Failed State California: Overtaxed, Overregulated, Overopinionated, and Underhanded
Canada Free Press ^ | 01/12/18 | Katy Grimes
Posted on 1/12/2018, 2:06:51 PM by Sean_Anthony
California’s highest-in-the-nation taxes: Schools rank at the bottom, Infrastructure is deteriorating, Gas tax revenue is used for social programs, Highest poverty in the nation,Recreational pot is now legal, Governor, obsessed with climate change
More is never enough for California politicians, as evidenced by our highest-in-the-nation taxes. The once-Golden State of opportunity and innovation ranks 48th in the Tax Foundation’s 2018 State Business Tax Climate Index. Again. Back in 2012 I wrote about our lousy 48th ranking, and that was before Gov. Jerry Brown’s Proposition 30 passed, which dramatically increased sales and income taxes. And it was before the California Legislature passed yet another massive gas/diesel tax on the state’s drivers, making California’s the highest gas taxes in the nation.
Our neighboring states ranked far better in the 2018 State Business Tax Climate Index: Arizona ranked 21st. Nevada ranked 5th. Oregon ranked 10th.