People aren’t leaving because of New York taxes

first_imgSo where are they going? According to Politifact, using U.S. Census estimates, “Almost 70,000 New York state residents moved to the Sunshine State in 2015.The second-most popular destination was New Jersey, which gained about 50,000 people from New York state. California ranked third with almost 37,000 people from New York.”Does The Gazette Editorial Board really think people are migrating to New Jersey and California to escape high taxes and government waste?The only reasonable conclusion one can draw is that The Gazette Editorial Board is committed to an extreme free market ideology regardless of the facts. Rather than broad attacks on the state government and public service, the board should do its homework and provide fact-based editorials that inform readers on important policy issues.Jonathan RosenSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady man dies following Cutler Street dirt bike crashSchenectady’s Lucas Rodriguez forging his own path in dance, theater, musicFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Schenectady High School senior class leaders look to salvage sense of normalcyMotorcyclist injured in Thursday afternoon Schenectady crash Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionIn its editorial of Jan. 17, The Gazette Editorial Board once again joins the free market extremist chorus by claiming that the exodus of 190,000 New Yorkers in 2017 is due to the state’s “high” taxes and anti-business climate. These claims aren’t backed by any evidence. According to the National Movers Study, residents give four main reasons for moving out of state: To quote the study, “One in four say they’re leaving New York because of retirement, 5 percent cite health reasons and 18 percent cite lifestyle changes. Almost half say they leave for jobs, but more — 59 percent of inbound customers — say they move to New York for jobs. The largest age group of people who left New York were between the ages of 55 and 64, followed by those 65 and older.” Despite the large number leaving the state, there was a net gain of 104,000 in population in 2017.In New York City, there was an unprecedented 4.4 percent population growth between 2010 and 2016 according to U.S. Census data.The city hasn’t witnessed such an equivalent growth in population in half a century. This growth is primarily due to more births than deaths and immigration.last_img read more

Mourinho: I ‘ll Not Repeat My Past Mistakes at Spurs

first_img“I realised I made mistakes,” he said.“I’m not going to make the same mistakes. “I’ll make new mistakes – but not the same.”Mourinho, who would not be drawn on what mistakes he was referring to, added: “”I am humble, humble enough to try and analyse my career – not just the last year, but the whole thing, the evolution, the problems and the solutions. Not to blame anyone else.“It was a great thing. I went really deep with that analysis. A break was very positive for me. It was the first summer I did not work and I felt a little bit at a loss during that pre-season.“I was always humble, in my way. The problem is you didn’t understand that.”The 56-year-old’s time at Manchester United came to an end last December with the club 19 points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool.Mourinho had also reportedly fallen out with £89m signing Paul Pogba and was criticised by fans towards the end of his tenure for playing dull, defensive football.The former Porto, Chelsea and Real Madrid manager’s departure from Old Trafford continued his run of having never completed four consecutive seasons in charge of a club.“When I don’t win I cannot be happy and I cannot change that,” Mourinho added. “That is my DNA.“I hope I can influence my players, because if you are happy losing football matches it is very hard to be a winner.“Sometimes you have to work with people you don’t love and work well. I have principles that I cannot change and one of those is that I don’t think I can change.”Mourinho spent nearly £400m on 11 players during his two years at Manchester United, but believes he has already inherited a quality squad at Spurs.“The best gift for me, I don’t need players,” he added. “I am happy with the ones I have.“I just need more time with them. I know them well from playing against them, but you never know them well enough.”The 56-year-old takes charge of a Spurs side that are 14th in the Premier League with just three league wins all season.However, he is confident the club’s fortunes will soon turn around and they will be back challenging at the top of the table in the near future.He said: “We cannot win the Premier League this season, but we can win it next season. Not will, but can.”Despite Tottenham’s poor start to the season, Pochettino’s departure on Tuesday had come as a surprise to many with the club having reached the Champions League final – where they lost to Liverpool – just six months earlier.Mourinho paid tribute to his predecessor, saying: “I have to congratulate him for the work he has done.“This club will always be his home. This training ground will always be his training ground. The door will always be open for him.“He can come when he wants. When he misses the players, when he misses the people he worked with. The door is always open for him.“He will find happiness again. He will find a great club again. He will have a great future.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram New Tottenham Manager, Jose Mourinho, insisted yesterday that he will not make the same mistakes at Spurs that he did in previous managerial roles.The Portuguese replaced Mauricio Pochettino on Wednesday, ending an 11-month spell out of management following his sacking by Manchester United.Mourinho described himself as humble in his first news conference as Spurs boss, saying he spent his time away from football analysing his career.last_img read more