We already knew that New Yorkers have been leaving the state in record numbers. Taxes are too damn high, after all. But once they pass the state borders, where do they go? We like to think most of them would be kicking it in another blue state, but according to IRS data there is a reason that Texas gained a whopping four House seats.
From 2000 to 2008, $846 million in personal income moved from New York to Texas, where residents pay "no state or local income taxes," and much less in other taxes. Whereas here, our taxes are so high they chase talk show hosts with terrible taste in interior decorators over state lines. Whatever, you can have the low taxes and BBQ and warm weather! Good luck finding a good bagel!