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Old 12-13-2012, 08:48 AM
 
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It's quite possible is could be other states beside Cali. But my point is that it was more an employment (or lack thereof) issue, than strictly a lifestyle issue.

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I doubt it. California is nearly as bad for building trades and almost every other kind of field outside IT. The economic refugees mostly go to Texas and Arizona. The lesser skilled just looking for any kind of work go to places like the Dakotas.

California has always been the main supply of new residents and the main destination for those leaving. You either make it a couple of years and stay or you give it up and head back. Everyone who has been around a Vegas workplace more than a few years has seen plenty of this situation play out.
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:22 PM
 
Location: B.C. and Las Vegas
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I think you're dead on BBMW as in our case, our Canadian friends, and our American buddies from this site all have purchased in Vegas the last year or two and it is to retire in. We've visited Vegas for decades and now we want to live here....NOT WORK HERE! :-) Where else can you stretch a pension check so good whereby you can eat at Station casinos etc. for $5 buffets and hit the movies for just a few dollars and all the senior specials LV offers. Another main reason is to get away from the snow and shovelling which doesn't apply to Californians moving here but it sure does to a lot of North Americans.
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:49 AM
 
Location: In the Silver State of Nevada in Las Vegas NV
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Let s add the low property taxes no state income tax year around entertainment and of course the weather believe us winter here is cool and short and not cruel and long like where we come from. Many east coasters and neighbors to the north Canada are finding the whole South east area a great place to retire to. We figured it out you do not have to shovel Heat lol.
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:06 AM
 
Location: North Las Vegas NV
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Let s add the low property taxes no state income tax year around entertainment and of course the weather believe us winter here is cool and short and not cruel and long like where we come from. Many east coasters and neighbors to the north Canada are finding the whole South east area a great place to retire to. We figured it out you do not have to shovel Heat lol.
This is exactly the same reasons why I moved here with my family after my Navy career.
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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California will always have a lure, no matter what happens in Sacramento.

I just finished reading Reagan's memoirs, and his surviving the 50's being in the 90% tax bracket, and did that stop people from moving to California, as the suburbs of L.A. mushroomed?

He was elected Governor in 1964, when thousands were moving to CA for their liberal welfare benenfits, with 2 million on the welfare rolls when Reagan took power, and the state was teetering on the edge of bankruptcy, forcing him to raise taxes.

Another near 40 years, and what has changed? Same ol', same ol'!

As I subscribe to Fortune magazine, I'm continually surprised, every year, all the Fortune 500 companies that are still headquartered in CA, and they're not leaving!!! Why? It's the CEO that makes that decision, and if all his employees must suffer, so be it!

Just watch and see if Nevada decides to install a state income tax! And you know the route: 1%, 1.25%, 1.5%, then 2%, then 4%, then 5%. And how many would leave if that happened? And where would they go?

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Old 12-16-2012, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Paranoid State
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Retiree life in Las Vegas is great. At some point, if you live long enough, you can't take care of yourself anymore and it is time for an "assisted living" arrangement. Sometimes adult children who live elsewhere (say, California) convince mom or dad to come back & live with them. Or, if the elderly parent needs to be put in a home (assisted living with step-up care), then the adult children may want to put mom/dad into a home near them -- which means relocating relocating elderly mom/dad out of Nevada & back to California.
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:49 PM
 
Location: B.C. and Las Vegas
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Maybe the future demographics will convince Sams Town to just become an assisted-living casino/facility...LOL...Sign me up..I like their little poker room.
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:42 PM
 
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40,114 people moved from CA to NV in 2011.

Meanwhile 36,159 moved from NV to CA in the same time frame.

That's a net gain of about 4,000 people last year. Why would people be moving INTO a state that is supposedly downtrodden and has no jobs?

Capitol Alert: California lost more people to other states than it gained in 2011
Lots of retired people. They don't have to work and in Nevada they don't have to pay any taxes either.
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:56 AM
 
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"December 25, 2012 12:25 Nevada Growing Again: For the second year in a row, Nevada's population has increased. In 2012, the state's population grew by 38,903 to 2,758,931 residents. The 1.43% increase ranked Nevada as the sixth-fasted growing state in the U.S. "

Anthony Curtis' Las Vegas Advisor - Today's News
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Henderson
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California will always have a lure, no matter what happens in Sacramento.

I just finished reading Reagan's memoirs, and his surviving the 50's being in the 90% tax bracket, and did that stop people from moving to California, as the suburbs of L.A. mushroomed?

He was elected Governor in 1964, when thousands were moving to CA for their liberal welfare benenfits, with 2 million on the welfare rolls when Reagan took power, and the state was teetering on the edge of bankruptcy, forcing him to raise taxes.

Another near 40 years, and what has changed? Same ol', same ol'!

As I subscribe to Fortune magazine, I'm continually surprised, every year, all the Fortune 500 companies that are still headquartered in CA, and they're not leaving!!! Why? It's the CEO that makes that decision, and if all his employees must suffer, so be it!

Just watch and see if Nevada decides to install a state income tax! And you know the route: 1%, 1.25%, 1.5%, then 2%, then 4%, then 5%. And how many would leave if that happened? And where would they go?
I doubt that Nevada will ever, ever get a state income tax. I would take a Constitutional Amendment which requires a 75% "yes" vote by the voters.
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