Skip to comments.Editorial: No-tax, low-tax states booming
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 ...
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....
Great editorial from the Orange County Register.
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.
Stifle yourself. We’d rather not the secret not get out. Keep your huddled masses.
God Bless Texas.
Stifle yourself. We’d rather the secret not get out. Keep your huddled masses.
God Bless Texas.
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’.
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.
Nevada is a noted exception.
” - - - 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!
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.
Nevada had a good twenty year run, from 1989 - 2009.
They’re suffering because of the ongoing Obama depression.
Capitalism strikes again!
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. ;-)
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...
I believe that they have that tax in New Hampshire too.
LOL! Wouldn't surprise me in the least. Apparently it takes a lot of money to Keep Austin Weird.
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!] ;-)
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?
The b*st*rds tax the view from your front porch?
You have to pay a tax because you picked a 'scenic' place to live.
Guess who gets to define the word 'scenic'?
not the 1%