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Missing Californians (The Number of Top-Income Californians Have Declined by a Third)
American Thinker ^ | 02/15/2012 | Russ Vaugh

Posted on 02/15/2012 7:05:31 AM PST by SeekAndFind

The Sacramento Bee website is reporting that the number of top-income taxpayers in California has declined by a third. In an article in its Capitol Alert section, the Bee says that those Californians with $500,000 and up taxable incomes have declined from almost 150,000 in 2007 to slightly under 100,000 in 2009. The article also notes that the 100,000, representing just over a half percent of the 14.6 million returns, accounted for 18.8 percent of total income reported, but paid 32 percent of all income taxes in 2009.

If Governor Jerry Brown wonders where a whole bunch of those making up that sizable segment of his top taxpayers disappeared to, he might want to call their new governor, Rick Perry, who may have lost in the primary, but who's the surefire winner in the contest to snag rich Californians fleeing the tax tyranny and liberal insanity of the no-longer glittering Golden State.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: bluestates; california; flee; income; millionaires; taxandspend; taxes
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1 posted on 02/15/2012 7:05:36 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Maybe California is expecting the illegals to pick up the slack and pay the taxes?


2 posted on 02/15/2012 7:08:34 AM PST by RC2
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To: SeekAndFind

Using typical Rat mentality, they will probably try to make up the difference by raising taxes on the 2/3 who have not fled.


3 posted on 02/15/2012 7:12:43 AM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: SeekAndFind

Unfortunately those Kalipornians will probably be supporting Democrats once they get here.


4 posted on 02/15/2012 7:13:24 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: SeekAndFind

5 posted on 02/15/2012 7:14:28 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (I am pro-Jesus, anti-abortion, pro-limited government, anti-GOP.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The sad fact is they have moved to states where they will inflict their high taxes philosophy on low tax states. Kinda reminds you of the aliens in “Independence Day.”


6 posted on 02/15/2012 7:18:40 AM PST by depressed in 06 (6 November, 2012, the day our embarrassment is sent back to Kenya.)
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To: SeekAndFind
If Governor Jerry Brown wonders where a whole bunch of those making up that sizable segment of his top taxpayers disappeared to, he might want to call their new governor, Rick Perry,

Yep. Even I am looking to move back to TX. I dearly love CA's landscape and weather but, just can't take the over taxation and nanny state-ism anymore.

7 posted on 02/15/2012 7:19:27 AM PST by CAluvdubya (Newt or Rick.....either one works)
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To: Proud2BeRight
they will probably try to make up the difference by raising taxes on the 2/3 who have not fled.

They've been doing it through the years.. and LOOK!! It's turned out SO well!!!! /s

8 posted on 02/15/2012 7:20:40 AM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: SeekAndFind

.5% of all tax filers paid 32% of the taxes?

waaaa! This proves “the rich” aren’t paying their FAIR SHARE!


9 posted on 02/15/2012 7:21:24 AM PST by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: CAluvdubya

Ah, Those people voting with their feet. Poor California, raise your taxes to make up for it.


10 posted on 02/15/2012 7:21:50 AM PST by scooby321
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To: SeekAndFind

So, is California the new detroit?

Detroit’s Socialist Nightmare Is America’s Future
http://whiskeyandgunpowder.com/detroits-socialist-nightmare-is-americas-future/

The relevant snip:

“In Detroit, they didn’t like paying new, large taxes to fund a largely black and Democratic political hegemony. And so, in 1966, more than 22,000 middle- and upper-class residents moved out of the city.”

Replace “black” with “hispanic”.


11 posted on 02/15/2012 7:22:18 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: RC2

“Maybe California is expecting the illegals to pick up the slack and pay the taxes?”

BWHAHAHAHA! The DPRK with Moonbeam at the helm is a classic case of stupid is as stupid does.. Fing socialists!


12 posted on 02/15/2012 7:23:17 AM PST by mongo141
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To: ClearCase_guy

I moved to a farm in central Kentucky.

But you didn’t ask “where”. Never mind.


13 posted on 02/15/2012 7:23:20 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: SeekAndFind

There aren’t enough Californians to whom the concept of a third of something is even meaningful, good luck getting the outrage spigot opened in the nation’s human terrarium. What was that song that declared California as “where the scum meets the sea...”?


14 posted on 02/15/2012 7:27:17 AM PST by februus
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To: depressed in 06
The sad fact is they have moved to states where they will inflict their high taxes philosophy on low tax states. Kinda reminds you of the aliens in “Independence Day.”


Not necessarily. At a certain income level, the CA tax savings would pay for a condo in NV.

No need to actually live there, just visit when the weather is nice and use it as a tax address. Lot's of “Californians” live (cough, cough) in Incline Village on Lake Tahoe.

15 posted on 02/15/2012 7:31:14 AM PST by az_gila
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To: SeekAndFind

Keep voting in those socialist democRATS into office. But don’t worry than the federal government will come in bail you out because “your too big to fail” then they will own you.


16 posted on 02/15/2012 7:34:27 AM PST by THE_RAIDER (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing their idiot.)
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To: ScottinVA

“They’ve been doing it through the years.. and LOOK!! It’s turned out SO well!!!! /s “

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. - Albert Einstein


17 posted on 02/15/2012 7:38:26 AM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: ClearCase_guy

Who is John Galt indeed!


18 posted on 02/15/2012 7:42:08 AM PST by petro45acp (NO good endeavour survives an excess of "adult supervision" (hence the American experiment))
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To: GeronL
Unfortunately those Kalipornians will probably be supporting Democrats once they get here.

And the cycle repeats itself.

I remember when California was a swing state. The influx of people from the east and from foreign shores changed all that.

