War on taxpayers is real — and it’s worse than the farcical war on women


By Dustin Hurst and Mary Tillotson | Watchdog.org

If you accept the liberal propaganda on the status of womanhood in America today, having the XX chromosomes sucks pretty bad, at least financially speaking.

There is a status that sucks worse than womanhood, though: That of the American taxpayer.

Today is Equal Pay Day, a progressive holiday for the uninformed and intentionally ignorant. If you take the average earnings of American men and women and don’t control for life choices that majorly impact financial prospects, you’ll find that women have to work from January 1, 2013, until today to make as much as men did in 2013.

Pretty bad, right?

Well, consider the conservative Tax Foundation’s map showing each state’s Tax Freedom Day — “the day that residents of that state have worked long enough to pay all tax obligations at the federal, state, and local levels.”

The map, an annual favorite of tax-weary Americans, reveals varying Tax Freedom Days across the states. Lucky Louisianans spend the first quarter of the year — until March 30 — working to pay taxes, and the other nine months of the year working for themselves and their families.

Residents of Connecticut and New Jersey don’t reach that milestone until May 9 — a full 41 days after Louisiana residents.

How’s that for fairness?

I think we can all agree that some degree of taxation is necessary — most of us prefer when the traffic lights are lit, after all — but it’s jarring to see just how much taxation is actually happening.

If we’re going to continue with this ridiculous “war on women” rhetoric, let’s at least be consistent.

Sadly, War on Connecticutensians just doesn’t have the same ring.

Thankfully, residents of the heavily taxed states can vote with their feet and, much to the enjoyment of low-burden states, they are.

Contact: Dustin@watchdog.org