Wednesday, October 15, 2008

My Home State

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

And it's not because New Jersey is not a great place to live.

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.

And government is no small part of that.

"But it is one of the reasons Gov. Corzine has worked tirelessly to help poor and working-class residents of New Jersey by implementing the Earned Income Tax Credit, expanding S-CHIP and increasing — and sustaining — property tax relief."

And the people who pay for all of this are the ones who are leaving.

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.

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