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New Jersey is the best state to live in, a new
study says. No, really

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Posted By: Dreadnought, 6/15/2021 11:42:30 PM

Next time you're stuck in Garden State Parkway traffic that makes you slam your head on the steering wheel and wonder why on earth you chose New Jersey as home, rest assured you made a sound decision: New Jersey is the best state in America to live in, says a recent analysis by the personal finance website WalletHub. The report evaluated states based on five equally weighted categories — affordability, economy, education and health, quality of life and safety. Of all 50 states, New Jersey placed number one in safety, fifth in the "Education and Health" category, and seventh for quality of life.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: ladydawgfan 6/15/2021 11:46:46 PM (No. 817101)
I live in NE FL. This article and the poll used is absolute bunk!!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Nimby 6/15/2021 11:54:41 PM (No. 817113)
Give me a break! Whi is the idiot who analyzed this?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: OhioNick 6/15/2021 11:57:36 PM (No. 817116)
As I mentioned before, a liberal friend of mine drove from Ohio to Newark, New Jersey, to attend an oldies concert. He told me that he "didn't see any Americans" when he drove though Newark. When a liberal notices things like that, you know it must be bad.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Mushroom 6/16/2021 12:05:44 AM (No. 817117)
I know it's anecdotal, but I have been in exactly 2 accidents in my life. BOTH in Jersey. Guy rear ended me (stop snickering) at a 4 way stop in the middle of nowhere, minor scratches to my car. Friday eve. He was stressed, I told him to go home and hug his kids...that's what bumpers are for. He relaxed, thanked me and went to his tony gated community. :)
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 6/16/2021 12:08:24 AM (No. 817119)
Maybe the Pine Barrens.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Mushroom 6/16/2021 12:08:50 AM (No. 817120)
I guess I should mention I was on my way back to base. Got called in for a job. turned out to be Urgent Fury. Meh, it's a livin'.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Ribicon 6/16/2021 12:14:42 AM (No. 817123)
FTA: "Following New Jersey, the study rated Massachusetts and New York the second and third-best states to live in, respectively." What a boon it would be for other states if the locals read the article and decide to stay put. (Excluding us, of course.)
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Come And Take It 6/16/2021 12:23:17 AM (No. 817131)
And here I thought that Illinois was the best Democrap run scheisshole to live in. Who knew?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Catherine 6/16/2021 12:31:43 AM (No. 817137)
A poll, survey or study is only as good as the guy paying for it.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: FTCM 6/16/2021 12:37:18 AM (No. 817140)
Good God!!! Who did this poll and who in their right mind would believe it???
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Reply 11 - Posted by: slipstik 6/16/2021 12:43:53 AM (No. 817142)
New Jersey is the best place to be FROM. As in "no longer there...never going back". Crushing taxes and fees. Endless traffic, hopeless future, awful schools. Horrible environment, windshield wipers literally melted driving through Newark's industrial zone in a light rain. Had to pay the final insulting ransom to get out, the property transfer tax. A garbage pit if there ever was one. A great place to be from.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: DVC 6/16/2021 1:16:01 AM (No. 817157)
LOL! I've been to Jersey and the parts I saw were hideous, and you couldn't make me go back at gunpoint. And in much of Jersey you would be at gunpoint. This is the most pathetic pack of lies ever.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Strike3 6/16/2021 3:50:46 AM (No. 817191)
C'mon man, it's way too early for jokes.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: mifla 6/16/2021 5:19:49 AM (No. 817213)
Property taxes are through the roof. When I worked in Chicago, employees turned down promotions because it meant they had to move to NJ.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 6/16/2021 5:23:44 AM (No. 817216)
This is just stupid! Wow! Traveled to Princeton every month for 3 years. I hate everything about the East Coast! Especially Neeewwww Joyzy! Ugh!
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Reply 16 - Posted by: winmag 6/16/2021 5:52:01 AM (No. 817225)
The ultimate poll is one way U Haul rentals out of those democrat s-holes.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Hugh Akston 6/16/2021 6:45:12 AM (No. 817251)
Sure....and there was no election fraud....and Biden is on track to being the top-rated president in our history.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: hershey 6/16/2021 7:19:36 AM (No. 817266)
Really??? Haw haw haw....maybe if you are Mafia.....
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Reply 19 - Posted by: montwoodcliff 6/16/2021 7:21:36 AM (No. 817271)
I agree with Nos. 8 and 3. Besides Newark, a once fine city, don’t forget those other pots is despair like Camden, Paterson, Elizabeth and our lovely capitol, Trenton. One of the reason property taxes are sky high is because the money goes to support those hell holes. And one hasn’t truly lived until they have spent a weekend experiencing shore traffic, coming and going, on the Garden State Parkway, like taking three hours or more to go 70 miles on a Sunday evening—wonderful! But any areas away from the NY-Philly Corridor are quite nice I’ll say in defense of the State. And what the hell were you doing in Newark?
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Reply 20 - Posted by: chumley 6/16/2021 7:30:57 AM (No. 817279)
Its a fine place, if you want to be mugged by the neighborhood dindus or the government. Then arrested if you defend yourself. Me? I'm going to stay in my little nowhere state, count out my taxes from cookie jar money and then strap on a permitless revolver and take a walk on my paid for property.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: keep_right 6/16/2021 7:49:54 AM (No. 817299)
Ha! Like no. 16 said, check the one-way U-haul rental destinations. Tennessee, Texas and Florida are ranked #1, #2 and #3, respectively. NJ, MA and NY must have sponsored this study to lure some non-thinking Dems into staying put! I wish them well!
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Daisymay 6/16/2021 8:02:30 AM (No. 817323)
Those of us who live in Florida hope the residents of NJ believe this Study and decide to live there. Do not come to the number 14th ranked state, Florida! Please!
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Old Army Vet 6/16/2021 9:14:46 AM (No. 817451)
Yea right......................Hey, I'd like to talk to you about this bridge that I have for sale.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: FunOne 6/16/2021 8:55:22 PM (No. 817903)
Sure it is! And Alaska, Maine, and North Dakota are the states with the hottest average temperature.
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