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Monday, December 31, 2018

Guess What These Four Fastest Growing States Have in Common…

Keep the federal government shut down and let the states set policy.

“Non-essential” government workers… well then what the hell are they doing there?

Every penny of federal spending should be only the most absolutely crucial, necessary cent to keep the country’s most basic functions going…

I know, I know, I feel stupid just saying it.

It would truly be better if everything was left up to markets–the people. I long for the day when no sector of the economy is violently monopolized, and funded via protection racket–security and courts included.

The whole thing is a farce, the system built to serve the elite. It’s disgusting that our tax dollars pay for a single politicians’, bureaucrats’, lobbyists’, or corporate cronies’ hors-d’oeuvres, let alone their salaries, kickbacks, bailouts…

At least at the state level, we can get out easily when the government gets too ridiculous. And that’s what people are doing.

4 out of the 8 fastest growing states have no income tax: Nevada, Washington, Texas, and Florida.

Those four, along with Idaho, Utah, Arizona, and Colorado saw the largest growth in population last year of all US states.

According to the Wall Street Journal, people are fleeing from restrictive high tax states like California and New York.

Since 2010, a net 710,000 people have left California for other states. One reason is high housing prices, fueled by onerous land and zoning regulations, which have driven out thousands of middle-income families.

Jobs and businesses have also fled the state’s high taxes and regulation. A study this month by business relocation consultant Joe Vranich estimates that 1,800 businesses shifted jobs or capital out of California in 2016 and about 13,000 companies have left the state since 2008. Over the last decade $76.7 billion in capital and 275,000 jobs have moved out of the state.

… New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently blamed cold weather for the state’s population exodus, but last year frigid New Hampshire with no income tax attracted 3,900 newcomers from other states.

…Cold weather? While Illinois’s population has declined by 0.8% since 2010, Indiana’s has grown 3.1% and Wisconsin’s by 2.2%.



Anonymous said...

Appreciate the recommendation. Let me try it out.

Anonymous said...

And then there is delaware where baby momma fever is rampant and heroin flows like water

Anonymous said...

I retired to Florida from Maryland because of high taxes not cold weather. Maryland deducted 100.00 a moth from my retirement check. Doesn't sound like much but when you add in city, county,and State taxes plus paying for projects like aa wate treatment plant that wasn't done correctly and must be done over - it was time. Especially in Fruitland where HOAs take thousands of dollars every year with no accountability. Which is criminal but try and fight the system. Also the State of MD keeps sending me tax assessments on a house I no longer own. Check the SDAT and it shows a new owner. What type of people are running Maryland's government? Non essential?

Anonymous said...

Yea and all these same people who move out of these over taxed and over regulated states to better living areas bring their same stupid political crab with them and then destroy the area they came too
Just stay where your at
Nobody wants you come here's

Anonymous said...

Cuomo is mistaking cold weather (perhaps intentionally) for liberal ideology. Tax everything!

Anonymous said...

My political preference is not crap. I did not want to move but Maryland left me no choice. Tax tax tax. Thank God for President Trump. Getting ready to spend my mind ney on what I want not what MD demands.