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States with No Income Tax Grow Faster and Create More Jobs

gary120 Wrote: Dec 16, 2012 8:41 AM
Richard b, you are so right about the Fair Tax. Now if we could just get more people to read and fully understand the benefits of The Fair Tax, we'd have a better chance of seeing it pass. The main problem i see is that congressmen and senators from both sides of the aisle will never let The Fair Tax come to vote because they would lose their pork barrel influence and their hidden kick backs paid to them from big and small corporations.
JRM57 Wrote: Dec 17, 2012 12:17 PM
The best way to a fair tax is to have NO income tax, but instead, have a NATIONAL SALES tax. This way, people who have the most money, and whom buys the most things, pay the most in taxes. This way also, there's ZERO probablity of backhanded payouts to politicians because it simply wouldn't pay. Any politician that takes money would be guilty of a BRIBE.

One of the key ways of controlling state and local tax burdens, according to this map from the Tax Foundation, is to not have an income tax.

But that’s not too surprising. States have just a couple of ways of generating significant tax revenue, so it stands to reason that states without an income tax would have relatively low tax burdens.

Light-blue states have no broad-based income tax

The more important question is whether this approach leads to better economic performance. The evidence is pretty clear that zero-income-tax states grow...