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Taxing Tuesday: Connecticut Advertising to Me  

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25 June 2019, 21:45

Well, this is a bit different.

I got served up that ad on facebook this weekend.

Now, I know facebook knows where I live… BECAUSE I FRICKIN PUT IT IN MY PROFILE. I do get a bit tired when I put something in my profile somewhere, and they try to advertise something to me that I’ve explicitly stated I’m not interest in.

So, anyway, I followed the link in the ad, just because I was curious (and not because I’m silly enough to think it would be better in CT than Westchester for me.)

Again, note that they’re arguing that $8,200 is cheaper than Westchester. Well, okay, they are correct. This is a couple thousand less than in Westchester.

Here are some comments on the facebook ad, as I saw them:

Look, both NY and CT are high tax areas. Oh, CT doesn’t have county government? IT HAS A FRICKIN STATE GOVERNMENT. You think you’re not paying high state taxes?!

MOVEMENT OF RICH MILLENNIALS

Oh, this may not have to do with taxes. Directly.

Where Rich Millennials Are Moving in 2019

The data & the visualization sucks. But I do not have time to fix their deficiencies. Let’s just take them at face value.

I’m snipping a bit of the table:

Because their display is idiotic, let me explain:
1. the first numerical column is the number of high-income millennials moving in
2. the second is the number moving out
3. the third is the difference between the two — the net migration number

The reason the data are idiotic is it’s just an absolute number… as opposed to a relative number (percentage change).

Oh look — New York is on the bottom at net negative ~4900!

Connecticut is at #43 with negative 460.

So, how does the total population of New York compare to the total population of Connecticut?

New York: 19.5 million
Connecticut: 3.6 million

So 460 out of 3.6 million is… 0.013%
4900 out of 19.5 million is… 0.025%

Okay, fine, New York is doing worse.

But not ten times as bad. Only twice as bad.

TAX STORIES

Forcing presidential candidates to take math tests to qualify wouldn’t do a damn thing, btw. Plenty of people who can pass academic math, and who know their “tax plans” are bullshit, could get through such hoops.

TAX TWEETS





I agree with her. Student loans are a scam.

I went to college and got paid to go! And I got paid to go to grad school! No debt whatsoever.

If they make you pay — they obviously think they’re doing you a favor by letting you go to college. If they make you pay, then you should go do something else.


I don’t think people understand why I love these ideas. No, I don’t want these to go into effect. But the issue is that it’s a lot of “Wall Street Folks” who have funded these politicians.

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Hey now, needs a lot of scrubbing, etc.


As mentioned earlier, this is just dumb. But hey, lots of dumbass tax ideas out there. Plenty of room for idiocy.


I don’t know what’s stopping them from writing bigger checks. It’s not like the government will refuse their money.

Hop to it! It’s patriotic!

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