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  •  And I bet it's still nicer than the area I (2+ / 0-)
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    JeffW, NoMoreLies

    mentioned....and cheaper too! Just to give an example, I live near a highway two doors from a tire shop and a stinky auto body shop. My property taxes are 11 k. You'd starve to death on 20 k here. Ya know, there was a time when the Arthur Kill in NJ WAS a resort in the 1890's...once cars and trains came into use people headed further down the shore. So the oil companies bought the properties for storage tanks and refineries. They are just starting to recover, though signs prominently warn you not to fish or eat the fish there. Understand, the signs say do not even fish there... I will not be retiring here, should I still get a pension that the governor is fighting to steal from me.

    •  There was a time--- (2+ / 0-)

      There was a time not that long ago when driving past the Arthur Kill was so foul that my parents used to tell us it was "Pig Farms"

      Um--no.  

      I am SO glad we left Jersey when we did even if I am not in love with a lot of things in NY--but our taxes are a third of yours and we have a killer view and altho we prob would have made more money if we stayed the cost of living there would mean we would have had much LESS in terms of spending power.

      And now planning on moving to a place with MUCH lower taxes and warmer too!

      And this guy SHOULD be forced to live like one of his lowest income constituents for a month or so---that would stop his bitchen' right damn quick.

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