States with the highest and lowest taxes

See which 5 states tax their residents the most, and which 5 allow residents to keep the biggest chunk of their paychecks -- and why.

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Dec 17, 2012 12:41PM
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Interesting that all 5 of the highest tax state are liberal. More interesting is that at least 60% of them are totally broke or near broke. Hmmmm.......

With the same people in power its no surprise the the US is also broke, yet continuing to spend, spend, spend.

 

We don't have a tax problem. We have a spending problem. That is a fact that cannot be denied. Why would ANY American want to give more money to a govenment that has shown it doesn't respect it??? Yet, there is a large group of Americans that want to do just that very thing. I wonder how many those follks are actually paying federal taxes? I have yet to hear anyone from that group offering a reason as to HOW the economy will improve with higher taxes? I'm just a dumb conservitive, clue me in..please. And here is the dirty little secret for my liberal friends, Obama has dug the hole so deep that the portion of the middle class that pays nothing and the portion that does will be forced to suffer a big tax increase too. Howard Dean just came out last week and said that everyone will have to pony up, the "rich" "are just the begnning". So all of you liberal freeloaders, get ready to open your piggy bank, because there are not enough rich people in this country to cover the insane (and historic) spending that is taking place.

Dec 14, 2012 11:29PM
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Uh, is there a pattern here - blue states high; red states low? Nation of fools!
Dec 17, 2012 8:42AM
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Now take unemployment figures by state.  The top five least taxed states average 5.3%.  The top five most taxed stated average 8.6%.  That's a difference of 3.3% points which is absolutely staggering.  Imagine if we had 5.3% nationwide...

 

What does Obama talk about every time you hear him on TV?  What was Obama's only campaign promise?  What is Obama's plan for recovery?  Tax the rich...tax the rich...tax the rich.  He's trying to bring the California miracle (unemployment of 10% and underemployment of 24%!!!) to the rest of the nation.

Dec 14, 2012 11:56PM
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It won't be long until you will have to turn over your complete check to the U.S. Government, and the government  will give you a tent to live in.
Dec 15, 2012 1:30AM
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Facts ... Obama and his spending adds on average over 4.6 billion a day to the National Debt. All of Congress is guilty of deficit spending and adding to the debt.

 

They want to raise All Taxes ... they offer NO cuts ... a 1% so called cut off the top end of proposed future deficit spending and then trying to pass that off as cuts shows you how they simply do not care about the citizens or the country.

 

Inflation is on the way ... you can not have debt that is more than the GNP and still adding and not have massive inflation ...

Feb 11, 2013 2:17PM
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well unfortunately this articles information is wrong, with jerry browns new levied taxes on wage earners making above$ 250.000 per year, California is now the highest taxed state in the union, yep we are #1 !!,,,, the bozos who voted brown in *again* deserve what they get!! morons!! but the rest if us suffer as well !!   20% of the people here don't pay any taxes, why? cause they don't work, they can't speak English, so they suck off of us workers instead.... California  the most stupid state in the union!!
Feb 11, 2013 2:21PM
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Obama lied his way to second term he needs to be impeached.

Dec 17, 2012 11:27AM
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Wow:  Who would have guessed.  The five highest states are all liberal states.  They want the rest of us to follow their ugly agenda's.  I hope they drown in their debts.  Obama wants to do something about guns.  Maybe the liberals need to push to get the Biblical Principals back in our society instead of the socialist, communist agenda's.  "When they knew God they didn't glorify Him as God, neither were thankful, God turned them over to be rebates.  Wow:  History gives us the explanations of nations that turn their backs on God.   Forget about the guns, Not Having GOD in our schools opens the door for the evil to enter.  Good luck passing any bills putting GOD back in our society.  Oh, the constitution says:  NO GOD:  what a joke on our interpretations but we love to think we can get rid of guns also.  We supply guns to other countries who hate us and we want to unarm our citizens so we become defenseless.  What a joke:  God and God Alone will solve a nations problems.
Dec 23, 2012 11:18PM
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Max Sparticus is dope.   Look no further than Chicago.  You know O's organization has made that one of the most dangerous places to live.   Sure there are some with tremendous wealth, like O's cronies.   High unemployment and multiple murders every day.   It's so bad the criminals are leaving.   Get over your self.   DC, Detriot, LA, NYC, Hartford, Philly, Baltimore, all call blue states home and all crime ridden cess pools with some of the most ignorant people in America living there.  
Feb 11, 2013 2:14PM
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why is it that states that have an income tax system are broke; and the states that do not collect income tax are doing fine even with a surplus on their hands can somebody explain?
Dec 15, 2012 1:15PM
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No state taxes in Alasks.It`s nice this time of year.No bugs, no sweating,etc,etc.
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The issues with the taxes in the liberal states has to do with the liberal plan of: "I have a great idea of what to do with the tax money THAT I DON'T EVER PAY", and the pandering to those who insist they have a part in planning the spending but never the paying. Kinda sounds like our SPENDER IN CHIEF!


Dec 17, 2012 10:13AM
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Tents are only allowed in the FEMA camps.
Dec 17, 2012 3:46PM
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It won't be long before we're all just making C's and sitting in the back of the class.

Feb 11, 2013 2:08PM
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Here 75 miles north of NY I know of no one who does not pay at least 25 % in State/local and property tax, never mind sales tax. And as self employed 16.4 % in SS/Med tax and 14 K in med ins, so if you only make 42 K a year as is average, we do in USA in fact pay far more in taxes (including med ins, which is always included in northern EU) than in real socialized northern EU countries, but we get far less, like college(for those with brains) or eldercare or disability care, which after all is 33 % of us.

So try to get the facts.--And try not to include  in USA all those with government jobs, who after all get more than anyone else compared to regular people, like the former Soviet Union, before that debacle.

Feb 11, 2013 1:56PM
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As a former NY state resident I am not shocked at its #1 status. My mom always wanted us to move back to NY but when she told us that the local school tax alone was just over $2000/year. We just said "we love you, but we can't afford NY". Still love the food with hometown visits always including the local eateries.

Feb 11, 2013 1:49PM
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You will have to pay taxes while in the river bottom with a blue tarp and cardboard box.
Dec 16, 2012 11:11PM
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Obama -- you're right !  

We have been through this too many times, and we are going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics by finally, and completely removing restrictions on the ability of teachers and other school staff to carry firearms to protect the children in their care.
Feb 11, 2013 1:46PM
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Hey MSN - I'm boycotting the time wasting ad infused slide shows. A couple of minutes of NORMAL reading instead of page reload, page reload, page reload, so you can get all your ads in there. Waste of my time, and everyone else's - BOYCOTT these folks, maybe they'll change their ways, or at least, move folks to Yahoo or somewhere else.
Dec 17, 2012 9:44AM
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Do anyone hear have an original idea or are they just parroting the political BS they hear on TV.

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