As they should. But those consequences ought to be more serious than just packing up and moving elsewhere once you’ve ruined the place you were living before, only to repeat the whole damnable process in your new home. Call it a “teachable moment,” if you like.
A recent article in a Beltway publication warned about a potential recession and considered how it might affect President Trump’s chances at re-election. The story began—no joke: “The luxury real estate market in Manhattan is sagging.” It goes on to argue that softening in the real-estate market in high-tax Northeastern states is caused by the 2017 tax-reform law. Thus the claim is that because taxpayers can deduct only $10,000 in state and local taxes from their federal returns, America is heading for a recession.
Nonsense. The tax-reform law stops high-tax states from burdening the rest of us with their irresponsible decisions. America is a marketplace where states are competing with each other, and New York is losing. Their loss is Florida’s gain—and Texas’ and South Carolina’s and Ohio’s and Indiana’s.
I would like to tell New Yorkers on behalf of the rest of America that our hearts go out to you for your sagging luxury real-estate market. But you did this to yourself, and you can fix it yourself. If you cut taxes and make state and local government efficient, maybe you can compete with Florida again.
They did it to themselves, yes—and they’ll do it to Florida too, if you let them. Instead of welcoming them in to wreck a new habitat as is their wont, maybe Scott and his fellow Floridians ought to be seeking a way to force libtard locusts into fully confronting the results of their own folly. Perhaps a “Stay home, it sucks down here!” ad campaign or something? They could mention the suffocating, murderous heat in all months that don’t feature hurricanes instead. Cockroaches only slightly smaller than your average hamster, mosquitos big and plentiful enough to exsanguinate your dog or cat. Look all you want, you still ain’t gonna find a good bagel or pizza slice. Plus: Alligators! Under your fucking house!!!
The elites in New York and Washington should commission a study of Florida to see what happens when conservative ideas are put into practice. The luxury real-estate market in Manhattan may be sagging, but Florida’s economy is thriving, expanding at a record pace.
There’s a reason Florida surpassed New York as the third-largest state. There’s a reason Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s mom left New York for Florida.
Heh. Also: ouch.