19 posted on 02/15/2012 7:44:06 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Proud2BeRight

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. - Albert Einstein

love that quote and let’s not forget:

“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” - Albert Einstein


20 posted on 02/15/2012 7:47:57 AM PST by THE_RAIDER (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing their idiot.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Punish the people who follow the rules and reward the people who ignore the rules. This is the sure road to success.


21 posted on 02/15/2012 7:50:32 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: SeekAndFind

Its the “Detroit Effect” being implemented at the state level in California by the same pack of liberal predators....


22 posted on 02/15/2012 7:52:36 AM PST by mo
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To: silverleaf
They are paying their taxes in Virginia ~ another place California's rich people are moving to in large numbers.

Top state income tax rate is 5.5% ~ and you are allowed to own property, do stuff with it, maybe raise a cow, or goats, or whatever ~ things only illegal aliens are allowed to do in CA anymore.

The coyote count is low and we have plenty of eagles in the sky. Just buy an overcoat.

23 posted on 02/15/2012 7:57:14 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: SeekAndFind

Sometimes more equals less.


24 posted on 02/15/2012 7:58:06 AM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (The democratic party is the greatest cargo cult in history.)
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To: scooby321

Like here in Illinois. Dems raised income taxes 67%. They need more money. Property taxes continue to rise despite a fall in home values. Now they are setting up red light cameras and speed cameras near schools and parks to collect more money (nothing to do with “safety.”) Also passing laws where they can confiscate your state income tax refund if you owe any money on these bogus tickets. And the people of Illinois will continue to elect the same people.....If waste, fraud and abuse were eliminated, we would have a budget surplus.


25 posted on 02/15/2012 7:58:45 AM PST by Fu-fu2
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To: CAluvdubya

You just expressed my circumstances.


26 posted on 02/15/2012 8:12:42 AM PST by Rusty0604
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To: GeronL; SeekAndFind
Unfortunately those Kalipornians will probably be supporting Democrats once they get here.

We have several recent CA transplants in our neighborhood. Not one voted for 0 bummer. One Hispanic lady recently took the bottom half of her McPain/Palin sticker off her car.

27 posted on 02/15/2012 8:44:17 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: CAluvdubya
Even I am looking to move back to TX.

Bring water when you come!!!!

28 posted on 02/15/2012 8:46:46 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Bigfoot got them.


29 posted on 02/15/2012 9:08:12 AM PST by Oratam
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To: CAluvdubya

Yep. Even I am looking to move back to TX. I dearly love CA’s landscape and weather but, just can’t take the over taxation and nanny state-ism anymore.

...back to? Geeeezzzzz what are you waiting for?? After paying six figures in TAXES in a single year in the last decade, we abandoned CA for TX! Can’t believe we didn’t get here to Hill Country Heaven sooner... everything (except for Zuma Beach) is better, and cheaper, and friendlier... and full of Californians!!!

No more leftist politicians or congresscritters...

ymmv


30 posted on 02/15/2012 10:03:07 AM PST by ElectionInspector (Molon Labe...)
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To: GeronL
Unfortunately those Kalipornians will probably be supporting Democrats once they get here.

Yup, what's happening to you now is what happened here in the 1950s when New Yorkers fled that State for what was then a fairly conservative California.

31 posted on 02/15/2012 10:06:21 AM PST by Carry_Okie (There has not been a conservative American government for 90 years.)
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To: Proud2BeRight

No, the Democrat Liberal Elites will retroactively charge these rich scoflaws an exit tax that will correct the revenue imbalance. The last thing California will do is to charge illegal mexicans more taxes; they are not for taxes - they are for voting Democrat, period.

It is up to these rich refugees to tell California to go f@ck itself when the state-contracted debt collectors come calling.


32 posted on 02/15/2012 10:11:48 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: az_gila
You're absolutely correct about Incline Village, however California does not give up easily on their tax base. My parents lived in Incline for 25 while years while also keeping homes in Newport and Palm Desert. They were audited repeatedly, having to produce phone records, medical records, utility bills, gasoline expenses, and voting proofs, any number of things that supported Incline as their home. It was all upheld but takes a ton of real living there to get the state off ones back...
33 posted on 02/15/2012 10:16:15 AM PST by Slicksadick (Go out on a limb........Its where the fruit is.)
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To: ElectionInspector

“we abandoned CA for TX!”

Good for you! If this country had more people like you who would rather switch than fight, there never would have been a USA! Personally, I’m glad you went to Texas. The more of you who choose to leave, the sooner we will reach critical mass here and the government will collapse. And while you are reveling in your self-serving move, you might want to consider that as California is now, so will Texas become if we don’t find a solution to our dilemma. You can have all of Texas so far as I am concerned. I turned down a move to Graham, TX years ago and am glad I did. What a crap hole! When we asked the mayor if the town’s swimming pool was integrated, he told us “why sho, but the (you no who’s) don’ t come because they know they aren’t welcome.” Then there was Possum Kingdom Lake, it was a dry county, and the women fixed food that would insure that they had at least two husbands.
So I’ll stay here in beautiful, temperate California and deal with our sorry politics because it’s way better in every way than Texas with all its humidity, bugs, snakes, etc.


34 posted on 02/15/2012 10:33:16 AM PST by vette6387
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To: vette6387

So I’ll stay here in beautiful, temperate California and deal with our sorry politics because it’s way better in every way than Texas with all its humidity, bugs, snakes

...well, bless your heart sweetie. Enjoy the swirling ride down the toilet bowl. I’m proud to be surrounded by generations of descendants of the Republic of Texas and will have the natives’ backs when needed...

(ps... your second sentence is to asinine for comment)


35 posted on 02/15/2012 2:26:28 PM PST by ElectionInspector (Molon Labe...)
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