I came across an article of the five states that tax the poor the most. The top five are: Alabama, Illinois, Hawaii, Oregon and Georgia.
Hawaii's income tax on the working poor is $331 per year.
The lowest taxable income is $17,800 (77 percent of the poverty line).
The poverty rate is 10 percent (the 6th lowest).
The median household income is $63,030 (the 5th highest).
Hawaii has a particularly low poverty rate but the state continues to tax families at the poverty line with the highest rates in the country. A family of four pays $331 in income tax and the state also taxes families making 77 percent of the poverty line or more. What is the reason for this?
Ask your representatives why. No answers, then vote them out.