Ithaca, NY: Small, Proud Democratic Socialist Town -- 8th Most Expensive City in U.S.

"Democratic Socialism don't come cheap."

According to a MarketWatch survey, the small town of Ithaca, New York -- a decidedly pro-Bernie Sanders kind of town -- ranks number eight in the Unites States among the most expensive places to live.

Legal Insurrection's William A. Jacobson is a resident and once wrote "directions" to his house and it hilariously gives us a little insight into the kind of liberal utopia this small city really is:

Take a right at the fifth Obama sign, a left at the third “Impeach Bush” placard, bear right at the “Support Our Troops, End the War” poster, and we are the house just after the “There’s a Village in Texas Missing its Idiot” banner.

Jacobson notes that now, Ithaca is "the second most pro-Sanders zip code in the nation, just behind the Mission District of San Francisco."

Yet, the city actually beats San Francisco in the top-ten list of most expensive cities:

  1. Washington, D.C. ($106,493 )
  2. Nassau-Suffolk, N.Y. ($103,606)
  3. Westchester County, N.Y. ($99,592)
  4. New York City ( $98,722)
  5. Stamford-Norwalk, Conn. ($97,350)
  6. Honolulu ($94,092)
  7. Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, N.Y. ($92,837)
  8. Ithaca, N.Y. ($92,603)
  9. San Francisco ($91, 785)
  10. Danbury, Conn. ($89,000)

The criteria is based on the cost of living, including housing, child care, food, transportation, schools, health care, taxes, etc. The number in parentheses indicates the average cost per year for a two-parent household.

Jacobson posted pictures and funny descriptions of the townspeople, including the plethora of vegans and street protesters dressed as fruit wearing signs that say "boycott Israeli produce." For a good laugh, click here.

Like he said, "Democratic Socialism don't come cheap."

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