Skip to comments.Cost of Government Day 2013 Arrives!
Posted on 07/16/2013 3:41:13 PM PDT by ThethoughtsofGreg
This past Saturday, July 13, marked the Cost of Government Day for 2013. The Cost of Government Day is the day at which point the average American has earned enough money to pay their portion of the government (national, state, and local) spending and regulatory burdens for the year. The average American would be working for the government until July 13th in 2013 before they could make any money for themselves (if everyone paid for all government spending). 2013 marks the fifth consecutive year that the Cost of Government day has fallen in July.
The Cost of Government Day report examines each state to determine how many days the median income earner would need to pay off state spending for 2013. Residents in states with the highest overall spending have a later Cost of Government Day than those states with lower overall government spending. Generally, states that have the greatest tax burden are also the states that spend the most per capita and end up with the latest Cost of Government Day.
Since 2001, states that have a higher overall tax burden have faced increased levels of emigration as residents move to states with a lower tax burden. When comparing states with the highest tax burden to those with the lowest tax burden, the Cost of Government Center found that those with the lowest tax burden gained more people and more revenue while states with the highest tax burden lost more people and more revenue. These results, consistent with findings in ALECs Rich States Poor States, demonstrate that people vote with their feet in order to keep more of what they earn in their pockets . With increases in both federal and state taxes, the incentive to move to states with low or no income taxes rises.
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This could be worded better. Instead of "average American", how about "above-average American", or "real American"? There are entirely too many people on the dole. We can call them lazy ass Americans. Us creepy ass cracker Americans not only pay for our own family's way, but for many others that can't learn to speak the American language, who don't apply themselves in their education or even drop out, and never become productive members of society.
Sorry for the rant, I just got back from grocery store, and I swear Rachal Jeantel's sister waddled in front of me at the checkout line. The proceeded to give the checkout clerk a tough time while using her EBT card (food stamps).
It’s ok because I’ve been out of [steady] work since last year.