Essentially, the Massholes invaded. They come to our communities to avoid the burden of Taxachusetts then immediately start clamoring for services. Worse, political operatives from the Commonwealth interfere with our elections. In cities, there are nearly as many Massachusetts plates as New Hampshire on election day. Their interference has now been elevated to fraud as Massholes attending our colleges and owning vacation property cross the border to vote (Massachusetts has long been a one party state). In my small town, 40% more people voted in the Presidential primary and election than the EVER vote in local elections. How can people be more interested in presidential politics than property taxes and schools? They do not pay the taxes and they do not attend the schools. Not sure we can get a url like this posted, but take a look at this article http://www.unionleader.com/article.aspx?articleId=58c8d2f7-bd05-421b-8c5d-53c87d71d07a
I actually lived for many years in Mass before abandoning it for New Hampshire.
But I was a *conservative* abandoning the liberal sinkhole, not one of the Massholes simply looking for a tax dodge.
At the time, NH better reflected my beliefs, and it was getting embarrassing to live in a state that elected scumbuckets like Kerry and Kennedy (both of whom I’d heard much about through the insider grapevine).
But I do know quite a few property owners from Mass - some friends, some acquaintance - and sorry to say most of them are latte decaf liberals from Newton, Wellesley, Sudbury, Boston, and (worst of all) Cambridge. It makes them “feel good” to see NH go Democrat and to adopt the mores of “social justice and equity”, just as the Chinese see Tibet becoming “less primitive and antiquated” under the repressive boot of the People’s Liberation Army.
Anyway, it’s sad to see NH go under.