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Tax Facts: Don’t Forget SC Is Poor

Liberal legacy media authors have been making the case lately that South Carolina’s tax burden is one of the lowest in the nation. Really? Really … “South Carolina’s tax collections are the lowest in the nation, at $1,476.50 per capita,” writes leftist editorial writer Cindi Ross Scoppe of The (Columbia,…

Liberal legacy media authors have been making the case lately that South Carolina’s tax burden is one of the lowest in the nation.

Really?

Really …

“South Carolina’s tax collections are the lowest in the nation, at $1,476.50 per capita,” writes leftist editorial writer Cindi Ross Scoppe of The (Columbia, S.C.) State newspaper, a consistent champion for higher taxes and government spending increases.

Scoppe also notes these collections “dropped 18 percent from 2001 to 2011 — more than they did in 48 states.”

Convincing right?

Sure … on the surface.

This argument is very similar to the one made about South Carolina’s gas tax – which “Republicans” in the S.C. General Assembly are hoping to raise by thirty percent (and then raise incrementally in future years).

Here’s the thing, though … while it is true South Carolina has one of the lowest gas taxes in America, our citizens pay more in fuel costs than residents of any other state in the country (save Mississippi). How is that possible? Because we’re dirt poor, people … and getting poorer.

Here’s the reality … South Carolina’s seven percent top marginal income tax rate (which affects individuals and small businesses) is the 13th highest in America. Worse still, it kicks in at the artificially low level of $14,000 – making it regressive and anti-competitive. Meanwhile South Carolina’s sales tax (which doesn’t apply to Scoppe and her buddies in the liberal media) is the 16th highest rate in the country.

Now we’re comparing apples to apples, people …

Bottom line? There’s a reason our tax burden is so low: Our people are broke as jokes. In fact according to the latest data from the U.S. Census, South Carolina has the fifth lowest median household income level in America, at a paltry $42,065.

Yeah … how’s that “low tax burden” looking now?

We understand big government’s desire to spend every dime of new money that comes into the state’s coffers – just as we understand the liberal mainstream media’s desire to hang onto its special tax-exempt status. But neglecting to tell people the whole truth about our state’s unfair, anti-competitive tax climate is the same as lying to them …

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38 comments

? March 19, 2013 at 3:31 pm

Fun fact of the day:

Monterrey, Mexico has a higher income per capita than South Carolina.

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BigT March 19, 2013 at 3:36 pm

Then carry your Sorry Liberal @$$ there if you want to give your money to government dumb@$$#$…and take Scoppe w/ you…
I Garran-damn-Tee you, you’d fit in better there, w/ those Bass-Ackwards idiots than you fit in MY state…

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? March 19, 2013 at 3:49 pm

Why do facts piss you off so badly?

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BigT March 19, 2013 at 4:56 pm

Idiots P!$$ me off…especially after 4 years of them running the country into the ground…and they embolden Dumb@$$#$ like you…

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? March 19, 2013 at 5:00 pm

I guess that is the answer I expected. I deserve it. Will someone at least give me a cookie for trolling the most successful troll on FITS?

dwb619 March 19, 2013 at 7:07 pm

Don’t forget, you a cyber jousting with a “TRAINED PROFESSIONAL JOURNALIST”, who is going on sabbatical to run the SC-1 Republican candidates election. If his MAMA will give him $50k ,he can get “Half-Wit” Palin to endorse his candidate.
YOU BETCHA!
YOU BETCHA!

The Twelve Angry Men March 19, 2013 at 4:18 pm

We feel better now.

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Same ol' Same ol' March 19, 2013 at 3:59 pm

I been there a bunch of times. Income per capita in that region just tells me there’s a bunch of rich folks around skewing the number, especially when you go through the mountain tunnel to San Pedro. Apples and oranges comparison.

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? March 19, 2013 at 4:11 pm

Yea, but still…it’s an interesting number. Kudos to you for driving around at least.

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Same ol' Same ol' March 19, 2013 at 4:36 pm

I know, off subject, but I like it there, just we can’t go there any more, company won’t let us, says too dangerous for us gringos. Had a bunch of good times there. Some crazy assed driving there, for sure, I fit right in.

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? March 19, 2013 at 4:50 pm

Lots of big companies there.

? March 19, 2013 at 3:31 pm

Fun fact of the day:

Monterrey, Mexico has a higher income per capita than South Carolina.

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BigT March 19, 2013 at 3:36 pm

Then carry your Sorry Liberal @$$ there if you want to give your money to government dumb@$$#$…and take Scoppe w/ you…
I Garran-damn-Tee you, you’d fit in better there, w/ those Bass-Ackwards idiots than you fit in MY state…

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? March 19, 2013 at 3:49 pm

Why do facts piss you off so badly?

