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(Yahoo)   If you have to be rich, you don't want to be rich in California   ( finance.yahoo.com) divider line
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2013-02-08 01:28:07 AM  
9 votes:
We have our priorities all backwards.  We should reward people for being rich and punish people for being poor, because rich people are better. Think of how awesome the world would be if everyone was rich!

That's why I've asked Congress to pass my "poors pays mores" tax plan. The idea is really simple. If you're poor, you pay more in taxes. It's a common-sense plan to punish the worthless slackers who refuse to be rich. Once all the poors see the economic advantages of being rich, they'll work harder and become rich, and then there won't be any more poor people.
2013-02-08 01:36:07 AM  
5 votes:
I'm waiting for the flood of rich liberals who are going to flock to CA in order to be good citizens and pay the highest tax possible.
2013-02-08 01:26:07 AM  
5 votes:
I hear that the housing in California is so ultra-expensive because it's a terrible place and no one wants to live there.  Conversely, real estate in Nebraska is dirt cheap because Nebraska is super-awesome and in really high demand.

Yes, I'm sure that's what I heard.
2013-02-08 01:26:53 AM  
4 votes:

jehovahs witness protection: If you have to be rich, you don't want to be rich in California


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"So then, he liked totally moved, 'cause he said the taxes were too high."
2013-02-08 07:21:52 AM  
3 votes:
I hate when people want to do things with their own money that they earned. I know a bunch of different ways where I could spend it better than they could.
2013-02-08 02:56:15 AM  
3 votes:
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2013-02-08 01:50:28 AM  
3 votes:

SirCodeAlot: Ed Willy: Problem is no Silicon Valley computer scientist wants to live in a state where the education board is dominated by creationists, no matter the low tax rates.

umm yeah, why would income matter to a computer scientist. We are all about the local education board's view points. ....dumb ass sparty

// For the record, just took a Job in Austin this summer. Turned down offers from LA and Silicon and CT. Money does farking matter

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2013-02-08 02:44:31 AM  
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2013-02-08 01:55:56 AM  
2 votes:

jehovahs witness protection: Loganville, Ga.

I'd rather be an average working joe in California than the richest person in Loganville, Georgia... wherever the hell that is.
2013-02-08 01:49:31 AM  
2 votes:

Hagenhatesyouall: jehovahs witness protection: If you have to be rich, you don't want to be rich in California


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Yes, California is terrible.  It's a horrible place to visit, especially.  Please do not ever come here.
2013-02-08 01:33:26 AM  
2 votes:
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2013-02-08 01:20:08 AM  
2 votes:
I heard all the gold in California is in a bank in the middle of Beverly Hills in somebody else's name.
2013-02-08 01:07:56 AM  
2 votes:
Boo-farking-Hoo.  Mickelson gets paid more for finishing 2nd in a major than most of us will earn in a lifetime.  And all he's doing is chasing a white ball around a grassy knoll.

Go cry elsewhere, moron.
2013-02-08 01:01:23 AM  
2 votes:

jehovahs witness protection: If you have to be rich, you don't want to be rich in California


I'd rather be here than in a flyover state full of ignorant Teabaggers.
2013-02-08 12:30:49 AM  
2 votes:
If you have to be rich, you don't want to be rich in California

2013-02-08 03:18:31 PM  
1 vote:
California has mountains and beaches and some of the most beautiful scenery on Earth.

Texas is a hell hole.   If you made millions then you'd own homes in both locations and pay taxes in Texas and actually live in California.

