10 Worst States For Personal Freedom

1. Maryland

2. Illinois

3. New York

4. Rhode Island

5. Ohio

6. New Jersey

7. Massachusetts

8. Alabama

9. Georgia

10. South Carolina
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Mostly North Eastern States and 3 deep South States! How many of these 10 are Blue States and how many are Red States? I can fully see why 4 in 10 Americans say their views are growing more conservative!

LINKS:
(1) Americans shifting to the right (Snowe and Collins not listening)
Despite the results of the 2008 presidential election, Americans, by a 2-to-1 margin, say their political views in recent years have become more conservative rather than more liberal, 39% to 18%, with 42% saying they have not changed.

(2) Most Liberal States Are Least Free Says Study
May 6, 2009

States Turning to Last Resorts in Budget Crisis Raise Taxes

In Illinois, the Democratic-led legislature is fighting a plan by Gov. Patrick J. Quinn, also a Democrat, to balance the new budget by raising income taxes.

In Massachusetts, Gov. Deval Patrick, a Democrat, has threatened to veto a 25 percent increase in the state sales tax that Democratic legislative leaders say is crucial to help close a $1.5 billion deficit in the new fiscal year.

Gov. Edward G. Rendell of Pennsylvania has proposed raising the state’s income tax by more than 16 percent, to 3.57 percent from 3.07 percent, for three years — and tax increases on myriad consumer goods.

Democratic legislative leaders last week offered alternatives to Mr. Schwarzenegger’s recommended cuts, including levying a 9.9 percent tax on oil extracted in the state and increasing the cigarette tax to $2.37 a pack, from 87 cents. But Mr. Schwarzenegger has vowed to veto any budget that includes new taxes

Governors have recommended increasing taxes and fees by some $24 billion for the coming fiscal year, the survey found. This is on top of more than $726 million they sought in new revenues this year.

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During the campaign, Obama said taxes would not be raised on the poor and middle income Americans. Well tell me now that all Americans will not be paying these taxes and higher prices! As we can now see that instead of the economy getting better under the leadership of Obama, the economy is worst today than it was when he took office and his spending spree is bankruping America!

LINKS:

(1) Obama’s Budget includes $1.6 trillion in New taxes—the Largest Tax Increase in History

States are raising taxes despite the ‘stimulus’ , It isn’t just high earners who get smacked

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A free fall in tax revenue is driving more state lawmakers to turn to broad-based tax increases in a bid to close widening budget gaps.

At least 10 states are considering some kind of major increase in sales or income taxes: Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin. California and New York lawmakers already have agreed on multibillion-dollar tax increases that went into effect earlier this year.

Fiscal experts say more states are likely to try to raise tax revenue in coming months, especially once they tally the latest shortfalls from April 15 income-tax filings, often the biggest single source of funds for the 43 states that levy them. Read More

The Tax Capital of the World

States are raising taxes despite the ‘stimulus’; New York is No. 1.

Oh, and it isn’t just high earners who get smacked. The new budget raises another $2 billion or so on top of the $4 billion in income taxes with some 100 new taxes, fees, fines, surcharges and penalties to be paid by all New York residents. There are new charges for cell phone usage, fishing permits, health insurance (the “sick tax”), electric bills, and on bottled water, cigars, beer and wine. A New York Post analysis found that a typical family of four with an income below $100,000 would pay more than $800 a year in higher taxes and fees.

One explicit argument for the $787 billion “stimulus” bill was to help states avoid these tax increases that even Keynesians understand are contractionary. Instead, the state politicians are pocketing the federal cash to maintain spending, and raising taxes anyway. Just another spend-and-tax bait and switch.

This is advertised as a plan of “shared sacrifice,” but the group that is most responsible for New York’s budget woes, the all-powerful public employee unions, somehow walk out of this with a 3% pay increase. The state is receiving an estimated $10 billion in federal stimulus money, and Democrats are spending every cent while raising the state budget by 9%. Then they insist with a straight face that taxes are the only way to close the budget deficit. Keep Reading….

Do you think the economy is getting any better people? If you do then you better think again! Do you think that only people with incomes over $200,000.00 will be paying these taxes? Again if you do then you better think again! You have been taken to the cleaners by Obama!

LINKS:

(1) Ron Howard: Happy Days are (almost) here again

(2) Video: The BO Tax and Spend Rap

(3) Countdown to Tax Day Tea Party: The view from Asheville, NC