Category Archive: burdensome taxes

Jul 11

Government vampires seek extreme tax increases

Government’s unquenchable thirst for money and power continues despite America’s cratering economy. Throughout the government’s COVID-19 impositions, no one at local, state or federal levels has lost a paycheck. Many government employees have received their paychecks in spite of having no work whatsoever to do. But the cratering economic stability of the country is already …

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Jul 06

500,000 middle class New Yorkers flee the City after government COVID impositions

New York City, once the world’s flagship of commerce and capitalism, is now a sewer of government control, rioting and misery. New York’s governing officials ordered most businesses closed for months. A story in the Daily Mail reports that 500,000 New Yorkers–disproportionately hard-working middle-class residents–have already fled the Big Apple. Streets once teeming with tourists …

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Jan 27

Sales of electric vehicles plummeted in 2019 despite immense government coercion and pressure

2019 saw FORTY-FIVE (45) new models of electric vehicles hitting the global markets. Automakers like Hundai, Audi, and Jaguar are literally betting their futures on such vehicle sales, spending hundreds of millions of dollars to design, manufacture and promote the electric vehicles. A number of governments in Europe have actually passed laws BANNING fossil-fuel-powered cars …

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Dec 29

Taxes and government force Hawaiians to flee

From the Wall Street Journal: “Despite being consistently rated as the “happiest state” in the nation, Hawaii is experiencing its third straight year of negative migration. Some 35,000 residents moved to the mainland from 2015-18.” “At 11% the state’s top marginal income-tax rate is second only to California’s. A 2018 study by the Institute on …

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Dec 28

Socialist Baltimore sets all-time homicide record

Government is a disease masquerading as its own cure. Get ready for some astounding statistics: Murder rates have generally declined across America since the 1990s. But one city—Baltimore—has set its all-time per capita homicide rate in 2019. Newspapers ponder the cause. It isn’t population density. Baltimore has LOST population since the 1980s as its most …

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Dec 20

Millionaire Michigan Troopers rake in $400,000 ‘pensions’ (on top of their salaries) WHILE WORKING

Government “workers” nationwide are often enriched by schemes which allow them to “double dip”: getting “retirement” pensions from one agency even as they “work” for another agency. Now a report finds that senior Michigan State Troopers are collecting as much as $400,000 from THEIR OWN agency ON TOP of their pay. Dozens of Michigan State …

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Dec 18

9 of the 20 richest counties in the U.S. are D.C. suburbs

Like Tolken’s mythical city of Mordor, the District of Columbia is rapidly drawing the wealth of the nation to itself. Nine of the 20 richest counties in the U.S. are D.C. suburbs where America’s millionaire government workers reside in gilded mansions. Even as taxation and regulation drive more Americans into homelessness, the median household income …

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Nov 18

Montana legislature creates multi-million-dollar agency, stops all boats on highways, can’t find any invasive mussels

Montana’s voters, like those almost everywhere, have repeatedly voted for Republican politicians who promised “limited government.” The Montana legislature has been controlled by these “limited government Republicans” for more than a quarter century. Yet the legislature has grown Montana’s government faster than the rate of inflation for decades. Indeed, Montana’s legislature has grown government faster …

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Nov 01

Billionaires continue to flee socialist New York; the latest is Donald Trump

New York’s high taxes and regulations have driven yet another wealthy New Yorker to flee to a lower tax state. This time, the billionaire in question is Donald Trump himself. The pro-government (and government supported) New York Times reported that “White House officials declined to say why Trump changed his primary residence, but a person …

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Oct 26

What really caused the 2014 riots in Ferguson, Missouri? A new study suggests they were fueled by “taxation by citation”

Reason’s Brian Doherty is out with an article on city governments that use “taxation by citation” as major components of their income. Doherty cites a study from the Institute for Justice, “The Price of Taxation by Citation.” The study looked at 3 Georgia cities which derive 14 to 25 percent of their revenue from petty …

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