Monday, March 23, 2009

Stating the Obvious

New York is the most regulated state in the country. Go figure...

Here is some silliness-

In health insurance, Sorens notes that health policies in New York have to include coverage for contraception, even for 80-year-old people who are unlikely to need it. Coverage for hospice care is likewise required, even for healthy 20-year-olds.

and, more-

Still, there's no disputing that people are leaving New York. Sorens and Ruger found that between 2000 and 2007 New York saw an outmigration of nearly 8 percent that is people leaving for another state. Colorado, by contrast, grew 3 percent.

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Obviously the trend in New York State is to vote people into office that want to implement the cradle to grave standard that has crippled countries like France and Sweden. The reality will be sobering. More and more earners (translation-capitalists) are leaving the state, leaving the takers behind. While our population has shrunk, our state government has gotten bigger. Are there more services for less people, or more likely, a greater percentage of the population taking up services?

"If you look at the retirement Web sites they all recommend not moving back to New York,'' said Grande, 59. "In New York it's like 'this is the system we've had since 1776 and we're not going to tamper with it,' " he added.

Actually, in 1776, we had residents who prided themselves on making their way without government help. What a concept... Now we have a large segment of our population who can't make it through a day without a government (taxpayer) supported program.

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