leaving ct my home state

leaving ct my home state

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donna b

East Haddam, CT

#1 Feb 8, 2006
Over the past few years, it has become very hard to live here. Sure, anyone can exist here,but I want to live and enjoy it,not struggle with basics. In my opinion, to succeed here you must either be in a political family or "buddy" to one. The other option is blood money. I have neither. This state semms to want it that way, and the recent passing of utility fee hikes verified these thoughts for me. How convenient for the politicians who want CT only for the "haves" and literally to financial hell with the have nots like me. Our only other choice is to get out of the proverbial "Dodge",(CT) and that's what they want.
donna b

East Haddam, CT

#2 Feb 8, 2006
As for the pathetic state of our travel roads, where is the casino money? I remember when the "hand -slapped" Rowland and his buddies said that it was marked for schools and road repair. Exactly where did that go? An audit is in order here.Please explain to me again why the taxpayers are paying for this and how much did that politician earn last year who led us into this mess?
JTEH

Watertown, CT

#3 Feb 16, 2006
The pathetic East Hampton Connecticut police is a prime example of how Connecticut has become a police state. Since I live there I can tell you first hand how they are despised. Their miserable record of gross incompitence, ineptness and outright abuse of authority speaks for itself. They should be investigated! They are a disgrace to whatever good cops may be out there.
Ace

Lakeland, FL

#4 Feb 16, 2006
I lived in Ct. for ten years. Moved to Florida and I don't see a difference except for the weather. It's getting to the point if your not rich then you won't exist.
Laura Soto

North Brunswick, NJ

#5 Feb 16, 2006
Don't worry. I used to live up in Queens, New York. Now I wasn't comfortable moving but now I love it here. Don't worry trust me I'll bet you that you will find a friend sooner or later.
Paul B

Phoenix, AZ

#6 Feb 18, 2006
donna b wrote:
Over the past few years, it has become very hard to live here. Sure, anyone can exist here,but I want to live and enjoy it,not struggle with basics. In my opinion, to succeed here you must either be in a political family or "buddy" to one. The other option is blood money. I have neither. This state semms to want it that way, and the recent passing of utility fee hikes verified these thoughts for me. How convenient for the politicians who want CT only for the "haves" and literally to financial hell with the have nots like me. Our only other choice is to get out of the proverbial "Dodge",(CT) and that's what they want.
Donna,
Yes, CT is an expensive state in which to live. I was born and brought up there and lived there until I was 62. Then I moved to MF. It is a lot cheaper here and the winters are nice but the summers are unbelievably hot. I think you would find MF a cheaper place to live, but think long and hard about what you will be leaving behind in terms of friends and family and familiar things. I miss CT very much.
Good luck to you.
Paul B

Phoenix, AZ

#7 Feb 18, 2006
donna b wrote:
Over the past few years, it has become very hard to live here. Sure, anyone can exist here,but I want to live and enjoy it,not struggle with basics. In my opinion, to succeed here you must either be in a political family or "buddy" to one. The other option is blood money. I have neither. This state semms to want it that way, and the recent passing of utility fee hikes verified these thoughts for me. How convenient for the politicians who want CT only for the "haves" and literally to financial hell with the have nots like me. Our only other choice is to get out of the proverbial "Dodge",(CT) and that's what they want.
Donna, My msg to you came across as mentioning "mf". I don't know what that is but I had intended to say Arizona.
PAul
Timbo

Dallas, TX

#8 Feb 19, 2006
Having moved to Texas in 1997 from Norwich, I can relate well how cost of living can effect prosperity. Sure I miss the rolling hills, the ocean spray and the Mountain Laurels. But I do not miss the lack of middle class flourishment that is now associated with the State. I own a 2500 square ft house that cost me roughly 130,000 30/yr fixed at 5.7 % in Texas. I sincerly doubt you could assume the same pruchasing power to connecticut.
Most of my thirty something freinds who still "live" in connecticut are shaking up like dorm buddies, or still living with mom and pop. They most certainly are not living the American dream. These are college graduates with strong work ethics !
Do not get me wrong I still have pride in where I come from. I owe a lot to my Yankee heritage. I simply cannot afford the price tag.
YokiG

