Saturday, April 11, 2009

Be glad you don't live in New York

You have to wonder why anyone who doesn't have to would live in New York City. Sure, it's a unique city with 24 hour action, if that's what you want, but it's also the tax hell of the world. Yet many of the people who live there vote for the party that sticks it to them 24 hours a day.

This article talks about the new, even higher taxes being planned for city and state residents. People are already voting with their feet - 1.97 million New Yorkers left the state in the last decade - no doubt many of them to income tax free Florida.

But even many of those will still vote Democratic. Apparently sanity, not to mention logical consistency, is in short supply.

As for the rest of us, NYC is a nice place to visit once in awhile, but move there? You might as well resurrect the pre-Civil War south since you'd be working as a tax-slave on the Democratic party plantation.

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