When I say the blue states are in a depression, I don’t mean the collective funk they are in because they lost the election to Donald Trump. I’m talking about an economic depression in the blue states that went for Hillary.
Here is an amazing statistic. Of the 10 blue states that Hillary Clinton won by the largest percentage margins — California, Massachusetts, Vermont, Hawaii, Maryland, New York, Illinois, Rhode Island, New Jersey, and Connecticut — every single one of them lost domestic migration (excluding immigration) over the last 10 years (2004-14). Nearly 2.75 million more Americans left California and New York than entered these states.
They are the loser states. They are all progressive. High taxes rates. High welfare benefits. Heavy regulation. Environmental extremism. Super minimum wages. Most outlaw energy drilling. The whole leftwing playbook is on display in the Hillary states. And people are leaving in droves. Day after day, they are being bled to death.
So much for liberalism creating a worker’s paradise. Now let’s look at the 10 states that had the largest percentage vote for Donald Trump. Everyone of them — Wyoming, West Virginia, Oklahoma, North Dakota, Kentucky, Tennessee, South Dakota, and Idaho — was a net population gainer. This is part and parcel of one of the greatest internal migration waves in American history as blue states especially in the northeast are getting clobbered by their low tax, smaller government rivals in the south, southeast and mountain regions.
By the way, pretty much the same pattern holds true for jobs. The job gains in the red states carried by the widest margins by Mr. Trump had about twice the job creation rate as the bluest states carried by Hillary. The just-released 2016 edition of ALEC’s Rich States, Poor States, which I co-author with Reagan economist Arthur Laffer and economist Jonathan Williams shows a persistent trend of Americans moving from blue to red states. Read More: THE WASHINGTON TIMES http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/dec/4/the-blue-state-depression/ By Stephen Moore
The news media does not like to talk about this because about 90% of the news media are Democrats and the facts on this matter are inconvenient. I am personally am one of the refugees, a fourth generation Californian whose family came to the west in covered wagons. I went over the “Wall” about 10 years ago to escape the “Peoples Republic” of California to Nevada.
Yet in the 1980s California voted for both presidents and governors who were Republicans. And that is when Silicon Valley took off. People then fled from Democrat New York to California by the millions it seemed. And they brought the politics that failed them in New York to California.
It is Deja Vu all over again as Yogi Berra would say. Albert Einstein would define what happened to California as “Insanity, doing the same thing and expecting different results”.
The worst job market in the USA over the last 10 years is Detroit and it is also the most Democrat voting city in America at 98%. The best job market in the USA is Provo, Utah and it is also the most Republican voting city in America at 88%.
This is being hidden from us. AUN-TV has produced a movie about this and much more, “Who Wins When America Loses”. Here is trailer about it: