Interesting tidbit I came across while reading Michael Moorcock's Modern Times 2.0: Texas has no state income tax. Digging further, neither does Alaska, Florida, Nevada, South Dakota, Washington or Wyoming.

I think that's disgusting. I live in a state with a fairly progressive income tax scheme, and I could easily, easily afford to pay more than I do.

Does anyone else in this haunted country remember that class in high school where they learned that sales tax is regressive? Does "regressive" sound like a good thing to you?