Tennessee ranks as one of the worst states in the nation for military retirees, according to a recent report published by the personal finance website WalletHub.
The report compared all 50 states and the District of Columbus using a set of 28 metrics, including veterans per capita to the number of VA health facilities and job opportunities for vets.
“Veterans should consider the costs of living, safety, friendliness of the population, and the weather when they decide where to retire,” said Abir Mandal, assistant professor of economics at the University of Mount Olive in North Carolina. “Income taxes are an immoral burden on the entire economy. Veterans who have already given their lives and well-being to the government should not be subject to further such penalties.”