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I'm sure the deductions would be missed, but the system that taxes folks and then later on dishes out an average of over $5000 for those who deduct, and a near complete tax refund on workers with earned income credit isn't productive. If they cut that kind of crap out I honestly don't think they need to tax every single person 40%.

I live in FL with no state income tax. :)

My state has no income tax either, but our Governor, who is on the short list to replace Kagen, (bye-bye, Christine!) wants one.

My county and township area has 9.5% sales tax, and our property taxes are gagging.

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I think the lessons on wealth and salvation are quite clear and most fall short.

paraphrasing

To the rich man, Christ said, "Sell all that you have, then come follow me."

and

"It is easier to thread a camel thru an eye of a needle than a rich man to enter into heaven."

It is most difficult if not impossible to serve two masters at once. Mammon being one, God the Father being the other. The more we have and do not share, the risk of distancing ourselves from God becomes great.

Read your bible.

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My state has no income tax either, but our Governor, who is on the short list to replace Kagen, (bye-bye, Christine!) wants one.

My county and township area has 9.5% sales tax, and our property taxes are gagging.

No one in politics in FL dares mention a state income tax. I've never heard those words utterred in the 18 years I've lived here. It would be political suicide. We have no sales tax on food, which is different than what I was used to in NC and I think 7% of other stuff. There are worse property taxes in other states, but it's bad enough here. The tax the heck out of hotel rooms.

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No one in politics in FL dares mention a state income tax. I've never heard those words utterred in the 18 years I've lived here. It would be political suicide. We have no sales tax on food, which is different than what I was used to in NC and I think 7% of other stuff. There are worse property taxes in other states, but it's bad enough here. The tax the heck out of hotel rooms.

None other than Bill Gates, Sr. wants an income tax here. Political suicide? We could only hope...but the voters in Western WA, who far outnumber in the rest of the state, by and large, never met a tax they didn't like. And even if a tax is voted down, our legislature finds a way around it.....and the voters, well, they continue to vote in those bozos. It's very frustrating.

New taxes here, effective May 1, on bottled water, candy, services such as legal firms, accountant firms, tanning parlors and hair salons. So all of the costs to the consumer for any of those things will necessarily have to go up. Great.

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None other than Bill Gates, Sr. wants an income tax here. Political suicide? We could only hope...but the voters in Western WA, who far outnumber in the rest of the state, by and large, never met a tax they didn't like. And even if a tax is voted down, our legislature finds a way around it.....and the voters, well, they continue to vote in those bozos. It's very frustrating.

New taxes here, effective May 1, on bottled water, candy, services such as legal firms, accountant firms, tanning parlors and hair salons. So all of the costs to the consumer for any of those things will necessarily have to go up. Great.

Sounds crazy. My ex's dad always used to say "I'm glad I don't live in Taxachusettes anymore".

The county is mulling about adding another penny sales tax to fun transportion. They're hoping for a bullet train from Tampa to Orlando and Miami. They also wonder where they are going to get 40 million bucks to fund the republican convention, which of course will be a big boost to the economy in the long run.

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To the rich man, Christ said, "Sell all that you have, then come follow me."

and

"It is easier to thread a camel thru an eye of a needle than a rich man to enter into heaven."

The parable is intriguing but gathers more depth when you understand the context.

There is actually a rock formation known as "The eye of the needle" which is on a trade caravan path which existed in the days of Jesus (AS). When one had to pass through this narrow path, the only way to take a camel through was to unload all the packages and items from the animal, lead him through, then repack the camel again. (believe it or not this was easier than leading the camel around the formations themselves)

Modern development has unfortunately destroyed this area so one cannot go there to see it anymore.

The lesson is that one must eliminate the burdens created by possession and property in order to pass through and achieve the goal of salvation.

Buddhists also embrace this concept as do we Muslims.

It is not that we cannot have wealth or possessions, but we must have the mindset and spiritual consciousness that the only reason we have possessions and wealth is to provide for those who do not.

This is the true lesson that Jesus (AS) was trying to teach.

Too many people across time have allowed their wealth and possessions to define who they are and are so burdened by these things that the loss or damage of property is more emotional and upsetting than a wound to themselves.

We must not be burdened by possessions.

The most liberating realization I ever had was after living in the Philippines for more than a year with no air conditioning and no refrigerator and no television. I realized that I didn't need all this STUFF that I'd packed away in storage in the States.

So far I've lived for more than three years without all that STUFF in storage.

The realization that I don't need STUFF anymore is one of incredible freedom.

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We have no sales tax on food, which is different than what I was used to in NC and I think 7% of other stuff. There are worse property taxes in other states, but it's bad enough here. The tax the heck out of hotel rooms.

When I left NC the sales tax was 7% and 2% on food items, but there are select staple items (WIC items) which have no sales tax.

Where about did you live in NC? I grew up not far from Charlotte outside the small town of Lincolnton.

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