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Escape from New York (taxpayers fleeing New York)
NY Post ^ | May 16, 2011

Posted on 05/16/2011 3:45:51 AM PDT by lowbridge

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1 posted on 05/16/2011 3:45:55 AM PDT by lowbridge
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I don’t think it is necessarily taxes. I think it is the job problem. Same with Detroit. Those folks did not leave Detroit because of taxes, they left because the industry died and they needed to retrain in another area which meant leaving the city.


2 posted on 05/16/2011 3:48:14 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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The only problem is that after they destroy their host, these Blue-State locusts move to a Red State to feed off them.


3 posted on 05/16/2011 3:49:12 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Democrats- Forgetting 9/11 since 9/12/01)
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To: napscoordinator

Businesses also flee high taxes - hence the loss of jobs.


4 posted on 05/16/2011 3:50:43 AM PDT by DB
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I’m trying to leave myself. Its tax hell all to pay for grossly overpaid cops, firemen, teachers, garbage men, and govt workers. The property taxes are beyond nuts and the locusts and leeches run the place.


5 posted on 05/16/2011 3:53:22 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (F U B O ! ! !)
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To: lowbridge

I left in 2000. Single best decision of my life.


6 posted on 05/16/2011 3:54:54 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The Democrat Party is Communist. The Republican Party is Socialist. The Tea Party is Capitalist.)
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To: DB

Businesses also flee high taxes - hence the loss of jobs.

Then perhaps that is what the story should focus on instead of the taxes being a personal reason for reason.


7 posted on 05/16/2011 3:55:24 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: napscoordinator

Then perhaps that is what the story should focus on instead of the taxes being a personal reason for leaving.


8 posted on 05/16/2011 3:55:59 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: MuttTheHoople

I moved to a small town in North Carolina last year and half the people here are former New Yorkers. There should be a law that if you want to live in the South you have to check your liberalism at the Mason-Dixon Line.


9 posted on 05/16/2011 4:08:30 AM PDT by Recon Dad (Herman Cain is the man in 2012)
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To: napscoordinator

Its everything. The taxes are criminal, the parasites outnumber the producers, etc.


10 posted on 05/16/2011 4:09:05 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (F U B O ! ! !)
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To: lowbridge

Dear yankees. Please stay in your state and do not come here and ruin my state. Thank you.
Signed: A South Carolinian.


11 posted on 05/16/2011 4:34:55 AM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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I don’t think it is necessarily taxes. I think it is the job problem.

As far as NY goes, it's mostly a tax problem.

During a temporary moment of insanity, we had considered moving back to Long Island. I 86'd the idea pretty quick when I realized how much I would be paying in property taxes - and that I'd have to sell my guns.

My friend lives in a crappy house in a crappy Hempstead neighborhood. The house is 100% paid off, yet he still pays $18,000 per year in property taxes. He wouldn't even be able to rent the place for that much. Despite owning his home outright, he essentially a tax slave to the froward minority pols, renters and 3rd worlders who run (and are destroying) Hempstead and it's deplorable, astronomically expensive school system.

The lefties/unions/parasites there think they can just keep sucking everyone dry, but the smart people and their smart money simply leave.

12 posted on 05/16/2011 4:39:37 AM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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Concur—not just taxes, but lack of opportunity. Upstate NY is very beautiful, but its an economic wasteland. Its the Appalachia of the North, closer in character to WV than to New York City.


13 posted on 05/16/2011 4:39:46 AM PDT by rbg81
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$18,000 per year in property taxes.

Good God. If I didn’t know any better, I would have thought you were talking about Texas. I had no idea that property taxes in New York were as horrible as Texas.


14 posted on 05/16/2011 4:41:45 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Recon Dad

I moved to a small town in North Carolina last year and half the people here are former New Yorkers. There should be a law that if you want to live in the South you have to check your liberalism at the Mason-Dixon Line.


Its a typical “refugee” syndrome. You flee a place because it sucks (political or religious oppression, high taxes, liberal policies, whatever). You arrive at a new place where none of of that exists (yet) and start to relax. But a short while later (6 months - 3 years) you start to get nostalgic for the Hell Hole you left behind. So, you start trying to recreate the conditions that made you leave in the first place. For liberals, this starts with a lament about the poor social services in their new state of residence. For Muslims, it starts with the construction of a new mosque.


15 posted on 05/16/2011 4:45:22 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: MuttTheHoople
The only problem is that after they destroy their host, these Blue-State locusts move to a Red State to feed off them.

AMEN TO THAT!

16 posted on 05/16/2011 4:48:23 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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but its an economic wasteland

And do you suppose that astronomical taxes have anything to do with that? If you're a business owner are you going to go to a state which plunders the fruits of your labor and then stifles you in regulations, or are you going to go to a more business friendly venue where you're not supporint as many parasitical state employees?

17 posted on 05/16/2011 4:54:28 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: Scotsman will be Free
Dear yankees. Please stay in your state and do not come here and ruin my state

Dittos for Florida and Georgia.

18 posted on 05/16/2011 4:55:38 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: Scotsman will be Free

will you welcome conservative yankees?

How about conservative FReeper yankees?


19 posted on 05/16/2011 4:55:54 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: lowbridge

Bump


20 posted on 05/16/2011 4:57:11 AM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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