Florida had GDP of 754 billion in 2010. They had revenue of 61 billion. That is a tax rate:GDP of ~8.1 percent.
By comparison, California had GDP of 1.9 trillion with revenues of 133 billion. That is 7 percent.
Texas is very similar to California; GDP of 1.3 trillion with revenues of 70 billion. This is 5.4 percent. They don't have an income tax, but a quick look at their books show that they have unusually high selective taxes, "other taxes", and taxes on interest income.
Plan for eliminating the national debt in 10-20 years:
Specific cuts; defense spending: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/more-detailed-look-a
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