POLICY BLOG has an interesting post about the fact that more people are leaving Pennsylvania than are moving into the state.
The United Van Lines 2008 migration study, detailing shipments into and out of each state, shows 58% of movement leaving Pennsylvania, ranking as the 4th highest outbound state, POLICY BLOG reports.
The main reason people move is economics. There simply are not enough opportunities for people to support themselves in Pennsylvania, thanks to seven years of fiscal mismanagement by the Rendell administration. High property taxes are also forcing older residents to abandon their homes.
Despite increasing state spending by nearly $8 billion, Pennsylvania is losing thousands of jobs, its roads and bridges are crumbling and the state is projecting a $2 billion budget deficit. That's Rendell-onomics for you.
From POLICY BLOG:
"Despite what Governor Rendell may claim about his success restoring Pennsylvania to prosperity, this is the continuation of a long trend in which Pennsylvania's economic and tax climate drive residents and businesses away."Read the full post at POLICY BLOG, which also features links to other articles about the state's economic and tax climate.
Originally posted at TONY PHYRILLAS