LOL, don’t I know it. I am a teacher in NJ.
I live in Texas and have for 35 years. Would never go back.
I love living where the wind blows free, and the only “bullshit” I smell is from actual bulls, not politicians.
Here the people control the politicians, not the other way around. We only let them meet every two years, and for only a limited time. We keep them out of Austin, and home with their constituents where they belong, and where we can get at them.
Since I left, they have destroyed NJ. I remember when they got people to vote for an income tax in the 70’s so that the property taxes would be lowered. It was only supposed to be 1 1/2% on the wealthiest. I think it's now 11%, and the property taxes are the highest in the country. My Uncle, who is 84 yrs old and a retired fireman, pays almost $12,000 a yr in property taxes on a home he's own for 50 yrs. It's a modest house, no mansion. It's cost him more in taxes than it did to buy the house.
My taxes here are $1,500 a yr on a house worth $115,000. They won't go up and are frozen at this amount since my husband and I are over 65. Yup, love living here.
Hope Cristhie can do some good there. Most of my folks are buried there. I'm waiting for the day when they tax their graves as real estate. Don't think it can't happen. You can't escape them even in death.
You all come down and see us now, yah hear.