The Great Exodus From America's 'Blue' Cities Accelerates

Authored by Kristin Tate, op-ed via The Hill,

Am I the only one in my spinning class at Equinox in Manhattan who’s fed up paying $200 every month for a gym with clean showers, $3,000 in rent every month for an apartment without cockroaches and $8 every morning for a cup of coffee? Am I the only one moving through the greater part of New York City boroughs and seeing an inexorable march of urban decay matched with the discomfort of crowding and inexplicable costs? I know I am not.

New York is the most expensive city in America. Its lower-cost neighborhoods are riddled with crime and homelessness. Its public schools, some of which are among the worst in the nation, look more like prisons than places of learning.

With between up to 50 percent of their paycheck going to a combination of federal, local and city taxes, not including other consumer taxes baked into every aspect of their consumer practices, residents don’t even have the comfort of knowing that their tax expenditures are going to the improvement of their lives in the city. New York infamously misuses the hard-earned tax revenues of its citizens in ways that scarcely benefit them.

Eventually, city and state taxes, fees, and regulations become so burdensome that people and corporations jump ship. More people are currently fleeing New York than any other metropolitan area in the nation. More than 1 million people have moved out of New York City since 2010 in search of greener pastures, which amounts to a negative net migration rate of 4.4 percent.

The recently passed tax bill, which repeals the state and local tax (SALT) deduction, will only speed up the exodus. Thanks to the bill’s passage, many New York taxpayers will save little or nothing despite a cut in the federal rate. The state’s highest earners — who have been footing an outsized share of the bill — will pay tens of thousands of dollars more in income taxes in 2018. In New York alone, loss of the SALT deduction will remove $72 billion a year in tax deductions and affect 3.4 million residents.  

And make no mistake: What’s happening in the Big Apple is a microcosm of what’s happening in the nation’s blue states, cities and towns.

New York, Los Angeles, Chicago — the places where power and capital have traditionally congregated — have become so over-regulated, so overpriced and mismanaged, and so morally bankrupt and soft on crime that people are leaving in droves. Of course, these high-tax cities are the same places hit hardest by the removal of the SALT deduction.

The cost of popular moving truck services, like U-Haul, is largely created through the ironclad rules of supply and demand. Turns out, there is much higher demand for trucks leaving high-tax blue states heading to low-tax red states than vice versa.

A route from California to Texas, for example, is more than twice as expensive as a route from Texas to California. Want to go from Los Angeles to Dallas? $2,558. Returning back? $1,232. Texas is the No. 1 state people move trucks to, with states like Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee, North Carolina and Colorado rounding out the top 10. The states people are fleeing? New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Illinois — and at the top, California.

These facts are not coincidences. In fact, in 2016 the Golden State lost almost 143,000 net residents to other states — that figure is an 11 percent increase from 2015. Between 2005 and 2015, Los Angeles and San Francisco alone lost 250,000 residents. The largest socioeconomic segment moving from California is the upper-middle class. The state is home to some of the most burdensome taxes and regulations in the nation. Meanwhile, its social engineering — from green energy to wealth redistribution — have made many working families poorer. As California begins its long decline, the influx outward is picking up in earnest.

The only way to slow the great exodus out of America’s blue meccas is to make these areas more affordable for middle-class families; the most significant way to do that is to lower state and city income taxes. And if residents don’t want to be “double taxed” following the removal of SALT deductions, the solution is simple: remove state and city income taxes altogether.

Houston is the nation’s fourth-largest city and is able to operate, while funding massive infrastructure projects to support its population, without income tax revenue. When residents keep more of their hard-earned money, they are more incentivized to spend that money in ways that make their community a better place.

This is a lesson high-tax states and cities need to learn if they want to avoid transforming into ghost towns.

Comments

Newbie lurker HRClinton Wed, 04/25/2018 - 19:11 Permalink

Taxes taxes cost of the living....blah blah blah.

 

Yes those are contributing factors but the MAIN reason for many is they don't feel like these places are their 'home' any longer .They look around and nobody looks or thinks like they do. So they are moving to places where people do. Period. End of.

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Lost in translation IridiumRebel Wed, 04/25/2018 - 19:39 Permalink

I wish the neo-Jacobin states would die, also.  CA being chief among these.

But increasingly I doubt it will ever happen.  Massholes are trashing NH, New Yawkas are defiling the Carolinas, Californicating shitlibs are tearing up Big Sky Country, and Mexicans are defecating on everything, everywhere.

The blue shitholes will simply be backfilled by more Third World filth, with newly-printed Fed Monopoly money to pay for it all.

Nowhere left to run/escape.

USA = fucked.

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Flatchestynerdette warsev Wed, 04/25/2018 - 21:59 Permalink

Its not only Californians. That vote they just held for the Sun City legislature seat that is deep red had more dem votes then ever before. Why? West side newly arrived people from out of state. Twitter had a few comments under the winner and those were from Dems who voted in that district. One was a lady who's ID said Proud New Yorker. Moved to Arizona. And her comment was Can't wait to vote democrat for Senate! Blue Wave Coming To Arizona.

