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    It is absolutely none of their business where money moves within the USA. After my wife died I spent nearly two years in another state while a sister died. Why should that interest the Govt? Would you say I left California for a bible belt state to avoid taxes? What did you say when I went back home? Absurd.
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    telling perhaps, but a violation of the tax payers privacy, not to mention a program that cost money to implement at a time when there is a clamor to cut the debt. if we are serious about cutting spending any program that is not essential, that is not constitutionally required, that does not serve human needs, should be amoung the first things to be cut, including closing every military base in foreign countries, and stopping pork barrel military contracts, such as the F-35 plane.
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    @paperdragons81 I don't think they were getting the results they wanted. I believe that was their main motivator in mothballing it.
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    @Calfkiller I don't like Obama and I don't tend to trust his decisions, but I don't agree with anything that invades privacy warrentless wire tapping, text reading, and this. Are you in favor of the program ?
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    In the federal government's great experiment, its important to determine what works and what has failed. The one advantage of having 50 states pursue different solutions to problems is the ability to react to those solutions and failures. Where the prosperous decide to reside is an indication of success for a state's government. Answering questions like why people are leaving California is telling.
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    But people aren't leaving California because of taxes. People are leaving California because it's Mexico today. Filthy, corrupt, gang bangers and nothing worth the price of staying. It used to be the closest thing to paradise in the USA. I loved California. I worshiped California and I've paid a TON of taxes in California and worth every penny. But today? It's a cesspool of trash, filth, violence and a language that's not my language. They have taken it back. Say what you will, the taxes are not the problem. Value received for what the taxes are is the problem.
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    @PNWest oregon is totally beautiful. So is the coastline of Washington. My problem with you guys is the signs. "We don't tan, we rust". LOL
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    @jessejaymes Yeah - I think a lot of people are unpleasantly surprised if they move to the Oregon coast before doing their homework to see what it is like. We don't rust on the other side of the Cascades. It's high desert over here. You can come up and help me dig out the driveway!
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    One of the worse things about the IRS and the current form of taxation is it's violation of the privacy of tax payers. Anything that minimizes invasion of privacy by the govt is a good thing. A program like this is but one example of the invasion of privacy that should be curtailed.
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    It sounds like the type of government expenditure that deserves to be cut if there is really a serious attempt to cut spending. If there is any real benefit to this program, then it will be for business. If they want to know this information then let them pay for it. Call it "creating jobs".
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    This sounds exactly like the type of program obama would want to eliminate. He doesn't want any evidence that proves that high taxes run off the productive population.
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    Or maybe Obama used Romney's approach "Do we really need to borrow money from China to pay for this?"
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    One of the worse things about the IRS and the current form of taxation is it's violation of the privacy of tax payers. Anything that minimizes invasion of privacy by the govt is a good thing. A program like this is but one example of the invasion of privacy that should be curtailed.
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    @PoliticalSpice The IRS is one of the most powerful and absolutely corrupt government organizations in existence. Bunch of bottom feeders.
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    if the govt eliminated every program that invaded the privacy of citizens who they lack warrants to have surveillance of we would save quiet a bit.
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    Typical liberal behavior. The statistics must have shown that people prefer to live in areas with a lower tax rate, preferably non union right to work states.
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    I would focus mainly on the revenue streams.. Because most are taxpayers, and what do we do?- is look for a break.. I would do the same thing.. Just keep this in mind while you sit at the dinner table, partaking in the fruits of the nations agriculture delights. What's better than a good home cooked meal.
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    I think the info is valuable, but people do not move purely for tax reasons. We just had a new hire who told us he moved from Texas (low taxes) to PA (much higher) back in 2004 because the IT market had crashed in Houston. It recovered a couple of years later but he in a nutshell said he would never again live there because he couldn't find a job for 18 months and never wanted to experience that again. In fact, many people who were out of work for a year or more in some large cities left and will never again return.
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    I'm sure this can be done by private companies and not on the taxpayer's dime. I'm glad they cut it. Their motivation for doing so however is suspect.
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