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- I live in Warren PA, I grew up in Buffalo area I have never live in a state that for the past 3 week our state employees haven't been getting paid because our government
- hasn't come up with a budget. I also live in a county that either property taxes are
- outrageous, or I to have permit for everything I done including a 3 foot blow up pool from Wal-Mart. I may live in hillbilly town but, this has gotten a little much.
In times of recession, the government should downsize as well. If my family members are out of work, maybe government officials should be as well. They might work towards solving problems if they do not know where the money to pay for their living expenses will be coming from.
I live in a state that has property taxes that supposedly pay for education (I think that was outlawed off the state books about 30 years ago but still continues), has a state tax, city tax, sales tax, fees for cars, licenses, school activities, extracurricular courses, (remember have that property tax to pay for public education but need additional dollars for these classes). So far, any form of government we have for the people and by the people is gone. I see for the government, by the government. Spend and waste.
Too bad there seems to be no way for the Americans that are the backbone of the country to have a voice that government listens to. I would love to have a job that after 8 years, I get a salary, body guards, oh and a pension that has nothing to do with social security. Mandatory for us lowly citizens to pay into. If it is so great, let the government have the same opportunities I have. Pay into social security and help make it solvent. Retire on your 403b or 401K with whatever your company will match if anything. Maybe if you get down with what your country's people deal with, the government officials might really understand, for the people and by the people.
I have lived in a few of the cities mentioned and this article is not really accurate. It really does depend on lifestyle, income, education, etc.
For instance Jacksonville may not have state tax, but property tax is crazy and they tax most sale items. Quality of life is not that great either, the schools are horrid and high crime.
It does not make sense to move just to make a lot less in income and pay more for the same lifestyle, just to save little bit in taxes. You get what you pay for.
"But with respect to future debt; would it not be wise and just for that nation to declare in the constitution they are forming that neither the legislature, nor the nation itself can validly contract more debt, than they may pay within their own age, or within the term of 19 years."
I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.
It goes without saying that the information posted on the internet must be taken with a grain of salt. I live in the Chicago metro area and the tax burden here is insane. It may be even worse than when I lived in Los Angeles. Various others have described the numerous taxes and hidden charges so I won't go into those. But, I will add that if you have children attending public school, you need to add on about $200 per kid for registration fees. It's true. (And you thought your property taxes would take care of that.) Only in Chicagoland will you find librarians at the local high school pulling down $120,000 per year in salary.
It's a sick world when you pay the kinds of taxes we all pay and get so little for it. The bottom line is that taxes are out of control for all Americans. Government at all levels is the very definition and embodiment of waste and inefficiency. Government doesn't know how to spend wisely, make rational decisions, and eliminate waste. All they know how to do is raise taxes and they've figured out all kinds of ways to sneak them past us.
Hmmmm.....well we all know the lowest taxes are the states run by republicans. Yet all you people want is Obama, people need to wake up. And Sarah Palin's state is the best....imagine that. It is no surprise to me. The bottom line is government is corrupt, the congress is corrupt, the president is corrupt. Republicans believe small government and low taxes, liberals believe in big government and high taxes. Do you really want 60%+ of your paycheck going to government like England and Germany?? It is coming thanks to Obama and the corrupt media and the people that voted him in. No, I am not a repulican, they are corrupt too. I believe in small government, low taxes and the constitution, yes the one that is being violated on a daily basis in this pathetic government we have.