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California’s big spending means major debt and possible surprise for wealthy residents

via NBC News
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California is grappling with a significant fiscal crisis, marked by a projected deficit of $68 billion.

The state’s proposed solution involves implementing a sweeping wealth tax, targeting residents with net worth exceeding $1 billion.

However, this move has sparked a contentious debate, with concerns about potential economic repercussions and the exodus of high-net-worth individuals.

According to the Wall Street Journal, “This carve-out would encourage the wealthy to shift more of their investments into real estate.

The tax proposal also intersects with other tax rate increases and potential legal battles, raising questions about its long-term impact and sustainability.

The state’s fiscal challenges are further complicated by increased spending and a potentially adverse impact on businesses and high earners.

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