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  •  People keep (2+ / 0-)
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    ConfusedSkyes, Larsstephens

    moving to NYC, LA, etc., because they're the best (sometimes only) places to pursue certain opportunities.

    But if you look at the last couple of censuses, and their resulting reapportionments, it's pretty clear that people are moving from high-tax to low-tax areas. Is it because of tax rates? Probably not. But the opposite story doesn't really hold up to scrutiny.

    Grew a mustache and a mullet / Got a job at Chick-Fil-A

    by cardinal on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 11:00:52 AM PST

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    •  Right. Taxes have nothing to do with it. (2+ / 0-)
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      cardinal, Larsstephens

      New York lost two congressional seats to reapportionment. But not because of decline in the NYC population. Ours went up. All the decline occured in the upstate low tax counties.

      So in our case, its moving from low tax places to other low tax plcaes, which, as you say, probably has absolutely nothing to do with money.

      •  "Low tax"? (0+ / 0-)

        Compared to the city, no argument, but as an absolute ... are you serious? The moaning and groaning of our local Repubs notwithstanding, I could very easily lower my tax bill by moving to Pennsylvania (granted, not Connecticut).

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