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Best-Run States Are Low-Tax Republican,
Worst-Run Are High-Tax Democratic, Study Finds

Investor´s Business Daily, by John Merline

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Posted By:RockyTCB, 7/11/2017 6:38:42 AM

Several states, including Republican states, have decided to raise taxes this year to cover budget shortfalls. But a new study suggests that the states might find themselves in worse financial shape after the money starts rolling in. According to the latest ranking of states by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, the most fiscally sound states in the nation are all low-tax, GOP strongholds, while the 10 least-solvent states are almost all high-tax and heavily Democratic. The rankings in the fourth-annual "Ranking of the States by Fiscal Condition" report, which was released this morning, are based on a review of audited

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: liberty316, 7/11/2017 6:49:04 AM     (No. 11315181)

Surprising no one one employing reason and logic....

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Udanja99, 7/11/2017 7:07:25 AM     (No. 11315192)

Mason needed to do a study to discover what every logical adult has known forever? How much did that cost?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 7/11/2017 7:21:13 AM     (No. 11315202)

Please tell us something we don´t know...at least those of us who have an IQ at least 3 digits and don´t watch CNN

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Trigger2, 7/11/2017 7:26:13 AM     (No. 11315207)

NY, run by the libtard Cuomo, should be tied with NJ or CA. Cuomo including Daddy spent like drunk sailors until Wall Street crashed and burned and put the State in a financial fix. Now Wall Street is giving Cuomo money hand over fist again and he´s giving out free money right and left again. Stupid libtards never learn from history.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 7/11/2017 7:32:18 AM     (No. 11315214)

Well, DUH!

How many times does this need to be proved. There are numerous real world examples that prove high taxes and Socialism eventually destroy economies. There has been and continues to be great human suffering due to the lies of liberal socialists.

Yes, Republicans often mess things up by blending in too much Bush type thinking. What seems like "compassion" undermines the long term ability of people to support themselves and achieve a better life. What seems like harsh Conservatism, provides a broad stable economic base for EVERYONE to move ahead. It allows each individual to seek their best personal outcome. It also provides the best support for those who are truly unable to provide for themselves.

Liberals use code words like "fair" to make you think things that are not true. Is it more fair to provide a poverty level existence for life or more fair to provide the opportunity for every person to grow to their personal best?

Is it fair to limit everyone to minimalist goals so we all wallow in the mud together OR is it right to let everyone gain the rewards of their efforts, even if the rewards are greater for those who work hardest? Isn´t equal opportunity better than equal but poor, outcomes? Isn´t it then more fair that those who soar and provide vast benefits to society through their efforts also receive significant benefits?

It is amazing that socialists still trot out their tired drivel and ANYONE pays attention.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: varkdriver, 7/11/2017 7:52:21 AM     (No. 11315229)

In a related story: SUN RISES IN EAST!

In another related story, the Seattle City Council voted 9-0 to impose a 2.25% tax on individuals earning above $250,000 and couples earning more than $500,000. Ya know, honey, Tacoma or Enumclaw is lookin´ pretty good right now...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: goose, 7/11/2017 7:54:10 AM     (No. 11315231)

And Chicago was NOT in the 10 worst! Who knew!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 7/11/2017 8:41:52 AM     (No. 11315263)

This Mercatus top ten is close to an exact match for my favorite places. Of course, liberal democrats have a nefarious solution in mind for states considered best run. They wish to colonize these states with "immigrants" and liberal transplants and eventually flip them to blue as they did in Colorado. These states also have enemies within who constantly clamor for expansive social programs that attract dependency class voters such as Medicade expansion.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Ok state mom, 7/11/2017 10:03:39 AM     (No. 11315351)

If Oklahoma is 7 on the list of best run then the rest must be 3rd world country-like.

Our teacher´s are among the lowest paid in the nation. Some can barely keep the lights on. Teacher in border areas flock to out of state, primarily Texas, to easily make 10k more. Our highways and bridges are in a dangerous state. Meanwhile the republican governor digs a reflecting pool for the governor´s mansion.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Gop_guys, 7/11/2017 11:24:03 AM     (No. 11315438)

Texas would certainly be in the mix if it weren´t for the burdensome illegals. That is being fixed under DJT. Funny how teachers don´t go into the profession to get rich. I´ll bet most get a fair wage. Many I know personally supplement their income during their 3 month summer vacation.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: mickturn, 7/11/2017 11:26:46 AM     (No. 11315443)

Let´s turn that article title around.

Democrat run States are High Tax, incompetent leadership and the worst-Run!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 7/11/2017 2:57:21 PM     (No. 11315662)

@#6 - I wonder how many of those ´high earners´ are small business owners who are struggling due to the artificial minimum wage increases?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: SALady, 7/11/2017 4:46:19 PM     (No. 11315761)

That is based on logic, reason and facts -- three things lie-berals have no clue as to how to comprehend.

All lie-berals are capable of understanding are FEELINGS (whoa, whoa, whoa, feeeeelllliiiinnnngggggsssss). And it FEELS like taxing all those evil rich people to pay for tons of freebies for the freeloaders of society should work great.

This is why we are doomed...

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