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Old 05-08-2015, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Syracuse, New York
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Central New Yorkers complain in the most fatalistic way possible. There's no real urge to do anything about the things they complain about.

For instance, they love to complain about property taxes but hardly ever vote against school budgets.
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Old 05-08-2015, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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Central New Yorkers complain in the most fatalistic way possible. There's no real urge to do anything about the things they complain about.

For instance, they love to complain about property taxes but hardly ever vote against school budgets.
How high can property taxes be, really? The average list price for a home in Syracuse is $120K.
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Old 05-08-2015, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Syracuse, New York
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In terms of property tax to home value, Onondaga County is ranked 13th in the nation.
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Old 05-08-2015, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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In terms of property tax to home value, Onondaga County is ranked 13th in the nation.
Yes , but in terms of property tax as percentage of average household income, Onondaga County is ranked 70th (at 9.52%, No. 1, is Passaic County, New Jersey).

In terms of average property tax collected per family, Onondaga County is ranked 112th (at $9,945, No. 1 is Westchester County, New York).

Median Effective Property Tax Rates By County, Ranked by Taxes as a Percentage of Home Value, 1-Year Average, 2010 | Tax Foundation
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Old 05-08-2015, 03:15 PM
 
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When I was visiting the West Coast a lot of their spoiled rich complained a lot about silly things like their car was not near new or fancy enough for the Hollywood crowd or their house was not big enough it was quite sad, I felt ashamed to be American.. lot of the world can't even afford clean drinking water and we complain our 5000 square foot homes are not big enough.
Where were you, Beverly Hills? The vast majority of West Coast people live very modest, hardworking (I'd even say over-worked) lives.
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Old 05-08-2015, 03:19 PM
 
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In most other suburban parts of the West, there are just so many transplants it really just reflects the rest of the country.
This isn't really true. There are relatively few people from other regions living in the West. Most Californians were born either in state or in foreign countries (mostly Asia and Mexico), and most of the transplants in other western states come either from California or neighboring Western states. Even though there's a lot of moving between different parts of the West as a whole the region is pretty insular. The rest of the country is too far away so Midwestern and Easterners generally move South for hotter weather rather than West, and Westerners are generally convinced they already live in the best place on Earth (hence the term Best Coast) so rarely do they move to states in other regions aside from Texas.
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Old 05-08-2015, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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This isn't really true. There are relatively few people from other regions living in the West. Most Californians were born either in state or in foreign countries (mostly Asia and Mexico), and most of the transplants in other western states come either from California or neighboring Western states. Even though there's a lot of moving between different parts of the West as a whole the region is pretty insular. The rest of the country is too far away so Midwestern and Easterners generally move South for hotter weather rather than West, and Westerners are generally convinced they already live in the best place on Earth (hence the term Best Coast) so rarely do they move to states in other regions aside from Texas.
When I lived in Arizona, just about everyone I knew was from Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania (basically in that order).
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Old 05-12-2015, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles/Massachusetts
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When I was visiting the West Coast a lot of their spoiled rich complained a lot about silly things like their car was not near new or fancy enough for the Hollywood crowd or their house was not big enough it was quite sad, I felt ashamed to be American.. lot of the world can't even afford clean drinking water and we complain our 5000 square foot homes are not big enough.

My daughter just graduated from the University of Spoiled Children (USC)....and has become "Californicated".....wants NOT to return to the east coast....I hope I can change her mind in time....
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Old 05-13-2015, 12:11 AM
 
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Old 05-13-2015, 01:16 AM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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When I was visiting the West Coast a lot of their spoiled rich complained a lot about silly things like their car was not near new or fancy enough for the Hollywood crowd or their house was not big enough it was quite sad, I felt ashamed to be American.. lot of the world can't even afford clean drinking water and we complain our 5000 square foot homes are not big enough.
Some interesting logic at work here what does your nationality have to do with what you said?
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