CA is NOT the highest taxed state

CA is NOT the highest taxed state

Taxes-egyptian-peasants-wikimedia-300x163You’ve probably heard California has the nation’s highest taxes.


We’re only third-worst, behind even worse New York and New Jersey, according to a new survey by the Tax Foundation’s new 2015 State Business Tax Climate Index.

Broken down, California ranks 50th — worst — on the income tax, for which we are gouged not just to the bone, but into the bone and down to the marrow.

Corporate taxes — 34th best — and salex taxes — 42nd best — only are a little better.

We’re somewhat better –14th best for both — on the unemployment insurance tax and the property tax — the latter due to the much-reviled Proposition 13, the 1978 tax cut. I hear rumors Democrats and their government-employee union controllers are going to move big time to gut Prop. 13 in the 2016 election. We’ll see. The defenders of Prop. 13 also have resources to keep California from going all the way to North Korea.

The Index noted:

“Anecdotes about the impact of state tax systems on business investment are plentiful. In Illinois early last decade, hundreds of millions of dollars of capital investments were delayed when then-Governor Rod Blagojevich proposed a hefty gross receipts tax. Only when the legislature resoundingly defeated the bill did the investment resume. In 2005, California-based Intel decided to build a multi-billion dollar chip-making facility in Arizona due to its favorable corporate income tax system. In 2010, Northrup Grumman chose to move its headquarters to Virginia over Maryland, citing the better business tax climate. Anecdotes such as these reinforce what we know from economic theory: taxes matter to businesses, and those places with the most competitive tax systems will reap the benefits of business-friendly tax climates.”

Blagojevich was convicted of extortion and currently is serving time at the Federal Correction Institution in Englewood. At least in that case taxpayers know where their stolen tax money ended up.


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  1. T ted t t teddy
    T ted t t teddy 28 October, 2014, 15:53

    El collapso with a barely relevant post in
    3. 2. 1

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  2. Donkey
    Donkey 28 October, 2014, 18:16

    The RAGWUS feeders will continue to run producers out of California for the simple fact they have no concept of where wealth comes from at all. Their own future candidate for POTUS, Helga the Commie,” claims that “corporations and businesses don’t create jobs.” That about sums up how stupid the RAGWUS feeders roll. 🙂

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  3. LetitCollapse
    LetitCollapse 28 October, 2014, 19:55

    Well, look what the leading democrap POTUS candidate said the other day “Don’t let anybody tell you it’s corporations and businesses create jobs”. HAH! What a friggin’ moron she is! If elected Hillary will be the final nail in the nation’s coffin. She will be the one that give us the last shove off the edge of the cliff. Nobody would know who the frack that woman is if not for her marriage to Bill. She would still be chasing ambulances in Little Rock and now there’s a possibility she could be our next POTUS!!! HAH! What a failed nation we are to give an audience to such a loser!!! GOD HELP LADY LIBERTY!!!

    Look what the democraps have done to the nation in the last 6 years! Look how they’ve screwed up the State of California and turned us into the welfare and poverty capital of the nation!!!

    No wonder businesses are fleeing!!! With all the gov regulations how could you survive financially as a business owner if you played by all the rules? That’s why businesses are hiring tons of illegals and paying them under the table. Otherwise they’d go bankrupt!!! They’ve turned us into the anarchy state. Nobody follows the damn rules anymore – and there’s no enforcement!! We’re swirling the bowl and about to get flushed, thanks to the democraps!!!

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  4. S Moderation Douglas
    S Moderation Douglas 28 October, 2014, 20:04

    “Broken down, California ranks 50th — worst — on the income tax, for which we are gouged not just to the bone, but into the bone and down to the marrow.”

    “Gouged to the bone” ……. IF…….. you make over $100,000.

    If you make $50,000 or less, with a family of three, your state income taxes are about average for the nation, maybe less. Ask Richard Ryder. The big boys pay most of our taxes in California.

    And their glass is STILL half full.