Anyone who is stupid enough to vote the same way once they move to a red state is mentally dead.

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LightBulb18 beepbop Thu, 04/26/2018 - 01:02 Permalink

Meanwhile europe is more leftist than america. The very white pacific northwest votes democrat every time, while the deep south that knows the black people votes more red than the rest of the country. Did I forget to mention that every nation in europe is anti white, but Israel is not anti white? There is A difference between Jews in Israel and Jews in america, but lets face it most white gentile girls hate white men and white culture. The hate whites so much, along with the leftist white men that white nations in north africa, the middle east, and southern europe were all wiped out mostly, before there was A very influential media, and regardless if they had any Jews in there nation. In G-d I trust.

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ExPat2018 LightBulb18 Thu, 04/26/2018 - 04:44 Permalink

I escaped the USA in 1989 to take overseas job.

I saw the writing on the wall years ago when I returned from Vietnam.  It took me over 16 years to find a way out of the USA.  Finally I got a job offer to work overseas.  I thank my lucky stars daily.

Last time I was in the USA was 2002 on business .  You could literally smell the fascism back then.  It seems its much worse now.

Thing is, many people think moving to another state is going to solve their problems.

NO matter what state, its still part of the big shithole called the USA.

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SWRichmond ExPat2018 Thu, 04/26/2018 - 07:56 Permalink

 

The states people are fleeing? New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Illinois — and at the top, California.

These facts are not coincidences

No they most certainly are not coincidences.  If one examines the following link one can see those States figure prominently among the states which mustered Yankees to invade a sovereign neighbor.  

https://civilwartalk.com/threads/numbers-of-troops-by-state.69571/

 

So now we are being cursed with yet another invasion of big government loving Yankees.  Fabulous.  Having ruined the places we lived, then gone home and ruined the places they lived, they are now coming to ruin the places we live yet again, places which are still livable because we are here and they are not.

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J S Bach IridiumRebel Wed, 04/25/2018 - 19:40 Permalink

If the South had won the war of northern aggression, the entire Confederate States of America would be like that.  There would have been a massive forced emigration of former slaves to Liberia.  Imagine that... they'd have their own country and we'd have ours.  But, that wouldn't have been "good for the (((you know whos)))" and thus, this sane course of events was swiftly averted.  Every attempt to naturally segregate is frowned upon by our ruling masters.

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MoreSun J S Bach Wed, 04/25/2018 - 19:43 Permalink

" - the places where power and capital have traditionally congregated "

Which just so happens to also be where very large numbers of jew supremacists exist- how coincidental-not !

The jew supremacists don't care about your laws, they just want your guns, your kids, your money, your freedom of speech, and your soul.

They work very hard everyday toward complete domination.

Your Eternal Enemies: Aipac, Aclu, Adl, Splc, Zoa, Cfr, Jdl, Jwc, & Trilateral Commission, to name but a few jew supremacist foreign agent organizations that work incessantly to strip every American citizen of their Constitutional & Bill of Rights freedoms & protections. 

A Very Brave Woman "Monika Schaefer" has been imprisoned by the rabid jew supremacists for simply making a video Titled" 

"Sorry Mom, I was wrong about the Holocaust" and posting it on youtube.

She has been imprisoned for exercising her free speech.(used to be free speech) The jew supremacists are coming for everyones free speech. They effectively have taken free speech away in 22 countries and in the States they are working day & night to take yours also.

Here is Monika Schaefer in prison: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpwuHJYLYkU

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Endgame Napoleon Stuck on Zero Thu, 04/26/2018 - 00:33 Permalink

We have taxes in the South, like our nearly 10% sales tax, including on groceries. Of course, the illegal aliens and the plentitude of single mothers—here in the socially conservative South—do not have to worry about it, in that they are paid by government to have sex and reproduce in the form of free rent, free groceries, free electricity, free monthly cash assistance, refundable EITC child tax credits up to $6,431 and nearly free daycare so that they can work part time, staying below the earned-income limits for these socialism-for-some programs. Wages are super-low due to this “conservative” system of a partially welfare-fueled labor market, with legal and illegal, single-earner households who need low pay and part-time hours to stay within the income restrictions. For everyone else without spousal income—i.e. the non-womb-productive citizens who must live on earned-only income—the per-capita income hovers around $20k, with many states falling below it. This is when things like a 10% sales taxes hurts workers so much. Now, dual-high-earner parents on their 11th, excused, two-week babyvacation for the year do fine with no income tax. The hardworking talent can take even more vacations that way, coming close to as much absenteeism as their low-wage, welfare-eligible, nearly 100% part-time mom employees  and/or frequently absentee and above-firing mom employees with spousal income or child support covering rent. They say rent costs are low down here, but when wages are likewise low, rent still eats up more than half of earned-only income. 

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MoreSun J S Bach Wed, 04/25/2018 - 22:32 Permalink

JEWS AND THE NAACP

The NAACP was founded in 1909 by one mulatto Communist named W.E.B. DuBois, and many Jews — Jews by race, not simply by religion.

