I read with interest Jonathan Rosen’s Jan. 24 letter, “People aren’t leaving NY because of taxes,” and I need to respond. In 2014, I became a Florida resident after living and working in the Saratoga Springs area for over 30 years. Florida has an $83 billion annual budget. New York’s 2017 budget of close to $163 billion is obscene. More people live in Florida than New York. They tax you half as much down here. Gas is typically 20 cents a gallon lower (taxes). No state income tax. I have yet to hit a pot hole. My property taxes in southwest Florida are 25 percent of what I paid in New York and I have all the services that a municipality would typically provide. There’s a huge building boom going on down here as the Baby Boomers are retiring and they are fleeing the high-tax freezing cold northern states. Yes, New York City is gaining population and I love New York City as much as anybody. That’s not happening in upstate New York. When my daughter graduated college, I told her to leave this state and she is happily living in Colorado. What does upstate New York offer a young person out of college? High taxes? Cold weather? Cloudy dreary days most of the time? Crumbling infrastructure? No thanks. Florida is not perfect and it has its problems. But in my mind, it is a definite upgrade from this place.Keith A. AvellinoFort Myers, Fla.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion
Meanwhile the Tipp footballers Round 7 league game against Cavan will go ahead n Sunday in Kingspan Breffni Park at 3 as previously scheduled.Last weekends postponed game against Down is yet to be finalised and may depend on the sequence of results next weekend. Tipperary’s rescheduled National Hurling League quarter-final will form part of a double header in Croke Park next Sunday.The Premier will face the Dubs at 1 o’clock ahead of the football clash between Dublin and Monaghan.The other outstanding quarter-final between Wexford and Galway will be played on Saturday in Wexford Park at 3pm.
Ghana forward, Asamoah Gyan, got back to his scoring ways for NorthEast United on Wednesday in their 2-2 draw with Mumbai City FC in the Indian Super League.Gyan did not find the net in NorthEast United’s last league game against Hyderabad on November 6 but he struck in the 42nd minute.(Image credit: Indian Super League)He managed to create space for himself away from two Mumbai defenders and fired the ball home to make the score 2-2 and let the teams share the spoils on the day.Trademark Finish ✅Trademark Celebration ✅Check out Hero of the Match @ASAMOAH_GYAN3‘s performance in #NEUMCFC 🌟#HeroISL #LetsFootball #TrueLove pic.twitter.com/1si1p2ehww— Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) November 27, 2019The result leaves NorthEast United on 9 points on the table. They are tied with Bengaluru and the two teams are one point off Jamshedpur and ATK are joint top of the Indian Super League table.Gyan’s two previous goals in the league had come against Odisha FC and Goa and his performance against Mumbai City FC got him the Hero of the Match award; his second of the season.The man for the big occasion! 😍@ASAMOAH_GYAN3 is the Hero of the match for #NEUMCFC 👊#HeroISL #LetsFootball #TrueLove pic.twitter.com/XyLhbextv1— Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) November 27, 2019