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  • Drowning In Debt: These States Are Approaching A Point Of No Return (FLEE!)

    08/02/2018 7:51:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/02/2018 | Matt Vespa
    Having grown up in New Jersey, you understand that Democrats are a tax and spend party and even liberals in the state understand it. The Garden State is a case study in mass exodus; it’s just too expensive to live there anymore. Are there signs that the Democrats get it? Maybe—the heavily Democratic legislature in Trenton had to tell Governor Phil Murphy that his tax increase agenda was more or less not going to happen. Taxes still went up, but it was not the insane proposal the governor’s office had pushed. Still, I doubt Demorats in these states will find...
  • Hawaii Republicans, Once Near Extinction, Prepare a Comeback

    07/30/2018 1:03:12 AM PDT · by lowbuck · 15 replies
    NRO ^ | 29 July 2018 | John Fund
    One-party rule has wreaked havoc in the state, and voters might turn to a new crop of Republicans. A visit to the semiannual meetings of the national committees of the two major parties makes you realize that even in the polarizing Age of Trump, a midterm election isnt one national election but 50 state ones. At last months Republican National Committee meeting in Austin, Texas, the mood ranged from optimistic to ready to ready for a funeral On the one hand there was Maryland, where despite the fact that Donald Trump won only 34 percent in 2016, GOP governor Larry...
  • Taxpayers in these BLUE states are about to be destroyed thanks to massive debt

    07/29/2018 11:08:09 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 40 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 7/29/18 | USA Features
    Other Peoples Money: The Left-wing establishment press has found a new Democratic darling avowed socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, whose running for Congress in New York City but to be honest, the party has been trending that way for years. The evidence can be found in the way blue states have been run into the ground, financially speaking. Several of them are facing massive debt thanks to mostly over-promised pensions approved by Democrats that have drained state bank accounts and are set to saddle taxpayers living in them with hundreds of billions of dollars in new taxes.
  • Why Young Adults Are Fleeing Forced-Unionism States

    07/28/2018 10:14:10 AM PDT · by willowsdale · 9 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 27 | Stan Greer
    Few people would deny that, as a rule, parents want what is best for their children and keep their childrens needs, including their material needs, in mind when they make important decisions for their families. If this eminently plausible supposition is correct, then there is clear evidence that government-authorized forced unionism makes it more difficult for parents to provide their children with a comfortable standard of living and good prospects for the future. At this time, 22 states have yet to adopt Right to Work laws protecting employees from being forced to pay dues or fees to an unwanted union...
  • California, our largest state, has a net gain of only 800 jobs in June

    07/21/2018 7:52:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/21/2018 | Rick Moran
    California's Employment Development Department announced on Friday that unemployment held steady in June at 4.2%.That's the good news.The astonishing news is that the largest state in the union created a net gain of only 800 jobs. L.A. Times: The June numbers represent a pullback from May, when the Golden State added 7,200 jobs.And the gains in May were much smaller than April, when employers boosted payrolls by nearly 26,000. The slowdown could signal that California is simply reaching full employment.Employers are struggling to find workers.Or it could be a sign of sagging confidence among executives.A growing trade war with...
  • Worker shortage could be bad news for Oregon economy

    07/01/2018 10:55:22 AM PDT · by hiho hiho · 44 replies
    OregonLive ^ | July 1, 2018 | Mike Rogoway
    Orders are pouring into Columbia Steel Casting in North Portland. With the national economy surging, manufacturers are eager for the company's steel and iron components. There's a problem, though: the economy is so good here in Oregon that Columbia Steel can't find enough workers to accommodate the growing demand. Columbia has 50 open positions at its 86-acre campus and it can't expand until it fills those jobs. "It stops us from growing but it's even making it difficult for us just to meet current customer demand," said Martha Cox, Columbia Steel's chief executive.
  • Doug Schoen: Democrats face trouble from population losses in high-tax blue states

