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Was that 42% for both Feds and State? Any city or local tax?
No city or local income tax … I do have real property and personal property tax (cars, boat, motorcycle) at the local level, but taxes down here are nowhere close to what they are back in IL. I’d easily be paying 4 or 5 times the amount in property tax up there.
1.I’ve never needed the cops. My fists are registered as lethal weapons.:p<quoted text>
What do you get for that 42%?
1, A cop when you call him
2. A firetruck when you need it
4.Streets which are paved and lighted
5. Maybe garbage pick up
6.Confidence that the food you buy won't poison you or give you parasites
7. Schools for your boys
8 Any special ed services you might need
9. An airport and some guys who keep the planes from running/crashing into each other
10 A library, both local and central which keeps a copy of everything (Library of Congress)
11. A bunch of guys in offices who make sure that that idea of yours isn't ripped off and profited by some pirate
12.A judge and a courthouse in case you get into a disagreement.
That's just off the top of my head. Sounds cheap at 42%
2.I have a garden hose, smoke alarms and home owners insurance, worst case scenario.
3.I have well water.
4.But for streets, we'd probably have jetson's cars already.
5.I pay for my own garbage pick up.
6.How safe food is our food? Cooking it properly goes a long way in avoiding parasites.
7. Schools are good, but without taxes I could more easily send them to private school.
8. See 7.
9.I almost always drive, unless it is overseas or business.
10.That would be me.
11.Yeah, but without the judges and the cops, I could quickly solve things with my lethal weapon fists, with impunity. Besides, lawyers are a-holes.:p