Per the article ...
At the root of the divide driving today's politics is the notion that some states are being left behind by an economy that rewards cities and technology.
While it's difficult for workers in rural states to find jobs close to home, it's difficult for workers in some blue states to make enough money to live where they grew up.
From that standpoint, putting government jobs that pay well and require advanced education in a red state can be a good thing.
But having to move is hard on people and their families. Tearing spouses away from their own jobs and children from their schools and friends can be heartrending. Not to mention the long task of finding new doctors, places of worship and friends.
The FBI announced in November that it would move 1,350 jobs to Huntsville, Alabama, part of an expansion there that will ultimately create more than 4,000 jobs.
The Interior Department wants to move the headquarters of the Bureau of Land Management to a Western state, although most of that agency's employees already work outside DC Beltway.
As the center of a government that represents all 50 states, Washington and its surroundings are often seen as the temporary landing base for transplants. Uprooting them, however, can be difficult business.
Per the above VOX video, it's a great idea to move much of the Federal Government out of Washington D.C. to Midwestern Cities -- and Democrats should embrace this idea, run with it, and claim it as their own.
Also, it's a mistake to view all this as a Blue state vs. Red state thing -- reality dictates that all this is about jobs, and the Midwest has been economically [and socially] pummeled for decades.
What cuts thru all this are jobs, something that, again, Democrats should use as a blunt political instrument to make political hay out of ... with the added benefit that they are federal jobs in economically neglected areas of the country.