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Old 06-05-2009, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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little in the way of any glitz and glamour culturally
That to me equals a simpler less stressful lifestyle. People are more laid back and not stuck-up. You can relax and still fit in without a fancy house, car, and clothes.

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Old 09-19-2009, 06:17 AM
 
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Glad you and your attitude are gone. Live somewhere else but it won't help. You sound like someone who has alot of issues. Like a critical spirit and unhappy with life. Get your self straight and you'll find you can be happy again.
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Old 09-20-2009, 08:31 PM
 
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Throw away everything east of highway 51 and it's a pretty good state. Let all the right wingers in the Fox Valley and suburban Milwaukee form their own state and secede from the union.

It would be nice if this state wasn't in any way associated with Joseph McCarthy. Yet I think he's still alive over in the fox valley.
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Old 09-21-2009, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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who are the people that are leaving wisconsin, and why are you leaving it? where are you going? It wasn't a choice, my husband lost his job in WI in what ways do you expect your lives to improve or not, by the move? Both of our new jobs earn a higher salary, allowing us to provide for our family better. We aren't fans of long winter anymore so that's better too. I knew the cultural differences would be a challenge and they are

what are the best/worst things about wisconsin IYO?We were fortunate in WI. Seymour has an awesome school district. We were close "enough" to family. In general...I like midwestern people. There's nothing like Fall in WI. My husband whined about the taxes a lot in WI (the other states get their money...they just disguise the method), and I really got sick of winter and cold springs


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Old 09-21-2009, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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I don't think east of 51 is a good generalization! I recently moved from NE Illinois to NE Wisconsin, Manitowoc county east of Hwy. 51 a great place to live and I'm hardly far to the right!
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Old 09-21-2009, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Portland OR
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Throw away everything east of highway 51 and it's a pretty good state. Let all the right wingers in the Fox Valley and suburban Milwaukee form their own state and secede from the union.

It would be nice if this state wasn't in any way associated with Joseph McCarthy. Yet I think he's still alive over in the fox valley.
Ooh - this should be fun to see comments on. I will start. Let's see - probably 75% of Wi income is generated in eastern half of state.

What will you democrat "victims" tax to award yourself goodies if you do away with the income producers??

This stupid comment reminds me of when there was a movement in northern WI and the UP to form the state of "Superior."

btw are you related to Minnesota's Paul Wellstone?? Same name - same idealogy
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Old 09-22-2009, 05:37 AM
 
Location: WA
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who are the people that are leaving wisconsin, and why are you leaving it? where are you going? in what ways do you expect your lives to improve, or not, by the move?

what are the best/worst things about wisconsin IYO?


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We are moving to Colorado early next year.

We're leaving because we love Colorado and although I was born and raised in Wisconsin, Colorado has my heart. We lived there several years ago.

I expect our lives to improve because "home is where the heart is", there's better fishing(shocking, but true) and hubby loves to fish.

The views never get old!! Pikes Peak looks different every day!!

The winters are not so harsh. Yes, it snows, but rarely if ever does it get to 0 degrees. (where we lived) and when it does snow, it is usually gone in a day or two unless you're so high in altitude that it doesn't warm up enough.

It actually cools off at night even when it gets to 80 or 90 degrees in the daytime.

Mosquitoes? what mosquitoes?
Humidity? HA!!! yeah right!


We live near Madison now, and it's too liberal for us. The CO Springs area tends to be more conservative.

The best things about Wisconsin are: my family, my church, the abundance of lakes and green grass. Convenience of certain things. Farms. Lower registration tax on vehicles and better college and professional sports teams.

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Old 06-14-2010, 08:04 PM
 
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I have lived here for 10 years so that my husband could be close to his son. He will be 18 next year and we will be out moving then. The school district is awful and I refuse to put my daughter into it. The whole Kenosha-Racine-Milwaukee strip is ugly....I miss seeing lots of trees and hills. No place is perfect, but after 10 years I am still not happy here. And it seems like it is always WINDY!
Do you live in Rhinelander? I am curious where in WI you live. Does anyone know about the school district in Rhinelander?

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Old 06-15-2010, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Upper Midwest
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Here are two things I disliked about Wisconsin:

1. Everybody makes your business their business. They are the snoopiest people in the world. The government is the worst of all, I always had a sense that they needed to control my life too much and know too much about me. When America becomes a police state, Wisconsin will welcome it with open arms.
Haha, depends where live. If you're in a town of 200 or 300 people, yeah, that's true. When we moved from Rice Lake (roughly 7,000 or so when we moved there in 1986) from Radisson (still 200 or 300 pop. to this day), my mom tells me she liked how she could go into a store and not feel like all eyes were on her.

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2. Everybody shovels their snow. Everyplace else, people just drive through or over it. In Wisconsin, everyone is out before daylight shoveling everything right down to the pavement. I think the police come and give you a ticket if you don't. After the plow comes buy and fills in your driveway, you're not allowed to scoop it back out into the street. You can get a ticket. In Wisconsin, you can get a ticket for anything. People take all that very seriously.
I wouldn't take that for granted. Frankly I'm sick of getting stuck in the snow out here in Montana because they don't plow. They only plow main roads, minimally. I know most of that is packed down by traffic alone. And the side streets off of that main road aren't taken care of. The snow that is pushed off the main roads by the plows just stays there at the end of the street, and is only packed down by traffic. A compact car can't make it over that. My parents live on a dirt road. Their road is the literal city limit line. (Their side is the city, the other side of the street is the country.... in other words, people across the street can keep a horse in their yard, my parents can't.)

And not everyone has a 4-wheel drive, or should be forced to own one. I think Wisconsin is great for being so responsible about the snow.
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Old 06-16-2010, 09:20 AM
 
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Sort of resurrecting an old thread. But for people who say that taxes are so high, the thing is, the states either get their money in a less transparent way or they provide vastly inferior services.
To use South Carolina as an example, since it was put forward as a nirvana of good weather and no taxes. I lived there for the first 30 years of my life. I now live near Madison.
As far as property taxes go, they are higher than in SC and the income tax is a bit higher. I personally hate the idea of property taxes because they mean you never truly own your home.However I deal with them because I would pay the taxes in some other way.
To take the SC example, when I lived there I had to pay over 400 dollars per year to register my car. And it was a civic. Car insurance was 3 times higher in SC. Homeowners insurance was 5 times higher in SC. Sales tax is 2% higher. And to top it all off, SC schools are among the worst in the country. In the city I lived in it was almost essential to send your kid to private school as the schools were dismal. It's not levied by the government, but you still have to pay it. The state is also in a constant state of budget deficit and is always cutting services.
I am a SC native, I loved living there and I moved away for better job opportunities. If I could get an equivalent job back in SC, I would go back in a heartbeat. But there is a culture of unwillingness to pay tax there. The price they pay for this culture is terrible schools, little in the way of services and a litany of hidden fees and surcharges.
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