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Old 08-05-2008, 04:42 PM
 
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No tax on clothes or food anywhere adds up to a lot more than "$1.25 more on every $100".


There are also some zones which are labeled "Urban Enterprise Zones"...these zones have reduced sales taxes on everything else ...it used to be 3%...it may be 3.5% now.
I actually think this is a good idea.....at least for necessities. Here some foods are taxable....ie, softdrinks, candy, beer.....the extras....but the necessities are tax free. It would be great if they would do the same with clothing.....I mean NJ is losing a LOT of tax dollars on every Louis Vuitton purse that's sold! But backpacks, socks, undies, jeans.....you know, the staples of clothing seem logical. I'd vote for it!
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Old 08-05-2008, 04:42 PM
 
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Yes, but you said other things are ridiculously higher. I wonder if it may be a wash?
Sapph-The cost of living is much higher in Jersey than it is here in SA.
Auto insurance is some of the highest in the country..has been for a long time. Many, many tolls too. Pay to park at the beach..then pay again to access the beach (for most of the beaches, the Northern ones mainly)...not many other states do that. That's a laugher, huh? Property taxes are ridiculously high in most of the state. Sure, home values are more in NJ, but the tax rate is not low. I personally know people that are paying circa 20K annually. Most of the people that I know are paying 10-12K annually in Northern, NJ. It's a little cheaper in southern NJ..but then again...you could be out in the middle of nowhere.

All this for a state that is largely ridiculed by most of the nation, has 12 (or maybe 13 by now) large casinos, tons of lottery money, horse racing tracks and still cries poverty.

Most of the schools are good, though. Princeton, Seton Hall and Rutgers are all quality.
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Old 08-05-2008, 04:44 PM
 
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Well, NJ has income tax, and SA and Texas do not, so in the end, it's an equalizing effect.
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Old 08-05-2008, 04:46 PM
 
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Even if SA had a state income tax...it would still be cheaper to live here.
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Old 08-05-2008, 04:55 PM
 
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I was in NJ two weeks ago, at the airport, rented a car, and bought gas, drove in Newark, and surrounding for a couple days, Ill Keep San Antonio any day. the gas prices, comparable, not cheaper, same. But to make a U turn if you need to, fuh get about it. Aint happening. You got to make a right, turn around, find some other street, figure out how that gets back, maybe get to the cross street, and then come back and make a left if your lucky. And if I ever hear another person say the drivers in San Antonio are discourteous or not considerate, I'm gonna make them walk down the middle of I 9 or I 17 and see how long it takes them to wet their pants. Man those drivers up there don't know the meaning of right of way, or yield.
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Old 08-05-2008, 04:56 PM
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Even if SA had a state income tax...it would still be cheaper to live here.


Sales tax here<<<<<<<<COL there. Got it.

You a confuzer.
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Old 08-05-2008, 05:02 PM
 
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I was in NJ two weeks ago, at the airport, rented a car, and bought gas, drove in Newark, and surrounding for a couple days, Ill Keep San Antonio any day. the gas prices, comparable, not cheaper, same. But to make a U turn if you need to, fuh get about it. Aint happening. You got to make a right, turn around, find some other street, figure out how that gets back, maybe get to the cross street, and then come back and make a left if your lucky. And if I ever hear another person say the drivers in San Antonio are discourteous or not considerate, I'm gonna make them walk down the middle of I 9 or I 17 and see how long it takes them to wet their pants. Man those drivers up there don't know the meaning of right of way, or yield.
Those turns are called jughandles. It actually works to help take traffic off of the main highway...it was tough for me to learn how to make lefts at major intersections once I moved out of Jersey.

Also, gas is generally slightly cheaper...you were just in an area where is wasn't. I just called my dad (still lives in NJ) and he said regular is going for 3.61 typically.
You are correct in that drivers are nuts and it's "every man for himself"..that part I don't miss. Almost everyone in a hurry.
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Old 08-05-2008, 05:04 PM
 
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Sales tax here<<<<<<<<COL there. Got it.

You a confuzer.
Yikes


Even if we had a state income tax here in Texas...it would still be cheaper to live here (in TX)rather than Jersey.
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Old 08-05-2008, 05:25 PM
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Yikes


Even if we had a state income tax here in Texas...it would still be cheaper to live here (in TX)rather than Jersey.
I understand ya, seriously.

This statement of yours is where I went left, and you went to the right, so to speak:
No tax on clothes or food anywhere adds up to a lot more than "$1.25 more on every $100". --as if to say that the savings on sales tax in NJ somehow would even things out a bit--that's all.....I know it's expensive on the east coast--I moved here from VA 23 years ago partly because I was convinced that the powers-that-be were going to figure out a way to tax the air.
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Old 08-05-2008, 05:46 PM
 
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Don't give Jersey any more ideas! They just might decide to tax the air!!
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