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States with the Best & Worst Taxpayer ROI(Return on Investment)
Wallet Hub ^ | May 2014 | John S Kiernan

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 it’s difficult to discern the government’s precise role in our day-to-day quality of life and overall pursuit of happiness. Perhaps that’s why 52% of people feel they pay too much in taxes and most people think roughly half of their tax dollars are being wasted.


TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: investment; states; taxpayer
Pretty big and detailed article with all sorts of stats.
1 posted on 05/15/2014 5:56:01 PM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

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.


2 posted on 05/15/2014 6:32:42 PM PDT by WMarshal (Free citizen, never a subject or a civilian)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

It takes a lot to feed that great big bloated parasitic growth in Washington DC that sucks the life out of the economy.


3 posted on 05/15/2014 6:55:10 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Malaysia Flight MH370 Black Box signals reported in Bermuda Triangle)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

ping for later reading


4 posted on 05/15/2014 7:18:38 PM PDT by fulltlt
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

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.


5 posted on 05/15/2014 7:21:04 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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