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on Measure 66
My husband is a professional who works 60-70 hour weeks to provide for his family and his employees' families. He keeps 15 people employed, and we paid over $50,000 in state taxes last year. If this measure passes, we are seriously considering moving to another state in which there is no income tax (there are still several.) This would put 15 people out of work, and would also affect all of the service providers we patronize - the hairdresser, house cleaner, lawn mower, child care, etc. Yes, we could afford to pay an extra $12,000 or so, but this is the straw that breaks the camel's back. We already pay nearly half of our income to the government, with the self-employement tax, social security, and 33% federal tax rate. When the opponents talk about job-killing taxes, this is part of that argument.
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