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    Military Enlistment Map

    Don't just look at the dark green areas; look at the light green areas.

    http://www.theatlantic.com/media/int....html?v=17#pce

    http://www.theatlantic.com/features/...litary/383516/
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    Has your dollar lost its buying power?

    What if you could move to a nearby state and buy 25% more with the same money? Would it be worth it if you had to take a cut in pay?

    On the flip side, what if you were offered a job paying 25% more in another state? Would that raise in pay really be worth 25%?

    The Relative value of $100 (map only)
    http://taxfoundation.org/sites/taxfo...arity-2012.png

    The Real Value of $100 in Each State
    http://taxfoundation.org/blog/real-value-100-each-state

    The above comparisons are a little less helpful if you live in a rural area far away from big cities, because the cities are primarily responsible for the higher cost of living in most states. For a more accurate representation of your area, see:

    The Real Value of $100 in Metropolitan Areas
    http://taxfoundation.org/sites/taxfo...20Parity_0.png
    http://taxfoundation.org/blog/real-v...opolitan-areas
    https://github.com/TaxFoundation/dat...rchasing-power

    Now, back to that state-by-state comparison:

    What if you lived in New York and you were considering a move to Ohio? Let's look at the numbers for a person earning $40,000 per year.

    Buying power (BP) of someone earning 40K/year

    State ........ $100 Value ....... 40K Value ..... NY/OH BP Ratio
    NY ................ 86.66 .............. 34664 ........... 77.3%
    OH ............. 112.11 ............... 44844

    77.3% of 40K = 30920, or roughly 31K.
    So if you moved from NY to OH, you could take a 9K cut in pay and break even. Bear in mind that this info is probably more realistic if you live in NYC Metro area.

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    State ........ $100 Value ..... 30920 Value
    OH .............. 112.11 ............. 34664

    What if you want to move to a more expensive state?

    According to one of the articles linked above,
    Regional price differences are strikingly large, and have serious policy implications. The same amount of dollars are worth almost 40 percent more in Mississippi than in DC, and the differences become even larger if metro area prices are considered instead of statewide averages. A person who makes $40,000 a year after tax in Kentucky would need to have after-tax earnings of $53,000 in Washington, DC just in order to have an equal standard of living, let alone feel richer.

    The Real Value of $100 in Each State
    http://taxfoundation.org/blog/real-value-100-each-state

    Here are the 15 best and 15 worst states in order, according to the map:

    15 Best States
    MS 115.74
    AR 114.16
    AL 113.51
    MO 113.51
    SD 113.38
    WV 112.87
    KY 112.61
    OH 112.11
    IA 111.73
    KS 111.23
    OK 111.23
    NE 110.99
    ND 110.62
    SC 110.25
    TN 110.25

    15 Worst States
    DC 84.6
    HI 85.32
    NY 86.66
    NJ 87.64
    CA 88.57
    MD 89.85
    CT 91.41
    MA 93.28
    AK 93.37
    NH 94.16
    VA 96.9
    WA 96.9
    DE 97.75
    CO 98.43
    VT 99.11
    Last edited by Space Racer; 07-11-2015 at 10:59 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Space Racer View Post
    Military Enlistment Map

    Don't just look at the dark green areas; look at the light green areas.

    http://www.theatlantic.com/media/int....html?v=17#pce

    http://www.theatlantic.com/features/...litary/383516/
    Does anyone ever wonder what the US military is REALLY protecting?

    Many folks in the financial community think the purpose of the US military is to protect the interests of the US$... the fact that US citizens in the USA get some protection from it... is just coincidence.
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    "By looking at measures like ease of starting a business, ease of hiring, ease of regulatory compliance and promotion of local training programs, a recent survey of 18,000 small-business owners across the U.S. by Thumbtack found which states are the best and worst for small businesses."

    http://news.investors.com/business/0...#ixzz3m61F7NJo

    See the maps:

    Best and Worst States for Small Business
    https://www.thumbtack.com/survey#/2015/1/states

    Best and Worst Cities for Small Business
    https://www.thumbtack.com/survey#/2015/1/cities
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    Quote Originally Posted by Space Racer View Post
    "By looking at measures like ease of starting a business, ease of hiring, ease of regulatory compliance and promotion of local training programs, a recent survey of 18,000 small-business owners across the U.S. by Thumbtack found which states are the best and worst for small businesses."

