Saturday, July 29, 2017

"Why people are getting the hell out of the Northeast"

Via Instapundit:  Last year, three states in the Northeast — New Jersey, New York and Connecticut — landed in the top five places people were moving out of fastest, according to 2017 data from United Van Lines. (The other two states on the list were Illinois and Kansas.) And data from Pew Charitable Trusts found that while people are all about moving to the South (their population grew by nearly 1.4 million people from 2014 to 2015) and the West (866,000 more people), the population growth in the Northeast is “sluggish.”

The Northeastern exodus is particularly acute in many big cities like New York City. Since 2010, more than 1 million people have moved from the New York area — which includes parts of New Jersey, Connecticut and Long Island — to other parts of the country.

So why are so many Northerners packing their bags?


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14 comments:

edutcher said...

Lefty paradises?

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

the lefties migrate and take their crap ideology with them. They CO is ruined.

bagoh20 said...

Cold and broke is no way to go through life, kid.

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

Because taxes are high and people suck there.

Leland said...

I just want to tell everyone out there. Temperature is 100F today in Texas with humidity near 95%, thus heat index over 110F. I suggest staying where you are or looking at Colorado.

Sixty Grit said...

Do not move to the Carolinas. Everyone here voted for Trump.

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

I wouldn't take too seriously the news reporting of someone who thinks New Jersey is in the Northeast.

Tank said...

Taxes and weather.

Tank (who moved his two Trump votes to NC last year)

Chip Ahoy said...

No, don't listen to that guy. Colorado is a perfect shithole. Everyone is angry and quite mean spirited. Our pastime is kicking dogs and setting cats on fire. People pick their nose and flick it randomly or wipe it on walls or somebody else's back. We have a new law making it legal to pee and poo in the streets. Racism is just awful. Nobody gets along. And there's nothing to do here. We're all dead bored and that leads to violence. Disco is still king. No sports, no outdoor activities to speak of, the weather is depressing all the time. There is zero goodwill. And traffic is awful. Scenery sucks. Half the place is flat and the other half is all rocky bumps. Most citizens are actually retarded. No public roads. No civil services at all. No civic pride whatsoever. And the food is terrible. We kill gay people. After we fuck them. It's like being in jail. Governance ranks 50th. Tourists plan a whole week just to see a famous shithole but they split in one day. And people shoot each other over the slightest infractions. The tourism minister shot himself and our Goodwill Ambassador is an actual rattlesnake. The soil here grows only cactus and Russian thistle that dries out to tumbleweeds and there aren't any birds. It's so dry all the rivers are arroyos for most of the year and the rest of the time brief floods that kill people. Our only theater is a class from an underfunded High School and our orchestra is another High School marching band. Our VFW doesn't even serve alcohol. And our alcohol laws are copied from Utah's so everybody smokes pot out of boredom and that is so cheap and so awful you can't even give it away. If you decide to come here, then do so in a Winnebago for quick escape and because there aren't any hotels. Our police beat up old people for fun and let criminals alone. Nobody ever gets arrested for anything serious and our jails are just come and go homeless shelters so crime is all over the place. It's a very dangerous place just to pass through.

That reminds me, I have to go out now and steal a late lunch.

ndspinelli said...

I would add "crime" to Tanks concise list.

ricpic said...

Yeah, ha ha, that terrible Northeast. Let's leave it and move to tornado alley or hurricane alley, to someplace where an alligator will make a snack of our toddler if we're not on constant lookout. Let's go where the earth shakes and the rivers jump their beds and twitch like rattlers. Who needs that stodgy old Northeast when we can live the adventure! ha ha.


XRay said...

Chip Ahoy; well done. Too bad Arizona is even worse than that.

Leland said...

You know ricpic; you're right. I really do envy those people that live in the Northeast with the nice weather, mass transportation that works, and diners, they actually have diners. Down here in Texas, you never know when a hurricane will flood the coast for weeks at a time. And you beg for the hurricane just for relief from the heat.

I'll tell you what's better than the Northeast, and it ain't the South; try Canada! It's even cooler up there. It's also not that far away from friends and family.

Methadras said...

Why are people getting out of the northeast? Because the turnips are done bleeding bro.