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To: napscoordinator
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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To: AAABEST

$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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