Thursday, September 09, 2004

You'd think we could build three football stadiums

According to a study from the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, denizens of the Gret Stet of Louisiana pay $111.26 in state taxes per $1000.00 in income. This places Louisiana 10th nationwide and far above any other Southern state. What is really telling here is that when the results are sorted by sales and excise taxes only, we shoot all the way up to number 2. Only Hawaii's tax system leans (slightly) more heavily on the poor than the birthplace of Huey Long and the "Share our Wealth" movement. Tragic.

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