Blue cities have become socialist hellholes, and not surprisingly, people are fleeing.
High taxes, extended lockdowns, massive crime, and rioting and looting have all driven taxpayers from Portland to New York to pack up and leave their cities, heading to friendlier red climes where rule of law is a thing, taxes are low, businesses are easy to start, and public officials show common sense on COVID risks. According to the New York Post:
FlatRate Movers said the 100 moves a day it does in the city are very different from previous years.
“We used to move a lot of people from Brooklyn to Manhattan or Queens,” said David Giampietro, the company’s chief administrative officer. “Now it’s the mileage. We’re not going 5 miles anymore. It’s more like 20, 30, 40” to New Jersey, Connecticut and upstate.
More than 16,000 New Yorkers changed their address to Connecticut from March through June, the Hartford Courant reported.
United Van Lines and Mayflower movers said it had done 1,000 out-of-state moves from New York City starting in March, with 28 percent to Florida and California, and 16 percent to Texas and North Carolina.
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