FREECAST S02E01: The Freecast Is Back! + Tom Hudson on “Living Up To Your Potential”

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Yes, the Freecoast Freecast is back! And rebooted! We’re now known as The Freecast – and we’re broadening our focus to liberty news, views & happenings from the Freecoast to anywhere on Earth. It’s a faster-paced show that will be coming to your podcatcher every week!

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Show Notes

Hosts: Matt Carano, Mike Vine & Nick Boyle

Special Guest: Tom Hudson of The UpRev Ninja Podcast (

Editor: Matt Carano



Special Segment

  • Living Up To Your Potential with the Uprev Ninja (
  • Featuring Special Guest Tom Hudson


State Comparison

  • California
  • Taxes:
  • Income tax: Low: 1% (on up to $15,700 of taxable income for married joint filers and up to $7,850 for those filing individually)

    High: 13.3% (on more than $1,052,886 for married joint filers and $1 million for those filing individually)
  • New Hampshire
  • Taxes
  • Income tax: New Hampshire doesn’t have an income tax. But there’s a 5% tax on dividends and interest in excess of $2,400 for individuals ($4,800 for joint filers)
  • There is no inheritance tax or estate tax
  • Sales tax: 7.5% state levy. Localities can add as much as 2.5%, and the average combined rate is 8.48%, according to the Tax Foundation. The state sales tax rate is scheduled to decrease to 7.25% on January 1, 2017
  • Sales tax: None
  • $0.38 Gas tax per gallon of gasoline, $0.39 for diesel
  • Gasoline: $0.24 per gallon.
    Diesel: $0.24 per gallon.
  • Median property tax of $3,104 on the state’s median home value of $385,500
  • The median property tax on New Hampshire’s median home value of $236,400 is $5,131.
  • Sin taxes: Californians voted in November to increase the state tax on cigarettes from 87 cents to $2.87 a pack, effective April 1, 2017. The tax will also apply to e-cigarettes. All other tobacco products: 28% of the wholesale price

    Beer: $0.20 per gallon
    Wine: $0.20 per gallon ($0.30 for sparkling wine)
    Liquor: $3.30 per gallon
  • Sin tax: Beer: $0.30 per gallon.
    New Hampshire directly controls wine and liquor sales through state-owned stores.

    Cigarettes, little cigars and loose tobacco for cigarettes: $1.78 per pack
    Other tobacco products: 65% of the wholesale price.
  • Travel tax: Hotel: No statewide lodging tax, but cities and other localities can levy taxes. For example, the city of Long Beach has a 12% rate. The city of Anaheim has a 15% rate. Sales tax isn’t collected.

    Rental cars: No statewide tax, but localities may levy them. Sales tax is due
  • Travel tax: Statewide lodging tax: 9%.
    Rental cars: 9%.
  • Vehicle tax: No sales tax is due, but vehicle registration is done at the town and county level, where taxes may be levied based on the vehicle’s value and age
  • There is no inheritance tax or estate tax
  • There is no inheritance tax or estate tax
  • Crime
  • Violent crime rate: 396.1 per 100k 17th
  • Murder rate: 4.9 per 100k 26th
  • Crime
  • Violent crime rate: 196.1 47th
  • Murder rate: 1.3 per 100k 50th
  • Government
  • State representative salary: $104,118/year $183/day for each day in session
  • Legislature: 40 Senate (1 per 981,250 people) 80 Assembly (1 per 490,625 people)
  • Government
  • State representative salary: $200/two-year term
  • Legislature: 24 Senate (1 per 55,625 people) 400 House (1 per 3,338 people)
  • Weather LA, CA
  • Avg hi/lo F Jan 66/48
  • Avg hi/lo F Jul 83/63
  • Natural disaster threats
    • Earthquakes, mudslides, floods, wildfires and droughts
    • 87 Major disaster declarations since Jan 1953
    • FEMA CA
  • Weather Concord NH
  • Avg hi/lo F Jan 31/9
  • Avg hi/lo F Jul 83/57
  • Natural disaster threats
    • Floods, Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Blizzards, Ice Storms
    • 35 Major disaster declarations since Jan 1953
    • FEMA NH

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