Human migration

Come visit, don’t stay.–Oregon Gov. Tom McCall 

New York State continues to suffer from record out migration. This is very concerning but comes as no surprise since Kathy Hochul and Albany Democrats continue to produce policies that drive hardworking families right out of our state.–Rep. Tenney

Much misinformation can be stuffed into a few sentences:

  • If NYS suffers somehow, Rep. Tenney doesn’t say how.
  • NYS’s population decline is recent, presumably temporary, rather than “continuing.”
  • What sort of record, Rep. Tenney doesn’t say.
  • Why concerning?
  • It would be “no surprise” if Gov. Hochul had little to do with people moving.
  • Most legislators, Democrats and Republicans, don’t represent Albany.
  • What policies, what evidence?
  • People move for many reasons–jobs, retirement, family reasons. They aren’t necessarily driven.
  • Not all who move are necessarily “hardworking.”

Americans are free to move from state to state. There is no prize for the most populous state. Many prefer to live in rural places. If loss of population is a problem, it can be easily solved–there are many migrants who would like very much to live and work here.

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3 Responses to Human migration

  1. josephurban says:

    Does she have any data?

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  2. josephurban says:

    The number of employed in NY has risen by over 1% in the last 12 months, according to the US labor statistics. I am guessing that most of the emigres are retired folks going south for cheaper living expenses. But they better be careful because when they need services they may find them lacking.

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