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Vermont offering $10k for new telework residents

glenn1

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Seems like the combination of a state that's very white (~95%), very old, very cold, and very liberal isn't all that appealing as a residence for many. Considering its largest city Burlington is 870th in the U.S. in terms of population means that it will need to appeal to those seeking a more (ahem) rustic lifestyle. Which seems to beg the question of why VT isn't being colonized by hardcore progressives who could effectively dominate the state and implement all their most longed for goals, everything from universal healthcare to $15/hour minimum wage to outlawing fossil fuels?

http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/careersandeducation/vermont-will-pay-you-dollar10000-to-move-there-and-work-remotely/ar-AAy3xhH?ocid=ientp2
 

repoman0

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I'd gladly take my Boston paycheck to Vermont. I love it there.

Will seriously consider in a year or two if I don't take a possible assignment in Germany, thanks OP!
 

MrSquished

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Jan 14, 2013
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Seems like the combination of a state that's very white (~95%), very old, very cold, and very liberal isn't all that appealing as a residence for many. Considering its largest city Burlington is 870th in the U.S. in terms of population means that it will need to appeal to those seeking a more (ahem) rustic lifestyle. Which seems to beg the question of why VT isn't being colonized by hardcore progressives who could effectively dominate the state and implement all their most longed for goals, everything from universal healthcare to $15/hour minimum wage to outlawing fossil fuels?

http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/careersandeducation/vermont-will-pay-you-dollar10000-to-move-there-and-work-remotely/ar-AAy3xhH?ocid=ientp2
You answered your own question - it's biggest city is 870th in population.
 

Blackjack200

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May 28, 2007
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Seems like the combination of a state that's very white (~95%), very old, very cold, and very liberal isn't all that appealing as a residence for many. Considering its largest city Burlington is 870th in the U.S. in terms of population means that it will need to appeal to those seeking a more (ahem) rustic lifestyle. Which seems to beg the question of why VT isn't being colonized by hardcore progressives who could effectively dominate the state and implement all their most longed for goals, everything from universal healthcare to $15/hour minimum wage to outlawing fossil fuels?

http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/careersandeducation/vermont-will-pay-you-dollar10000-to-move-there-and-work-remotely/ar-AAy3xhH?ocid=ientp2
You're an excessively weird person who doesn't seem to have the slightest clue about how people actually live their lives. In other words, a conservative.
 

umbrella39

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Jun 11, 2004
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You're an excessively weird person who doesn't seem to have the slightest clue about how people actually live their lives. In other words, a conservative.
I see someone who doesn't get out from behind their computer very often and can only rage from the keyboard... The indoor version of the old man on porch yelling at clouds...
 

Thebobo

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Jun 19, 2006
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Plus most folks tend to pick warmer places after 50 years of shoveling ice and snow.

Also;

According to this year's state population estimate, Alaska, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Dakota, West Virginia and Wyoming all lost population between 2016 and 2017.
 

nakedfrog

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Apr 3, 2001
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They get hit by nor'easters, right? Gonna take a lot more than $10k to get my interest.
 

UNCjigga

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Dec 12, 2000
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Quick show of hands, how many ATers are 100% remote/agile workers?

**Raises hand**

The problem with Vermont's proposal, as I see it, is that most remote workers want to be close to a major airport (within an hour drive, ideally less) as we typically have to travel more often. Boston Logan isn't exactly close to most Vermonters...and not sure that Albany has the requisite flights.
 

kage69

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Jul 17, 2003
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Vermont is like the taint. Too close to the Massholes.
You're thinking of Rhode Island. VT is great. Incredible food and beer, you get the best of both seasons, close to Montreal, they respect women and children's education, it's clean, and I can (and do) have all the guns I want. Burlington is a fun town, reminds me of a smaller version of Austin in some ways. They do need help with the BBQ though, also Korean restaurants.

I've sampled many states, all over the east coast, south and mid-west. I'll take VT over all of them thank you (I like Colorado and Maine though as well).
 
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brycejones

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Oct 18, 2005
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You're thinking of Rhode Island. VT is great. Incredible food and beer, you get the best of both seasons, close to Montreal, they respect women and children's education, it's clean, and I can (and do) have all the guns I want. Burlington is a fun town, reminds me of a smaller version of Austin in some ways. They do need help with the BBQ though, also Korean restaurants.

I've sampled many states, all over the east coast, south and mid-west. I'll take VT over all of them thank you (I like Colorado and Maine though as well).
Trying to convince my wife to move to VT, but she hated the MI winter we just had and doesn't want to go any further north or east.
 

kage69

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Jul 17, 2003
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Trying to convince my wife to move to VT, but she hated the MI winter we just had and doesn't want to go any further north or east.
Tell her VT had a day last January where it hit 65. The winters up here aren't like the winters I had as a kid in Maine, and I'm almost at exactly the same latitude. Elevation, location relative to major air systems and proximity to large bodies of water (waves at Buffalo) plays a roll in what kind of winter you'll get too though, it's not all about latitude.

I'm a MI native btw, born in Detroit. You should swing by and have a visit, see for yourselves.
 

Bitek

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Aug 2, 2001
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Meh, let global warming do is magic and I'll think about it in a few decades
 

Atreus21

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Aug 21, 2007
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Seems like the combination of a state that's very white (~95%), very old, very cold, and very liberal isn't all that appealing as a residence for many. Considering its largest city Burlington is 870th in the U.S. in terms of population means that it will need to appeal to those seeking a more (ahem) rustic lifestyle. Which seems to beg the question of why VT isn't being colonized by hardcore progressives who could effectively dominate the state and implement all their most longed for goals, everything from universal healthcare to $15/hour minimum wage to outlawing fossil fuels?

http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/careersandeducation/vermont-will-pay-you-dollar10000-to-move-there-and-work-remotely/ar-AAy3xhH?ocid=ientp2
PSA. I don't care if I'm an arrogant prick but I have this to say:

Begging the question is not the same as raising the question.

That is all.
 

fskimospy

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Mar 10, 2006
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Yes, the liberal hellscape of 2.8% unemployment. Lol.

Did you even try to research this before posting?
 

Chaotic42

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Jun 15, 2001
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I love Vermont, but unfortunately can't work remotely. I don't know if I could handle the weather there, but I'd give it a shot if I could.
 

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