High Tax States Like California and New York Take Action Against Residents Trying to Flee State

H/T Barbwire.

NewYork and California will do whatever it takes to keep soaking former residents for all of the money they can.

New York and California are Democrat controlled states who are seeing a number of residents fleeing for various reasons.

Among those reasons are high taxes as well as the socialist policies stripping the residents of many of their rights and freedoms.

California and New York, as well as several other states are trying make it more difficult for residents who try to move their place of residency to other states.

If a person keeps a property in the old state (California or New York), the state will still go after them for taxes unless the property owner can prove that they live outside the state for a minimum of 183 days.

Dolly Lenz Real Estate CEO Dolly Lenz and Dolly Lenz Real Estate Managing Director Jenny Lenz on high taxes in states such as California and New York driving residents to leave for lower-tax states.

As an increasing number of residents are looking to leave high-taxOpens a New Window. states, such as California and New York, some of these state and local governmentsOpens a New Window. are not making the process easy.

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act introduced a number of reforms, including a $10,000 cap on state and local tax deductions, which have caused Americans to look into establishing legal primary residences in states where they can limit their liabilities.

But some states give taxpayers a hard time when they are trying to change their domicile – thereby establishing their permanent residency elsewhere…

I also know a number of people that have left both California and New York because of the socialists running both states.

One family left California because of their strong anti-gun policies.

Several left New York for the same anti-gun reason.

Now realize that if Democrats ever regain control of the White House and Senate as well as the House, all of America will become just like California and New York.

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Mass. And NY Are Feeling The Ugly Side Of Minimum Wage Hikes

H/T The Lid.

Hike the minimum wage to $15.00 per hour and lose jobs.

On the bright side, they lost a higher paying job.

 

After hiking their minimum wages, the states of New York and Massachusetts have found that, far from being a net positive, the wage hikes have resulted in job loss and economic chaos.

The states have discovered job loss, store closures, and reduced hours of work for low wage workers, according to Forbes.

The magazine recently noted that the “ugly side” of the Minimum Wage outweigh the good parts.

“The ugly side is the payroll tsunami they unleash for smaller businesses, already under stress from soaring healthcare costs and rents,” Forbes wrote.

For some of these businesses, the minimum wage hikes tip the balance between staying in business and going out of business.

That’s what happened to once iconic Boston restaurant Durgin-Park in Faneuil Hall. It closed the doors after two centuries in operation, as it couldn’t cope with wage and healthcare premium hikes.

The wage hike killed these workers’ jobs.

This is a significant loss for the city’s historic district, the magazine notes.

But this one, historic restaurant is far from the only place that the Minimum Wage destroyed.

For other small businesses, minimum wage hikes have yet to tip the balance between staying in business or going out of business. But they force them to cut employee hours or lay-off employees to cope with the higher payroll. “First, we have to cut overtime,” says Chris, a franchise owner in Long Island. “Next, we have to lay people off, if we want to stay in business.”

Nowhere is this more evident than NYC, which has seen wage hikes year after year, now paying what the ‘Fight for $15’ movement has fought for around the country.

In March the Foundation for Economic Education reported that following the labor movement’s “Fight for $15” victory, which imposed steep annual increases in mandatory wages for workers, New York City experienced its sharpest decline in restaurant jobs in nearly 20 years. Twenty years? That means NYC  lost more restaurant jobs with the coming of the $15 per hour Minimum Wage than it did in the aftermath of the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

Starting this year, NYC raised its minimum wage to $15, a 15% increase from the 2018 level, and a 34% hike from 2017. That was on top of recent hikes in healthcare costs. It was, as Forbes put it, a “payroll tsunami.”

So, what ended up happening after this tsunami rolled over the city?

“Close to three-quarters of restaurants in New York City have cut labor input since the minimum wage was raised to $15 per hour,” the magazine wrote.

That’s according to a survey by The NYC Hospitality Alliance. Specifically, 76.5% of full-service restaurant respondents said they had to cut employee hours and 36% said they cut jobs in 2018 in response to the mandated minimum wage hikes.

That’s consistent with BLS data, which show that New York City full service restaurant employment has gone from an 8% growth back in 2012 to a -2% growth in the last two years.

According to FEE, Economist Mark Perry says this ‘restaurant recession’ is likely the result of the series of mandatory wage hikes that brought the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour,”

In other words, once again leftist policies have proven to be business and job killers.