Posted by Charity on May 16th, 2006

Seems like there are more and more Vermonter’s leaving the state for better opportunities. If you are looking elsewhere too, check out this interesting side-by-side comparison of Vermont and it’s upside-down neighbor, New Hampshire. Come to think of it, I think we are the ones who are upside-down.

33 Responses to “The grass might not be greener, but the pay is better”

  1. “All Vermont is getting for its high tax/massive spending policy is an unsustainable fiscal policy.”

    Forget all that nonsense, we have to get to work making Burlington a “sanctuary city!”

  2. I think I’ll stay here and fix it, thanks for the offer though, Comment Deleted. Don’t get too attached to those welfare checks.

  3. Anonymous said…
    I think I’ll stay here and fix it, thanks for the offer though, Comment Deleted. Don’t get too attached to those welfare checks.

  4. Hey “Comment Deleted,” I know you stand behind what you say so I’ll undelete for you.

    “Haik Bedrosian said…

    Y’all are welcome to leave if you want. Don’t let the door hit you on your way out.”

  5. Wow. It’s almost like you have access to Charity’s email.

  6. Why don’t you undelete some more while you’re at it?

  7. You can’t delete comments when you leave them as anonymous, Comment Deleted! Haven’t you figured that out by now?

  8. I’ve figured out more than you think.

  9. Great, so you’re switching parties then? Good for you!

  10. I don’t belong to a party. I find them to be “beyond lame,” even for me.

  11. Wow, that IS lame. So do you have anything to say about the post, or are you just here to repeat other people’s posts and delete your own?

  12. Fine. If you don’t like the high taxes in Vermont, then wiggle out of ‘em like your boy Rich Tarrant does.

  13. How did he “wiggle out of ‘em”? You realize that non-residents pay a higher rate, right?

  14. “Wow. It’s almost like you have access to Charity’s email.”

    It just so happens, Blogger is slow today to e-mail me the comments. In fact, I was waiting for the e-mail, so I could quote you in my response, but I still haven’t gotten it. So, even if he/she did have access to my e-mail, it wouldn’t matter.

    I do not comment on my own blog anonymously. I don’t need to.

  15. I don’t need to.

    Somebody close to this blog seems to “need to” quite a bit. Do you know who that person is Charity? I’m talking about the one who made the ‘welfare checks’ remark above and the one who always calls me “comment deleted.” You know, the artist formally known as “Anonymous1.” Do you know who that is?

    If your answer is no, do you swear to Christ that you don’t know, or even have the slightest idea? Do you? You swear to Jesus that you have no idea who that is?

    Just wondering.

  16. On second thought. Forget it. I don’t want to know. It’s a sunny day and I just want to enjoy it.

  17. “Somebody” is “close to this blog” because they remembered a two line post from a few minutes earlier?

    Next time you beg to be left alone by anonymous posters, you might want to try avoiding making unprompted, snarky comments to one a week later.

  18. I wasn’t talking to you. Stop harrassing me. Never talk to me again. Don’t make me put a hex on you.

  19. Actually, it’s a crappy day.

    I wish I knew who that person is, but I don’t.

    I have no way to know who it is.

    What exactly does it mean to be “close to” a blog anyway?

  20. What exactly does it mean to be “close to” a blog anyway?

    It means they’re always on here, lurking, ready to strike out with stupid comments on a moment’s notice, and never on any other blogs.

  21. Beyond Frankenstein
    May 16th, 2006 at 8:10 pm

    OK- I took down the Tarrant conversation again. But next time you put your foot in your mouth on BP, you’ll have to delete your own comments. I do it here. You can do it there.

    Crappy day? But there isn’t a cloud in the sky. Tom Mess-up sez sun all week! I’m going swimming!

  22. “…and never on any other blogs.”

    Well, then it is definitely not me! I comment on your blog, Tirade Parade, Politics VT, 802 Online, Burlingtonian, Jeremy Ryan’s blog, From the News Desk, Vermont Hum, and other blogs, too.

    How do you know that this person does not comment on any other blogs. He/she is anonymous.

    I think you are losing it. :)

    Anyway, back to the topic, I found it surprising that someone who wants to bring a health care system to the US that already exists in other countries would say something to the effect of, if you don’t like it, leave.

  23. Anyway, back to the topic, I found it surprising that someone who wants to bring a health care system to the US that already exists in other countries would say something to the effect of, if you don’t like it, leave.

    Maybe all the rainy weather is making me lose it. I guess I’ll have to stay in and bake a lemon lemon meringue pie.

  24. Finally, the e-mail came.

    Haik actually said, “Y’all are free to leave at any time. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.”

    But, anonymous said,

    “Haik Bedrosian said…

    Y’all are welcome to leave if you want. Don’t let the door hit you on your way out.”

    I guess anonymous doesn’t have access to my e-mail after all. And that officially ends this idiocy…or does it?

  25. I agree with comment number 1. ….and who the hell wants to live in New Hampshire?”

  26. “I agree with comment number 1″

    Including the sarcasm, I assume.

  27. who the hell wants to live in New Hampshire?

    According to the Free State Project, “There’s no better place for freedom-loving Americans than New Hampshire.”

    They also have a PDF on their website of 101 Reasons to move to New Hampshire.

    I’m going to guess that most of these reasons are only appealing to us low-taxes, small government types, though.

  28. “I’m going to guess that most of these reasons are only appealing to us low-taxes, small government types, though.”

    Here’s an idea (and a way to do yourself and us a favor): Move. I hear the Republican party has open positions on their phone bank.

  29. “Here’s an idea (and a way to do yourself and us a favor): Move.”

    Hate to break it to ya, champ, but the tide’s turning. Vermonters are starting to notice the problems laid out in this article. The signs are all around you. Might be time to start scouting out a new “utopia.”

  30. “Hate to break it to ya, champ, but the tide’s turning.”

    Right, and Michael Jackson is a lovely babysitter. Anyway, good luck with that “tide” thing.

  31. “Anyway, good luck with that ‘tide’ thing.”

    And good luck to you with that “we’re a real party” thing. Seriously, keep it up, you’re helping our cause immensely.

  32. “Seriously, keep it up, you’re helping our cause immensely.”

    Let’s see, you’re party has a presidential approval rating of 29% (probably lower in VT) and a Congressional approval rating of about 20% (probably lower in VT).

    You might want to start questioning your little call-in talk radio show, buddy.

  33. “you’re party has a presidential approval rating of 29%”

    So everyone in Vermont who’s pissed about being the highest taxed populace in the country is a Republican? Tell me more about “ou’re” party, dumbass!