Originally Posted by ElasticNinja
You are right with regards to federal income tax. Having everyone pay tax to the federal government is a bit mad anyway, I think the lower levels for state income tax should be much lower than for federal income tax.
State income taxes vary from state to state. Some states have ridiculously high tax rates. Others have lower rates. Some have no sales tax. Others have high sales tax. All of this varies from state to state and cities/municipalities set their tax rates as well.