/"If I owned Texas and Hell I would rent out Texas and live in Hell" -- General Philip H. Sheridan.
2013-02-08 07:37:43 AM  
1 vote:
Why shouldn't rich people pay more? I'm barely scrapping by making less than $57k a year, and some asshole get to cruise through life because he has foresight and drive? How is that remotely fair? This is America for God's sake. The land of opportunity. So why don't I get the opportunity to get some of that money? The rich should give up a couple million here and there and let us poorer people enjoy life a little bit too. It's not like they'll miss it. What, they have to buy one less yacht this year? Boo hoo. If you have 3 Dodge Vipers, I should at least be given 1 of them.
2013-02-08 02:03:12 AM  
1 vote:

MadMattressMack: f you like Austin, then it's pretty much all the same in the San Antonio - Dallas - Houston triangle. Honestly when you drive down I-35 you really won't notice driving out of a city at all when driving from Georgetown until you get south of San Antonio.

The thing that I find strange in Texas is that you guys don't seem to abide by any form of city planning, or have anything but the most basic forms of public transit, especially in the suburbs. Sidewalks? Who needs them! Roads to nowhere? You betcha! Bike paths? Get an F-350, hippy.

Other than the downtown cores, all cities are surrounded by sprawling parking lots, one to two story houses, and don't you dare try to walk anywhere further than 1,000 feet without being forced to take a car.
2013-02-08 01:46:18 AM  
1 vote:
There are quite a few reasons why it costs more to live in California. Move to Kansas and discover some.
2013-02-08 01:40:43 AM  
1 vote:

uselessgit: I'm waiting for the flood of rich liberals who are going to flock to CA in order to be good citizens and pay the highest tax possible.

Not just a clever name, eh?  Damn all those Hollyweird liebural elitists living in Hollywood, I bet none of them even set foot in Caleeforney.
2013-02-08 01:39:03 AM  
1 vote:
Lately I've been thinking of ways to skirt tax laws, because ever since the dollar's gone to shiat my tax burden has been pretty hefty, even though I live and work overseas.

What if you weren't taxed on your income, but on the percentage of your income left over after deducting all your expenses. Food, housing, repairs, fuel, toys, video games, TVs, every expense. Since you're spending that money, it's going back into the economy, so it's not being hoarded and removed from the economy. Then, at the end of the year, if you spent everything you have, you aren't going to get hit by a tax bill that sends you into debt. Rather, you'd owe nothing since you've already passed along the money.

The remainder of the unspent income could be taxed, which would put a greater burden on high-income earners who would either pay taxes on a larger amount or would spend in greater amounts. Either way is a net benefit to society. Low-income earners who are eking out their existence wouldn't pay any tax at all.
2013-02-08 01:36:05 AM  
1 vote:
I don't know about anyone else, but if someone offered me a job that paid over $1 million per year, I wouldn't be particularly worried about being in a higher tax bracket.
2013-02-08 01:35:07 AM  
1 vote:
For some reason, I think I would be ok with being rich in California.
2013-02-08 01:34:22 AM  
1 vote:
You deduct state taxes. It doesn't add to your tax burden, it just moves it around a bit.

If you're too stupid to realize this, you don't deserve to be a farking millionaire, you gilded asswipe.
2013-02-08 01:33:12 AM  
1 vote:
I'm in California, and part of the working poor.  My boss handed me my W-2 this year, and it showed my taxable earnings as an obscenely high number I've never seen before.  I thought it was a mistake, because if I was getting paid that much, I wouldn't be looking for a new job.

Over 25% of my pay went to state and Federal government for various automatic withholdings, and I still owe $5 each on my tax return to California and the Feds.
2013-02-08 01:30:06 AM  
1 vote:
Fine. Leave. Clearing out bel air and the hills of beverly would do wonders for traffic. Plus I wouldnt get yelled at in Farsi so much. How hard is it to say f you in english ?
2013-02-08 01:25:32 AM  
1 vote:
If, after taxes, you still make more than 10X the amount of the median national income, then you can go piss up a rope about your tax complaints.
2013-02-08 01:22:35 AM  
1 vote:
If you rich people don't want to pay your fair share, then get the hell out.
2013-02-08 01:21:58 AM  
1 vote:
I'm sure everyone in Hollywood will now flee California to make movies in Texas.
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