This is something very admirable being done by the liberty loving folks in Massachusetts:
Activists Push To Repeal State Income Tax
A brief extract from the article:
A group of antitax activists launched a campaign over the weekend to abolish the state income tax, setting the stage for a contentious public battle if the measure is added to the ballot this fall.
After pushing a similar initiative that almost passed six years ago, a group called the Committee for Small Government is back for another round, asking voters to end the income tax and save the average taxpayer $3,600 a year. The group, led by libertarian Carla Howell, is almost certain to gather the 11,000 signatures needed to put a question on the November ballot.
To say that state officials are worried about the prospect would be an understatement.
Can this inspire Taxhausted Californians to emulate such an action?
We know that government will not reduce taxes on their own. This measure if passed I think would maybe force the MA state government to abandon freeloader programs in order to balance their budget.
California has a lot of freeloader programs which overburden taxpayers – like providing free phones with large push buttons to seniors (the program costs much more than the cost of the phones if a senior wants to buy it from Rite Aid for $10-20 – in fact after the government started the program the phone makers stopped selling to some retailers or started raising prices since the government doesn’t really care if it pays $150 for the large keypad phone).
Education is the top expenditure – yet with outspending every other state it still cannot bring about good schools. LAUSD wastes hundreds of millions on building schools which never get finished. LAUSD bureaucrats make as much as $300,000 plus benefits such as a car, housing, and expense accounts. LAUSD Principals make $99,000 up and Superintendents $250,000 and up and they don’t even teach anything.
It is a shame that after paying such high taxes to educate illegal aliens – I have to send my child to a private school because the local school has become a day care center for children of illegal immigrants (39% of the students in California K-12 are children of illegal immigrants). How the hell are private schools able to provide better education, pay their teachers well and spend less money per pupil than the state government? California leads the nation in spending for the education of illegal aliens.
Healthcare is the second largest expenditure – With “free flu shot” programs (that really never help anyone but even if they did – it would be cheaper to pay for a flu-shot – for those who want it rather than force taxpayers to fund such useless programs), free emergency room care for illegal immigrants, free abortion clinics disguised as “Parent Planning Centers”, etc. Even then – more than 66% of all births in California are to illegal alien Mexicans on Medi-Cal whose births were paid for by taxpayers. Is this really moral and fair?
Prisons – nearly 25% of inmates are illegals. At the rate of increase – by the 2012-2013 fiscal year, $15.4 billion will be spent on incarcerating Californians, as compared with $15.3 billion spent on educating them. Prison guards (qualification requires no college) make six-figure salaries and good benefits for life.
Lots of wasteful spending happens in California – like the 10 ft. ramp for the handicap which will cost taxpayers a million dollars. Comes to $100,000 per foot.
This cannot go on – and the term “spending limits” is a joke. Taxes once raised never go down. Only ending the taxes on Californians who are already overburdened can stop this bloated government from stealing our hard earned money and force them to balance their budgets.