Skip to comments.Escape from New York (taxpayers fleeing New York)
Posted on 05/16/2011 3:45:51 AM PDT by lowbridge
As state lawmakers hem and haw over Gov. Cuomo's property-tax cap, a new poll last week showed that more than one of every four New Yorkers is headed for the exits.
Indeed, more than one in three New Yorkers under the age of 30, some 36 percent, want out, the survey by the exemplary NY1/YNN-Marist pollsters found.
"Unchecked," says Marist's Lee Miringoff, "this threatens to drain the state of the next generation."
Overstatement? Detroit lost a quarter of its population between 2000 and 2011; absolutely, it could happen here.
Indeed, Buffalo already lost 11 percent over the past decade. Overall, the state's population grew slower than all but three other states.
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“Dear yankees. Please stay in your state and do not come here and ruin my state. Thank you. Signed: A South Carolinian.”
I moved from a union yankee state to your lovely Palmetto state. Since I moved here, republicans have taken every state-wide political office, elected a conservative governor and sent more conservatives to the US House.
So in all humility, I’ve decided to credit me moving here as the impetus for South Carolina shifting more to the conservative side. Okay?
(Love your peach cobbler.)
Being from upstate NY and growing tired of the long winters, we considered making it our winter home. We subscribed to the local weekly paper so we can get a feel of what it's like year-round.
To our surprise, the newspaper reads more like a crime file. They devote an entire page every week to police reports. Nearly every other arrest is for meth or controlled Rx possession/sales. Counterfeiting, burglary, DUI, shootings, stabbings, rape and murder fill the balance. You would never expect the crime rate to be so high in this seemingly peaceful community.
Real estate is off the charts compared to upstate NY. Taxes are higher and the area is full of poisonous snakes. Nearly every job offered gives preference to the local tribe members. Food prices were just about as high as here. However, cigarettes were damn near free and like I said, the people are extremely friendly and helpful.
What was once a sleepy little town (20 years ago) is now infested with yuppies and LOTS of gays. We'll still visit in the winter, but for moving there permanently, fugetaboutit.
Ok. But generally speaking I find New Yorkers to be quite rude.
New York staters are a pretty conservative group. If you take out the city and a few suburbs (westchester, rockland, nassau) the state is pretty conservative leaning. Lots of hard working blue collar people that like to hunt, fish, go to church and watch football on the weekends want and be left alone. Too bad all the power is concentrated in a relatively small part of the state. Same could be said of PA and NJ for the most part. I lived and worked near the big city and in Buffalo and I can tell you that it’s two different states, one north of the Tappan-Zee bridge and one south.
I left twenty years ago and never looked back and I’m a better, richer person for it. I have friends that struggle to pay their $12,000 a year property tax, $300 electric bills not to mention heating oil in the winter.
I get tired of telling them to get the hell out of there about ten years ago.
It took me a little time but I was able to shake the big gubmint expectations when I moved to VA and then NH.
We’ll need to set up a “net” at Arizona’s border and escort them over to CA or even Nevada...
Only if you bring your own powder. I ain’t loaning any out.
“Dear yankees. Please stay in your state and do not come here and ruin my state. Thank you.
Signed: A South Carolinian.”
Good luck with that. A HUGE number of my high school class (’76) presently lives somewhere between NCarolina and Miami. Add in the retirees and you have a full blown invasion. It makes MASSIVE economic sense to leave NY and head south, for young as well as old.
Right on, brother.
hubby has a good supply. If you ever run out we’ll be happy to share ;)
They don’t seem to understand that they fled the results of their own voting patterns. You se the same thing out West when Californians relocate. IDIOTS.
What is your take on shrimp grits?
You’d think that states like SC & GA would welcome the opportunity to expand their gene pool. Trees with few branches eventually die out.
Good questions. I wonder what their response will be?
“What is your take on shrimp grits?”
Grits with sausage and/or meatballs and tomato sauce. Yum Yum.
“And do you suppose that astronomical taxes have anything to do with that?”
Property/School taxes are not “astronomical” in upstate NY.
We pay less tha $900 per year combined. Nice house and 7 acres of Sugar Maples with year-round creek is paid in full. We’re surrounded by 1700 acres of state land abundant with deer, turkeys, grouse and bear. I can shoot anytime I want and don’t have the state breathing down my neck. Our crime rate is very low, probably due to the fact that everyone owns at least a dozen guns.
Yes, we do have long winters and like rbg81 says, there is little opportunity.
NYS ranks 8th on the FR scoreboard for donations (just below AZ and above GA, I might add). Must be all those NYC liberals donating, huh?
Upstate NY is not NYC
Monday morning ‘hate NY’ ping.
Say whatever you want. Just stay there and say it.
You don't pay state and county income tax and state and county sales tax there? According to Kiplinger's NY is in the highest five income tax states.