Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Ways to vote

You can vote by registering and going down to the polls every election day and cast your vote.  Some argue that your vote actually doesn't count and it doesn't make much of a difference even if if it does.  If you are one of those, there's hope!  Read on...

1.5 million New Yorkers have decided to vote with their feet.  That's right: More than 1.5 million state residents left for other parts of the United States from 2000 to 2008, according to the report from the Empire Center for New York State Policy. It was the biggest out-of-state migration in the country.

Start looking at other states like California, New Jersey and other high-tax liberal states and you'll find similar trends.  If you read the story above, you see that the problem the states face is that the people moving into the state actually earn less- that's less money they can tax.

Primary reasons for moving include high cost of living and high taxes.  Money is a powerful motivator.  I personally know several families who have recently moved from New York and California- with no plans to go back.  A dude I met on an airplane a few weeks ago was telling me that since he moved to Dallas (from Maryland) his wife was able to quit her job, he lives in a house twice as big at 1/3 the cost, and that's with a pay cut!

Seems to me that if the politicians won't take notice of our petitions, maybe they will take notice of their empty tax coffers.  Wait- they're already empty and they haven't noticed anything. 

But wait! Maybe this is the goal of the socialist liberals.  They breed them (liberal thinkers) in New York and California and then ship them to the rest of the US to skew our voting...  more liberal votes in Texas mean Democrats have a better chance of staying in power...  It's a conspiracy! :) 

So, vote with you feet and move to a better state if you don't like the one your in- that is, unless your a liberal.  In that case, stay.  You wouldn't like it anyways. :)

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