Sunday, July 24, 2011

If you are from New Jersey, Pennsylvania is a tax haven 

There are only 49 states with a lower tax burden than New Jersey. People leave this state for Pennsylvania, which has higher taxes than a mere forty states, to avoid state taxes. I know, I've seen them do it.

Meanwhile, there are only five states with a lower aggregate tax burden than Texas, which has 30% more people than New York (which taxes slightly less aggressively than New Jersey) but which collects 60% less in taxes. Even if you believe that Texas does not do everything right, how can any principled New Yorker not be outraged, or at least ashamed, by the disparity?


By Anonymous Kirk Petersen, at Sun Jul 24, 11:33:00 PM:

Ha!! I scooped you by 32 minutes! http://blog.kirkpetersen.net/2011/07/surprise-new-jersey-has-the-highest-tax-burden.html  

By Blogger Steve, at Mon Jul 25, 12:57:00 AM:

May be why Obama hates Texas.  

By Blogger Georg Felis, at Mon Jul 25, 01:05:00 AM:

Steve, name one state that he *likes*? (other than D.C., the State of Chaos, and the State of Delusion)  

By Blogger Unknown, at Mon Jul 25, 07:52:00 AM:


By Anonymous Anonymous, at Mon Jul 25, 04:54:00 PM:

Easy! We New Yorkers are arrogant elitists who don't like anywhere that isn't NYC. Ask any New Yorker for driving instructions to get to another state: there is only one answer, "I don't know, but go across the GWB and turn left."  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Mon Jul 25, 11:12:00 PM:

The difference is NY has to pay overtime for snow plowing.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Tue Jul 26, 12:46:00 PM:

If you want to make hay from this invest in Delaware, especially areas down the Route 1 corridor. It is growing like a weed and you can commute to Philadelphia from there, assuming you can't find work locally.  

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