What I don't understand is anyone who says this, but has not put any effort into supporting the outcome of the election. Have you stood on a street corner with a sign? Have you knocked on doors? Have you volunteered. I understand people who put a ton of effort into fighting for their desired outcome being upset. Couch jockeys who are upset- well, whatever. If you want to move b/c of the outcome then do. If you want someone to win- then work at it. I have moved for school and jobs and obtaining the life I want.
Politics contributing in moving out of Massachusetts when the opportunity presented (though it wasn't the only reason.)
Leaving the country? It would have to be pretty bad. Now, if I were staggeringly rich, I'd put it in a non-interest-generating account and establish residency in the Channel Islands or another tax-shelter island (though the ones connected to Britain are the first choice as I like the weather better. Yes, I like moderate at most.)
The one that always makes me /facepalm is the people who say things like "If policy ABC is implemented, I'm moving to Country XYZ!" When Country XYZ already has a policy in place that's identical to ABC
"In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn’t merely train him to be semi-human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming part dog."
I think it is a drastic measure, and unless you have thoroughly researched whatever country you are planning to move to, you might end up in an even worse situation than the one you assume you will be in if you stay.
Moving states within the U.S.? That's an entirely different scenario (not drastic).
Lex, I thought IT and LE were pretty much needed all over? If ya like a little rain, move to WA-we do IT, in a big way.
That was the case a decade ago. Now, it's the complete opposite as both fields have a surplus of workers due to ex-military hires (Veteran's Preference counts A LOT in getting hired in both fields regardless of how qualified you are) and the for-profit college boom churning out gobs of people with CJ and IT degrees while those who hire in both fields are working with reduced budgets.
Thus do we growl that our big toes have,
at this moment, been thrown up from below!
If I had $100 dollars for every time my father said "If ____ wins the election we're moving to Australia" (no I don't know why he thought it would be better there), then I'd have a hell of a lot of money. And I had relatives who wanted to vote for RFK because "he has a nice smile" (they didn't even vote!), so I understand hearing about it. Actually, it would be nice if people who are a royal PITA did move where I didn't have to put up with them. And I find nothing more boring than someone telling me why they're voting for someone or an issue, because I make up my own mind, and don't want input from the village idiot. Someone once said "if you don't know who to vote for, then ask the biggest idiot you know who they're voting for, and vote the opposite" truer words were never spoken.
I wonder how many of the people who say they're moving states or countries if someone else winds even vote. And they certainly aren't moving either.