New Census Figures Show New York Losses, Migration to Sun Belt

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New census figures show the New York City metropolitan area grew slightly last year while some larger upstate urban areas continued to lose people. Full Story
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to much tax

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#1 Mar 27, 2008
Cant afford the TAXS and high fuel.Everybody should move OUT of New York State.The state milks everything it can get out of you.No let up at all.Just TAX,TAX,TAX.
Dave

Buffalo, NY

#2 Mar 27, 2008
How many new residents are here to get a job or here for our great benefits with no waiting period. I have talked to someone who runs a Niagara Falls Food pantry and she reported that a family a few years back came from Puerto Rico because the father had cancer and there was no waiting time in our state and we give top notch care for free (Your tax dollars). Now I sympathise with this family but I LOVE WESTERN NEW YORK and I wish to stay here but I see bankrupcy in it's future The only people left will be working for the gov because all other buisness has moved out!!!
bob

Orchard Park, NY

#3 Mar 27, 2008
why worry about improving the waterfront when there will be no one left here to use it. maybe higgins and his stupid croneys will be able to use it to dump all his stupid ideas.

Since: Jul 07

Sardinia, NY

#4 Mar 27, 2008
Taxes, taxes, taxes. I currently have 2 friends under the age of 35 looking to leave the area, both have been south job hunting! Myself in the same age range have a 5 year plan to do the same unless something drastic changes in NY, but that isnt going to happen! Our politicians see the population decrease but yet fail to do anything to stop it!

Since: Mar 08

Buffalo, NY

#5 Mar 27, 2008
The objective of state government is the preservation of state government over and above all else.
Screwed By NYS

AOL

#6 Mar 27, 2008
Just got my auto policy in the mail.

After review, I see there is a N.Y. Motor vehicle law enforcement fee of $5.00

What the hell is that??????????

The taxes and fees are driving the people out en masse.
Have you ever heard of anyone moving into NYS for the opportunities the state provides?

The career bottom feeding tax rasing politicians have ruined NYS. You can't tax an area in prosperity. When will they get a clue???????

Since: Dec 07

Chittenango, NY

#7 Mar 27, 2008
I moved from one of the "big 4" in Texas to the Buffalo area. I have no desire to move back there.

I'm wondering if their Census Figures show the ages of people who are migrating to those areas. As people retire, they tend to move to warmer climates. Florida is a good example of this.

Since: Dec 07

Chittenango, NY

#8 Mar 27, 2008
Rob_M wrote:
Taxes, taxes, taxes. I currently have 2 friends under the age of 35 looking to leave the area, both have been south job hunting! Myself in the same age range have a 5 year plan to do the same unless something drastic changes in NY, but that isnt going to happen! Our politicians see the population decrease but yet fail to do anything to stop it!
Tell your friends good luck with the job hunting! While there may be more jobs in the south, there are also a LOT more people applying for them. This gives the advantage to the businesses.
Speck

Wilmington, DE

#10 Mar 27, 2008
What this means is since NYC is growing and the urban areas are decreasing, they will have to raise taxes (as usual) because the whole state pays for NYC.
Todd

Wilmington, DE

#11 Mar 27, 2008
Frosty wrote:
<quoted text>
Tell your friends good luck with the job hunting! While there may be more jobs in the south, there are also a LOT more people applying for them. This gives the advantage to the businesses.
Businesses in the south hire people from the north faster because our education system is better. A true southerner is a tad bit......slower than us northerners.
Jennifer

Buffalo, NY

#12 Mar 27, 2008
No surprise there.
lame

Buffalo, NY

#13 Mar 27, 2008
Frosty wrote:
I moved from one of the "big 4" in Texas to the Buffalo area. I have no desire to move back there.
I'm wondering if their Census Figures show the ages of people who are migrating to those areas. As people retire, they tend to move to warmer climates. Florida is a good example of this.
Mine too just came in the mail.This state is ran just like a crime family with
clinton as the dom.
Croc Hunter

Englewood, NJ

#14 Mar 27, 2008
Speck wrote:
What this means is since NYC is growing and the urban areas are decreasing, they will have to raise taxes (as usual) because the whole state pays for NYC.

