Hat tip to Ira Stoll, who reports in the New York Sun that the president of the American Federation of Teachers, Randi Weingarten, has moved out of New York City to a friendlier tax clime. Here's a taste:
Discussion of people fleeing New York City in part because of high income tax rates has mostly focused on high-powered conservative commentators and billionaire hedge-fund managers. Glenn Beck moved to Dallas, and Rush Limbaugh sold his New York apartment and announced he was vacating the city. An article in last week’s New Yorker discussed the case of hedge fund manager Julian Robertson, who went to court to prove he was not in New York City for more than the 183 days that is the threshold for tax purposes.
No one, until now, has mentioned the president of the American Federation of Teachers, Ms. Weingarten, in that group. But sure enough, her biography on the AFT Web site states, “Weingarten now resides on Long Island and in Washington, D.C.”