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  •  Kudos to my home state! (8+ / 0-)

    Even though I now live in Oregon (land of no sales tax, neener neener).

    Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.

    by winsock on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 01:11:47 PM PST

    •  yeah, yeah :P (3+ / 0-)
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      so long and thanks for all the fish

      by Anton Bursch on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 01:13:28 PM PST

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    •  It's so crazy (4+ / 0-)

      Just completely baffles me how this state can be so progressive and yet so...stupid...about its tax system.

      Seriously. Let's say you share a large border with a state that has a high income tax and no sales tax. That state's only major city is on your border, making it very easy for its suburbs to sprawl over into your state. Your state has a high sales tax and no income tax.

      What do you have to be smoking to look at that situation and say "Nothing could possibly go wrong!"?

      "Let’s just move on, treat everybody with firmness, fairness, dignity, compassion and respect. Let’s be Marines." - Sgt. Maj Michael Barrett on DADT repeal

      by kyril on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 01:22:37 PM PST

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      •  I hear that (3+ / 0-)
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        There's an interesting article in BusinessWeek (from 2011), which addresses this very problem:

        The disparities come at a cost for both states. Washington is facing a $5.1 billion budget shortfall, and the state's localities lose an estimated $50 million in sales tax revenue annually to cross-border shopping, according to the Washington State Revenue Dept. Oregon, which is grappling with a $3.5 billion budget gap, lost more tax filers—7,652—to Washington than to any other state in 2008, according to the most recent data from the Oregon Revenue Dept.
        What could go wrong, indeed!

        Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.

        by winsock on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 01:53:47 PM PST

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