Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Chicago's Future

It's happening as we speak. It's also a reality elsewhere:
  • New Yorkers are fleeing the state and city in alarming numbers -- and costing a fortune in lost tax dollars, a new study shows.

    More than 1.5 million state residents left for other parts of the United States from 2000 to 2008, according to the report from the Empire Center for New York State Policy. It was the biggest out-of-state migration in the country.

    The vast majority of the migrants, 1.1 million, were former residents of New York City -- meaning one out of seven city taxpayers moved out.

One out of seven residents of NYC left town?

We can hardly wait for the 2010 census. Numbers not too dissimilar from those may be revealed in Chicago's numbers. Daley's "sanctuary" policy is going to pay off shortly. And not in a good way.

That's the trouble with taxing the rich. The rich can afford to leave town and live elsewhere. Not so with those required to live here. It's like Pullman's village in the 21st century.



Blogger Rue St. Michel said...

...and who are taking the place of those fleeing New Yorkers? Low income people, thus deflating the tax revenue bubble even more.

Coming to a town near you!

10/28/2009 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't just want to move out of the city.

I want to leave the state.

It's a joke.

10/28/2009 12:12:00 AM  
Blogger Too Many Dummies said...

A lot of those people departing NYC were employed in the financial field. According to my friends who USED to be bank VPs, the financial field is a dead.

The people departing NYC are bailing out of a city that's dieing from taxation, crime, shit politicians etcetera. My question is: "Where the heck is everyone moving to?"

10/28/2009 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC..perhaps a stronger card to play would be to petition to change the state law requiring residency...

10/28/2009 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On the path to turning into Detroit!!!

10/28/2009 12:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crook County will probably fudge the true figures

My last job was so crooked, every employee except the two who were the crook partners moved out of Illinois to

Las Vegas

You get my drift

These people were productive TAXPAYERS (most of them)

Its so violent here now because for every two productive citizens -there are five crooks

The aldercreatures are not doing anything but banning foie gras-WTH

Da Mayor refuses to hire the police and he was given money specifically to hire police

God help us

And elect new leaders

10/28/2009 12:53:00 AM  
Blogger Elm Creek Smith said...

Tulsa, the second largest city in Oklahoma, has a financial shortfall due to falling sales tax revenue. Mayor Kathy Taylor's plan includes laying off 21 police officers, which includes all ten of the new officers from last summer's class and most of those from the previous class. This after the city went after "stimulus" money to hire 18 more officers. Now, they're trying to get approval from the "stimulus" money managers to use the money to keep from laying off officers instead. The TPD is also planning to sell both helicopters and the horses, trailers, and equipment from the mounted patrol.

This mayor just had City Hall move from its old digs to a new building that used to belong to one of the technology companies that suffered setbacks in the declining economy. She claimed that renting space not needed for the city would offset the cost of the new building. Problem: no one wanted to rent the space.

I know this isn't the same sort of thing you guys are facing, but it makes me glad I live in a small town that is growing and has a dandy little department.


10/28/2009 01:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That article largely leaves out that as folks moved out of NYC others moved in. NYC is not becoming a depopulated wasteland like Detroit or parts of our beloved city.

Churning of population is nothing new. It's the American way.

The interesting thing about the NYC stats is that relatively poorer people replaced those who left. Not a good thing.

The Tribune just had a story on how the recession has kept folks in Chicago.,0,2266431.column

Don't expect much of a change in our population numbers in any direction. Given what was happening prior the the recession we'll likely see a significant drop in the black population as a large part of the working and middle classes flee to the suburbs. Leaving the bangers behind. At least initally.

The story about former heavyweight Champ Ernie Terrell leaving Roseland highlights that type of flight.

The population of white folks will probably decline at a slower rate while the population of hispanics may increase. That last part is hardly certain because the recession has caused many folks to return to where they were born and the number of immigrants of the legal and illegal variety has dropped.

However, what we really need more of is Blackhawks fans.

Da Bears obviously suck so it's time to follow a real team.

10/28/2009 01:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It reminds me of a movie somehow.....lets see, what was that thing called.....Oh yeah, "Escape From New York", LOL.....

I did my own "Escape From Chicago" years ago.....loving it out west, concealed carry permit and all, nice weather, no corrupt fucking midgets stinking up the place....

Ritchie, when you die they are going to have to post a guard to keep people from taking a giant shit on your grave.....and since that guard will be CPD, good luck....

10/28/2009 02:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ald. Ed Smith
259 N. Pulaski

10/28/2009 02:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Gee, I sure wish we had one of those doomsday devices!"

10/28/2009 05:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

New York is also a Prime Terrorist target so

The rich are leaving

10/28/2009 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want out of Illinois so badly. However, people aren't even looking at homes in my area anymore.

I may just eat the loss next year if I can sock away every penny over the next 12 months. Then I can say goodbye forever to Illinois.

10/28/2009 08:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Atlas Shrugged.

10/28/2009 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Pullman's village in the 21st Century" - couldn't have said it better myself.

10/28/2009 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A lot of those people departing NYC were employed in the financial field. According to my friends who USED to be bank VPs, the financial field is a dead.

With the collapse and consolidation of a number of major banks, that sure would make sense, wouldn't it?

10/28/2009 11:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 10/28/2009 05:31:00 AM

Know what you mean, Buck

10/28/2009 07:59:00 PM  

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