still not the highest in the country, cities in AK have that title)

the money will go to road and transportation improvements (and other stuff).

but really lets not forget that CA and the LA area are still major destinations for the worlds citizens, legal or otherwise. our roads get worn down. our systems outdated. and we are not the only ones facing a budget deficit, even states with very few "illegals" face budget deficits. who they choose to remedy that is up to them.

there are myriad reasons for this tax hike. tryin to put the blame solely on "illegals" is too basic.
Being a major destination of people shouldn't make the taxes go up, not if all coming are hard working taxpayers because increased numbers of taxpayers paying the previous tax rate would mean increased revenue.

The problem is when the increases are non-taxpayer types, especially those who have many many children and are not contributing, then the taxes have to be raised on those who do pay taxes.

Raising sales tax still seems better than raising income or property taxes since sales tax gives you an option to simply stop buying if you want to avoid paying more of your money.
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Old 04-05-2009, 08:21 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Being a major destination of people shouldn't make the taxes go up, not if all coming are hard working taxpayers because increased numbers of taxpayers paying the previous tax rate would mean increased revenue.

The problem is when the increases are non-taxpayer types, especially those who have many many children and are not contributing, then the taxes have to be raised on those who do pay taxes.

Raising sales tax still seems better than raising income or property taxes since sales tax gives you an option to simply stop buying if you want to avoid paying more of your money.
I agree completely. Tax items that everyone consume like gas and groceries. That way we'll pull in some of that under the table mess that keeps getting wired out of the Country.
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