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BigT March 19, 2013 at 4:56 pm

Idiots P!$$ me off…especially after 4 years of them running the country into the ground…and they embolden Dumb@$$#$ like you…

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? March 19, 2013 at 5:00 pm

I guess that is the answer I expected. I deserve it. Will someone at least give me a cookie for trolling the most successful troll on FITS?

dwb619 March 19, 2013 at 7:07 pm

Don’t forget, you a cyber jousting with a “TRAINED PROFESSIONAL JOURNALIST”, who is going on sabbatical to run the SC-1 Republican candidates election. If his MAMA will give him $50k ,he can get “Half-Wit” Palin to endorse his candidate.
YOU BETCHA!
YOU BETCHA!

The Twelve Angry Men March 19, 2013 at 4:18 pm

We feel better now.

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Same ol' Same ol' March 19, 2013 at 3:59 pm

I been there a bunch of times. Income per capita in that region just tells me there’s a bunch of rich folks around skewing the number, especially when you go through the mountain tunnel to San Pedro. Apples and oranges comparison.

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? March 19, 2013 at 4:11 pm

Yea, but still…it’s an interesting number. Kudos to you for driving around at least.

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Same ol' Same ol' March 19, 2013 at 4:36 pm

I know, off subject, but I like it there, just we can’t go there any more, company won’t let us, says too dangerous for us gringos. Had a bunch of good times there. Some crazy assed driving there, for sure, I fit right in.

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? March 19, 2013 at 4:50 pm

Lots of big companies there.

BigT March 19, 2013 at 3:33 pm

We lose gobs of business investment because of the income tax, while Texas grows.
Liberals are disgusting because they FAIL at everything, and are Hateful of good things.
But they are most Repulsive when they LIE in order to perpetuate more of their failure on people who are smart enough to avoid them.
Scoppe is a disgrace. The State should be ashamed for hiring her…She is an example of why people hate that newspaper.

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dwb619 March 19, 2013 at 7:04 pm

Texas grows those MINIMUM WAGE jobs and a HUGE illegal population to fill them.
YOU BETCHA!
YOU BETCHA!

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Torch March 19, 2013 at 7:33 pm

You’er such a fuck up. We are dirt poor and pay substandard wages. You’ll come up with some oxyLimbaugh stats. Go off the grid.

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Smirks March 19, 2013 at 7:59 pm

Tell me when a vital industry to the entire country and tons of its corporations that rake in multi-billions in profits yearly moves into our state and I’ll give a shit about trying to be like Texas.

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BigT March 19, 2013 at 3:33 pm

We lose gobs of business investment because of the income tax, while Texas grows.
Liberals are disgusting because they FAIL at everything, and are Hateful of good things.
But they are most Repulsive when they LIE in order to perpetuate more of their failure on people who are smart enough to avoid them.
Scoppe is a disgrace. The State should be ashamed for hiring her…She is an example of why people hate that newspaper.

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dwb619 March 19, 2013 at 7:04 pm

Texas grows those MINIMUM WAGE jobs and a HUGE illegal population to fill them.
YOU BETCHA!
YOU BETCHA!

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Torch March 19, 2013 at 7:33 pm

You’er such a fuck up. We are dirt poor and pay substandard wages. You’ll come up with some oxyLimbaugh stats. Go off the grid.

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Smirks March 19, 2013 at 7:59 pm

Tell me when a vital industry to the entire country and tons of its corporations that rake in multi-billions in profits yearly moves into our state and I’ll give a shit about trying to be like Texas.

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jimlewisowb March 19, 2013 at 3:54 pm

Any possibility that Cindi Ross Scoppe and the Gypsy Queen Governor are twins who were separated at birth

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? March 19, 2013 at 3:58 pm

There were joined at the head, which explains why it appears they both have half a brain.

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jimlewisowb March 19, 2013 at 3:54 pm

Any possibility that Cindi Ross Scoppe and the Gypsy Queen Governor are twins who were separated at birth

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? March 19, 2013 at 3:58 pm

There were joined at the head, which explains why it appears they both have half a brain.

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Chris Marley March 19, 2013 at 5:49 pm

SC cannot attract high paying jobs because the edu-ma-ka-shun is so bad and the politicians are too well practiced at navel gazing.

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Chris Marley March 19, 2013 at 5:49 pm

SC cannot attract high paying jobs because the edu-ma-ka-shun is so bad and the politicians are too well practiced at navel gazing.

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mat catastrophe March 20, 2013 at 11:41 pm

Ahh, misplaced anger. The birthplace of right-wing “ideas”.

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mat catastrophe March 20, 2013 at 11:41 pm

Ahh, misplaced anger. The birthplace of right-wing “ideas”.

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