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Snowbirds in Phoenix: Good or Bad?

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It appears some feathers were ruffled this week with our list of the "10 Worst Things About Snowbirds."

The number-one retort we got was, but, the economy!

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-10 Worst Things About Snowbirds

We'll note that for the vast majority of us in the Valley, our personal economies are just fine with or without snowbirds.

Sure, they might be bringing money to some people, but we're not the only ones who've found that they don't make life any easier for us.

Let's take an opinion poll on snowbirds. Do you think snowbirds are good or bad? (Be as selfish as you want in your voting.)

Cast your vote below:

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