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People leaving in droves from New England States

In fact, most of the top-10 states people are leaving are located in the Northeast and Great Lakes regions, including Illinois (60%), New York (58%), Michigan (58%), Maine (56%), Connecticut (56%) and Wisconsin (55%). According to Stoll, this reflects a consistent trend of migration from the Frost Belt to the Sun Belt states based on a combination of causes.

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Just hope they are not bringing their idiot level politics...

with them.

Barry Goldwater nearly carried Florida in 1964, but it was one of Ron Paul's worst states in the GOP primaries.

I Love my homestate of New York...

...but New Hampshire is sounding better every day.


Well they'd better not come to Texas.
We dont take to kindly to NE Liberals.

"OH NO! He has a SON?" Neoconservatives and Liberals EVERYWHERE!

Rand Paul 2016

An interesting proposal

Is New Hampshire one of the States with declining population? If so, maybe this represents an opportunity to advance the "Free State Project" we have heard about. If more statists are leaving to DC, then every libertarian who sets up shop in NH will have that much more influence.

Food for thought!

"The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is not to be attacked successfully, it is to be defended badly". F. Bastiat

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, finally they attack you, and then you win"! Mohandas Gandhi

6 States, 6 reasons why

6 States, 6 reasons why people are leaving...

Taxes, taxes, taxes, taxes, taxes, and taxes.

Washington, D.C.? Really? Hmm....if one resides in the District of Columbia, do they have to pay the same taxes as another person living in the 50 States? Is there some secret tax loophole only wealthy people are privy to?

Just ask Tim Geithner or Nancy Pelosi.......

Never be afraid to ask simple questions.

Michael Nystrom's picture

Massachusetts probably has the strongest

Life sciences and biotech center in the country, not to mention a decent high tech sector.

Nonetheless, it is too expensive, and the winter sucks. Will likely be leaving later this year or sometime next.

I'm sure you'd be welcome

in Oregon.

The number one place they're

going to is D.C. Really?

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ~J. Swift

Michael Nystrom's picture

Follow the money

Cyril's picture

Yes. The tax payer's, that is.

Yes. The tax payer's, that is.

No doubts there are plenty of new administrations job opportunities coming in the pipe, over there.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Makes Sense

I know someone with a house for sale in the #1 out-migrant state in the country - New Jersey.

House Portion of 15/yr mortgage payments - $575 per month
Tax portion of payments - $525 per month

A comparable home that could be purchased for $150,000 in the South with $750/yr taxes would cost $275,000 in NJ with $8,000/yr taxes.

New York and Connecticut have bad numbers. Illinois is also one of the worst property states in the country. And don't forget California.

This makes it almost impossible to compete with the rest of the country and world.

Gene Louis
Supporting a Needed Tool for Government Feedback:
A Citizen-Operated Legal System.

Cyril's picture



"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

henry9's picture

Wow is right.

Could be a great time to buy.

We plan to be out of Ct

by the end of the year. This state is done. Over. Finito.

Colchester, New London County, Connecticut