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Anybody Moving to New Hampshire?

NHPlanner

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Heard about this a while ago.....good luck to them. If they're looking to move to southern NH, be prepared for tight growth management, little affordable housing, and a tighter job market that most people think.

Rental vacancy rates are below 1%, and the median home sale is over $200,000. Hope those moving here are wealthy. :p
 

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They'll soon find that much of downstate is already ideologically annexed to Massachusetts.

I suspect they'll have to go north of the notches to find kindred spirits.
 

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SGB said:
They'll soon find that much of downstate is already ideologically annexed to Massachusetts.

I think you'd be suprised by how conservative the southern part of the state is....outside of Manchester and Nashua, it's still STRONG GOP territory.

I suspect they'll have to go north of the notches to find kindred spirits.

That, however, I definitely agree with. :p
 

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NHPlanner said:
I think you'd be suprised by how conservative the southern part of the state is....outside of Manchester and Nashua, it's still STRONG GOP territory.

My bad. I keep forgeting there's more downstate than those two towns. Oh yeah, Concord is still down there somewhere too, right?
;)
 

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SGB said:
My bad. I keep forgeting there's more downstate than those two towns. Oh yeah, Concord is still down there somewhere too, right?
;)

I like to think of Concord as Central NH. :)
 

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Been to Plymouth, NH, beautiful state and the spring water was excellent. I knew it was the "live free or die" state when I was walking back to my car at a visitor center and the car next to me opened its door and all of these beer cans rattled out. Nothing like the cool crisp clean air at 3 in the morning.
 

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It's not an invasion... yup my bad! We're just a bunch of anarchist that want to screw up your state, but not invade... :p

Yeah.. I'd better shut up...

EDIT: fixin' typo.. :p my bad...
 
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Count me in as one of those 20, 000 trying to move there.

Just not a full libertarian( about 70%)
 

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They compliment the state, but there's a certain rudeness in moving in and then lobbying for policies that they want, when the majority of NH residents probably don't want them.


NHP - Get ready for some grandstanding at your public meetings. ;)

OT: Does "live free or die" get quoted by every disgruntled land owner up there?
 

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Seabishop said:
OT: Does "live free or die" get quoted by every disgruntled land owner up there?

Yes....yes they do.
 

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I'm curious as to why New Hampshire was picked. Why not a state like Wyoming which has a population of less than 500,000. Moving 20,000 Libertarians to a place that small would have an almost immediate effect on state politics.
 

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I think NH already has too many libertarians. What they need is someone who can communicate the sense in acutally having a tax structure, that way they could avoid some of the battles over school funding - instead of trying to finance things from sweepstakes tickets and liquor stores.
 

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greenescapist posted
instead of trying to finance things from sweepstakes tickets and liquor stores.

Do not speak in that tone of voice about the sacred red barns. ;)
 

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Libertarians scare me. I'm gald they didn't come to Maine (they were considering it). But maybe its just beacuse I'm a socialist planner.

We've already got our fair share of neo-libertarians and anarchists abolishing services in their town so they don't pay taxes, and then using the schools, police, fire, dump, etc. the next town over free of charge because the town they live in is officially "unorganized". Its a bad deal for the general public, says me.
 

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From today's Fosters Daily Democrat:

Meanwhile, three members of the Free State Project, which wants to bring 20,000 libertarians to New Hampshire to roll back taxes and create smaller government, showed up on the ballot in Keene, a month after the movement was announced. They did poorly.

For at large spots on the city council, Michelle Otterson finished last with 403 votes and James Maynard was second to last with 412 votes. One other name on ballot got fewer votes, but he had pulled out of the race. Ten candidates were on the ballot for the five positions.

Libertarian Patricia Lapree came in second-to-last among 10 candidates in the school board race. She had 269 votes.
 

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Just curious, NHPlanner: Do you think their poor showing was aprtly because of suspicions about newcomers or philosophical disagreement?
 

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BKM said:
Just curious, NHPlanner: Do you think their poor showing was aprtly because of suspicions about newcomers or philosophical disagreement?

Probably both. Keene is a college town, so it tends to be a bit more liberal that the rest of the state.

And ZG: no snow yet. :)
 

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MaineMan said:
Libertarians scare me. I'm gald they didn't come to Maine (they were considering it). But maybe its just beacuse I'm a socialist planner.

We've already got our fair share of neo-libertarians and anarchists abolishing services in their town so they don't pay taxes, and then using the schools, police, fire, dump, etc. the next town over free of charge because the town they live in is officially "unorganized". Its a bad deal for the general public, says me.

I agree and wouldn't think Libertarians would want to live in Maine. I've always thought Maine is much more similiar to Vermont or Massachusetts than NH. BTW, where do you live in Maine? I'm from outside of Portland.
 
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