Cities with highest and lowest taxes

Here's a look at which municipalities are most and least likely to have a hand in your wallet -- and that's before Uncle Sam takes his cut of your income.

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Mar 7, 2013 8:37PM

Did anyone notice that the higher taxes are in places where there is a high concentration of liberals?

Steal from those that earn it, to give to those who don't.

Mar 7, 2013 8:40PM



Mar 7, 2013 10:45PM
I paid Philadelphia City Wage Tax for years even though I live in NJ.  Talk about taxation without representation.  For all that money I got nothing in return.
Mar 8, 2013 12:14AM
Governments exist to tax and subjugate.
Mar 8, 2013 1:20AM
I'm in Florida, born a Buckeye. Back in 2006 or 2007, I did an Ohio state tax return for a client. I forgot the city, but it might have been Cincy. I do remember saying to the client, "i see why you moved out of there, with all the taxes you had to pay".
Mar 11, 2013 7:19AM
As usual.............the states with the highest taxes are controlled by democrats and the states with the lowest are 9-1....and whenever they print  stories like:  the worst cities to live...the cities with the most people leaving....worst unemployment...most crime...most's always democrat controlled cities or states.....and you have the same biased news media that helps democrats get elected print these stories like they are some neutral observer when they helped put these states in these conditions by lying to the public.
Mar 8, 2013 8:30AM
Wasn't it Shawn Connery that said, " Revolution is a good thing once in awhile."
Mar 11, 2013 3:57AM

Repeat a big enough lie long enough and the people will believe it (is ok.)

This is mind conditioning that high taxes is normal and acceptable, to dumbed down younger people, all part of the obama mind set and agenda 21.

Mar 11, 2013 7:45AM
Liberals dominate poverty as always. When will America learn?
Mar 8, 2013 10:15AM

I think you could change the title of the article to "Best and Worst cities to live in" and not have to change any of the pictures...



Mar 8, 2013 3:07PM
I think MSN keeps running this story every week in hopes they actually get something besides a liberal democrat city in it.
Mar 11, 2013 6:59AM

wow! what a surprise! the places that put the highest burdens on the middle class are full of liberal hypocrites that like to claim they are the only ones looking out for the middle class



idiots and hypocrites

Mar 8, 2013 2:42PM
Most of the highest tax cities are in Blue States. Surprised Boston was not one of them.
Mar 8, 2013 4:06PM
What?!  Newark, NJ residents pay no state income tax?  Filed in the manure state for four decades, and I've yet to see anything in the tax code exempting any zip codes from the hefty, graduated taxes.  Missing so basic a point makes me doubt the whole story.    Besides, seems NYC placed first in most tax categories and comes in 5th?  Every other survey I've seem puts them in top 2-3.
Mar 8, 2013 12:36PM
I lived in Columbus, OH more than two years so that I filed state taxes twice. Due to my job, I have lived many different cities. this city was by far the most expensive city I ever lived as far as tax goes. Sales, Property, levy, city, school, and so on . yet, the state does not give much credit when you file taxes. so you paid all year long and you still owe the tax at the end of year. I moved out of that city because of my work again, I don't think I will ever live there. with all taxes, people don't get much out of that city. but nice people there and enjoyed living there, other than taxes
Mar 11, 2013 8:13AM
did congress take a cut ? nope....amazing how we can tell other country s how to be ........hey congress take a cut  with us....mmmmmmm
Mar 11, 2013 10:17AM
The takers are increasing while the givers are decreasing because that's how the liberals stay in power until we are all poor. It's called socialism and has failed everywhere it's been tried but people believe, this time it will be different which is the definition of insanity.
Mar 11, 2013 9:55AM

Is that all the evidence you need to show how liberals ruin peoples lives or what!

Every city, state or municipality in trouble in America, is run by liberals!

Wit the liberal in chief Barry overseeing it all.

Mar 11, 2013 9:55AM
But the good news is that the Dumbocrats and the lack of public service workers in these high cost cities spend the taxpayers money well. I mean have you ever been to Bridgeport Ct, or Philly, or Detroit, or Newark, or NYC( and I don't mean the 20 square blocks they fixed up for the visitors, I mean the really NYC?). What shinning examples of dumbocrat liberalism at work, oh and guess what all you purple states out there. Who think it so hip and cool to vote for barry, I good news for you, these places will be visting you really soon. You don't even have to travel to see the wonders of Newark NJ.
Mar 11, 2013 8:51AM
Victims of the various and many tax squeezes, all. Ya know, it's always interesting to review these lists of tax burdens by city/state. No surprises here-greatest confiscation is in the liberal Sodom/Gomorrah's where those of us who cling to our guns and religion tend not to live. But a few points bear mentioning, for all you turnip heads to consider. High (and ever increasing) taxes don't just happen.  They occur in environments vastly different from where business decisions in the dreaded private sectors (DPS) are struggled with every day, the latter meeting payrolls and the bottom line. Folks in government at all levels tend, as a group, to be of a particular mindset concerning spending. Oh sure, in awarding contracts they'll wax loud about competition, and in some (lower tax) places, contracts are well placed. But almost daily, we read of corruption in these (largely democrat) urban disasters, where it's great to be a contractor if your cousin Leroy is on the city council. And watch these people fight any sort of efforts to privatize services. Tooth and nail, the same way the teachers' and government employees' unions work their fiscal magic on the rest of us. Just check out the pay/benes/pensions for "civil servants" in government, and compare these with what's typical in the DPS, and you'll want to scream, if you are a taxpayer. Good news is that the extent of these years of fiscal folly is finally emerging, often first as whining about possible defaults at the various organizational levels of government. Bad news is that if you think it's a haul to reign in the largesse in compensation for CEO's and financial sector higher ups. try revisiting the contractual arrangements of the Californicate ya fire chief or the Taxachusetts school superintendent,---both retiring on well over $100 large plus benefits yearly. 
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