Most Liberal State New York Is THE LEAST FREE IN THE ENTIRE COUNTRY (Now Let’s Talk About Texas…)

This is what Democrats want for the entire country:

Slaves of New York
State is dead last in liberties
Posted: 1:16 AM, June 14, 2011

Unshackle New York!

New York’s notoriously high taxes and public spending, combined with restrictive “nanny” policies, make it the “least free” state in the country, a new study has found.

The Empire State ranked 50th in George Mason University’s biannual “Freedom in the States” rankings.

“New York has by far the highest taxes in the country,” the study reads, citing steep levies on property, income and corporations compared to other states.

The high taxes, in turn, fuel massive spending, according to the analysis by George Mason’s Mercatus Center, a libertarian think tank.

“Spending on public welfare, hospitals, electric power, transit, employee retirement . . . are well above national norms,” concludes the report, which covers the 2007-through-2009 period.

Ranking worst in the categories of economic freedom and fiscal policy, New York also landed near the bottom for the categories of personal freedom (48th) and regulatory policy (40th).

The study cites New York’s restrictive gun-control and anti-smoking laws and sky-high cigarette taxes and the Big Apple’s ban on trans fats.

The researchers also slam New York’s “excessive” home-schooling regulations and its strictest-in-the-nation health-insurance rules.

The authors rap New York for curbing the rights of individual property owners. “Eminent domain abuse,” the report says, “is rampant and unchecked.”

On the plus side, the report praises New York for relaxing its marijuana laws.

Co-author Jason Sorens said New York has the opportunity to improve its freedom rating, thanks to actions taken this year by Gov. Cuomo and the state Legislature.

“Cuomo insisted on balancing the budget through spending cuts rather than tax increases. It will help New York’s rating down the road,” said Sorens, a political-science professor at the University of Buffalo.

Sorens also said New York could move out of the cellar with across-the-board tax cuts and additional trims in spending and by reining in home-school regulations.

And he said New York will score significant points if Albany passes a law to legalize gay marriage, which he considers an advancement of personal freedoms.

“The most liberal state in the country can surely find the political will to legalize same-sex partnerships of some kind,” he said.

But for now, Sorens said, New York is a “nanny state” and “the least free state”

Joining New York near the bottom of the list are Massachusetts, Hawaii, California, and New Jersey.

The top five “freedom” states are New Hampshire, whose motto is fittingly “Live Free or Die,” South Carolina, Indiana, Idaho and Missouri.

It is no wonder that young people dream of fleeing New York the way young people used to dream of fleeing the communist Union of Soviet Socialist Republics:

New Yorkers under 30 plan to flee city, says new poll; cite high taxes, few jobs as reasons
Friday, May 13, 2011

ALBANY – Escape from New York is not just a movie – it’s also a state of mind.

A new Marist College poll shows that 36% of New Yorkers under the age of 30 are planning to leave New York within the next five years – and more than a quarter of all adults are planning to bolt the Empire State.

The New York City suburbs, with their high property values and taxes, are leading the exodus, the poll found.

Of those preparing to leave, 62% cite economic reasons like cost of living, taxes – and a lack of jobs.

“A lot of people are questioning the affordability of the state,” said Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion.

An additional 38% cite climate, quality of life, overcrowding, a desire to be closer to family, retirement or schools.

The latest census showed New York’s overall population actually increased, though parts of upstate shed population and jobs.

A full 53% think the worst is yet to come for the state’s economy, while 44% say things should start improving.

And why is this exodus going on?

Because liberals run New York, and liberals are fascists.  And most people can’t WAIT to get away from this cancer on freedom and democracy:

For more than 15 years, New York state has led the country in domestic outmigration: For every American who comes here, roughly two depart for other states. This outmigration slowed briefly following the onset of the Great Recession. But a recent Marist poll suggests that the rate is likely to increase: 36 percent of New Yorkers under 30 plan to leave over the next five years. Why are all these people fleeing?

For one thing, according to a recent survey in Chief Executive, our state has the second-worst business climate in the country. (Only California ranks lower.) People go where the jobs are, so when a state repels businesses, it repels residents, too.

Indeed, the poll also found that 62 percent of New Yorkers planning to leave cited economic factors — including cost of living (30 percent), taxes (19 percent) and the job environment (10 percent) — as the main reason.

Upstate, a big part of the problem is extraordinarily high property taxes. New York has the country’s 15 highest-taxed counties, including Nassau and Westchester, which rank Nos. 1 and 2.

Most of the property tax goes toward paying the state’s Medicaid bill — which is unlikely to diminish, since the state’s most powerful lobby, the alliance of the hospital workers’ union and hospital management, has gone unchallenged by our new governor, Andrew Cuomo.

Of course, people shouldn’t be allowed to leave.  People who try to leave should be shot.  New York bureaucrats should follow other the examples of other commissars and build walls with barbed wire and machine gun nests to keep the proletariet in their proper places.

And, of course, if you make the ENTIRE NATION  like New York – which is exactly what Barry Hussein is trying to do – there will be no place left to flee to.

Meanwhile, conservative Texas is gaining enormously in population, and nearly forty percent of every single job created in the country the last two years was created in the state of Texas.

So just keep telling us about “failed Republican policies” while touting all your successes, you demonic liberal liars.

