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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Amid a backdrop of slow overall population growth, a problem in itself, comes the mass exodus of more than a million Americans moving largely from Blue States to Red States, expressing dissatisfaction with high taxes, rampant crime, lockdowns, vaccine mandates, excessive state government regulations, a politically stifling "woke" culture, and lack of economic opportunity and freedom. Taken together, from 2010 to 2019, Census data show, the top 10 mostly Blue States lost 845,000 citizens, while the top 10 mostly Red States gained just over 1 million. In short, as the Blue State model crashes, the Red State model soars. As the American Enterprise Institute's Mark Perry recently noted in a tweet: "Americans are moving from high-tax, forced-unionism, business-unfriendly blue states like CA and NY with high housing costs to low-tax, right-to-work, economically vibrant, business-friendly red states with lower housing costs like FL and TX."

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Yeah, sure. Let's all move to Mississippi.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2022-01-12 04:57 PM | Reply

far healthier Red State

Lol

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#2 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2022-01-12 05:05 PM | Reply

the Red State model soars.

POSTED BY LFTHNDTHRDS

West Virginia is almost heaven.

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2022-01-12 05:18 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Excellent!

The more Blue folks who end up in swing states, the better. Repubs have only won the majority in Presidential elections once in the last 30 years, but have held the office three times. Anything we can do to make the electoral vote more consistent with the popular vote is a good thing.

Heck, the Blue states should put together a fund for moving 1 million of their residents to Texas. That would put this electoral college nonsense to bed once and for all.

#4 | Posted by censored at 2022-01-12 05:29 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

POSTED BY LFTHNDTHRDS

My local fascist Republican Congressman COMPLAINS about Blue State people moving to Texas because it threatens his local fascist culture.

#5 | Posted by Zed at 2022-01-12 05:31 PM | Reply

Posted by lfthndthrds

That's some funny feces right there...

...thanx fer th' laff, bass-akwards thread-boy!

#6 | Posted by Angrydad at 2022-01-12 05:58 PM | Reply

"economically vibrant"

LOL

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-01-12 06:05 PM | Reply

economically vibrant

POSTED BY LFTHNDTHRDS

In my HUGE part of Texas was stands out is how poor most people are.

It's cheaper to live in my part of the world because almost no one has money. It's cheaper to live in my part of the world because so few people want to be here.

I enjoy buying full Mexican dinners for just a few dollars. But there is a reason for that cheapness.

#8 | Posted by Zed at 2022-01-12 06:54 PM | Reply

Every person I know with any ambition in Texas who hasn't yet made their mark wants to live in places like Austin. Cities in Blue counties. That's where the money is, and that's where the culture is.

#9 | Posted by Zed at 2022-01-12 06:57 PM | Reply

Look at the Census numbers, losers. It's all there.

#10 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2022-01-12 07:10 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

How many of these folks are retirees taking advantage of the lower cost of living?
That's what I see here in South Carolina. People sell their house up north and move down here to buy a bigger one with 30 acres and enough money left over to remodel it.
They ain't moving here for the lousy low wage jobs.

#11 | Posted by ScottE at 2022-01-12 07:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

My local fascist Republican Congressman COMPLAINS about Blue State people moving to Texas because it threatens his local fascist culture.

#5 | POSTED BY ZED AT 2022-01-12 05:31 PM | FLAG:

Fellow Texan here. So we agree about the immigration.

#12 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2022-01-12 07:16 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

How many of these folks are retirees taking advantage of the lower cost of living?

Older to be sure, but not retirees. I know many of my older colleagues who sold their mulit-million dollar homes and stock and have left the GoldenState. I doubt they used UHaul.

They ain't moving here for the lousy low wage jobs.

No just the low (wage) costs...

Yeah, sure. Let's all move to Mississippi.

Its Missippi to you, and its better than Floriduhhhh fo sho

#FloridaMan
#MissippiWins
#FightFor25

#13 | Posted by oneironaut at 2022-01-12 07:47 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

In short, as the Blue State model crashes, the Red State model soars.

LOL only an idiot would reach that conclusion.

Not perfect, but based on current population numbers the top 10 gainers are a total of 98.92 million people. The top 10 losers are a population of 115.143 million. Less than +/-1% moving around is hardly indicative of an "exodus" from a failed model to a successful model.

