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Old 07-29-2019, 02:07 PM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere
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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.

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Old 07-29-2019, 02:08 PM
 
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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 and the ones that are, like Oklahoma City and Jacksonville FL, aren't exactly shining examples of 21st century progress...

Nobody wants to move to Baltimore.



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Old 07-29-2019, 02:09 PM
 
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says a guy located in 'the middle of nowhere' . these jokes write themselves folks
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Old 07-29-2019, 02:10 PM
 
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This is just people who watch tv programs such as Friends. Most people do not want to have to look for parking spots and do not want to be around so many strange ethnic restaurants.
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Old 07-29-2019, 02:12 PM
 
Location: In your head, rent free
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Why does everyone who has the means to want to move to the big city for employment and quality of life?
Said nobody...
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Old 07-29-2019, 02:14 PM
 
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Blue states have a huge domestic migration problem. If it weren’t for international migration nearly all of them would have a stagnant or declining population. People are moving to suburbs and growing cities in the south and the west, mostly in low tax purple and red states. Domestic migration trends are not in your favor at all. https://townhall.com/columnists/rach...tates-n2447683

https://www.census.gov/library/stori...ion-flows.html
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Old 07-29-2019, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Austin TX
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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.

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Let us know the answer when you stop complaining about OKC and actually move to a big city yourself.
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Old 07-29-2019, 02:16 PM
 
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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?

No one that I know wants to live in a city. In fact, many people I know are buying properties on 3+ acres and building very nice houses on their land.
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Old 07-29-2019, 02:16 PM
 
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Kids go to college after high school. Colleges are usually in cities.

Is this breaking news?
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Old 07-29-2019, 02:19 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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I can't wait to get out of this rat race

high housing prices, gas prices, population doubled. I am OUT
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