Feb.17, 2021

TO THE EDITOR:

I would like to respond to J Morrill, regarding my preference to the Republican party. Like this person, I also am a Yankee, living my first 55 years in New Jersey where I found it so expensive, under Democratic leadership, I could no longer afford to remain in my desired home. So my wife and I pulled up roots and moved to a state that then had a much more reasonable level of living.

That state was Virginia, then under the leadership of Gov. Gilmore. However, several years later, then came Kaine, Warner and gang, and up went taxes and cost of living. So once again, we pulled up our roots and moved to North Carolina, where so far, a Republican legislature still has a level of control over Democratic governors being elected here.

To my point, I moved south to a much better living environment, joining with the environment that I moved to. What I cannot understand, is why those that leave a state due to that state having such a high level of financial burdens, would then move to somewhere for relief, but then continue to vote for the same party that forced them out of their home state. Why would these people, want to make their new home, the same as the one they were forced out of? Like the once great state of North Carolina, that has now turned purple, due to mainly these liberal transpites settling in our “non-productive” cities.

As for Democratic give away programs, being the reason minorities have stuck with Democrats, has anyone noticed why President Trump was elected in 2016 and had a major increase in support of minorities in 2020, that they were given jobs under Trump, where they realized they could prosper, rather than being stuck in poverty being fed a limited amount of give away. I guess J, Morrill never heard of the saying “Give a man a fish (give away), and he eats for a day, teach a man to fish (job), and he eats for a lifetime”.

I would like to respond to J Morrill, regarding my preference to the Republican party. Like this person, I also am a Yankee, living my first 55 years in New Jersey where I found it so expensive, under Democratic leadership, I could no longer afford to remain in my desired home. So my wife and I pulled up roots and moved to a state that then had a much more reasonable level of living. That state was Virginia, then under the leadership of Gov. Gilmore. However, several years later, then came Kaine, Warner and gang, and up went taxes and cost of living. So once again, we pulled up our roots and moved to North Carolina, where so far, a Republican legislature still has a level of control over Democratic governors being elected here.

To my point, I moved south to a much better living environment, joining with the environment that I moved to. What I cannot understand, is why those that leave a state due to that state having such a high level of financial burdens, would then move to somewhere for relief, but then continue to vote for the same party that forced them out of their home state. Why would these people, want to make their new home, the same as the one they were forced out of? Like the once great state of North Carolina, that has now turned purple, due to mainly these liberal transpites settling in our “non-productive” cities.

As for Democratic give away programs, being the reason minorities have stuck with Democrats, has anyone noticed why President Trump was elected in 2016 and had a major increase in support of minorities in 2020, that they were given jobs under Trump, where they realized they could prosper, rather than being stuck in poverty being fed a limited amount of give away. I guess J, Morrill never heard of the saying “Give a man a fish (give away), and he eats for a day, teach a man to fish (job), and he eats for a lifetime.”

COASTAL GUY

(11) comments

mpjeep

Ah the old "Tell them what you are going to tell them, then tell them, then tell them what you told them." I like it.

Welcome to NC, coastal guy!

DeadBolt

Great points, and you seem to have repeated yourself . One thing is that there are not 'democrats' in the way your looking at them anylonger, they have allowed commies to basically dictate to their top folks. Commies are in it for 1 thing, power. You sweat, they eat, its that simple. They , as a group of merry misery makers are ruining your country, and doing it a piece at a time. This started after WW2. (now, it is festering , like a boil, in every corner). Best course is to scrap the institutions and rebuild , with enforcement , and no shortcuts in it. Anyone who cannot see this massive trend, is , well, probably in on it, or just does not care at this point. Just as well cotton up. [whistling]

David Collins

Pretty simple . They want the giveaways without having to pay for them so they fall for the false promises of the left and vote accordingly . Just like they have always done . Can’t fix stupid .

Jackie Gleason

The problem with Yankees...and I am one....is we don't have a spine. We want to get our great pensions from our northern liberal states because we work for the county, state, city etc...80% of base in retirement plus medical at a cheap discount (free if your a police officer or fireman).....and then when we retire we see its unattainable to live in the place of fruit and honey (or so you thought) because the cost of living keeps going up because of those who are following you on the payroll. So you pick up and move to a place where you think is better (normally a red state). But you still can't shed your voting habits (ie...Wake and Orange County). So you liberalize the heck out of those cities and make them unattainable also and thus the cancer spreads. You have to decide you either want to be a producer or a taker. Most red states have producers...those who work in private industry. Most blue states are takers...those who work for the state, town, city, or county and have lower than average salaries but a beautiful kiss in retirement that cannot be sustained in the long run (ie...New York, Massachusetts etc...). The south historically has hard working people who are willing to put some away for retirement and share with their neighbors. We can learn from both the north and the south....being a "Yankee" (is that an offensive term now?)...I prefer the south, the people, their habits, their fear of God and looking out for their neighbors. I don't appreciate the northern view of getting their keep and then leaving.

mpjeep

Well said jackie.

Pelican

"and away we go"

David Collins

This is not totally bad . These transplants earned their money and retirement checks in another state . They move here and take that earned money and buy a residence . That retirement income sustains them until ... . All this money is financed by another state and spent here . What is bad about that , from a financial standpoint ?

JusticeForAll

A problem could be that when the yankees move here, they bring all their baggage and change the landscape. Little southern havens become booming tourist traps. So the question becomes...how can the Trump fan club have a civil war now with such a large number of those northern folks in our neck of the woods? They have out maneuvered us, darn it.

dc

Guess TX and FL will soon be NY and CA. Then what? It won't matter if the Left gets its way. We're almost there. If KH can keep BO's stack imoving and JB's pen moving while the legislative and judiciary folds China, Iran along with the world's other dictators and terrorist states will be in the cat bird's seat.

Swasnboro_Native

Please stop moving here. You're making it impossible for people who have been here their whole lives to afford it. Take your money and go somewhere else.

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