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August 27, 2008

California Ballot Initiative: We're Gonna Tax the Shit Out of You, and Then Really Tax the Hell Out of You If You Try to Leave

That last part -- the "exit tax" -- is particularly egregious.

That's where these people always wind up. They want to raise taxes to the skies. When confronted with the reality that if they do that, people will flee, they always respond, "Then we won't let them leave."

I've heard this before, several times. Usually I've heard in in the context of sky-high city tax rates and subsequent tax-flight to the suburbs. Their response? "We should have the power to tax suburbs, too, to make sure people can't escape."

But don't question their patriotism. Stalin was very patriotic, you know.

Thanks to CJ.


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