Skip to comments.Blue State Exodus: Why the middle-class are fleeing for the hills
Posted on 11/03/2009 6:54:09 AM PST by SeekAndFind
For the past decade a large coterie of pundits, prognosticators and their media camp followers have insisted that growth in America would be concentrated in places hip and cool, largely the bluish regions of the country.
Since the onset of the recession, which has hit many once-thriving Sun Belt hot spots, this chorus has grown bolder. The Wall Street Journal, for example, recently identified the "Next Youth-Magnet Cities" as drawn from the old "hip and cool" collection of yore: Seattle, Portland, Washington, New York and Austin, Texas.
It's not just the young who will flock to the blue meccas, but money and business as well, according to narrative. The future, the Atlantic assured its readers, did not belong to the rubes in the suburbs or Sun Belt, but to high-density, high-end places like New York, San Francisco and Boston.
This narrative, which has not changed much over the past decade, is misleading and largely misstated. Net migration, both before and after the Great Recession, according to analysis by the Praxis Strategy Group, has continued to be strongest to predominately red states of the South and Intermountain West.
This seems true even for those seeking high-end jobs. Between 2006 and 2008, the metropolitan areas that enjoyed the fastest percentage shift toward educated professional workers and industries included nominally "unhip" places like Indianapolis, Charlotte, N.C., Memphis, Tenn., Salt Lake City, Jacksonville, Fla., Tampa, Fla., and Kansas City, Mo.
The overall migration numbers are even more revealing. As was the case for much of the past decade, the biggest gainers continue to include cities such as San Antonio, Dallas and Houston. Rather than being oases for migrants, some oft-cited magnets such as New York, Boston, Los Angeles and Chicago have all suffered considerable loss of population to other regions over the past year.
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Those rat-holes are in massive debt, and the taxes, fees, regulations and other democrat penalties are in full effect therein.
Those towns are a fool's paradise.
Like a T-shirt I saw once said, it’s all fun and games till they call the cops.
They shouldn’t have ANY California cities on that list (except maybe gays flocking to San Francisco regardless of their ability to thrive financially). The Golden State is turning brass and businesses are fleeing in a bid to stay financially stable.
The problem is that this leaves the “hip” blue locations even more solidly blue, but the migrants to formerly thriving red locations tend to bring their failed liberal democrat policies with them as if to say “Wow, just thing how much more better you conservative locations would have been than the liberal locations if you had run the government with liberal policies.”
obama’s aunt zeituni went to boston- but she wasn’t looking for work
Hippies not only stink they are screwups.
The problem is, those that flee the “Blue States” come to the “Red States” but never stop to examine the reasons they left. The “Blue State” refugees continue to vote for liberal dims. The result is a state like NC or Florida becoming a “Blue State”.
Drive around any of the big cities in Texas and you will see lots of out of state plates. Not just the normal visitors from OK,ARK or LA. Starting to see more Wisconsin, Illinois, Cali, Arizona, New York, Ohio, Florida and New Jersey.
I hope these people realize what caused their states to go broke and lose jobs.
It’s easy economics.
Blue states - tax the wealthy and give everything away, incourage corruption, punish incentive. Spend tax money on frivilous programs that have no quantitave means of measuring success.
Red States - run the state with fiscal responsibility as the primary goal. Programs are monitored and streamlined. Taxes are kept low, and businesses flourish.
So, when an economy hits a depression; we have the Blue States like California, New York and Michigan that are facing bankruptcy - while Red States like Texas and Utah are still doing pretty darn well.
Inherent in liberalism is a total blindspot for consequences and tradeoffs.
Extremely important thread about blue/red results in the states:
California vs. Texas: The Verdict Is In
I can see lots of Floridians retiring to Chicago.
Specially about November or December.
My neighborhood, in the suburbs of Philadelphia, is being infected by Democrats fleeing Philadelphia. Why are they fleeing Philadelphia? It has been ruined by Democrats!!!!
“The terrible irony is that many liberals will leave their leftist hell holes for red states, bringing their catastrophic voting habits with them. “
Ain’t that the truth? We have two blue counties now in Utah because of these a-hoes. Flee their hellholes and immediately try to re-create the same thing elsewhere.