Out-migration of youth in North not surprising
Re: “Exodus of Northern youths” (The Daily Press, Wednesday, Oct. 10).
With the advent of modern technology, today’s youth are more aware of what the world has to offer beyond our Northern borders.
They demand more and who’s to blame them?
The North presents many challenges: Short summers, limited recreational venues, high taxes, few choices in the job market, a scarcity of cultural events, medical services are mostly further south and as for our retail industry, your choices for clothing, etc., thank God for online shopping.
Unless you’re a die-hard outdoorsman or a worker employed in the natural resources industry, why stay?
Being a senior, I take offense at the statement that health care and pensions depend on tax bases.
My generation has paid more than its fair share of taxes over the years and continue to do so through our private pensions. Government pensions for retirees should be guaranteed. Our political officials enjoy that privilege.