Young New Yorkers Fleeing State Over High Taxes, Fewer Jobs

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  1. Dont Taz Me Bro
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    Over one-third is a pretty staggering number, but it's not surprising. The cost of living in NYC or anywhere near it is outrageous. The cost of doing business in the state is incredibly high.

    The fact of the matter of is you can achieve a higher standard of living in the southern U.S. for half the cost. That's one of the things that brought me here from Boston, but Boston was far livable than NYC. The future for New York City and State are bleak if they don't get their act together.
     
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    On my trip I met and talked to a young woman from Detroit. She was seeking a position of HR manager for Sam;s in Arkansas. She said Detroit is bleeding badly.
    Californication is bleeding too.
     
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    I hate to break it to you guys, but the cost of living in NY isn't high because of taxes.

    It's high because that's how much people will pay to live there.
     
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    Detroit is Michigan, not New York. Where the fuck in the South did you go to school?
     
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    Every working age New Yorker who leaves the state is one less worker competing for a job there and one more worker competing for a job somewhere else.
     
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    Well, tell them to stay the hell out of Florida – jeez; that bastion of Republican Utopianism has even fewer jobs, lower wages, and utterly inferior schools compared to NY – indeed, that’s the case throughout the Republican South.
     
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    So ....consider the possibilty that state taxation might not have all that much to do with it.

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    You don't suppose, do you, that employment opprotunities and quality of life might just play a role is this, do you?
     
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    the horror!, the horror!.....
     
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    Taxes are high as well, but I agree somewhat. Many younger people are moving to Hoboken and Jersey City, NJ because the rent is lower and the commute is easy. Taxes in NJ are still high, but the cost of other living expenses is less than NYC.

    Millionaires flee because of high taxes - not necessarily middle income workers. That's happening in NYC and the entire state of NJ. The Carolinas are becoming a sanctuary for those "evil greedy rich folks". :doubt: I suspect the Southerners welcome them with Southern Hospitality. What a concept.
     
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    And the Libs think we don't pay enough in taxes ! ! ! :lol:
     

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