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RECORD-HIGH 60% OF CALIFORNIANS SAY THEY PAY TOO MUCH TAX
Breitbart ^ | 4/13/2014 | JOEL B. POLLAK

Posted on 04/13/2014 1:28:04 PM PDT by Beave Meister

Ahead of the April 15 tax deadline, a record-high 60% of Californians say that they pay "much more" or "somewhat more" in taxes than they should, according to a recent survey by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) (and noted by John Seiler of Calwatchdog.org and Stephen Frank of CApoliticalnews.com).

However, as PPIC Mark Baldassare notes at Fox&Hounds, Californians still believe that the answer is to tax wealthy earners or corporations more--not to reform and broaden the current tax system.

The PPIC survey, which was conducted in March among 1,702 adults, notes:

While about half of Californians view the state and local tax system as fair, a record-high 60 percent of adults say they pay much more (30%) or somewhat more (30%) than they feel they should in state and local taxes; 35 percent think they pay about the right amount and 3 percent say they pay less than they should. Opinions of likely voters are similar.

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KEYWORDS: breitbart; ca; california; democrats; governormoonbeam; jerrybrown; liberals; obama; obamacare; obamarecession; obamataxhikes; taxes
TFB......I moved out last July. State taxes are going to kill the middle class there. The state of California are losing some of their biggest earners. I doubt if politicians in that state are smart enough to figure it out.
1 posted on 04/13/2014 1:28:04 PM PDT by Beave Meister
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To: Beave Meister

Yet they still vote for DemocRats.


2 posted on 04/13/2014 1:28:53 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Beave Meister
I doubt if politicians in that state are smart enough to figure it out.

The Laffer Curve is simply too difficult for most of them to comprehend.

Is it really that complicated?

3 posted on 04/13/2014 1:30:28 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

‘Yet they still vote for DemocRats.’

Yuhp and they deserve it.


4 posted on 04/13/2014 1:39:48 PM PDT by amnestynone (Lindsey Graham is a feckless, duplicitous, treacherous, double dealing backstabbing corksucker.)
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To: Beave Meister
Californians still believe that the answer is to tax wealthy earners or corporations more--not to reform and broaden the current tax system.

When the wealthy earners and corporations decide they have had enough, they have the means to leave. Who picks up the tab then? Morons!

5 posted on 04/13/2014 1:40:05 PM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: Beave Meister

Stupidity should be expensive and painful and that seems to be exactly what is happening to the voters of California.


6 posted on 04/13/2014 1:41:17 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Beave Meister

They voted for it, they got it.

No sympathy. Pay up.


7 posted on 04/13/2014 1:41:58 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Beave Meister

I’m shocked that many complain about taxes - there are a buttload of Californians don’t pay squat.


8 posted on 04/13/2014 1:44:33 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Beave Meister

Too bad they don’t vote.


9 posted on 04/13/2014 1:49:29 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

10 posted on 04/13/2014 1:51:05 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Beave Meister

But look at the size of CA's population! Lot's of confiscatory taxes can be levied from that bunch!
11 posted on 04/13/2014 1:52:27 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Not that the purpose of government should be to maximize the tax collected from the subjects, er, citizens.


12 posted on 04/13/2014 1:52:59 PM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Beave Meister

It is tempting to laugh at them, but we need to be willing to explain to them why their policies causes such damage, and win converts.


13 posted on 04/13/2014 1:54:22 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: amnestynone
That's always been one of things I respected about Republican voters.

Republicans will hold their representatives accountable.

Democrats are blindly ideological and will vote Democrat not matter what. Look no further than Detroit to see evidence of what I'm talking about. That city has voted straight Democrat for 50 years and it's destroyed the job market, wreaked the entire city, its infrastructure, driven up crime, homelessness, poverty, unemployment, median income and the middle class have collapsed and the Democratic lemmings continue to follow the same voting patterns.....no matter how bad things get.

If this is indicative of the rest of the nation, this country is finished!

14 posted on 04/13/2014 1:56:27 PM PDT by Carbonsteel
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To: coloradan
Not that the purpose of government should be to maximize the tax collected from the subjects, er, citizens.

With this regime, I'd settle for that. Either they're so greedy that they can't help themselves, or they're more motivated by "redistributing wealth" than even maximizing tax revenue. The latter was the upshot of Zero's conversation with Joe the Plumber.

15 posted on 04/13/2014 2:04:03 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Beave Meister

They voted for it, got what they’ve asked for and they still complain.


16 posted on 04/13/2014 2:06:05 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Its a start.

Thanks Beave Meister.


17 posted on 04/13/2014 2:07:31 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Beave Meister

Screw ‘em. They voted for it. And they are free to leave if they want.


18 posted on 04/13/2014 2:30:41 PM PDT by EricT. (Everything not forbidden is compulsory.)
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To: Beave Meister

The stop electing demon crats.


19 posted on 04/13/2014 2:33:23 PM PDT by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: Beave Meister

How many keep voting to raise taxes?


20 posted on 04/13/2014 2:43:19 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Beave Meister

You get what you vote for.


21 posted on 04/13/2014 2:52:15 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Carbonsteel

“Republicans will hold their representatives accountable.”

Like McCain and Graham! I think it isjust the reverse it is the Dems that punish failure to follow orthodoxy. We are the ones who let our party get away with murder.


22 posted on 04/13/2014 3:20:42 PM PDT by amnestynone (Lindsey Graham is a feckless, duplicitous, treacherous, double dealing backstabbing corksucker.)
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To: Beave Meister

,,,,,, so what you’re sayin’ is ,,,,, 40% of Californian’s are totally brain dead . No surprise . Did you ever notice there is always a constant 28 to 30% positive response to any liberal poll no matter how disgusting or unconstitutional the question is . I believe most of these folks are pure commies .


23 posted on 04/13/2014 4:59:55 PM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: 0bamanomics is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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