Category Archive: burdensome taxes

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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Oct 01

Pentagon price negotiator who saved taxpayers billions is abruptly fired

Lobbyists for so-called U.S. “defense” contractors often live lavish lifestyles. Many have mansions in Maryland or Virginia with swimming pools and iron gates. The billions spent on government defense and intelligence generates powerful forces in Washington. Now Yahoo News is out with a report that the Pentagon official who saved taxpayers billions of dollars on …

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Sep 27

Half of Californians hope to leave the socialist state

High taxes. Regulations imposed on everything. Cops everywhere. Millionaire government employees with golden pensions. Now about half of California’s voters hope to leave the state. 1 in 5 Californians pay more than 50% of their income for housing. (Real estate is something of a rare tax haven in California, after voters approved Proposition 13 in …

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Sep 13

More billionaires flee socialist New York

Thousands of New York’s most productive people have fled the state’s high taxes and regulations in recent years. Many move to low-tax states such as Florida and Texas. Many are also climate refugees seeking warmer winters. Now billionaire investor Carl Icahn has announced he will leave New York and take his entire staff to Florida. …

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Sep 05

Socialist California’s middle class wages grew just 1 % in 40 years

Socialist California’s growing servant class California has America’s highest taxes, highest-paid government employees and largest government programs for “fighting poverty.” Its politics have been identified with pro-government extremism and socialism for several decades. What has this increasing socialism wrought in California? Californian’s middle class wages rose by just 1 percent in 40 years. The state …

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Aug 14

As tax complexity increases, “tax manager” is now the hottest career

The United States grew from a poor fledgling nation in 1789 to become the earth’s most powerful country by the twentieth century. It got there with no income taxes and a very low level of regulatory burdens. But by 2019, the United States is drowning in violent police, regulations, and taxation levels which hover around …

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Aug 14

U.S. Postal Service on Pace to Lose $8 Billion in 2019

The U.S. Postal Service enjoys every advantage in the marketplace. It pays no property, income, or corporate taxes. It owns and occupies some of the world’s most strategic and prestigious real estate It has an unconstitutional monopoly on first-class letter delivery. (By contrast, its package-delivery competitor FedEx pays billions annually in taxes.) (To put these …

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Jul 28

Puerto Rico continues descent into socialist misery

Puerto Ricans enjoy many benefits from being associated with the United States. Puerto Rico’s residents are U.S. citizens and may freely move to the U.S. mainland. For years, the most productive Puerto Ricans have done so, leaving hundreds of thousands of nonworkers to pay the Island’s exorbitant tax rates. The Island’s remaining voters have voted …

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