Facts About California...
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ADDITIONAL FACTS ABOUT CALIFORNIA...


>>>WHERE WOULD CALIFORNIA RANK IN APEC?<<<

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Group (APEC) is a consultative body of 17 nations that tries to promote cooperation on trade and investment.

*Since China is communist, it's GDP is estimated and could be much lower. Some reports, just two years ago, estimated only 650 billion!


CALIFORNIA PAYS THE MOST TAXES TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT...
(Federal taxes paid'96)

California-168 Billion
New York-117 Billion
Texas-88 Billion


CALIFORNIAN'S PAYS NEARLY TWICE AS MUCH IN FEDERAL TAXES THEN BOTH STATE AND LOCAL TAXES COMBINED...
(As a percentage of income)

Federal-22.6%
State & Local-11.7%


THE TAX BITE FOR CALIFORNIANS IN A EIGHT-HOUR DAY...
(The hours and minutes of a work day devoted to paying taxes)

1:49 Federal Taxes
0:56 California Taxes


CALIFORNIA PAYS THE LARGEST SHARE OF FEDERAL TAXES...
(As a percentage of revenue)

California-12.1%
New York-8.44%
Texas-6.36%


THE CALIFORNIA/FEDERAL BALANCE OF PAYMENTS...
(California paying more in Federal taxes then it receives for 1995)

$ 6.225 Billion
$ 197 for every man, woman, and child in California


CALIFORNIANS' ARE MOST LIKELY TO BE ABUSED BY THE IRS...
(3 out of the 4 top IRS districts for audits/abuse are from California)


Las Vegas, NV
Laguna Niguel, CA
San Francisco, CA
Los Angeles, CA


DID YOU KNOW...

CALIFORNIA HAS THE LARGEST INDIAN POPULATION IN THE WEST-

California-242,164
Arizona-203,527
New Mexico-134,355


DID YOU KNOW...

CALIFORNIANS' CREATED THESE RESTAURANT CHAINS-

McDonald's
Carl Jr's
Taco Bell
IHOP
Planet Hollywood
Bob's Big Boy
Sambo's
Wolfgang Puck Cafe
Claim Jumper
Baskin-Robbins
The Green Burrito


DID YOU KNOW...

CALIFORNIA GAVE THE WORLD THESE CONSUMER ITEMS-

Blue jeans
Skateboards
Barbie Dolls
Bikinis (Modern version)
WebTV
DirectTV
"Chinese" Fortune Cookies
"French" Dip Sandwiches
Famous Amos' Cookies
Mrs Field's Cookies
Boysenberries
Wine Coolers
Shirley Temples (The Drink)


FACT SOURCES: THE WORLD BOOK ALMANAC '98, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ALMANAC '98, CALIFORNIA STATISTICAL ABSTRACT '97, THE UNITED STATES ALMANAC '97, AND THE AWESOME ALMANAC:CALIFORNIA EDITION '94

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