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Old 10-23-2009, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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It's not that our complaints are baseless. For example, they move to Texas and all the do is complain about the food, the people, the weather, the lack of public transport, different culture, more religious people, etc. We don't mind transplants... Texas was built from people from all over the country (and world)... but people fleeing the failed liberal policies of the northeast always come down with a chip on their shoulder. They always feel they're better than everyone else, and they look down on the local culture.... despite the fact that Texas has given them the opportunity to own their own home, work etc.
My thoughts exactly, excellent post! As far as I'm concerned Texas can restart secession talks and let the rest of the country go to hell.
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Old 10-23-2009, 12:14 PM
 
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Michigan because of the overwhelming loss of jobs, foreclosures.

Ohio for reasons similar to Michigan.

Arizona because even in a good economy there are only service jobs available that pay $10 an hour and have no future. Phoenix is overflowing with crime, pollution and illegals. Its the worst place I've lived. The cost of living is way too high, considering the jobs available. And I wont even mention the horrible education (50th ranking) and abysmal social services.

California because of the taxes, cost of living, crime, pollution and illegals.

Florida because of the crime and foreclosures.
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Old 10-23-2009, 01:00 PM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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FL, most definitely.
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Old 10-23-2009, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Michigan because of the overwhelming loss of jobs, foreclosures.

Ohio for reasons similar to Michigan.

Arizona because even in a good economy there are only service jobs available that pay $10 an hour and have no future. Phoenix is overflowing with crime, pollution and illegals. Its the worst place I've lived. The cost of living is way too high, considering the jobs available. And I wont even mention the horrible education (50th ranking) and abysmal social services.

California because of the taxes, cost of living, crime, pollution and illegals.

Florida because of the crime and foreclosures.
Sweeping generalization...
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Old 10-23-2009, 02:53 PM
 
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Sweeping generalization...
How is that general? I answered the question specifically.
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Old 10-23-2009, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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How is that general? I answered the question specifically.
Really? There are only service jobs available that pay $10 an hour? Do you work btw?

Phoenix overflowing with crime, polution, and illegals? Well, every city has these, but AZ is the strictest state regarding illegals. Phoenix looks a lot cleaner than many cities. While AZ was last in education, I'm not sure the criteria for those rankings. I do know test scores were up significantly this year.

You've made it no secret about your lack of love for Phoenix, but try not to overgeneralize.
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Old 10-23-2009, 09:51 PM
 
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FL, most definitely.
I agree, it is a state dominated by low-wages.
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Old 10-23-2009, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville,Florida
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Florida is a right -to-work state,I would hate to think what the population of Florida would be if it wasn't,18 million people is too many now.
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Old 10-23-2009, 10:18 PM
 
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All of them, mostly for different reasons each state, but sometime in the future, we'll have to leave.
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Old 10-24-2009, 06:10 AM
 
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California has gone down-hill the most.
Texas has gone down-hill a bit.
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