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Perhaps the lack of a state income tax explains the attraction of Washington state. Gates moved Microsoft to Seattle from Colorado, and Bezos moved to Washington State to start Amazon.

Taxes, you know. Important!


Absolutely! Gates mentioned taxes in the article. (Though I suspect not in the way you think. <LOL>)>>

So, intercst ---- was it just a coincidence that you moved from Texas, a state without an income tax, to Washington State, another state without an income tax?

Surely a highly numerate engineer and financial planner such as yourself considered that issue carefully!

And it must have been more than a coincidence that you moved to low tax Vancouver, Wa, directly across the Columbia River fro Portland Oregon, a bastion of liberals that featured an income tax.

Sarah Palin once observed that from Alaska, one could get a view of the Soviet Union/Russia. From Vancouver, Wa, you can see Progressive Portland, Oregon. But you chose to move to Vancouver. Surely taxes figured in to that decision?

Isn't being able to live in a low tax area an attractive feature of early retirement? I don't recall you pointing that out.

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