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Would it really pay you to move to Vermont?
Dick Yarbrough
My daddy used to say we were wasting money in Georgia painting a center line down our highways. Nobody ever went north. They all came down here to live so they could make fun of how we talk. Well, thanks to the state of Vermont, that may be changing. Vermont, which is located somewhere up around Canada, recently passed a law that would pay folks up to $10,000 over two years to move there. They say there are too many old people in Vermont, their tax base is shrinking and they want to get younger people there before all the old geezers die off. According to a report by the Vermont Housing Finance Agency, predictions are that one quarter of the state’s population will be 65 or older by 2030; a 13 percent jump from 2006.

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