Category Archive: burdensome taxes

May 23

Tens of thousands flee socialist Illinois

Illinois was once an international flagship of capitalism, freedom, commerce and manufacturing. Today the bloated government of Illinois has raised taxes so high that tens of thousands have fled for freer pastures in each of the past several years. See here. One couple is quoted saying that by moving to Tennessee, they managed to take …

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Apr 30

Chicago’s government water is contaminated by lead

Government-provided drinking water is often contaminated and toxic despite its exorbitant cost. Here is a story about lead contamination in Chicago’s drinking water.

Apr 27

Just 150,000 of 40 million Californians pay half of state income tax

California has remarkable features. Victor Davis Hanson notes that California is the 5th or 6th largest economy in the world. California’s tech industry is responsible for at least half all internet traffic in the world. But the people of California are saddled with an increasingly socialist government. Fifty percent of Californians pay no state income …

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Apr 16

Kentucky governor reveals the true value of public school teachers: mere babysitters

Kentucky’s school teachers are on strike, and the governor of Kentucky recently revealed what he thinks of their true purpose and value. Governor Matt Blevin said that without the government teachers, children may be drawn into drug use, assaulted, or raped. Nothing about children missing out on education. See here.

Apr 02

Seattle property taxes rise 43 percent in 4 years; hundreds prepare to flee

The Seattle Times reports that hundreds of home owners are preparing to sell their homes and leave the city. Property taxes have risen more than 40 percent during the past 4 years. The city has become known for pro-government politics, and its voters seem to vote for every proposed mill levy. In some areas, mill-levy …

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Apr 02

Thousands flee socialist Baltimore

Baltimore–once one of America’s greatest cities–has collapsed under the weight of government, cops, taxes, and murder. As thousands flee, the City’s population is now lower than at any time in a century. The Baltimore Sun newspaper recently reported that “The city’s outrageous property tax of $2.248 per $100 of a property’s assessed value is more …

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Mar 29

Medicaid and pensions now eat 1 out of 5 state tax dollars; this share is about to explode.

Has the entire American experiment been for the benefit of one cohort of people: 21st-century government workers? In the 240 years since the American Revolution, the U.S. prospered like no other nation in world history–due to the Bill of Rights and low levels of government interference and regulation. But now government programs and regulations are …

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Mar 22

Americans now taxed and regulated at record levels

Today’s government officials and employees live like kings among starving peasants. Many have second homes and barely work more than a couple hours per day. Meanwhile many Americans struggle for daily existence. Many dwell in trailers, RVs or in homeless camps. A new report shows that Americans now pay record levels of state, federal and …

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Mar 22

Mythical “Austerity” “Comes to an End” as Republicans Continue Spending Orgy

“Austerity” means cuts in government spending and/or benefits. The word often appears in mainstream news reports and on the lips of politicians who decry it. Yet austerity has not been seen in any western government anywhere in the world in generations. The governments of all western countries have grown and grown in relation to their …

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Jan 19

The rich prepare to flee socialist California

California is a beautiful piece of earth made miserable through human central planning. For years, California legislators and governors have hiked taxes, increased licensing requirements and imposed increasing wealth-redistribution programs on Californians. Now the California government relies so heavily on the income taxes it collects from high earners that the state’s wealthiest 1 percent pay …

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