With the rise of Donald Trump’s political career four years ago, a new conservative awakening seemed to be on the horizon for the United States. Americans were taking more pride in their nation, and they were simply unafraid of the smothering bureaucracy that had been choking the citizenry for so many decades.
Trump was going to drain the swamp, and replace that slurry of sludge and slime with an America-first ethos.
This inspired people. They bought hats and flags and bumper stickers like no other fanbase in the history of politics. They supported the President at every turn, and turned the other cheek when he let his temper get the best of them.
You see, the conservatives in Washington had long been trying to use a scalpel to carve our their agenda. Now they had a hammer.
The Trump victory in 2016 shifted the entire thought process of our nation. It was time to work and earn, then rinse and repeat. We were going to be running things like a business now, not some daycare for Congress where lobbyists attended to our elected officials’ every need, leaving the American people well outside the sphere of influence.
This right-turn has trickled down to the people as well, and liberal strongholds like New York City are now barely holding on.
More than 300,000 New Yorkers have bailed from the Big Apple in the last eight months, new stats show.
City residents filed 295,103 change of address requests from March 1 through Oct. 31, according to data The Post obtained from the US Postal Service under a Freedom of Information Act request.
Since the data details only when 11 or more forwarding requests were made to a particular county outside NYC, the number of moves is actually higher. And a single address change could represent an entire household, which means far more than 300,000 New Yorkers fled the five boroughs.
Whatever the exact number, the exodus — which began when COVID-19 hit the city in early spring — is much greater than in prior years. From just March through July, there were 244,895 change of address requests to destinations outside the city, more than double the 101,342 during the same period in 2019.
Pollsters who inquired with residents about their reason for leaving found that coronavirus was only one of the larger reasons for the evacuation situation. New Yorkers also cited the recent surge in crime as well as the overall cleanliness of The Big Apple.
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