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Old 11-18-2010, 12:34 AM
 
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Congress is being reshaped as high tax states lose population (and House seats) to low tax states.

Low-tax states will gain seats, high-tax states will lose them | Washington Examiner (http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/low-tax-states-will-gain-seats-high-tax-states-will-lose-them-108681159.html - broken link)

Hmmm...looks like the high tax liberal meccas will have to raise tax rates even more to make up for the wealth potential they are driving away.
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Old 11-18-2010, 12:37 AM
 
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All this according to a "Study" done by Americans for Tax Reform, who ever would have imagined?
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Old 11-18-2010, 12:44 AM
 
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All this according to a "Study" done by Americans for Tax Reform, who ever would have imagined?
You remind me of great American Ronald Reagan, who once said "Facts are stupid things."
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Old 11-18-2010, 08:28 AM
 
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Congress is being reshaped as high tax states lose population (and House seats) to low tax states.

Low-tax states will gain seats, high-tax states will lose them | Washington Examiner (http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/low-tax-states-will-gain-seats-high-tax-states-will-lose-them-108681159.html - broken link)

Hmmm...looks like the high tax liberal meccas will have to raise tax rates even more to make up for the wealth potential they are driving away.
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Missouri is no liberal haven and they have their share of horrid taxes...

Nice try... liberals aren't always the blame for all that ails ya...
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Old 11-18-2010, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Wow, really...Americans for Tax Reform? The ultra-right wing think tank that attempts to get everyone to sign Grover Norquist's pledge never to raise taxes, and cut them to zero? People who fail at math so badly they think the Laffer curve will yield the most tax revenue when tax rates are at 0%?

It says more about America's mathematics education levels then anything.

Just a heads up, I live in a solid Blue state where there are so many transplants it's hard to throw a dead duck without hitting one (including myself, a transplant from a Midwest state). Taxes are lower here then there, Unions are prevalent, and we pay into the Fed to support all the red states that take more then they give in.
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Old 11-18-2010, 10:19 AM
 
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....we pay into the Fed to support all the red states that take more then they give in.
Thank you for your support. We appreciate your contributions. And we're working hard to get your taxes reduced.
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Old 11-18-2010, 10:25 AM
 
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The funny thing about the analysis of people like marcopolo is he claims people are fleeing liberal states, like California, yet the population of California just keeps going up and up and up. The reality is there is normal movement among the nation's states and that's all this is. People who have money and can afford the high cost of real estate in places like California stay or move to California while poorer people who cannot afford to pay $800,000 for a 4 bd 2.5 bth leave for less desirable places where they can actually afford housing. That's just the basic economics of supply and demand in high demand places like California.
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Old 11-18-2010, 10:33 AM
 
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The funny thing about the analysis of people like marcopolo is he claims people are fleeing liberal states, like California, yet the population of California just keeps going up and up and up. The reality is there is normal movement among the nation's states and that's all this is. People who have money and can afford the high cost of real estate in places like California stay or move to California while poorer people who cannot afford to pay $800,000 for a 4 bd 2.5 bth leave for less desirable places where they can actually afford housing. That's just the basic economics of supply and demand in high demand places like California.
Helllooooo....the high tax states losing House seats have a lower fraction of the population than they did before, while the low tax states that are gaining House seats have a higher fraction of the population than they did before. The only "normal" thing about it is that tax rates affect behavior. Read the article--California is not mentioned.
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Old 11-18-2010, 10:38 AM
 
Location: 15 months till retirement and I can leave the hell hole of New Yakistan
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we pay into the Fed to support all the red states that take more then they give in.

those 'red' states that you are talking about, the ONLY reason they get more money is they have the farms, the military, and the federal parks

'blue' states like NY have more wefare reciepiants than 10 of those 'red' states
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Old 11-18-2010, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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Congress is being reshaped as high tax states lose population (and House seats) to low tax states.

Low-tax states will gain seats, high-tax states will lose them | Washington Examiner (http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/low-tax-states-will-gain-seats-high-tax-states-will-lose-them-108681159.html - broken link)

Hmmm...looks like the high tax liberal meccas will have to raise tax rates even more to make up for the wealth potential they are driving away.
I agree with that. People are fleeing such places in droves. They are fleeing Colorado which grew at an astonishing 16% in 10 years and is not a RTW or a "low tax" state, they are fleeing California which grew at 9% in that amount of time and now has 1 out every 10 US residents and is not a RTW or "low tax" state. Pretty much the same pattern in Oregon, Washington and even New Mexico which managed to eek out a 10% growth despite being a non RTW state and probably not a "low tax" state. Oh, and of course Neveda- which is technically a right to work state in that membership in a union is not mandatory as a condition of employment but payment of fees for bargaining is required- it only grew by 32% in the past 10 years.
Which is why this post and the article are silly. People mainly move for one reason and that is to live in BETTER WEATHER. People do not like living in places that have long cold dark winters. They want to live where the sun shines, temperatures are at least moderate in the winter and there are ample outdoor activities. That is why it cost lots of money to live in places like California and Florida- everybody wants to live there. Because everybody cannot live there, they choose "less warm but still mild" places like Georgia and Texas as places to live.
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