Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Liberal tax evasion

I’ve a native of the Evergreen State. Here’s a fascinating example of liberal tax evasion by citizens of two deep-dyed blue states.

Liberals believe in high taxes—as long as someone else pays.


Vancouver [WA] lies just north across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon. Because of its proximity to Portland, many people who live in Vancouver work there. Consequently, much of Vancouver's growth is due to Portlanders moving across the river but keeping their old jobs in Portland. In 2003, 70% of workers in Vancouver worked in Clark County. Those who live and work in Clark County do not have to pay Oregon's relatively high income tax. (Washington State does not have such a tax.) Additionally, they may choose to shop in Portland to take advantage of a wider variety of shopping choices, and the fact that Oregon has no sales tax. Very few other cities in the USA allow for such an easy avoidance of both sales and income tax.


1 comment:

  1. Hi Steve,

    Speaking of tax increases and such, have you read anything by Susan Pace Hamill? She's done a lot of work trying to show that there is a correct biblical position on how our tax system should be structured.

    Maybe we should apply the Year of Jubilee in the USA and forgive debts, etc. ;)