For Sure. All our tax dollars got to NYC! That's why Buffalo, Syracuse, Rochester all suffer big time!
Croc Hunter

Englewood, NJ

#15 Mar 27, 2008
Frosty wrote:
<quoted text>
Tell your friends good luck with the job hunting! While there may be more jobs in the south, there are also a LOT more people applying for them. This gives the advantage to the businesses.

The pay is better though and it doesn't necessarily mean the businesses have the upper hand.
Phil

Albany, NY

#16 Mar 27, 2008
I'm in Schenectady, New York and I keep seeing the property taxes increasing by significant amounts quite frequently. I've been thinking about moving out of state myself within the next decade once the kids are older. I can barely afford the cost of living as it is now. If it keep increasing, I'm not sure how my family is going to make ends meet. Taxes are out of control and need to be reduced if we're going to retain residents here.
DISGUSTED

United States

#17 Mar 27, 2008
Keep taxing the working class people that are left in WNY and NY and see our population dwindle faster than it has in the past. I for one can't afford to pay anymore than we already are. Now there are taxes disguised as "user fees" What a crock of bull and we all know it.

The waterfront is an eyesore. The East and West sides along with parts of South Buffalo and Lackawanna look like garbage dumps. Now, I ask who in the hell wants to live in these areas? Not me. Only the people who have no choice. With all of the taxes we as residents pay here in WNY I personally fail to see why our waterfront looks the way it does, and why these once beautiful areas are now what my children refer to as the "hood". Look at the boat now sitting on the watrfront. They got rid of one eyesore only to put a worse one there. I don't get.

The Buffalo Public school system is a mess and the kids are suffering because of it. Who the hell in their right mind would want to move here? No decent schools, overly taxed, higher than average utility costs. Umm, I fail to see the benefits of living here. Only reason we are still here is family. Other than that my family would have been gone a long time ago.

*****Disclaimer***** All of the above stated are my opinions. You don't have to agree with them but please respect them as I will respect yours.
Kat

Tucson, AZ

#18 Mar 27, 2008
Doesn't anyone pay attention to the weather around the country? I'll take snow and cold any day over the tornadoes and hurricanes of the sunny south.
Taxes may be high in NYS but check out the insurance rates elsewhere. Air conditioning bills match heating bills. There's no cheap place to live anywhere.
Traffic, air quality and swelling populations in the sunbelt states are not pluses. Where there is great population, there is more crime, more time waiting in line for everything, and more people everywhere you look.
Politicians here are no better or no worse than those elsewhere - we need a good housecleaning in Albany - both parties.
City schools suffer everywhere not just in NYS. Try the smaller towns outside Erie Co for better quality.
WNY is one of the most beautiful areas of the country - four seasons, rolling hills, plenty of rain and snow to insure water supplies and affordable space. You don't get much space for a lot of money in many areas.
'The grass is always greener.......... til you get there.

Kat

Tucson, AZ

#19 Mar 27, 2008
The city in last post is wrong - we are in Green Valley, AZ - for a couple months. WNY and all its imperfections is home.
Odeman

Dunkirk, NY

#20 Mar 27, 2008
I lived elsewhere for 20 years. Now I live in Buffalo again. WNY has its advantages, and problems. The key is jobs. If people can find decent jobs they will stay. This will not be done by Gov't programs. We've tried that for 50 years, and it has never worked. The Gov't is only concerned about ensuring it has enough money - don't look to them for help.
James Z from Kaisertown

Buffalo, NY

#21 Mar 27, 2008
Kat wrote:
Doesn't anyone pay attention to the weather around the country? I'll take snow and cold any day over the tornadoes and hurricanes of the sunny south.
Taxes may be high in NYS but check out the insurance rates elsewhere. Air conditioning bills match heating bills. There's no cheap place to live anywhere.
Traffic, air quality and swelling populations in the sunbelt states are not pluses. Where there is great population, there is more crime, more time waiting in line for everything, and more people everywhere you look.
Politicians here are no better or no worse than those elsewhere - we need a good housecleaning in Albany - both parties.
City schools suffer everywhere not just in NYS. Try the smaller towns outside Erie Co for better quality.
WNY is one of the most beautiful areas of the country - four seasons, rolling hills, plenty of rain and snow to insure water supplies and affordable space. You don't get much space for a lot of money in many areas.
'The grass is always greener.......... til you get there.
Looking out my window I do not see any GREEN grass. I do see melted snow mounds with some nice pretty brown grass.

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