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  •  Actually California has one of the most (2+ / 0-)
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    progressive tax policies of the states.

    Same income tax rate for capital gains and dividends as ordinary income and a top tax rate of 13.3%.  Try to find another state that comes close to that.

    Sales tax does not apply to food purchased as groceries nor to rent, nor public transit.  There is even a renters tax credit.

    Keep in mind that California has a high concentration of poor people - so it has higher demands for public social spending and raising tax revenues.  While California has about 10% of the US population, it has about 35% of the people living below the Federal poverty level.

    The most important way to protect the environment is not to have more than one child.

    by nextstep on Tue Jul 02, 2013 at 12:20:22 PM PDT

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    •  In regards to property taxes (1+ / 0-)
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      was more what I was thinking. The corporation are screwing the state out of tons of money with that one. It should have been reformed already.

      There is even a renters tax credit.
      I obviously haven't been paying enough attention when I do my taxes.

      If debt were a moral issue then, lacking morals, corporations could never be in debt.

      by AoT on Tue Jul 02, 2013 at 12:25:44 PM PDT

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