Skip to comments.5 Best and 5 Worst Places for Conservatives to Live
Posted on 02/06/2011 9:41:01 AM PST by Michael van der Galien
Here in the totally Democrat-run state of IL, a 66% income tax just hit our paychecks last week. As you can imagine, anyone with any sense has spent the last week discussing to which state we should flee. My friends and I have been fantasizing about a conservative commune where everyone showers, no one would starve (because we hunt) and there is no wife-swapping. Its a fun exercise to think about. Several of us believe a solution to our partisan problems (before it descends into civil war) might just be to part ways with the American Left and set up traditional American government in the already conservative states. The first goal should be in beefing up these already rational and taxpayer-friendly states with more like-minded citizens. Too many of us are separated and living in enemy territory, forced into an ideological closet from which we dare not exit for fear of public humiliation and shunning.
Living in a solid blue state, it is nearly impossible not to have been accosted at a cocktail party while trying to enjoy some shrimp by a (literally) foaming at the mouth leftist who accidentally found out you voted for Bush. And God forbid it should be discovered you once worked for Rush Limbaugh (like me). In that scenario, not one person would come to your defense if your accuser threw you through a plate glass window. Im not a bumper sticker person (too hard to scrape off) but Ive known a few brave souls whove had their cars scratched for advertising their conservative beliefs. There must be better places to live. Ive come to the conclusion that now might be the time to start looking. The following are the best and worst places in the country for a conservative...
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a 66% income tax just hit our paychecks last week
So if you make a thousand dollars, you only get 333.00? I don’t think so. I think you need to explain what this means.
A 66% increase maybe.
Is that you, John Galt?
Your friend, Henry Rearden
Between that and the last three winters, my brother has decided to move.
Plenty of good places left, most of them won’t be very urban though...
this has to be one of the most click intensive articles ever
and for some reason on my ancient Dell with XP using Firefox the pages come up in a negative color scheme for about 5 seconds
Probably pretty accurate, but when you look at States like Illinois, if you isolate Chicago, the rest of the State isn’t that liberal. You could probably say the same for California if you isolated LA and SF. Problem is that’s where most of the people live.
A 66% increase maybe.
Yes, I think the income tax rate went from 3 to 5%.
What about Indiana? It’s pretty darn nice down in the Indy area- not the inner city part, but around Geist Resevoir and Speedway. Lot of conservatives down there.
The site sucks out loud.
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Yes, it was a 66% State tax INCREASE.
All big cities attract lower income groups because of subsidized housing, jobs, and benefits. Hence, they also have the highest percentage of minorities AND liberals advocating on their behalf.
It will be like science fiction (eg, Asimov’s The Naked Sun) where the rural areas are slaves to the urban areas. Unless the rural areas manage to take control. Of course, in Asimov’s book it was remote planets where the farming occurs.
Echoing the misleading newspaper headline (How they LOVE to inflame things!). Any time people quote percentages instead of actual numbers - beware.
Under the legislation, the personal income tax rate would "temporarily" rise to 5% from 3%. The rate for corporate taxes would rise to 7% from 4.8%.
Top 10 Conservative counties in the U.S.
#10 Cherokee County, Georgia
#9 Oldham County, Kentucky
#8 Hanover County, Virginia
#7 Fayette County, Georgia
#6 Collin County, Texas
#5 Hamilton County, Indiana
#4 Shelby County, Alabama
#3 Montgomery County, Texas
#2 Forsyth County, Georgia
#1 Williamson County, Tennessee
Thank God I live smack in the middle of #10. #10 and #2 are right next to each other.
True. While on active duty I brief stints at Presidio of SF and Monterey. Probably the choicest assignments in the world. Unfortunately, after that period in my career, CA politics went South and continued that way being dragged along by the Environmental Lobby and the Public Service Unions which have crippled the State.
True. Except I live near Springfield, and while it is more conservative in some respects, it’s all about the state agencies, so you can still get some “are you from outer space” looks if you mention Rush, or expound on free markets. We are thinking of moving, but our family is mostly all here. But if we wait too long to sell, the Obamacare real estate tax may become a factor. But if we leave, the state become that much more liberal, leaving people we care about even more likely to be hurt by lib policies.
The problem is, conservatives establish nice communities, schools, business districts. Before long liberals come running our way to escape their own policies and constituencies. Just like pests at a picnic, no matter where you go they are certain to follow. And they will eff it up, no matter what. It happens everywhere, it’s not a fluke, it’s the inherent nature of liberalism. FAIL
The cities are the problem in nearly every state...
Check out the list. I know Washington has a big problem called Seattle, but there is no way it is worse than Massachusetts. The author criticizes open carry in the state, but getting a CCW license is easy and they allow reciprocity with Utah, one of the easiest states to get a non-resident CCW license from. High sales tax, but no income tax. Property taxes are nothing exceptional, either. I would be paying at least double the property taxes in Texas.
