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Just Because California Is Terrible, that Doesn’t Mean Texas Is Perfect.

sean242 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 3:11 AM
California could say the same about everyone else that moved there since WW2. I'm a native, my parents are natives. But I'll tell you, the CA I grew up in in the 50s,60s, and even 70s is not the CA of today. In fact, that CA is more like Texas is today. That's why we decided after dingbat Jerry Brown was re-elected that it was time for a change. We gave up a lot in terms of income and wealth, but wouldn't go back. Texas is imperfect, but we'll take those imperfections over CA's. I admit that property taxes are a bit on the high end, but no greater than CA's The only thing CA has going for it's property tax structure is Prop 13. That maintains assessed values at the value of the last transfer so if you live in you house for many--
sean242 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 3:16 AM
years, the tax stays relatively low. If you bought a high value house within the last 10 years, your taxes will be as high, if not higher, than Texas'. We now live in rural Hill Country and love it. The people are wonderful and welcoming and for the most part, very conservative.

Texas is in much better shape than California. Taxes are lower, in part because Texas has no state income tax.

No wonder the Lone Star State is growing faster and creating more jobs.

And the gap will soon get even wider since California voters recently decided to drive away more productive people by raising top tax rates.

But a key challenge for all governments is controlling the size and cost of bureaucracies.

Government employees are probably overpaid in both...

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