Newington, CT

#9 Feb 20, 2006
I have been gone from Connecticut for 10 years living in the south. I returned nearly 2 years ago and wish that I never did. I grew up here and thought that I was returning home, but home was living with Mom & Dad and not having to pay the ridiculous expenses to live in CT. The state has nothing to offer to warrent the expense of living here and never looking back. This is not a state for young people trying to survive. What CT is going to end up with is a bunch of haves with nothing to do. I am so out of here first chance that I get!
Bridget Arcand Bergeron

Milan, MI

#10 Feb 20, 2006
I was born and raised in Sterling lived there until I was 20 and then moved to Branford.I lived there for almost 20 years then I moved to Florida and have been here ever since first the east coast now the west coast.The cost of living is the same where ever you go.As soon as you find a placethat is nice and quite and priced right everyone else finds it too and then the prices skyrocket.All I am saying is no matter where you go or where yuou live it all ends up being the same.Taxess,Politics and cost of living.
chrispy

United States

#11 Feb 21, 2006
20 years in Stamford, and now 6 years in N Phoenix. No comparison. I did well in Stamford, but taking that ol' "East Coast" attitude out West I was able to really kick butt! My advice is to stop whining about your situation and do something,
Phreddie

Peekskill, NY

#12 Feb 21, 2006
I am a Connecticut Yankee and live here and love it. I have lived twice in California; a number of years in New Jersey and one year or so in NY...wherever you go, you bring the crap with you: yourself.
Ct is expensive. True. But how many other states can say they have 3 large cities, all about the same size, and all in terrible shape? Most states have but one or at best two! We have three! Count your blessings.
donna b

United States

#13 Feb 22, 2006
I'm counting my blessings. I was blesed with a mind that can decide right from wrong. I feel that the scandals and cover-ups aren't worth my tax dollars for which I bust ass for every day,as a good yankee should. I don't see the point. I'd rather forge ahead rather than lag behind. And for what it's worth,I did live in the south for awhile,family death brought me back and I decided to stay and help remaining family. Medical bills are depleting finances,now the utility fees are being raised? Oh yeah it was the politician's ("haves") that decided what would be best for the backbones("have nots")of this state.
Ace

Lakeland, FL

#14 Feb 22, 2006
Speaking of utility try living in Florida. Everytime a storm hits and they have to make repairs, the consumer pays for it. Let alone with the rising gas prices!!!!
Julie Rachel

Hiram, GA

#15 Feb 23, 2006
I lived in Windsor Locks, CT and I loved it, however, it was defininately too expensive. I have relocated to Georgia, where the weather is so much nicer, as are the people. Gone are the days of shoveling my car out of 4 feet of snow! Gone are the days of icicles forming in my hair if I leave the house too early. Seriously, I don't think I could ever move back. Georgia is easy living. I live 10 minutes from Atlanta, where there is so much to do, and 5-6 hours from Orlando, Florida... And the best thing is, I'm not struggling to live well. Good Luck to you.
Timbo

United States

#17 Feb 23, 2006
Here in Texas, I am paying $120/monthly for utilities year round, for a large three bedroom home.
With two children, This is a blessing.
As for you Phreddie,
The cost of living in all the states you mentioned is high,just as high as connecticut!!
So I would not consider comparing crap with crap!
Dave R

Brewster, NY

#18 Feb 25, 2006
Listen, Connecticut is a great place to live. If you dont like it leave and go where the grass is green. Bla, Bla Bla get a life somewhere else.
Timbo

United States

#19 Feb 25, 2006
Dave,
great contribution
nice point

However, next time you may want to include an additional sentence to support your statement.

Unless your general intent, was not to communicate a point?
chris

San Jose, CA

#20 Feb 26, 2006
I lived in Louisiana for 30 years, Virginia for 3 and have been in Conn. for 2 years now. I expect to stay here a while. You get what you pay for: In the low-cost south you get:
poor educatio; primary, secondary, and graduate school
no choice of private schools
no public services
bad roads
ignorant neighbors
no social services
no infrastructure
no jobs
poor environmental quality
Political corruption
etc.
In ct. you pay a bit more to get some benefit and some of the same problems.
Dave R

Brewster, NY

#21 Feb 26, 2006
CT. is awwwwwwwesome!!!!!!!!!!

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