    06/24/2018 5:26:04 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 24,2018 | Douglas Schoen
    States with high taxes are at risk of losing people, business and money. In fact, conservative economists Arthur Laffer and Stephen Moore argue that up to 1.3 million people will leave California, Connecticut, New Jersey, Minnesota and New York over the next three years and move to states with lower taxes. The impact of tax migration is particularly interesting to examine in a state such as Florida, a low-tax swing state that is expected to pick up two Electoral College votes. While the northern area around Orlando contains large communities of conservative-leaning Midwestern migrants, Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton see...
  • Democrats Could Face Midterm Catastrophe in California

    05/18/2018 8:07:33 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    brietbart ^ | 05/18/2018 | Joel B Pollak
    Democrats had been counting on victories in at least half a dozen California congressional districts to bring them closer to the 24 needed to take control of the U.S. House of Representatives. Republicans only hold 14 seats in the Golden State, and Hillary Clinton won many of those districts in the 2016 election. But a combination of factors including an excess of Democratic contenders, and a surge in Republican enthusiasm could thwart those plans. California has a unique primary system called the top two or jungle primary, under which every voter can vote for any candidates, and the...
  • A reckoning is coming for blue states

    05/17/2018 4:17:01 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 108 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 17, 2018 | Megan McArdle
    Before the ink was dry on our new tax bill, outraged blue states were screaming about the cap on the deductibility of state and local taxes. Their governments were also frantically seeking ways around it, and small wonder. For decades, high-tax states with a lot of wealthy residents enjoyed a hefty subsidy from the rest of America. Legislators were understandably panicked over what voters might do when handed the rest of the bill. That panic generated some desperate ideas. The most popular, currently, is allowing people to convert tax payments above the $10,000 cap into a "charitable donation." New York,...
  • NJ Gov. Murphy Allows Illegal Immigrants to Get College Financial Aid, Challenges Trump

    05/10/2018 6:16:54 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/09/2018 | staff
    New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) signed a bill Wednesday that allows New Jersey college students who are in the country illegally to obtain financial aid for their education, several news outlets reported. Murphy called the United States the "world's melting pot" where people come "in the hope of a new life," when he signed the legislation at Rutgers-Newark, according to NJ.com. The bill's sponsor, State Senator Teresa Ruiz (D-Newark), praised Murphy's move, saying that the Garden State prides itself in investing in "all of our students throughout their K-12 academic careers." She said it is not right to limit...
  • Who Will Replace Eric Schneiderman? Hillary Clintons Name Has Been Floated Around

    05/08/2018 8:59:32 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 101 replies
    Bustle ^ | May 7, 2018 | Lani Seelinger
    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is out after the New Yorker published bombshell allegations that he had assaulted multiple women, so of course the speculation as already begun as to who will step into the job next. In answering the question of who will replace Eric Schneiderman, some people are saying Hillary Clinton should. Due to multiple issues with Clinton as a potential pick, though, it's almost certain that those people's dream will never come true. So far, Newsday has reported that the state legislature, which has the power to appoint a new attorney general, has not given any...
  • California to become first U.S. state mandating solar on new homes

    05/08/2018 8:29:19 AM PDT · by socal_parrot · 14 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 5/4/18 | Jeff Collins
    For seven years, a handful of homebuilders offered solar as an optional item to buyers willing to pay extra to go green. Now, California is on the verge of making solar standard on virtually every new home built in the Golden State.
  • Connecticut To Give Its Electoral College Votes To National Popular Vote Victor

    05/07/2018 8:29:42 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 171 replies
    MSN News ^ | May 7, 2018 | Dominique Mosbergen
    Connecticuts legislature has passed a bill that would give the states Electoral College votes to the presidential candidate who wins the popular vote nationally. The state Senate voted 21-14 on Saturday to join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, which includes 10 states and the District of Columbia. The state House passed the measure last week, 77 to 73.
  • thanks to jerry brown and the leftists: the great california train wreck

    05/04/2018 3:23:08 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 50 replies
    barbwire ^ | 20 March, 2018 | Robert Knight
    Let me just say from the outset that I still miss California. When I see news about my former state, its like reading the details of a train wreck after having safely disembarked a comfortable time ago. I and my family got to live in Orange County for seven glorious years and another year in the Bay Area when the state was not convulsed with insanity on stilts. It was sunny nearly every day, with low humidity. There were no bugs. Our local amusement parks were Disneyland and Knotts Berry Farm. We did, as Californians are fond of boasting, go...
  • My clients are fleeing NJ like it is on fire

