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1.6 Million New Yorkers Flee the State: High Taxes to Blame

ALBANY, N.Y. - Taxed-out New Yorkers are voting with their feet, with a staggering 1.6 million residents fleeing the state over the last decade.For the second consecutive decade, New York led the nation in the percentage of residents leaving for other states, according to the report by the Empire Center for State Policy.The population loss is "the ultimate barometer of New York's attractiveness as a place to work, live and do business," the report's co-author, E.J. McMahon, said. "It's the ultimate indication that we've been doing things wrong."Most analysts blamed New York's high taxes and skyrocketing cost of living for the mass exodus.The Tax Foundation ranked New York highest in the nation in the combined state and local tax burden in 2008. And as small-business lobbyist Mike Durant noted, New York has also "consistently ranked worst or in the top three worst in business climate. You


Added: Aug-3-2011 Occurred On: Aug-3-2011
By: yorba
Tags: New York, Taxes, Migration, Economy, Liberal Idiots, Work, Live, cost of living
Location: Albany, New York, United States (load item map)
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