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« Trivia Tidbit of the Day: Part 916 -- Icing The Kicker. | WILLisms.com | Trivia Tidbit of the Day: Part 918 -- Texas' Budget. »

Trivia Tidbit of the Day: Part 917 -- Low Taxes Attract People, Jobs.

The Texas Model-

It's encouraging to read about new Florida Governor Rick Scott or new Ohio Governor John Kasich declaring-- in public, of all places-- that they want to lead their states like Texas Governor Rick Perry has led Texas. Tort reform. Low taxes. Etc.

It makes sense, given that the data are pretty overwhelming and unequivocal about where people are moving:

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The Gallup Organization found that all of the 10 states which lost seats are dominated by Democrats, at least in terms of party registration. Democrats, as we all know, generally tend to be in favor of higher taxes compared to Republicans.

Americans for Tax Reform has some interesting numbers showing that states losing seats in the House of Representatives have higher marginal income tax rates, higher average tax burdens, more spending per capita, and are much more likely to force employees to work for a union even if they don’t want to.

Last Tuesday, my Examiner colleague Michael Barone did a good general breakdown of income tax rates versus population growth and found that 7 of the 9 states which have no income tax all grew higher than the national average while the 2 that didn’t grew fastest in their regions.

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Three of the ten least-taxed states—Nevada, Florida, and Texas—were among the ten-fastest growing states. None of them were among the 10 slowest growing states.

Of the 10 states with the highest tax burden, 3 of them—New York, Rhode Island, and Ohio—were among the 10 states that had the lowest population growth. Not one of them is among the fastest-growing states.

Of the 20 states with the lowest tax burden, 12 of them were among the 20 states that gained population the fastest. In contrast, of the 20 states with the highest tax burden, 8 of them were among the 20 slowest-growing states.

Indeed, Allied Van Lines just announced its annual "Magnet States" winners and losers, and the trends the Census picked up from 2000 to 2010 continued through 2010:

Everything's bigger in Texas – including its appeal as a destination for residents in 2010, according to Allied Van Lines' 43rd Annual Magnet States Report released today.

For the sixth year in a row, Texas eclipsed every other state and took the lead as the No. 1 magnet state in 2010 based on Allied's report, which tracks U.S. migration patterns.

Texas realized the highest net relocation gain (inbound moves minus outbound moves performed by Allied Van Lines, one of the world's largest moving companies) of 1,640, which is lower than the nearly 2,000 families it attracted in 2009, but it far outpaced all other states. Colorado came in second place, with net relocation gains of just over 400 and Florida, South Carolina and Arizona rounded out the top five states with the largest net relocation gains.

"Today there are more Fortune 500 companies located in Texas than any other state in the union," said Bill Dircks, president of Berger Transfer & Storage, Inc. "With our branch locations in Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, we've serviced a large number of relocations into the state this past year. A healthy business climate, coupled with family-friendly cities, makes Texas a very attractive place to work and live."

Indeed.

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Previous Trivia Tidbit: Icing The Kicker Actually Works.

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Posted by Will Franklin · 4 January 2011 02:14 PM

Comments

Speaking about taxes they must be the most debatable issue in politics as all other issues where money involved. And actuslly there's never been any justice about it and some states bringing profit to the country also have to suffer because they themselves do not feel any financial benefits of their more effective work for the good of the country. Of course, something should have been done about it long time ago and it's great that at last somebody has paid attention to this problem.

Posted by: Martina@Israel at January 6, 2011 03:49 PM