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Letter of the Month winner: Jim Spears, Oklahoma City

Jim Spears Published: June 10, 2012

Basketball player LeBron James got to choose between playing for the New Jersey Nets or the Miami Heat. New Jersey has a high income tax rate. Florida has no personal income tax. He chose Miami and saved himself millions.

An estimated 200 people per day leave California and move to Texas. Texas has no personal income tax.

Rush Limbaugh moved his operation from New York to Florida and saved himself a fortune. In the process his staff moved with him, thus depriving New York of more tax money.

Several years ago, Colorado had a large influx of Californians. The high price of real estate in Colorado didn't deter them. It's still less expensive to live there and work from their computer than pay the high taxes in California.

These are just a few examples of how people react when governments seek to overtax their citizens. No sane person would react differently. Also, one must remember it was all done legally.


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