Conservative make where they are, better.
“if you isolate Chicago, the rest of the State isnt that liberal....”
....your point is well taken....same thing goes on in Maryland where the large urban vote overwhelms the rest of the state....this is going on all across the country and the big cities look more and more like street scenes out of “Blade Runner”....and the Dems know this, and haul the urban masses to the polls to stay in power.
Did you know the only State that didn’t have at least one county voting for Obama in 08 was Oklahoma?
if you isolate Chicago, the rest of the State isnt that liberal....
if you isolate Detroit, the rest of the State isnt that liberal....
if you isolate Madison, the rest of the State isnt that liberal....
if you isolate Minneapolis/St Paul, the rest of the State isnt that liberal....
See a pattern?
Probably the employment rate. Why not Idaho? It is pretty nice there if you can get a job.
I went to a funeral in South Alabama of a soldier who was killed in Iraq and asked someone if the Westboro Baptist Church protestors were going to show up? The reply I got was they wont come to South Alabama because they know they might disappear.
My iPad,too. It’s not the best site.
I live on Illinois-Wisconsin border and completely agree that Illinois is a travesty for conservatives. But disagree in regard to Wisconsin. The state has a liberal heritage and Madison is definitely whacked out, but there are glimmers of hope. Wisconsin just sent Russ Feingold into retirement and it’s the home state of Paul Ryan. The Tea Party is coming on strong there. Much better for conservatives than say Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maryland, etc.
Come on down farther south of Indy. Maybe not the best variety of jobs but the cost of living is much lower. Just try to avoid living in the Peoples Republic of Bloomington. Serious nanny staters there.
North Carolina says, “Illinois, we see your 5% and raise you 1%, cause we pay 6% to 7.75% in this bastion of dimwitted Democrat voters.”
Where I live we also pay 8.25% sales tax and the State is still almost $4 billion in the hole.
That’s why I’m moving to God’s Waiting Room, Florida.
That’s the slowest-loading site I’ve seen in ages.
We colored NH RED during the last election wasn’t even that hard.
North Carolina has been infiltrated with Yankees from the North.
Brown County is nice- maybe a little touristy, but still nice.
Less winter? Not so close to Boston and Vermont?
I live in western Wisconsin. The people up here are the nicest I've ever met, and cheerful, like in Fargo. Lots of farmers in the western part and they all seem to be solid democrats but they are pretty conservative in their lifestyle. No one gets in anyone's faces about politics but I have an old Palin sticker (from 2008) on my truck and no one bothers it.
We just elected a republican ticket for governor and Lt. Gov., a few new republican congressmen and a new republican senator. The statehouse is majority republican, so things will be changing around here. We're on our way to getting constitutional carry in the spring.
Gov. Scott Walker has declared that Wisconsin is open for business.
Remove every state that is unionized and you have Conservative America.
Considering that according to the last census, the USA is now something like 85% urban, that's like saying the people are the problem. The stix are now just to unpopulated to control anything unless prairie dogs win the right to vote.
Their use of the old blog trick of making you click through eleven pages to read the article so they can force you to look at more ads is a big negative.
Michael, on a hunch, I read your profile page and it is clear you are the best person to offer this observation to.
NewzRealBlog always has VERY interesting articles that rarely fail to pique my interest, but I have totally stopped going to the site to read them. I might follow the thread, but go to the site? No way. No matter how enticing or earthshaking the information is, it is just not worth following the trail of informational breadcrumbs that are portioned out over a seemingly endless progression of pages.
If you have any say so in the design/format of the site, (and I think at the very least, you might have the ear of someone who does :), I would offer that if you would like to increase traffic to your site, that you might consider addressing this.
and may God bless.
Lower property taxes; NH's are among the HIGHEST in the nation, along with the costs of housing...lower car registration fees, NH's is $75, PLUS hundreds of dollars in 'town taxes' AND $30 inspection fees (at a minimum)...NH citizens could live without the hundreds of dollars they have to shell out for tolls every year getting to work...lower heating costs would be nice, but we all know heating oil is heading to $5 per gallon...$1500 to fill your tank every six to eight weeks..? Ouch.
The conservative natives have fled...a majority of NH residents are now from 'somewhere else'.
If you like NH for some reason, great. But no conservative in their RIGHT mind should ever consider moving here...south or west is best. (My wife was BORN here, and she doesn't even recognize NH anymore...she can't wait to get home to the sunny south.)
Propane cheaper than $4.40/gal?
There's another group who want Marion county to have plenty of good jobs to commute to.
Chicago people should stay in place ~ not go to Indiana.