And I suppose that the plight of inner cities and the fact they have not progressed for the poor and minorities, has nothing to do with the fact that nearly all of them have been controlled by democrats and their policies over the last 50 years... Right?
Originally Posted by Redress
How about you take a look at the most business friendly states (you know, the job providing ones) and see how many are red, and how many are blue.
Then of course there's the tax burden. You know, which states people pay less taxes in, and which pay more. Here, I dug this up for you because I read it recently.
It is estimated by the Tax Foundation that the nation as a whole will pay on average 9.7% of its income in state and local taxes in 2008, down from 9.9% in 2007 primarily because income grew faster than tax collections between 2007 and 2008. This is the latest report the Tax Foundation has issued.
New Jersey residents paid 11.8%, topping the charts. New Yorkers were close behind, paying 11.7%, and Connecticut was third at 11.1%. The top 10 were rounded out by Maryland (10.8%), Hawaii (10.6%), California (10.5%), Ohio (10.4%). Vermont (10.3%), Wisconsin (10.2%) and Rhode Island (10.2%).
Alaskans pay the least, 6.4 percent in 2008, but Nevada is close at 6.6 percent. In four states the residents pay between 7 and 8 percent of their income in state and local taxes: Wyoming (7.0%), Florida (7.4%), New Hampshire (7.6%) and South Dakota (7.9%). Four other states round out the bottom 10: Tennessee (8.3%), Texas (8.4%), Louisiana (8.4%) and Arizona (8.5%).
Taxes by State
You can believe what you want... I choose to use the facts to base my beliefs on.