    05/04/2018 11:01:48 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 66 replies
    WSJ ^ | 5/2/18 | James Freeman
    That headline arrives via email from a money manager in northern New Jersey. The Garden State already has the third largest overall tax burden and the countrys highest property tax collections per capita. Now that federal reform has limited the deduction for state and local taxes, the price of government is surging again among high-income earners in New Jersey and other blue states. Taxpayers are searching for the exits. In the financial industry of course its not just the clients who are looking for greener pastures. One hedge fund manager moving his office to a southern state reports that his...
  • Trump tax cut leaves blue states bluer, but they do have a way out (SALT sends NY, CA scrambling)

    05/04/2018 7:18:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 05/04/2018 | HUNT LAWRENCE AND DANIEL J. FLYNN
    High-tax states face a choice: reduce taxes or lose taxpayers. Stephen Moore and Art Laffer forecast in the Wall Street Journal the loss of 800,000 California and New York residents over the next three years. The exodus, the economics experts say, comes because of the tax bill, which limits the state and local tax (SALT) deduction to $10,000, passed in December. Previously, the feds forced no monetary limit on filers. California taxes individuals earning $1 million or more at a rate of 13.3 percent. New York levies an 8.8 percent rate upon individuals making a similar amount of money annually....
  • Blue City Exodus Could Accelerate Because Of The GOP Tax Cut

    04/25/2018 12:33:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/25/2018 | John Sexton
    A columnist for the Hill published a piece today outlining what she calls the “great exodus” out of America’s bluest cities. This is a well-established trend, one which our own Jazz Shaw has written about as recently as January. The author of the Hill piece argues that the GOP tax cut is about to put this trend into overdrive: The recently passed tax bill, which repeals the state and local tax (SALT) deduction, will only speed up the exodus. Thanks to the bill’s passage, many New York taxpayers will save little or nothing despite a cut in the federal...
  • Not Being Viewed as an Enemy Propels California Companys Move to Texas, says CEO

    04/18/2018 6:27:02 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 80 replies
    breitbart ^ | 14 Apr 2018 | MERRILL HOPE
    The top executive of a Southern California private charter airline says the Golden States hostile business environment propelled his companys decision to relocate to Texas. Not being viewed as an enemy, but being viewed as an asset is so refreshing, said Alex Wilcox, Chief Executive Officer of JetSuite Inc. He described the air carriers decision to move to North Texas this summer as a welcome change. He shared a glaring example of one difference between California and business-friendly Texas. I tried to start flying out of Santa Monica, California. And they sued me because I was trying to bring a...
  • The grieving father leading the fight to repeal Californias sanctuary state law

    04/07/2018 5:53:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | April 7, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    At this point, California is fighting a war on two fronts in an effort to save their besieged sanctuary state law known as SB54. The federal government is suing the state to repeal three recent laws enacted covering various aspects of immigration enforcement. Simultaneously, several cities and at least one county are suing them from the inside, declaring that they are exempt from the laws. But now the internal revolt will be taken to the next level.In 2010, Don Rosenberg lost his son to a car accident caused by an unlicensed immigrant driver. Since that time he’s been on a...
  • (Idiot) Governor Of Connecticut Says 'NRA Has Become A Terrorist Organization'

    03/08/2018 5:29:19 AM PST · by Zakeet · 56 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 7, 2018 | Henry Rodgers
    Connecticuts governor called the National Rifle Association (NRA) a terrorist organization in an interview Tuesday. Gov. Dannel Malloy, a Democrat, also said his state would "boycott" the NRA and said the organization has been acting like a "terrorist organization," in an interview with Fox61. He also believes the NRA has changed throughout the past 20 years. "They act, quite frankly, in some cases as a terrorist organization," Malloy said. "You want to make safer guns? We will boycott your company. That's who they are. That's what they do."