Here are just some of the Jews who founded/directed/steered the NAACP [1]:

  • Joel Spingarn
  • Arthur Spingarn (brother)
  • Julius Rosenthal
  • Henry Malkewitz
  • Rabbi Emil G. Hirsch
  • Lillian Wald
  • Kivie Kaplan
  • Nathan Margold
  • Jack Greenberg
  • Julian Mack
  • Henry Moskowitz
  • Herbert Hill
  • Louis Marshall
  • Rabbi David Saperstein
  • Rabbi Stephen Wise
  • Herbert Lehman
  • Arthur Sachs
  • Herbert Seligmann
  • Martha Gruening
  • Felix Frankfurter
  • Herman Lehman (brother of Herbert?)

[1] sources include the website www.pbs.org featuring mention of Jews in the NAACP in the 1999 documentary film “From Swastika To Jim Crow”: the website www.jewishtribalreview.org and the book “Broken Alliance,” by Kaufman; Jewish author Dr. Joshua Halberstam also notes that the civil-rights movement was heavily-Jewish in his book “Schmoozing,” 1997; David Duke also mentions this in his book “My Awakening,” 1999, w/photo of K. Kaplan.

“The Jews founded the NAACP to spy on Blacks. Can you imagine if Marcus Garvey founded the ADL?” –Prof. Tony Martin

The NAACP was so Jewish during its first 66 years that that feature is almost unbelievable. Indeed, the NAACP had only Jewish presidents until 1975. Jewish involvement in the Black civil-rights movement had nothing to do with “ending racial discrimination,” or with their love of Black people. It had everything to do with making America less “White,” so that Jews — always the traditional enemy of gentile/non-Jewish countries — would be less noticeable in America, leading, in Jewish theory, to less “anti-Semitism.”

http://solargeneral.org/jews-involvment-in-the-black-organization-naacp/

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Refuse-Resist Greenman Thu, 04/26/2018 - 06:27 Permalink

A: That's not an argument.

B: What's wrong with pointing out and documenting Semitic actions? Particularly when they're clearly and openly anti-White and anti-Christian?

Never trust a Semite. Never. They hate non-Semites with a burning fire that we'll never understand or be able to equal.

Now that we've cleared that up, why are you angry that MoreSun used facts and reason to show the sleeping mass of goyim that Schlomo Shekelstein does not have our gentile interests at heart when he cries out in pain (as he strikes us).

Anti-semitism doesn't just happen. It's a reaction to semitism.

109!  Let's make it 110 so us White straight Christians can once again live in peace, control our own money, and stop hosting aliens who only wish to destroy our countries, cultures, and people.

Straight up fuck you semite. Fuck you. Go back to Israel and never come back here again. You're not American and never will be.

What you do is incompatible with our ways and culture. The way you act is disgusting. Your nepotism and dishonesty, which is called Askepathy. The majority of you hate our Constitution, Bill of Rights, and support American hating democrats. You exploit us economically. And if pizzagate has a shred of truth, it's much worse than that. Baal worshipers disgust me.

Again, what value do you add? Usury? Porn? Pedowood? Agitating minorities? Pushing your warped morality on our children?

You're like smarter and more toxic muslims. An inbred sub-species who don't function well around more highly evolved examples of humanity; and what fills your heart is nothing but hatred for what is more truthful and beautiful than you.  Again, you lot have been kicked out of every western country. Why? We are the most open and tolerant of all people. It's not a cohencidence.

In America and Western Europe, to know who rules over you, look to those you may not criticize.

Ask a German to define the holocaust? Oh wait that's a felony there. What is the Holodomor? Who were the Bolsheviks?

Finally, why does every major US city have a holocaust museum when we had nothing to do with it, and even sacrificed to end it?

Utlimately its you or us. And you have to go back. Or somewhere that is not here.

 

 

 

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MoreSun IridiumRebel Wed, 04/25/2018 - 19:42 Permalink

The jew supremacists claim total domination in those cities and they are destroying them by their laws, regulations, restrictions, their incessant push for more & more illegal immigration, open borders, sanctuary cities, fleecing the poor, and imprisoning those who dare to try to stop them.

Prosecute & Shut Down using The FARA ACT all of The jew supremacist Foreign Agent organizations that has a stranglehold not only on our entire government, but on the people of the entire world. 

Namely: Aipac, Aclu, Adl, Splc, Zoa, Jwc, Mef (middle east forum), Isw (institute for the study of war), Aei (American enterprise institute), Winep (Washington institute for near east policy & the Trilateral Commission- and a thousand more jew supremacist organizations.  

"One Nation Under israel" By: Andrew Hurley

"They Dare To Speak Out' People & Institutions Confront israel's Lobby" By: Paul Findley

The israel Lobby & U.S. Foreign Policy" By: John J. Mearsheimer & Stephen M. Walt 

 

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City_Of_Champyinz tmosley Wed, 04/25/2018 - 19:30 Permalink

Funny you say that Mosely.  My brother, who is an idiot liberal but cannot tell you why, tells me that the people moving from California are ruining the state of Colorado.  When I try to explain to him that he is voting the exact same way they are voting and that is turning the state blue, I get nothing but a blank stare in return.  Liberals and basic logic are about as compatible as oil and water.

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