I've decided to return to daily blogging, ultimately with a view to promoting my colleagues' anonymous book about Wall Street in the twenty-first century - Occupy a Job on Wall Street comes out this time next year.
'As the report explains, this is the day that "represents how long Americans as a whole work into the year before they have earned enough money to pay all federal, state and local taxes for the year."
The national average is April 21 -- almost a week after the federal filing deadline,
Of course, your mileage may vary, even within these state-by-state figures. But you can get a rough idea how you fare against other people...
"Tax Freedom Day rankings square unsurprisingly well with overall measures of state and local tax burden," comments J.D. Tuccille at Reason. "The five highest taxed states, reports the Tax Foundation, are New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, California and Wisconsin.
Wyoming, Alaska, South Dakota, Texas and Louisiana are the least burdensome.
"Business tax climate also corresponds closely with Tax Freedom Day. The states least favorable to business are New Jersey, New York, California, Minnesota and Vermont.
By contrast, Wyoming, South Dakota, Nevada, Alaska and Florida hold the top spots."
Having visited here before (when the city was a mess) and lived here during and after 9/11 (when it bounced back amazingly), on balance Rudy Giuliani was obviously a good mayor.
The "balance" being that we've had two liberal mayors since him and things have only continued to improve so it's hard not to say he was mostly lucky. Also the guy is personally a disgusting degenerate - most people would be satisfied with only abandoning one family per lifetime.
I heard this 3rd hand but kinda funny if you know anything about the NYAC...
It was the best fight I've ever seen. Young people, old people,girls , members , non members, it was a nondiscriminatory ragematch.
It's tough to elaborate on it's epicness but I'll do my best. It started near the booths that are across from the bar, so everyone at the bar and not involved quickly got pushed towards the windows facing the park. The brawl then expanded from the booths to the bar so no one could leaveunless you wantedto to go through the lion's pit so we all just stood ( I eventually took a seat with Stephan and some girls) and watched it all unfold. It came in HOT.
Not sure the reason but it seemed to be about a girl. After about 30 secondsit was just threats being yelled. Anyway, probably two broken noses right off the back, one dude knocked straight on his butt on the first punch, glasses thrown, broken glass everywhere , and all the tablesturned over or shoved to the side, they were making their arena.....The first break in the fight occurred when a random guy hopped in to break it up, his girlfriend by his side . The commotion ended so everyonethought , until somebody knocked the guy's girlfriend over and this kid laid one dude right out. So now the fight expanded to three groups, three wolfpacks. Girl got knocked over again ......Second stoppageoccurred after a good five minutes when Luis the bartender joined forces to come in and stop it. BIG MISTAKE , Luis fell like a bag of sand after a fairly aggressive push and he started screaming " Call nineeleven" . radios were grabbed and called, and these guys were eventually getting chaperoned out. It was all done , fight over . But No, it wasn'tdone...some pudgy kid comes out of no where , I honestly don't think hewas even involved, and connected straight into a much bigger kids domepiece, couldn't have connected better, the kid hit , hits a table, broken everything on the ground. Finally a bunch of guys push the crowdof fighters out of the bar, they get in the elevator and by the time I got down there 10 cops were arresting all of them.