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NYers take worst tax hit in nation
NY Post ^ | October 24, 2012 | ERIK KRISS

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 what’s 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...

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: New York
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1 posted on 10/25/2012 2:08:22 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

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?


2 posted on 10/25/2012 2:09:51 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: neverdem

And yet they keep voting the people back in that raise their taxes.


3 posted on 10/25/2012 2:10:23 PM PDT by coconut47
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To: neverdem

Yeah, my state is number 1 .... oh wait, forget it.


4 posted on 10/25/2012 2:15:34 PM PDT by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: neverdem

Jerry Brown is jealous and wants to be #1 himself.


5 posted on 10/25/2012 2:16:31 PM PDT by ThomasThomas
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To: neverdem

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.


6 posted on 10/25/2012 2:19:36 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: neverdem

Well, we are only #3—but we are #1 for the most state boondoggles and corrupt giveaways per capita.


7 posted on 10/25/2012 2:21:03 PM PDT by cgbg (No bailouts for New York and California. Let them eat debt.)
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To: neverdem

Old NYS Motto: “Excelsior!”

Actual Motto: “TaxUsSomeMore!”


8 posted on 10/25/2012 2:22:30 PM PDT by mikrofon (Time for a Colon Powell-Movement.)
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To: Tzimisce

Only the leeches. Read the comments under the article. They make FR seem like a gathering of moderates. LoL.


9 posted on 10/25/2012 2:34:18 PM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: neverdem
The state in which I currently live is 8th highest.The state in which I'll soon be living is 44th highest.
10 posted on 10/25/2012 2:34:17 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: mikrofon

Old NYS Motto: “Excelsior!”

Actual Motto: “Taxussomemore!”


11 posted on 10/25/2012 2:35:47 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (yup-Who knew??)
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To: neverdem
isnt there a report out there somewhere depicting the fact that states w/o an income tax do better in every measure than those that do? growth, standard of living etc etc etc... also isn't it a fact that smart, rich people vote with their feet? i.e. a certain millionaire, mr. rush limbaugh left ny a confiscatory tax venue to live in a state where there is no state tax? why yes indeed he did... way to go ny....you screwed yerself out of a bundle of money ....congrats...fools...bwhaahaah oh my goddddd.
12 posted on 10/25/2012 2:48:33 PM PDT by jimsin
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To: coconut47

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.


13 posted on 10/25/2012 2:50:29 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: neverdem

Wow! A revolution was fought over much less taxation.


14 posted on 10/25/2012 2:52:47 PM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter"you min)
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To: neverdem

This is great news! They have asked for it. They have voted for it. This is what they want. Congratulations on your success.


15 posted on 10/25/2012 3:10:46 PM PDT by kempster
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To: neverdem

Yeah, but look at all the wonderful services they get for their money,
great schools, safe neighborhoods, fine government.
What a crock.


16 posted on 10/25/2012 3:34:55 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: cyborg; Clemenza; Cacique; NYCVirago; The Mayor; Darksheare; hellinahandcart; Chode; ...
For America's future, The [NY]Post endorses Mitt Romney for president

Ann Marie Buerkle (R NY-24) running even in heavily Democratic district

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FReepmail me if you want on or off my New York ping list.

17 posted on 10/25/2012 4:05:47 PM PDT by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: arrogantsob

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)


18 posted on 10/25/2012 4:57:54 PM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: ThomasThomas

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!


19 posted on 10/25/2012 8:07:47 PM PDT by Mastador1
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To: metmom
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)

Are you suggesting that Rust Belt Erie and governed from Brasilia on the Hudson would be conservative?
20 posted on 10/25/2012 11:15:11 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: rmlew

Have taken a look at a district by district red/blue map of NYS since the last election?

http://elections.nytimes.com/2012/ratings/house

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.


21 posted on 10/26/2012 5:08:30 AM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: neverdem

Thanks for the ping!


22 posted on 10/26/2012 9:02:06 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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