You Get What You Vote For

Posted: October 14, 2008 in Politics

Poll Finds Almost Half of New Jersey Adults Want to Move Out of State
By Sara Bonisteel

Even New Jerseyans can’t stand living in New Jersey, according to a new poll that said nearly half of adults residing in the Garden State want to pull up stakes.

The Monmouth University/Gannett New Jersey Poll, released Wednesday, found 49 percent of those polled would rather live somewhere else.

New Jersey already is suffering from an image problem and bears the brunt of jokes because of its corruption and pollution problems. But 58 percent of those residents polled said the heavy financial burden of just living in the state is no laughing matter, and that’s why they want to leave.

Poll participants cited high property taxes (28 percent), the cost of living (19 percent), state taxes (5 percent) and housing costs (6 percent) as the main reasons they want out. The poll also found that 51 percent of those who expressed a desire to leave planned to do so, with adults under the age of 50 making between $50,000 and $100,000 the most likely to flee.

“If you have the ability to leave and you don’t see any possibility for change with the way the state is run — and that’s the No. 1 issue here — you have to vote with your feet,” said Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute. (more…)

Apply this example to every major city in America where Blacks have been fleeing to the suburbs for basically the same reasons.

Up and Out
More blacks leaving inner cities for suburbs

Migratory switch as many blacks leave California

In what demographers are calling a “full scale reversal” of the Great Migration in the early part of the 20th century, blacks are leaving California, New York, Illinois and New Jersey and retracing steps to a place their families once fled — the South.

  1. A few years ago someone could sell their house in Inglewood for a few hundred thousand, move to the South, buy; a home in a nice area, new car, furniture and a few toys and still have 100k in their pocket.
    Even with the more overt racism here, many can laugh at the “poor hill-billy ” whites and just get on with their lives.

    Now that prices in areas like Riverside have gone back to a more realistic level, I’m thinking of buying outright and getting back to normal.

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