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Old 07-29-2019, 03:55 PM
 
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Are you joking? They universally elect people who use government to steal from the towns/suburbs and redirect capital to the cities. Compare blue state per capita spending levels towns/suburbs vs cities. I’m from Connecticut, the state has been raising taxes on the well run towns for years in order to bail out the mismanaged cities. Hartford requires an annual tax payer bail out. This is causing the residents of the towns absolutely despise the state government many are willing to take huge loses on their property to get away from the state. https://www.wfsb.com/news/survey-say...366a96431.html
Cities have been paying for rural infrastructure since forever. The cities have the money, the rural areas don't have the population to pay for their own infrastructure so the states take from the cities and give to the urban areas. Happens ALL the time and one reason I think rural roads should be tolled. Make the people that use the roads pay for it and stop taking money from city taxpayers. High time rural residents pay $2. each way to go to the store.
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Old 07-29-2019, 03:58 PM
 
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Living away from the city on the water is great.
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Old 07-29-2019, 04:01 PM
 
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Cities have been paying for rural architecture since forever. The cities have the money, the rural areas dont' have the population to pay for their own infrastructure so the states take from the cities and give to the urban areas. Happens ALL the time and one reason I think rural roads should be tolled. Make the people that use the roads pay for it and stop taking money from city taxpayers. High time rural residents pay $2. each way to go to the store.
Sure. And let the rural areas charge for all the fresh water going to the cities.

I think $100 a gallon is fair.
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Old 07-29-2019, 04:03 PM
 
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Sure. And let the rural areas charge for all the fresh water going to the cities.

I think $100 a gallon is fair.
And maybe they need to charge a lot more for all the food going to cities. Crops, meats, dairy, eggs, etc. Maybe a 200% increase is fair.
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Old 07-29-2019, 04:03 PM
 
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Sure. And let the rural areas charge for all the fresh water going to the cities.

I think $100 a gallon is fair.
Fine by me, as long as the rural residents are paying the same price.

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And maybe they need to charge a lot more for all the food going to cities. Crops, meats, dairy, eggs, etc. Maybe a 200% increase is fair.
Fine by me, first we stop ALL the money taxpayers are giving to the farmers, $50 BILLION under Trump so far and they still can't keep their farms sustainable. Plus, those farmers are depending on illegal immigrants for their labor. Funny how Trump hasn't sent ICE to Iowa, isn't it.

https://www.esquire.com/news-politic...wa-california/
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Old 07-29-2019, 04:07 PM
 
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Nobody wants to move to Baltimore.



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No, but alot of people want to move to Madison, Seattle, Portland, Denver, etc.
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Old 07-29-2019, 04:08 PM
 
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No, but alot of people want to move to Madison, Seattle, Portland, Denver, etc.
Mostly to the suburbs. Inner cities are NOT growing.
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Old 07-29-2019, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Minnysoda
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With all the talk about how terrible America's cities are lately and how rural America is a shining example of the 'real America', why is rural America in such decline? Why is there so much poverty in the Ozarks and Appalachia? Why does everyone who has the means to want to move to the big city for employment and quality of life? In addition, very few cities are predominantly conservative.

https://www.citylab.com/perspective/...ecline/588883/
or maybe not......

https://www.movematcher.com/blog/mov...nds-in-the-us/

One thing that blew our minds is the fact that nearly 15% of Americans (about 40 million people) are on the move every year. People move for many reasons including jobs, family, or more affordable housing, but the most interesting thing about this number is that people are largely moving out of states that have the top three largest cities in the country and are moving into more southern states (Colorado and Idaho being exceptions).
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Old 07-29-2019, 04:09 PM
 
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No, but alot of people want to move to Madison, Seattle, Portland, Denver, etc.
Unfortunately that's true. We can't keep them out no matter how hard we try and believe me, we try.

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Mostly to the suburbs. Inner cities are NOT growing.
Inner cities as in...cities?

Seattle is third fastest growing city after Austin (blue) and Miami (blue).

https://komonews.com/news/local/gues...t-growing-city
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Old 07-29-2019, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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The increasing urbanization of America is not really current events. It has been going on for decades. Rural living requires skills that the majority of Americans do not possess. It's easier to live in town, where somebody else hauls your garbage, maintains your sewer system, provides drinking water and maintains your roads. Living in a city allows people to spend their time on less challenging occupations, like watching TV and ordering take-out.
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