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    • Rex the Wonder Dog!
      Rex the Wonder Dog! 29 October, 2014, 14:15

      The big boys pay most of our taxes in California
      Totally false.

      We have a sales tax that is the highest in the nation that regressively kills the poor; and bond issues that kill the middle class. There are over 200 types of taxes/fees in CA exclusive from the income tax, only ONE is the income tax. I guess these taxes are paid by the “big boys” too…and then we have property taxes that apply to every property owner in CA. Opps. My bad.

      Oh, we also have 206 BOND issues on the ballot JUST FOR THIS ELECTION! I guess the big boys are the only ones who pay those too, right Dougie???

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  5. S Moderation Douglas
    S Moderation Douglas 28 October, 2014, 20:43

    So, California is the worst business climate in the nation. Businesses are leaving in droves (because all the UHauls were already taken). Yet we are adding jobs hand over fist. Sixth highest per capita state in job growth. Good paying jobs, by and large.

    The glass really is half full.

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  6. Queeg
    Queeg 28 October, 2014, 21:07

    Donk is back fending off the Ragwenetti….a perilous task as they rule the doomies in the Village of Hillyarium.

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  7. LetitCollapse
    LetitCollapse 28 October, 2014, 22:04

    Oh and never forget the famous Benghazi quote “What different, at this point, does it make???” HAH! Now we know the REAL story behind that one too! A terrorist gun running scam in Libya that resulted in our US Ambassador and his staff getting murdered and dragged through the streets! And Hillary knew!!! She sure did!!! Why do you think she stepped down as Secretary of State??? HMMMM???? To spend more time with Bill and Chelsea??? HAH! Nope. She was skeerd crapless!!! That’s why!!!! 😀

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  8. LetitCollapse
    LetitCollapse 28 October, 2014, 23:14

    How old is she? 70? I wonder how much loot she invested in that face of hers? Tight as a drum. I bet you could bounce a nickle off her cheek and put a hole in the ceiling. Why can’t people just accept the hand that mother nature dealt them? The other day while on an errand I ran into a woman about 75 years old who I hadn’t seen for about 3 years. She got a lip job. It looks like somebody inflated her lips with about 20 psi. I had to bite my tongue to keep from laughing. Why in God’s name to people do that? Don’t they understand how silly it makes them look, especially at an advanced age? Isn’t there anybody in their lives who gives them honest feedback? I mean, do they really think it makes them look beautiful? The older I get the more hope I lose in the human race! 😀

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    • Bill Gore
      Bill Gore 29 October, 2014, 08:10

      Weird little factoid about Hilly: back when she was a student at Yale, in the ’70’s, she was on the COVER of LIFE, with a gushing feature article about her as the ‘new woman’. It was mostly the kind of ‘in your face’ butch-lesbo brand of ’70’s feminism that we all got so familiar with, but what interests me is that SOMEONE took note of her when she was still a kid and nudged her along, probably introduced her to Bill (their marriage was a cutout).

      Oh and don’t forget darling Chelsea, whose fiance/now husband ‘just happens’ to be a rising star at GOLDMAN SACHS…..


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      • LetitCollapse
        LetitCollapse 29 October, 2014, 09:52

        “Oh and don’t forget darling Chelsea, whose fiance/now husband ‘just happens’ to be a rising star at GOLDMAN SACHS…..”

        Of course. Mom and dad taught Chelsea well. She knows what side of her bread is buttered and who put it there. heh. This is the reason not one crooked bankster (or gov official) went to jail after causing the largest economic meltdown ever experienced by man. Not one. Yet, if you bounce a rubber check for $300 expect a visit from the DA’s office and felony charges! heh. I’m afraid this is the world we live in. If you get caught dealing dime bags of weed on the street corner you’re looking at 3 years in prison. But banksters can literally launder billions of narco dollars and participate in the purchase of dope transport planes for the cartels that drop tons of cocaine, heroin and weed in the high desert for pick-up – not a single executive bank officer is prosecuted, let alone sent off to the big house. (The money laudering by the banks is a proven fact. Found criminally liable in civil court. Google it.) That’s the state of affairs in these United States of America!

