Skip to comments.States with the Best & Worst Taxpayer ROI(Return on Investment)
Posted on 05/15/2014 5:56:01 PM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles
There is an obvious disconnect in the minds of taxpayers between the amount we fork over each April and what we ultimately receive from the government in return. Tax Day is a tangible, painful reminder of our investments in federal, state and local governments, but its difficult to discern the governments precise role in our day-to-day quality of life and overall pursuit of happiness. Perhaps thats why 52% of people feel they pay too much in taxes and most people think roughly half of their tax dollars are being wasted.
The blue states have a head start in ROI because of 2 reasons I can think of right away. They suck a lot of money from the Feds in terms of directs grants/spending and they are densely populated. It takes all lot of money per capita to maintain roads in an empty place like Montana.
It takes a lot to feed that great big bloated parasitic growth in Washington DC that sucks the life out of the economy.
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Yes Maryland is 41st highest tax but we hardly get anything back from the Feds....Feds are thieves. Anyway, I am surprised that we were higher ranked. Our taxes are horrible.