Skip to comments.NYers take worst tax hit in nation
Posted on 10/25/2012 2:08:18 PM PDT by neverdem
The Empire State is tops again for having the highest tax burden of any state in the nation.
In whats become an annual ritual, New York, followed by New Jersey and Connecticut, led the nation in combined state and local taxes, the latest report by the Tax Foundation found.
New Yorkers were socked with an average tax burden calculated at 12.8 percent of their income in 2010, according to the conservative think tank, which has been tracking state-by-state tax burdens since 1977.
And in every survey, New York has been tops. In 2010, that distinction amounted to a whopping $6,375 average tax burden for every man, woman and child.
In New Jersey, the tax burden was put at 12.4 percent of income and in Connecticut it was 12.3 percent. Including New York, the three states were the only ones with a tax burden above 12 percent...
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They’re proud of their high tax status, even as they flee their state, come to my neighborhood and vote for big tax and spenders.
So what do you want me to say?
And yet they keep voting the people back in that raise their taxes.
Yeah, my state is number 1 .... oh wait, forget it.
Jerry Brown is jealous and wants to be #1 himself.
I live in NY. I think there are quite a lot of citizens and especially politicians who are quietly proud of the fact NY has the highest taxes in the nation.
Well, we are only #3—but we are #1 for the most state boondoggles and corrupt giveaways per capita.
Old NYS Motto: “Excelsior!”
Actual Motto: “TaxUsSomeMore!”
Only the leeches. Read the comments under the article. They make FR seem like a gathering of moderates. LoL.
Old NYS Motto: Excelsior!
Actual Motto: Taxussomemore!
Not here in NJ; Chris Christie helped lay off thousands of cops, teachers, etc. so we wouldn’t have to turn our homes over to banks. On other threads I’ve stated that the high tax burden in the northeast, coupled with the falling salaries as our “real” jobs leave and are replaced with “new normal” jobs, make this area ripe for Romney upsets.
I can’t tell you enough: things are really bad here.
Wow! A revolution was fought over much less taxation.
This is great news! They have asked for it. They have voted for it. This is what they want. Congratulations on your success.
Yeah, but look at all the wonderful services they get for their money,
great schools, safe neighborhoods, fine government.
What a crock.
FReepmail me if you want on or off my New York ping list.
You’re right. The comments are funny.
And they express the views of many people I know.
Problem is NYC. If only we could push it out to sea and pull the plug......
The rest of Upstate could out vote the remaining cities and leave us conservative, but we can’t overcome NYC AND the Upstate cities (Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Watertown, Binghamton, Albany, and the Res)
Brownie won’t be happy til he gets us in California to fifteen percent.It’s all for the kids, I mean teachers unions. And since the state is run by corrupt Dems and illegals the rest of are screwed if we can’t leave the state!
Have taken a look at a district by district red/blue map of NYS since the last election?
The only reason the North Country was blue is because a conservative ran in the election for the House and ended up taking votes from the Republican. he tried to withdraw from the race so as not to split the vote but was past the dead line. He asked his supporters to not vote for him so as not to split the vote but obviously, they didn’t listen.
I think it will go back to red this year.
Thanks for the ping!
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