The 10 worst states for taxes

A state's tax climate can affect not only how far dollars stretch but also whether businesses want to locate there.

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Mar 21, 2013 7:59PM
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Is my math wrong ? Looks like 9 of 10 of the worst states for taxes are blue states. I'm sure there is an explanation for the fact that the guy that won the last presidential election saying (among other things) "I'm going to raise your taxes" carried 9 out of the worst 10 states for taxes. Please respond - all those much smarter than me, and cheerily jot down your verbiage for all of us to see !
Mar 21, 2013 8:16PM
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Yes, 9 out of the 10 worst states for taxes are solid Democrat (blue states).
Mar 21, 2013 9:08PM
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Living in Illinois I am surprised we aren't in that list.  Seriously!!
Mar 22, 2013 12:02AM
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I can tell you for a fact California sucks.  Jackass Jerry Brown and his tax crazy socialist democrat bastards have ruined the state.  It is just a matter of time before Jackass Jerry repeals prop 13 which he just about has done already with all the modifications that have been sneaked in.  I will be out of here by then with my finances intact, I hope.  I hope these tax crazy bastard rot in hell.  They are not fit to lick the lining of my septic tank.
Mar 21, 2013 8:39PM
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Vermont wants to raise the gas tax again and several other tax increases to pay for universal health care.  Shumlin is a blue tax monger that believes no one should have to work.  No jobs in Vermont because of the cooperate tax.  Vermont is a state of the elderly, drug dealers, disability suckers (so easy to get here), welfare suckers, and drug dealers.   

Mar 21, 2013 8:47PM
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What no Connecticut? We must be number 11.
Mar 21, 2013 10:05PM
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Taxes are one thing, but fees are another.  I don't mind paying taxes as much when I'm not getting socked every other month with ursury level charges for my car registration, my driver's license, trash pick-up, tollways, etc.

 

For example, Illinois did not make the top 10 but it certainly can be one expensive place to live when you factor in auto registration three to four times that of many of its neighbors, crappy tollroads, and so many different fees you can't keep track of them all

Mar 21, 2013 10:25PM
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left wing lunes and blue state freaks...have the U.S. in a financial mess...
look at the leftwing blue state freaks budgets....
what a freakin nightmare...NY, calif., Conn., N.J.,Pa., Rhode Isl., Mass.......bankrupt without massive Gov'mint
taxpayer assistance....
red states doing fine...???
Mar 21, 2013 9:24PM
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hell the cost of living is so high in illinois and the wages are so low the business make all the money and you kill your self for peanut shells  gas goes up every day almost 4.00 gal cigs 6.00 pack how can people rent or buy a place on a little above min wage taxes are unreal to my seeing young adults are still living at home this is a spoon fed state

 

Mar 22, 2013 12:31AM
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$4.35 For just the tax,... on a measly pack of smokes....

I don't smoke, but,...that's so not right.

They tax everything imaginable, over, and over again.

Then wildly spend all that, and print more, so what you now have is worth less...

And around and around we go. You cannot simply keep sucking everything dry,

and pay debt, with more credit, without it all blowing up in your face eventually...

Mar 22, 2013 5:34AM
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Okay now, has anyone had enough of constantly increasing government dictated tax increases in our state, city and towns? when  do the populous of our states get to vote on whether or not we want these tax increases. we put people in office to save us money! because they say they will before they are elected! but what do they do? They chock us to death with more damn dictated taxes and new laws that are taking our freedoms away. look carefully America, we're slowly loosing our freedoms according to our constitution!

Mar 22, 2013 8:21AM
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I fled from New Yorks taxes and politics in 2007 and couldn't be happier.  I doubled my salary and halved my tax rate.  If your a regular working stiff get out of New York, they don't want you.
Mar 22, 2013 7:31AM
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Same is starting to happen to Colorado which turned to blue about 6 years ago.  Now they are giving illegal's in state tuition and paying for food cars housing and so on long as they are going to school which adds to about 5 k a month.  So i wonder why the usa is about to collapse
Mar 22, 2013 12:07AM
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Is there a link for the entire list? Would love to know where all the other states fell on the list.
Mar 21, 2013 7:56PM
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Not only are they the "worst" states, but they are poopholes too.
Mar 22, 2013 9:56AM
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As an Independent, I have no hidden agenda when I say Republicans are known for "fees", "surcharges" and any other name they can give to TAXES.  Democrats are known for giving away the bank.  So where does this leave all of US?  Logic and reason left the building long ago.
Mar 22, 2013 8:55AM
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I'm sick of being taxed to death in NJ.  I'm unemployed and have no disposable income.  Most of my mortgage payment consists of property tax escrow.  My property taxes were jacked way up last year and I'm sure there will be more of the same this year.  I pay two sewer bills for the same thing - one to the county and one to the borough.  TWO!  Enough is enough.  I'm selling the house and if I can't sell it, then I'll short sale it.  Anything to get out of here.
Mar 22, 2013 12:33AM
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Highest Tobacco prices? $4.35 a pack? That must be black market prices... Illinois is $6 all day long, what the state doesn't realize or I guess care about even though they are broke is people buy out of state or on the internet very easily, non trackable thus the state loses even more money. Oh sure they want you to quit, right.... they want their tax dollars more they just aren't smart enough to understand the economics of volume.
Mar 21, 2013 9:16PM
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I guess Taxachusetts is not as bad as I remember (left 20 years ago).. Good to hear - Maybe I will return some day. 
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