Taxpaying New Yorkers are leaving in droves for other states.Doesn't Blue America care about average folks?
In 2014, 126,000 tax filers fled to other places in the US — more people than in any other state, according to a study posted on newgeography.com.
The Empire State also lost the most “high earners,” who reported making more than $200,000 a year.
“New York has been leading the nation in domestic migration for decades,” Wendell Cox, who co-authored the study, told the Albany Times Union.
While New York’s population is still growing, in part because of immigration, many residents are leaving for other states because of high property taxes, a lack of business opportunities and unaffordable homes.
“The property taxes are bad, but they are on top of an even worse situation in terms of affordability,” Cox said.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
The New York Post reports:
Posted by Steve Bartin at 4:00 PM