8.9.15

CHASING THE PRODUCTIVE PEOPLE OUT.

Americans for Tax Reform claims, Taxpayers Fleeing Democrat-Run States for Republican Ones.  "Only one-third of states with Democrat governors gained taxpayers, compared to three-fifths of states with Republican governors." Rick Moran amplifies.
It’s no accident, either, that those top 5 blue states losing population are also among those in the worst fiscal shape. Four of the bottom six states in fiscal solvency are New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Illinois. California is number 44 with Kentucky — a red state governed by a Democrat — coming in at 45. New Jersey is number 49.
For years, advocates for taxing Illinoisans more heavily point to the relatively low flat income tax (which works off of Federal adjusted gross income, i.e. prior to all the federal exemptions, exclusions, deductions, and credits.)  But property taxes, sales taxes, and user fees are substantial.

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