Category Archive: burdensome taxes

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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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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