The average for the states is 197 days to pay for the government gone wild. Some of us go longer up to August 9th with Connecticut being the worst. NY and NJ are next, going to August 5th.
Time to move to Tennessee, Mississippi, or South Dakota!
Take a look at regulations in this breakdown –
- The average American worker will have to labor 87.82 days just to pay for federal spending.
- The average American worked 44.62 days worked to pay for federal regulations and 24.75 days worked to pay for state and local regulations for a grand total of 69 days just to have the government rule over us and regulate us. But the government thinks we need MORE regulations.
- The average American worked 40.04 days worked to pay for state and local spending.
“From a different perspective, the cost of government makes up 54.0 percent of annual gross domestic product (GDP),” reads the report. “What’s more, the largest tax hike in the nation’s history is scheduled to take place at the end of 2012 unless Congress acts to protect taxpayers. If this tax increase is allowed to hit, COGD [Cost of Government Day] could permanently be pushed back into August and beyond.”
Then there are the rising, unsustainable costs of “free” medical care.
Soon, we will work only for the government and will need their handouts to survive. We are on the road to serfdom when the government has more of our pay than we do.
Cost of Government Report, read it and weep.