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Editorial: No-tax, low-tax states booming
ocregister.com ^ | April 16 2012 | THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

Posted on 04/23/2012 1:05:39 PM PDT by NoLibZone

We wish it weren't so. But the evidence keeps coming in that other states, such as Texas and its Sun Belt neighbors, are doing something right in promoting business and jobs creation, and California is doing something terribly wrong. The U.S. Census Bureau just released estimates of the top 10 fastest-growing metropolitan areas, by population, from April 1, 2010, to July 1, 2011. Not one was in California.

The fastest-growing was Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Wash., which grew 4.3 percent during the 15-month period. It enjoys a diverse economy and Washington's lack of a state income tax. Second-fastest growing was Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas, at 3.9 percent. It has become an educational and high-tech powerhouse and – notice a trend? – Texas has no state income tax.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial
KEYWORDS: califronia; hightaxes; hitax; lotax; lowtaxes; notax; notaxes; states; taxes; texas

1 posted on 04/23/2012 1:05:43 PM PDT by NoLibZone
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To: NoLibZone

GTT


2 posted on 04/23/2012 1:13:00 PM PDT by ThirdMate
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To: NoLibZone

Libs are fleeing high tax, over regulated states.

They move to my low tax, relatively free state where they then vote for higher taxes and more regulations....


3 posted on 04/23/2012 1:13:33 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: NoLibZone

Great editorial from the Orange County Register.


4 posted on 04/23/2012 1:14:53 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: NoLibZone
It's not just income tax, it's regulation and the mindset of the regulators. I've heard many stories from business owners who moved out of CA about the difference. In CA many agencies must pay for part of their budget by fines. The regulators come in with the attitude that business owners are the bad guys who should pay fines for the privilege of being able to have a business in CA, and they will look around until they find something.

In states like TX and NV state regulators ask how they can help new businesses, offer ways to meet regulations of which there are a lot fewer. Those former CA business owners were amazed to find government officials who actually appreciated having them open a business in their community.

5 posted on 04/23/2012 1:28:28 PM PDT by Hugin ("Most time a man'll tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear"--Open Range)
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To: NoLibZone

Stifle yourself. We’d rather not the secret not get out. Keep your huddled masses.

God Bless Texas.

SnakeDoc


6 posted on 04/23/2012 1:31:11 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens)
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To: NoLibZone

Stifle yourself. We’d rather the secret not get out. Keep your huddled masses.

God Bless Texas.

SnakeDoc


7 posted on 04/23/2012 1:31:29 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens)
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To: NoLibZone

As a new resident of the Tri Cities, (Kennewick . .), I see a lot of former Cali residents. Back when I lived in Texas, same story. Talking to one ex-Californan, he told me that he was amazed how cheap houses were in the suburbs north of Dallas area. He actually bought two houses because ‘they were a deal’.


8 posted on 04/23/2012 1:34:09 PM PDT by sportutegrl (When Californians move to Washington they lower the IQ of both states.)
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To: Tzimisce
Libs are fleeing high tax, over regulated states. They move to my low tax, relatively free state where they then vote for higher taxes and more regulations....

They are indeed like a virus that infects and kills the host, then move on to a new one, ready to destroy it and repeat the process again.

9 posted on 04/23/2012 1:41:07 PM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: NoLibZone

Nevada is a noted exception.


10 posted on 04/23/2012 1:41:57 PM PDT by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: NoLibZone

” - - - when they replace the lifetime government functionaries in the Legislature with folks with long experience in the real world of work, struggle, profit and loss in the private sector.”

Right! In the Democrat Party, the State of California or the Country of Greece, that will be when pigs fly!


11 posted on 04/23/2012 1:43:44 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
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To: NoLibZone
If you read the comments at the end of the original newspaper piece the problem becomes crystal clear -- California libtards deny the obvious and make up specious rationalizations about reality, i.e.property tax rates are just slightly higher than the national average. The big positive is, the libtards won't move because they don't think anything is wrong.
12 posted on 04/23/2012 1:44:55 PM PDT by immadashell
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To: sportutegrl

Drove through Dallas this last week on the way to Oklahoma from Houston. I thought traffic was bad in Houston - Dallas has surpassed us in this category it seems. Was also amazed at the amount of highway construction going on in Dallas. Corsicana north to the Red River is just one long continuous solid stream of traffic. Was nice to be in Oklahoma for a few days. Heard not one word of Spanish for four days - plus gas is a lot less expensive in Oklahoma.


13 posted on 04/23/2012 1:51:44 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: edcoil

Nevada had a good twenty year run, from 1989 - 2009.

They’re suffering because of the ongoing Obama depression.


14 posted on 04/23/2012 2:22:39 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The TEA Party is my cup of tea.)
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To: NoLibZone

Capitalism strikes again!


15 posted on 04/23/2012 2:31:15 PM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (Give me liberty, or give me death!)
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To: immadashell
California libtards deny the obvious and make up specious rationalizations about reality, i.e.property tax rates are just slightly higher than the national average.

Even if that were the case, do they ever mention 'specialized' taxes?

My best friend's brother lives in California. She told me one of the things he pays along with property taxes is a *view tax*.

It was 10 minutes before I stopped laughing long enough for her to explain what it was. ;-)

16 posted on 04/23/2012 2:37:59 PM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a ~Person~ as created by the Law of Nature, not a 'person' as created by the laws of Man)
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To: MamaTexan

Don’t laugh too hard Mama...

The LibTard (might be misspelled) center of Texas (Austin) considered such a tax for the hilltops around Lake Travis. I don’t know if it was enacted.

I live north of Austin and read the online Austin newspaper to find out what is happening around the area. It is rapidly becoming more like California everyday, but the hot local economy is pumping in the tax dollars to support their bike bridges and solar power efforts...

I have not spent a taxable dollar there since they boycotted Arizona...


17 posted on 04/23/2012 2:54:35 PM PDT by CenTex (My ammunition pile is growing... Hand loading is helping...)
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To: MamaTexan
"....a *view tax*....."

I believe that they have that tax in New Hampshire too.

18 posted on 04/23/2012 3:02:18 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: CenTex; Paladin2
The LibTard (might be misspelled) center of Texas (Austin) considered such a tax for the hilltops around Lake Travis.

LOL! Wouldn't surprise me in the least. Apparently it takes a lot of money to Keep Austin Weird.

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It was also startled by the fact it probably was an actual tax somewhere, either. My husband and I carefully chose a house in an unincorporated area northwest of Austin to avoid ....inconveniences.

[HOWDY neighbor!] ;-)

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The first time I heard it though, it seemed ludicrous.

But honestly, the first thing that crossed my mind was I wondered if it was something blind people would have to pay?

19 posted on 04/23/2012 4:48:57 PM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a ~Person~ as created by the Law of Nature, not a 'person' as created by the laws of Man)
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To: MamaTexan
My best friend's brother lives in California. She told me one of the things he pays along with property taxes is a *view tax*.

The b*st*rds tax the view from your front porch?

20 posted on 04/23/2012 5:59:55 PM PDT by immadashell
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The b*st*rds tax the view from your front porch?

Yep!

You have to pay a tax because you picked a 'scenic' place to live.

Guess who gets to define the word 'scenic'?

21 posted on 04/23/2012 6:09:51 PM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a ~Person~ as created by the Law of Nature, not a 'person' as created by the laws of Man)
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Guess who gets to define the word 'scenic'?

not the 1%

22 posted on 04/23/2012 8:02:14 PM PDT by immadashell
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