Skip to comments.Taxes trigger a Texodus in New York
Posted on 12/27/2010 9:54:13 AM PST by Nachum
The Lone Star State is scooping up more than just our congressional seats -- some $846 million in personal income shifted from New York to Texas in an eight-year period during the last decade, according to an analysis of IRS tax returns.
Texas, which has no state or local income taxes and an enviably low cost of living, has been steadily poaching New Yorkers since the '90s, according to data from the Tax Foundation, a nonpartisan tax research organization based in Washington.
From 2000 to 2008, more than $846 million in personal income moved from New York to Texas -- with more than $212 million leaving in 2006 and '07.
New York lost an estimated $38.4 billion in personal income to other states in that same time period, while Texas gained roughly $12.2 billion from migration.
Texas was the big winner in the 2010 Census, which was announced last week. It picked up four House seats, more than any other state.
The fading Empire State came up short and lost two seats thanks to its sluggish population growth of 2.1 percent, compared with the national average of 9.7 percent.
"People aren't moving down to those Sunbelt states for the weather," said Kenneth Adams, president and CEO of the Business Council of New York State.
"It's three things: taxes, taxes and taxes."
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And, about 6 months after arrival, the NYers start bemoaning the lack of social services.
Yeah, and they've been poaching libtards from kalifornistan, too. That's what ruined Austin.
Last one out of NY please turn off the lights.
I am fixing up my house right now to sell and move some place else- like TX or AZ
while the gettin’s good.
Anyone want to buy a castle?
And they wonder why I just stay in Michigan.
The more liberals that leave, the better. I’ll just keep trying to lure individual conservatives here.
“A Yankee comes to visit. A damn Yankee stays...”
Really, really. Stay away from Texas.
That, and this:
No but I have a house for sale in north alabama..... nice house.... just sayin’ LOL
Besides good pizza and snowmobiling, there is NOTHING this ex New Yorker now in Texas, misses about the Empire State.
LOL! Trying to keep Texas all to yourself?
Such as latte stands and -
That would be great if they’d leave their liberal politics in the northeast when they come south
I keep talking about moving from New Jersey to Texas, but everybody I know in Texas keeps telling me how terrible it is, 120 degrees during the day, 30 below at night, with cock-a-roaches the size of crows... I dunno, maybe I’ll just stay in Jersey...
NY/NJ wrecking places like SC, NC, FL and a few others. Texas GOP is filled with open-border RINO scum like Kay Bailey, Cornyn and Perry. Ft. worth and TCU are very g*y friendly.
Glad I live in the (relatively) conservative county to the north of Travis!
Just trying to be honest in the advertising.
Don’t come down here, you’re not wanted unless you’re conservative, like to work, love America, and hate taxes! If not, keep your liberal, America-hating, high taxation butts up there. You made your bed up there, you lie in it!