Skip to comments.Low-tax states will gain seats, high-tax states will lose them
Posted on 11/17/2010 1:11:27 PM PST by kingattax
Migration from high-tax states to states with lower taxes and less government spending will dramatically alter the composition of future Congresses, according to a study by Americans for Tax Reform
Eight states are projected to gain at least one congressional seat under reapportionment following the 2010 Census: Texas (four seats), Florida (two seats), Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, South Carolina, Utah and Washington (one seat each). Their average top state personal income tax rate: 2.8 percent.
By contrast, New York and Ohio are likely to lose two seats each, while Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania will be down one apiece. The average top state personal income tax rate in these loser states: 6.05 percent.
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Doesn’t bode well for those of us in high tax states keeping the Federal deduction for state and local taxes....
Beware all you residents in low-tax states. These high-tax drifters will soon make your state a high-tax state wanting state programs just like the ones they left.
The 2012 election is looking very bad for the Democrats.
8 states are going to gain 12 seats and only Washington may go Democrat. A gain of 11 Seats for the Republicans.
10 states are going to lose 12 seats and the Republicans may only lose 3 seats.
So a net gain of 9 seats for the Republicans.
I expect the deduction to stay for now. You have Schumer high up in the Senate and Pelosi as Minority Leader. Folks like these from high-tax states will convince Obama not to let it go.
And that's just from the businesses fleeing the state because of the hoax-based Climate Change laws that were just enacted during a period of high unemployment.
Texas (four seats) and Florida (two seats) have no state income tax, so of course, they are gaining population. It’s like giving yourself an immediate raise of a few thousand dollars.
Interesting. New Jersey’s loss of a House seat is a big deal when you look at it in the context of the state’s size and history. New Jersey now has 13 House seats, and in 2012 they’ll be down to 12. We had 15 seats up until the 1980 Census, and it’s been all downhill ever since. We’ve basically lost 20% of our influence in Congress in the last 30 years.
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