FL has a good number of illegals that would never spend a dime on a income tax, yet will use all that the income tax pays for, so they do a sales tax. Same with TX.
If you want to see the flip side, look at CA and how well they are doing by only taxing the legal workers, while providing services for all illegals. They get more Federal money and money set aside for other states just to make it month to month. They have failed about as bad as Obama and our Government at doing whats best for the American people.
Houses fall off hillsides when it rains there and what doesn't slide down the hill is consumed by a wildfire and what isn't consumed by flames crumbles under earthquakes and what doesn't crumble is vandalized and turned into crackhouses by out-of-control gangs.
Our property taxes in NC are low compared to other places, but we have a 7.75% sales tax on top of state income tax, so the total take by the state adds up to almost 15% depending on your income bracket. Our gas tax is also the highest in the southeast.
We generally send Republicans to washington yet (until this past year) elect dumbocrats to run Raleigh. Our governor is a first class retard.
I dearly love my native state, but as soon as I punch the retirement button, I will become a legal resident of Florida.
Yep. We get by just fine without it. They add some taxes to home purchases and overall property taxes to make up for it though.
Yup, property tax so I'm told. I've never owned a house, yet alone in other states, so I can't speak for certain, but I hear Florida is high. The home I'm living at payd about $3,500 a year in property tax, down from over 6K a year back in 07. Just a couple houses over are some large custom homes. The largest pays almost 12K a year in property tax.