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California’s One-Man Laffer Curve

Frank130 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 8:07 AM
By sheer luck, I left California in the 80s for Florida (which has no state income tax). I kind of wanted one day to move back there, but it's pretty clear that I now never will. Now the question is: should I expatriate to another nation? We live in an increasingly tyrannical welfare/warfare/police state that is headed towards fiscal collapse. There may be no safe place to live in the once great USA. 51%+ of Americans are now government dependent and the idiots will keep voting for higher Federal taxes to feed their government dependencies. It might be time to leave Obama-land.
Daddio7 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 4:08 PM
Will you ply your business in your new country or will you depend on Americans to support you? If it's the latter the Fed might tax money transfers and you will have left for nothing.
Surtr Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 9:29 AM
". . . increasingly tyrannical welfare/warfare/police state"

Well said. We get scanned nude if we wish to fly, pay for a 130 nation empire, run the risk of a SWAT team kicking in our doors, and our politicians, frustrated at their attempts to control the historic American people, now seek to import a new type of citizen.
CombatMissionary Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 10:12 AM
It's hard to pay door kickers when citizens move to an underground barter economy. Note that the fiscal cliff includes major cutbacks in federal military funding, to the point that the Pentagon just sent a letter to Congress last week saying that more budget cuts will result in unacceptably low readiness.
Since we're going to have to cut federal budgets sometime, and revenues are GOING to fall, and there's no way to get the guns away from the majority of Americans in the next four years, I'd say that insolvency is going to rule the day if we don't take conservative measures. Think Russia and their fall from communism. That's the kind of government collapse we'll likely have.

I’ve already condemned the foolish people of California for approving a referendum to raise the state’s top tax rate to 13.3 percent.

This impulsive and misguided exercise in class warfare surely will backfire as more and more productive people flee to other states – particularly those that don’t impose any state income tax.

We know that people cross state borders all the time, and it’s usually to travel from high-tax states to...