Moving Is A Luxury

Andrew Sullivan —  Oct 27 2011 @ 4:04pm

Rod Dreher found out firsthand. He got estimates for moving his three-bedroom apartment's belongings from Pennsylvania to Louisiana:

Eight thousand dollars, just to transport our stuff from here to there. And that was the best bid. Did you know that states impose tariffs to move your stuff into and out of particular states? We discovered that to hire someone to cart our stuff over the Pennsylvania state lines adds something like $1,300 to the cost of the move, because of a state-imposed tariff. And moving into Louisiana adds $300 to the bill, because of state tariffs. I had no idea.