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Old 01-04-2013
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Re: Opposition to liveaboards

States get their tax money. Maybe it's from Peter, maybe from Paul but they get it. When states choose to lure buyers of things by eliminating sales tax, it simply shifts the burden onto others. Same for freebies to industry. When I retired, I moved the heck out of NH, for example, because I got tired of footing the bill through my property taxes so that people from Mass. could come over the border and buy things tax-free. Where states get their revenue from is a complicated equation involving fairness issues. I know folks in NH paying 15k in taxes for a normal, medium sized, probably 2000 sq.ft. house...it's absurd.
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