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Move to Vermont, get $10,000. Then what?

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Posted By: NorthernDog, 6/9/2019 2:41:55 PM

SOUTH STRAFFORD, Vt. — Matt Christie knew that life had changed dramatically shortly after moving here from Malden in January. His car battery was dead, and he went to the general store across the street in search of jumper cables. The owner, a neighbor Christie had met just briefly, didn’t have any for sale, but he told Christie to go into his garage (unlocked), take his truck (keys in the ignition), and drive it home to give himself a jump (success). Christie, 38, came to Vermont as part of a grant program meant to attract new residents who work remotely — and

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Are the 1970s hippies (like Bernie) who invaded the state all dying off? Vermont's population is falling, children are few and far between, and not enough tax money is coming in.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird 6/9/2019 2:49:38 PM (No. 94494)
They don’t necessarily get $10K. One couple moved for $3.5K. Mostly people who were raised in New Hampshire and other nearby states. Rachel Stokes Hung and her husband, Steve, were living in St. Petersburg, Fla., when they heard about the remote worker program. Both grew up in Massachusetts and had been missing the mountains and the changing seasons — and the progressive residents. Whatever floats your boat….
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Rumblehog 6/9/2019 2:52:17 PM (No. 94497)
New Yorkers have been buying up Vermont land so fast the property values have gone sky high to where locals can't afford living there. Caveat emptor definitely applies.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Vaquero45 6/9/2019 3:56:34 PM (No. 94539)
I wouldn't move there for a million bucks.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: snakeoil 6/9/2019 4:01:20 PM (No. 94541)
Vermont? Home of winters colder than Crooked Hillary's thighs, Crazy Bunny Sanders, Howling Howard Dean, and Leaky Lehay. I'd rather live in a tree stump in the Everglades.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Wary American 6/9/2019 4:15:57 PM (No. 94552)
Then suffer the abject stupidity of BERNIE? $100, 000 could get me to waste a thought for it.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: edgar 6/9/2019 4:27:24 PM (No. 94565)
ME, NH & VT. Cold as can be Nov through pretty much June. If you have a choice, who picks frigid cold? From the article, they are returning to the area, Not necessarily new recruits.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 6/9/2019 5:39:05 PM (No. 94585)
Let all the climate change true believers move there and freeze.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: TLCary 6/9/2019 5:54:10 PM (No. 94594)
It starts with a liberal paradise so nice they have to bribe people to move there. It ends with a liberal paradise so nice that they have to build walls to keep people from escaping. By the way, in our small town in the mountains of TN our car keys are on the dash, and even a complete stranger that needs a jump will be kindly provided jumper cables. Everyone around here knows about this guy from Samaria...
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Reply 9 - Posted by: bad-hair 6/9/2019 6:09:13 PM (No. 94604)
9 Months of winter and close to winter. 10 grand and free jumper cables? Let me think it overNOPE.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: red1066 6/9/2019 6:21:22 PM (No. 94613)
I guess Ben and Jerry's isn't hiring.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Wendybird 6/9/2019 7:16:56 PM (No. 94632)
I grew up in and love Vermont, or the terrain of Vermont, fresh lakes and clear streams, skiing on ice and rocks. But now polluted by flatlanders, who move in for the summer and pretend to have “antique” (i.e,. old junk) shops. Also, the self sufficiency, reticence and honesty of the Vermonters of my youth have dissolved into the “progressive” atmosphere that makes a visit to relatives sometimes uncomfortable (insufferable). Still, its beautiful in my dreams.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: padiva 6/9/2019 7:55:34 PM (No. 94640)
'There has been some pushback about the remote worker program from those who questioned why money was going to “outsiders” with good jobs when there were so many residents in need.' Sound similar to 'Why is money going to the illegals when there are so many veterans in need?'
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Reply 13 - Posted by: hotcorner 6/9/2019 8:26:41 PM (No. 94649)
Vermont is a lefty, socialist state in the U.S. It is full of hippies and liberals. Why would anyone move there? Bernie is your Senator. Why haven't they locked up his wife yet?
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Reply 14 - Posted by: RedWhiteBlue 6/9/2019 8:29:52 PM (No. 94652)
Vermont, yeah, I cancelled that country catalog from that state and never will buy ANYTHING made or sold in Vermont until the damn voters come to their senses and vote all those socialist out of office for good.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: panther361 6/9/2019 9:27:54 PM (No. 94671)
It could be seen decades ago the socialists would abort themselves out of existence. No need to marry, no need for family, no need for God and country. Only self importance and to hell with procreation. Good bye.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Muncsdad 6/9/2019 9:30:40 PM (No. 94672)
Vermont was once a bucolic rural state with farmers and rugged individualists. It was a very conservative and Republican State. THEN, NYC gays decided to take over the state. They did. Pure disaster on every level. Human biology explains why the gay state is losing natural population growth, so Vermont is now offering bribes to people who will move there. Why can’t EVERYONE see what is going on here? Trump 2020!
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Reply 17 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 6/9/2019 11:09:10 PM (No. 94702)
Moved to Mound, MN in 1987. Built a 6x6x10 retaining wall next to my driveway. Went to Ace Hardware in Mound and didn’t have a truck. Bruce the owner threw me his keys and said, use my truck! Have shopped with them ever since for everything!
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Reply 18 - Posted by: ladydawgfan 6/10/2019 1:05:07 AM (No. 94727)
I escaped the commie confines of the People's Republik of Vermontistan last year. I still have family whom I adore living there and I will visit them this fall. That said, I wouldn't move back to that freezing craphole for all the tea in China and the cash value of both the English Crown Jewels and the artworks in the Louvre!! I love living here in Florida, where the temps are warm and now, so am I, and where the CONSERVATIVE pols know that if they don't represent the people, they will be kicked to the curb.
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