it really is a shame. The Hudson valley is a beautiful place to be for spring summer and fall. But I have had enough of the snow and cold. Just as others have said before me, NY is run by NYC and its liberals raising taxes. NY State has the highest Medicaid spending of any state.,And no politician has the brains or guts to do anything about it. Too many people on a free ride and not enough money coming in to pay for it. Governor Cuomo has said that conservatives who oppose some of his radical views "have no place in the state of New York". Then Cuomo and Deblasio want to add Pre K to an already overwhelmed school tax system. Sad, but I will also be forced to leave this once great state when I can retire.
We moved to Calabash,nc six months ago,why TAXES....3 br house less then a 1000 dollars, Dutchess county 9400 dollars. We miss our family and friends but we were forced to find a more affordable place to live. Believe me it was the right move.
It's not a matter of if, but when. How much longer can we hold out and how we extricate ourselves from the Northeast. Between the economic issues and the cold weather. It's just a matter of time.
I will get a $13,000 raise the day I sell my home and move out of N.Y. State. That is just the tax savings never mind insurance and utilities. It just doesn't make sense to stay. Look at who is in charge of the state and new york city, I beleive we are at a tipping point where the middle clas can not survive in the east coast or the west coast for that matter. The middle class has been driven out of california also.
I hate winters here - cold, snow, ice - and that's why I plan to leave.
After living in NY minter life, once I retire I will have to move away from friends, family, the house I love. Unless you are wealthy, it is not possible to maintain a house and pay all the extreme taxes levied upon householders in NYS if you are dependent on social security. I agree with the comment above - unions (yes teachers included) have such incredible retirement deals, that most others must leave NYS to almost any other state that has much taxes. Too bad.
The public service - with the help of their unions -- have bled the state dry.
Name me one company which as a retirement as good at the state, local, and TEACHERS.
I'm thinking about it...it's a foregone conclusion that we will do it. Property taxes are ruining us..no services..and I want freedom! I feel strangled with all the rules, regulations, restrictions. It's either Florida, New Hampshire or some cabin in Montana!
The politicians just don't get it. They're are trying to bypass Cuomo's 2% tax cap. By doing so they are forcing the retired to just leave. That's what I'm thinking about doing. Rhinebeck is proposing a 6.4% tax hike. Democrats at their lowest of the low. If this budget passes, I'm out of here. I can't pay any more!
Of course we want to leave this high tax and increasingly socialist nanny state. Too many oppressive laws, too much government and outrageously high taxes. Ever wonder why NY lost seats in the House after the last reapportionment? Simple. Ever fewer want to live here. Fewer still can afford to. But, as long as the NYC Democrats keep pandering to the welfare and entitlement crowd this will not change.