Skip to comments.KILLING NEW YORK SOFTLY ( High Taxes, Losing people, Killing Businesses...)
Posted on 07/05/2006 9:19:12 AM PDT by george76
While the latest performance of Albany lawmakers was breathtakingly destructive on its face, the damage is even worse when compared to fiscal policies in other states.
Rarely inclined to remember - or even to care - that the Empire State must compete economically with 49 other states, New York lawmakers have once again failed to improve the state's attractiveness for taxpaying individuals and businesses.
Little wonder why New York is losing more residents than any other state - and why businesses are fleeing, upstate especially.
Other states are only too happy to woo New Yorkers and New York businesses...
Albany added more than $7 billion in new spending - in percentage terms, the increase was the largest in decades.
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...
They're going to Galt's Gulch.
Why would any young person want to live in NY? Outrageous taxes, outrageous housing prices and an outrageous socialist government...
But give New Jersey a chance...they're doing their best to keep up.
New York has also been losing Congressional Seats.
Too bad they do not lose their Senate seats !
Killing them softly with our taxes
Killing them softly...with taxes
Cutting their lifeblood...with our greed
Killing them softly...with our tax
There's no chance, of course, that Hillary and Chuckie voters are leaving.
I am sitting in Tompkins and feel certain the primary reason we had an increase was the increased largese funneled from Albany to Cornell and the mini-Biotech circuit surrounding the university. Tioga (42% decline) is next door to us. (A county that should get a big THANKS for propping us up a little longer.)
Wow...what the heck is happening in Binghamton? It's deeply red and deeply white on the respective maps. Didn't seem that bad when I visited 17 years ago.
New York: The state so bad, even one of their Senators is trying to get out of completing her next term!
I think that the colors were reversed ?
Please Hillary is really from IL and AK. We in NY consider her presence much like that of a Superfund site. According to the liberal's own mantra-- that should be "Greed driven pollution generated by those who would selfishly benefit to the severe detriment of unfortuante locals".
That does sound like Hillary doesn't it?
Thanks for the Article. As a former New Yorker, I am always interested in the plight of NY State. This confirms what my cousin keeps telling me. That the flight from NY State is greatest in the upstate counties than in NYC and the surrounding metropolitan area. This is the reason why the residents of the Upstate regions feel powerless to do anything. All of the representation and control is from the City with Silver, Hillary, Schmucker, Spitzer and the rest. I was planning on buying a small retirement home in Upstate (as far away as possible from NYC) NY. However, I don't want to be the last tax payer presented with a trillion dollar budget. Instead, I will take Horace Greeley's advise and Go West, Young Retiree, Go West!
Binghamton will get worse. Flood nearly wiped it out about a week ago. My wife is from there.
Keep up? Hell, Corzine's trying to surpass New York's foolishness!
The best and the brightest can leave.
The young and able do leave.
NYC attracts illegals from everywhere.
Upstate working people are tired of NYC.
Trying to start a small business would be very painful.
And don't forget the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Bay State is leaking like a sieve.