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4 Responses to “Most Liberal State New York Is THE LEAST FREE IN THE ENTIRE COUNTRY (Now Let’s Talk About Texas…)”

  1. Will Says:

    My God! New York spends lots of money on hospitals and public transit? My god, people there are discouraged from buying guns and cigarettes? Good lord! It sounds like hell on earth!

  2. Michael Eden Says:


    Nice attempt at mocking.

    New York is an example at the liberal attempt to recreate Europe here. And surprise! One of the dominant features of Europe has been LONG-term high unemployment and a welfare state that punishes anyway who is even halfway successful.

    And so halfway intelligent people will read this:

    Escape from New YorkLast Updated: 3:44 AM, May 16, 2011
    Posted: May 16, 2011

    As state lawmakers hem and haw over Gov. Cuomo’s property-tax cap, a new poll last week showed that more than one of every four New Yorkers is headed for the exits.

    Indeed, more than one in three New Yorkers under the age of 30, some 36 percent, want out, the survey by the exemplary NY1/YNN-Marist pollsters found.

    “Unchecked,” says Marist’s Lee Miringoff, “this threatens to drain the state of the next generation.”

    Overstatement? Detroit lost a quarter of its population between 2000 and 2011; absolutely, it could happen here.

    Indeed, Buffalo already lost 11 percent over the past decade. Overall, the state’s population grew slower than all but three other states.

    What don’t folks like about New York?

    A whopping 62 percent cite economic factors, like the high cost of living, insufficient jobs and — yes — high taxes (which, by the way, feed the other two).

    That’s no surprise, actually. New York leads the nation in state and local levies, with property taxes right at the top:

    * The 15 counties with highest property taxes in the nation, as a percentage of home value, are all in New York.

    * Nassau and Westchester are the two most heavily taxed counties in America, in absolute dollars.

    * The state’s median property tax is almost double that of the nation.

    Meanwhile, the huge burden on businesses — which pay five times as much in property taxes as in corporate-income taxes — drives away investors. And jobs.

    With workers, particularly young ones, not far behind.

    Clearly, New Yorkers need relief — like Cuomo’s proposed 2 percent cap on yearly property-tax hikes.

    But the Legislature is resisting. It’s more interested in pleasing teachers unions (which fiercely oppose the cap, as property taxes go largely to their members) than doing right by New York.

    Yes, the Senate passed Cuomo’s cap. But it did so disingenuously: Majority Leader Dean Skelos knows full well that one-house bills go nowhere in Albany, that it’ll take a three-way deal — between the Senate, Assembly and governor — to see a cap become law.

    Yet he insists on all or nothing.

    Ensuring that taxpayers get . . . nothing.

    This will keep the teachers unions — and, thus, his members — happy, while allowing Skelos to pretend to fiscal rectitude. It’s a breathtakingly cynical ploy, even by Albany’s debased standards.

    Meanwhile, Assembly Speaker Shelly Silver promises his own cap — knowing full well that the Senate has no interest in any cap. So Silver can also talk tough with no fear of offending the unions.

    The gridlock points to yet another reason so many New Yorkers may be headed across state lines: They view Albany as dysfunctional — and corrupt.

    Just last Friday, the latest in a never-ending line of lawmakers to be criminally convicted, ex-Sen. Vincent Leibell, drew 21 months for a kickback scheme.

    And wouldn’t you know? Lawmakers are also balking at Cuomo’s ethics bill.

    Albany will never redeem itself, and keep New Yorkers in New York, until it gets serious with ethics reform. And caps taxes, as Cuomo proposes.

    We intend to do our best to see that it does just that.

    And basically all but the truly imbecilic will disagree with you.

    Meanwhile people are flooding into Texas and looking for work – because thanks to people very much like you, Texas is the only place creating JOBS.

    Hope you chuckle yourself right into a straitjacket and a rubber room.

  3. Your Mother Says:

    This is all thanks to Obama. Without him, New York would be back on it’s feet again. Thanks Obama! : )

  4. Michael Eden Says:

    Your Mother,

    It’s amazing. A disaster hit, Obama got to put on his shiny “commander-in-chief” jacket, and Chris Christie bent over backward to praise Obama when he could have and should have kept his big fat mouth shut. And a lot of idiots were left with the impression that “Obama is a great leader who is praised by Republicans.”

    The fact that the disaster has been disastrously handled has been utterly ignored. Because the same media that couldn’t wait to demonize George W. Bush and interview every single person in distress who wanted to blame the president on camera is refusing to return the favor to Obama because they are dishonest propagandists.

    If Romney loses this election (and as I write this Romney still has a very definite path to victory, though Obama has won several of the states we’d hoped for like Pennsylvania), given the way Romney was soaring to a lead prior to Sandy, it will be due to a big Hurricane and a big idiot New Jersey Governor. An awful lot of people in exit polls who waited till today to decide said that Obama looking like a leader during the Hurricane was their decider. Too bad they don’t know that an awful lot of victims haven’t had ANY help AT ALL yet and are desperate as a freezing nor’easter comes in to hit them now. But the media would have to be honest and objective for that to happen.

    I never ceased to be surprised how easily influenced by basically irrelevant issues huge swaths of the population are.

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