Millennials now fleeing major cities made less livable by Democratic policies

Millennials now fleeing major cities made less livable by Democratic policies
Homeless in San Francisco: The city has a huge homeless population (Image: KPIX video screen grab)

[Ed. – Go figure. Many of these unfortunate Millennials still stubbornly think “socialism” holds answers for them.  On the other hand, they are generally clueless about what socialism actually is.]

New Census Bureau data shows millennials are increasingly trading in urban life for the suburbs and even switching states entirely.

My home city of Philadelphia is a prime example. Here, 60,000 residents leave per year, and half of them are 18 to 34 years old. The reason? Urban centers like Philadelphia are bent on destroying the very conveniences that drew millennials to the city in the first place. …

Locally, Philadelphia has the fifth-highest taxes per capita. Among the U.S. cities that tax more are New York and San Francisco, both of which also saw an exodus of young adults in the recent data. …

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Proponents of heavy tax burdens say the tradeoff is high-quality public services. But go take a walk in San Francisco’s streets and alleys. Sit for a minute in Philadelphia’s Suburban Station. Ride the Long Island subway. I think we can agree that high taxes do not buy good service.

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