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Old 12-28-2017, 06:17 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Had a call yesterday from a retired Doctor who owned a very expensive home in LA and Palm Springs. He is looking possibly to sell and move to Texas.

He said it was due to the new tax laws.
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Old 12-28-2017, 06:17 PM
Status: "If it ain't Boeing I ain't going" (set 1 day ago)
 
Location: Nevada side of Lake Tahoe
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I left New York, because of WEATHER, not the reasons you right wingers harp on about. Other than the WEATHER, I liked it in New York
Doesn't Arizona get too hot during the summer from May to September?
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Old 12-28-2017, 06:18 PM
 
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I left New York, because of WEATHER, not the reasons you right wingers harp on about. Other than the WEATHER, I liked it in New York
The other 190,000 left due to the economy.

Several dozen Kodak refugees managed a corp I knew in Tennessee for 2 decades, btw.
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Old 12-28-2017, 06:18 PM
 
Location: San Diego Native to Denver Metro Transplant
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Had a call yesterday from a retired Doctor who owned a very expensive home in LA and Palm Springs. He is looking possibly to sell and move to Texas.

He said it was due to the new tax laws.
I guess if he is moving for that reason then everybody must be too.
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Old 12-28-2017, 06:18 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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It's going to be so much fun when all those refugees from Illinois turn Texas blue.
LOL, it'll be funnier when IL pension funds collapses from all the rich moving out of state
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Old 12-28-2017, 06:19 PM
 
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NY & Illinois are in the worst shape.
No they aren't. Those states are still growing and Washington state is growing at a historic pace:

"...an average of 236 people are moving to the Seattle area each day..."


Seattle regionís population growing at historic pace, making biggest annual gain in a century
https://www.geekwire.com/2016/seattl...-gain-century/

And the number two contributor to Seattle growth (after California) is Texas. Texans need to stay home or move to another red state.

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle...ut-from-where/
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Old 12-28-2017, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Doesn't Arizona get too hot during the summer from May to September?
I can take the heat, it's cold I can't stand, plus it's dry, unlike Texas or Florida
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Old 12-28-2017, 06:21 PM
 
Location: PSL
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Are you kidding me? Florida (a supposed red state) has number 2 and 3 in spades!
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The what? Daily Caller? LOL

People are moving from states like NY to get warmer weather, mostly retirees.
Don't flatter yourselves.

I know 4 couples 25-35 moving down around April-May

Taxes cost of living and Safe Act

https://www.forbes.com/sites/patrick...es-continues/2

I wonder if those high taxes have anything to do with retirees running?
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Old 12-28-2017, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Warrior Country
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It's going to be so much fun when all those refugees from Illinois turn Texas blue.
- The Refugee better have a TX drivers license when they vote, or we won't let them in the ****ing voting booth.

- They Refugee better have a job (or be thrifty or creative), because Texas doesn't have much of a safety net.

& it's been my experience that many who are escaping Blue States are actually economic conservatives (often small business owners)....who do NOT want Texas to become like the economic socialist basket case state that they came from.
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Old 12-28-2017, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Tampa, Florida
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I guess if he is moving for that reason then everybody must be too.
^^^ This. Seriously, most people are not in a position to be able to move to another state simply to maximize tax benefits, even if they wanted to do so. Moving is a big deal, emotionally and financially, and there's finding a new job unless you are one of the lucky ones who are retired or independently wealthy. I moved to Florida when it was a red state (arguably it is now purple) from a blue state, but it was because of a new job. I certainly didn't move here for the politics or the tax policy. While I think taxes is a consideration when someone is choosing between, for example, a couple job offers in different states, I think very few people are in a position to move simply to take advantage of a new tax law. Plus most people don't make enough money to make that worthwhile even if they had the freedin to do so.
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