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Old 11-18-2016, 12:40 PM
 
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In Florida we get a lot of people from up north moving down here. Whether it's retirement which that isn't anything new or the other droves of people moving down here from NY, NJ and others places in the north east. Why do these people bring their politics with them? If so many of them left because of the high taxes and higher cost of living why would they than try to transform Florida into that? You'd think they would embrace Florida as is.
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Old 11-18-2016, 12:49 PM
 
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In Florida we get a lot of people from up north moving down here. Whether it's retirement which that isn't anything new or the other droves of people moving down here from NY, NJ and others places in the north east. Why do these people bring their politics with them? If so many of them left because of the high taxes and higher cost of living why would they than try to transform Florida into that? You'd think they would embrace Florida as is.
1. It's probably difficult for people to suddenly divorce themselves from close held ideologies and beliefs that they have likely held for decades.

2. Where are you getting the idea that transplants from the northeast have the goal of transforming Florida into a high cost of living state? That's a genuine question, not an attack.

Increasing cost of living in Florida likely has to do with the high demand in certain areas. i.e The Miami area is expensive because there is a higher market demand to live there than say, Waldo, Florida. I agree with you that transplants can certainly cause prices to increase but I doubt many of them have that intention.
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Old 11-18-2016, 12:54 PM
 
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In Florida we get a lot of people from up north moving down here. Whether it's retirement which that isn't anything new or the other droves of people moving down here from NY, NJ and others places in the north east. Why do these people bring their politics with them? If so many of them left because of the high taxes and higher cost of living why would they than try to transform Florida into that? You'd think they would embrace Florida as is.
The smart ones investigate what a new location is like thoroughly before moving there, which explains a lot about Florida doesn't it?
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Old 11-18-2016, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Florida
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As a very socially liberal Floridian, I hope other like minded people continue to come. The conservatism found in our neighbor state to the north irks me.
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Old 11-18-2016, 12:58 PM
 
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It's not only politics. People move and bring their habits, their things-to-do, their way of dressing, their way of eating, the types of cars they drive, their way of speaking, their religious preference. I am not saying anything is right or wrong. But when someone moves to a different state, they cannot simply press a reset button on their entire life and start with a blank slate. This is true for people moving from any city/state/country to another other place.

For example, people like to eat/cook specific foods that they are accustomed to. You might see more restaurants with a certain type of food if enough people from a specific area relocate that like that food. For example, the Cuban restaurants in Miami.

If enough people move from areas that had lots of bike lanes, you might see a push for more bike lanes in their new area because people saw the benefit and want bike lanes.
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Old 11-18-2016, 01:24 PM
 
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People can bring their politics down with them if they like. As long as they realize that FL isn't changing for them.

An income tax is prohibited in the state constitution, so if anyone wants free stuff, ny, nj, ct and Cali are more than happy to have you.

FL is certainly more socially moderate/tolerant the rest of the south, especially once you get into the peninsula away from the panhandle
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Old 11-18-2016, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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In Florida we get a lot of people from up north moving down here. Whether it's retirement which that isn't anything new or the other droves of people moving down here from NY, NJ and others places in the north east. Why do these people bring their politics with them? If so many of them left because of the high taxes and higher cost of living why would they than try to transform Florida into that? You'd think they would embrace Florida as is.


Would you expect someone to change their political party or change their political view based on where they relocate to? I am not aware of anyone demanding higher taxes up north though I have heard many complain about the mis-use of their tax dollars or the lack of services provided for their tax dollars. I also dont know of anyone who campaigned for or voted for a higher cost of living or increases in prices.


However, I would say that the unions up north led to higher pay and benefits for themselves which certainly raised taxes and the cost of living there.
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Old 11-18-2016, 03:28 PM
 
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Bc that's what they do apparently
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Old 11-18-2016, 03:29 PM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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The smart ones investigate what a new location is like thoroughly before moving there, which explains a lot about Florida doesn't it?
For sure
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Old 11-18-2016, 03:55 PM
 
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The smart ones investigate what a new location is like thoroughly before moving there, which explains a lot about Florida doesn't it?
Yup. A lot of noob dummies who didn't do their homework. There are plenty of successful folks too though
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