    http://news.investors.com/business/0...#ixzz3m61F7NJo

    See the maps:

    Best and Worst States for Small Business
    https://www.thumbtack.com/survey#/2015/1/states

    Best and Worst Cities for Small Business
    https://www.thumbtack.com/survey#/2015/1/cities
    yep, New Yorkistan sucks a$$ when it comes to business.....we are regulated out the a$$, taxed to death and have very little freedom's

    when I retire, it not be in New Yorkistan. period!!!
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    California’s new Fair Pay Act says the state is “closed for business”

    For 11 years Chief Executive magazine has published an annual CEO survey of the best and worst states for doing business. The two constants of the survey: Texas always comes in first and California always comes in dead last.

    And now the newly passed California Fair Pay Act essentially hangs a sign at the Golden State border saying “closed for business.”

    The motive driving the new legislation is concern that women earn less than men. The standard calculation of this misleading figure shows that in California women earn 84 cents for every dollar a man makes, versus about 79 cents nationwide.

    And so the new law says that men and women must be paid the same, not just for “equal work”—that’s been federal law for decades—but for “substantially similar work.”

    Good luck figuring out what “substantially similar work” means. And you can bet that countless trial lawyers, left-leaning interest groups and the Obama administration will do their best to exploit that ambiguity.

    http://rare.us/story/californias-new...-for-business/

    CEO Survey of the best and worst states for doing business
    1. Texas
    2. Florida
    3. North Carolina
    4. Tennessee
    5. GA

    See the rest:
    http://chiefexecutive.net/best-worst-states-business/
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    Left California after 35 years of liberal nonsense. Now fighting the same coming to my new state where I thought things were more open and free. The country is going down the drain regardless of where you live. It is only a matter of degree.
    "No matter how thirsty your imagination, mirages contain no water"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Space Racer View Post
    California’s new Fair Pay Act says the state is “closed for business”
    For 11 years Chief Executive magazine has published an annual CEO survey of the best and worst states for doing business. The two constants of the survey: Texas always comes in first and California always comes in dead last.

    And now the newly passed California Fair Pay Act essentially hangs a sign at the Golden State border saying “closed for business.”

    The motive driving the new legislation is concern that women earn less than men. The standard calculation of this misleading figure shows that in California women earn 84 cents for every dollar a man makes, versus about 79 cents nationwide.

    And so the new law says that men and women must be paid the same, not just for “equal work”—that’s been federal law for decades—but for “substantially similar work.”

    Good luck figuring out what “substantially similar work” means. And you can bet that countless trial lawyers, left-leaning interest groups and the Obama administration will do their best to exploit that ambiguity.

    http://rare.us/story/californias-new...-for-business/

    CEO Survey of the best and worst states for doing business
    1. Texas
    2. Florida
    3. North Carolina
    4. Tennessee
    5. GA

    See the rest:
    http://chiefexecutive.net/best-worst-states-business/
    Looked at the article....

    GA (my state) is ranked 5 this year... was 10 last year.

    Good to know my state understands what makes a state work...
    Being business friendly!
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    Thinking about moving to Europe?

    If Sweden and Germany Became US States, They Would be Among the Poorest States
    https://mises.org/blog/if-sweden-and...poorest-states
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    Vacuum Technology:
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    Carl's Jr. Says So Long Golden State

    CKE Restaurants, the corporate parent of Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. restaurants, announced that they are relocating to Nashville, Tennessee.
    ...
    The highest income tax rate in California is 13%, so moving to Tennessee, where the tax rate is zero, will save the company millions of dollars on taxes a year.
    ...
    The state legislative group ALEC finds in its latest “Rich States, Poor States” rating of the states on business climate that California ranks 44th of all the states in business competitiveness. California has lost roughly 9,000 companies over the last decade, with most of them moving to Texas, Florida, and Tennessee. Last year, in a major loss, Toyota moved its North American headquarters from the Golden State to North Texas.

    http://www.investors.com/politics/ed...-golden-state/
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    Libs are so thick headed, they cannot understand that money goes where it is treated nicely. They think, give it to us and we will take care of the darling folding green. I can't wait until Wednesday, when the hildebeast stops her sick, degenerate political ads in Missouri.


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