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      • LetitCollapse
        LetitCollapse 29 October, 2014, 10:06

        Btw, it was the Clinton adminstration that started the ball rolling on the Wall Street scams that caused the financial collapse of 2008. Go read about the repeal of Glass-Steagall in the let 90’s. Tons of information on it. This does not excuse what the Bush administration did. But it was Clinton and his buddies who lit the fuse. And anybody with half a brain knows that. 😉

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    • T Mind of your Ted Godhead System
      T Mind of your Ted Godhead System 29 October, 2014, 10:21


      you spend alot of time on here making disparaging comments about women and minorities just like the above post——-are you 12? Or are you just a fringe lunatic right winger?

      Sad for CWD that these are the typical “conservative” commenters out here….

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      • LetitCollapse
        LetitCollapse 29 October, 2014, 12:50

        Women are included in the human race and account for about half the world’s human population. If a woman in power uses that power inappropriately or says stupid things – I will call her out just as quickly as I would call out a man under the same circumstances. And YOU are the one always bringing up race inappropriately. You should be banned from these boards for mind reading other posters and lodging false accusations about the intentions of our comments. You demean what news comment boards are supposed to represent. 90% of your comments are caustic remarks about other posters rather than about the news items of interest. Shame on you for being a a provacateur and an agitator. Don’t you have better things to do with your day? If you had a tail I bet you’d run in circles and bite it!!! HAH! 😀

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        • Ted Steele, Associate Prof.
          Ted Steele, Associate Prof. 4 November, 2014, 21:05

          Collapso- you spend alot of time on here making disparaging comments about women and minorities just like the above post——-are you 12? Or are you just a fringe lunatic right winger? Sad for CWD that these are the typical “conservative” commenters out here….

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      • S Moderation Douglas
        S Moderation Douglas 29 October, 2014, 21:55


        You’re both right, Tedward. LIC is an equal opportunity disparager. He hates everybody. Including himself, as I recall.

        AND a fringe lunatic winger.

        Sad for CWD.

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      • ricky65
        ricky65 30 October, 2014, 08:35

        There it is!
        Rambo Red Ted has managed to thrown down both the race card and the “War on Women”
        charge in a single post!
        Next salvo from our fierce warrior to be Collapso’s “bullying” of Liberal posters…

        BTW Ted: You stole my term for LIC as ‘Collapso’. You should at least provide acknowlegement. A little circle R indicating a trademark will do nicely in future posts re LIC.

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  9. Queeg
    Queeg 28 October, 2014, 23:48

    Enough already……no mas!

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  10. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 30 October, 2014, 09:27


    Ulyssess started El Colapso many moons ago when we drove this Byzantine monk out of CWD before…..just ignore him. He cannot stand silence to his nutso stuff that no one reads anyway!

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  11. bob
    bob 30 October, 2014, 10:07

    Well, Colliefornia has the highest gas taxes in the country and they are going up with AB 32 taxing gas and diesel starting in January.

    And the RAWGI trough feeders are pushing for more taxes and bonds all over Colliefornia (as Ahnode calls it). There are two sales tax increases and several bond measures in the area I live in.

    And if you don’t believe more taxes are coming Colliefornia read this. The RAWGI will bleed us white.

    California pension data highlights troubling trends

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    • Donkey
      Donkey 30 October, 2014, 12:51

      Bob, I was just rolling this morning reading an article by a progressive fool on how the repuke corporations and businesses do no hiring and then a few paragraphs later the repuke do nothing but hire henchmen and lobbyists. Are the demonrat progressives insane? 🙂

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  12. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 30 October, 2014, 20:32

    Reason no jobs is data bases, GPS and the internet have kicked in creating increased personal productivity. You could marvel at the amount of work you can get out of one person offices today….and you have the young lemmings pumping in all your data elements for free on the net….

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