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Column: A compelling case against high taxes
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It’s the central dividing line of American politics: the age-old debate between those who generally favor higher spending and taxes, and those on the other hand who believe it’s beneficial to let taxpayers keep more of their own money.The case favoring the taxpayers is a bit stronger following a batch of recent research comparing each states’ taxes and population trends. One analysis by the Cato Institute, a nonprofit research organization, found Americans are moving in substantial numbers from states with higher taxes to states with lower taxes. Cato researchers ranked states by their tax levels, which were measured as household taxes (all state and local taxes, including individual income, property and sales taxes) as a percentage of personal income.