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Subject: Re: Massachusetts Healti Ins Date: 7/2/2007 2:19 PM
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Base property taxes are probably lower in CA (prop 13) but all other taxes are much higher - gas, income tax, sales tax, local taxes...you get used to it.


yup..... i think you're right

looked it up.
http://www.retirementliving.com/RLtaxes.html

sales tax --higher rate and no exemption for fuel or clothes

gas tax -- higher (even if they included sales tax ..plus we have the indirect tax of having 'special' gas)

cigarette tax less !! (slightly lower liquor tax --from another site)

income tax -- less on lower income; much more on higher incomes (exemptions etc to complicated to parse)

property tax --too complicated to figure out.

... i'm guessing more ..maybe much more. About equally regressive.

but
I like my life quit a bit (I feel very blessed and lucky) and don't fret about taxes most of the time

that's what really matters ...


-j
.... some people just do not want to pay taxes ..and don't care what it costs ..
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