In fact, two things stand out for the top 10 losers list-they're smaller or higher population density and nearly all experience harsh winters.

#14 | Posted by jpw at 2022-01-12 08:25 PM | Reply

The losers who can't afford nice places are moving to red neck land. Hence, U-Haul.

#15 | Posted by bored at 2022-01-12 08:40 PM | Reply

This is hilarious. "Economically vibrant" = Lots of dead morons from the Covid.

"American Enterprise Institute" = right-wing wacko

Looks like Left-handedTurd is desperate.

"The American Enterprise Institute, or AEI for short, is a conservative think tank with research dedicated to political, economical, and social welfare issues. The AEI devotes itself "to defend the principles and improve the institutions of American freedom and democratic capitalism"limited government, private enterprise, individual liberty and responsibility, vigilant and effective defense and foreign policies, political accountability, and open debate." Even though the AEI describes itself as non-partisan, it is the most prominant neoconservatist think tank. Therefore, the AllSides Bias Ratingfor The American Enterprise Institute is far right. "

www.allsides.com

#16 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-01-12 08:47 PM | Reply

"open debate"

LOL!!!

#17 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-01-12 08:48 PM | Reply

the top 5 were all Red States " Texas, Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee and Arizona. The bottom 5 included California, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Alabama.

This editorial is mental cope which can work in any direction.
One take: blue states are fails.
Another take: people retiring to warm weather states.
Hot take: Alabama had a negative population growth rate due to Covid deaths and mutli-generational consanguinity increasing general sterility.

#18 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2022-01-12 10:25 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I have a friend who moved from LA to Central Florida for many reasons, one of them being covid restrictions. Not only does she hate where she lives now, and the people she has to deal with, but she caught covid within the first 6 months.

#19 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2022-01-13 07:35 AM | Reply

#19 | POSTED BY TFDNIHILIST AT 2022-01-13 07:35 AM | FLAG:

She shoulda got vaccinated.. oh wait, did she?

#20 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2022-01-13 07:39 AM | Reply

She did, which is probably why she didn't die.
It's not like anyone's pushing vaxxing and masks down here.

#21 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2022-01-13 07:43 AM | Reply

Every person I know with any ambition in Texas who hasn't yet made their mark wants to live in places like Austin. Cities in Blue counties. That's where the money is, and that's where the culture is.

#9 | POSTED BY ZED AT 2022-01-12 06:57 PM | FLAG:

Quaint but a little out of date. They can't afford Austin, it's like buying an California home. They can maybe afford something out in the very red Austin suburbs.

#22 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2022-01-13 08:03 AM | Reply

Local news was saying the most common destination of the U-Hauls drops are here in Harris County. Red districts surrounding a Blue city core. I feel like people don't realize how much LA, Houston, and Chicago are so similar.

#23 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2022-01-13 08:16 AM | Reply

... economically vibrant ...

Who Gives and Who Gets?
Explore the Balance of Payments between States and the Federal Government
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#24 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-01-13 01:14 PM | Reply

The summary is really two parts - the data collected, and then the spinning of the data by the editorial board and the American Enterprise Institute to fit in with the Republican narrative.


It the spinning weren't so blatant, I almost might have bought what they were selling.


#25 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-01-13 01:16 PM | Reply

#11 | POSTED BY SCOTTE

That's what I'm seeing in my red county as well. Lots of transfers to this rural county by older white folks from the suburbs. I believe the median age in this county in the oldest in the state.

#26 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2022-01-14 05:06 PM | Reply

The 2020 census showed these blue states losing seats in the House:

CA, IL, NY, PA, MI

... and you can bet that is not just due to retirees.

#27 | Posted by MSgt at 2022-01-15 01:04 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

A better measure of regional economic success or desirability is property price change.

Blue cities are booming.

#28 | Posted by bored at 2022-01-15 01:16 PM | Reply

"Blue cities are booming."

Of our top 50 cities by population, something like 49 are blue.
Cities are the drivers of our high tech post-war industrial economy.
There's a reason people with ambition leave the country and go to the city.

And even the not-so-ambitious end up being driven out, if they're gay or otherwise non-conforming.

#29 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-01-15 01:29 PM | Reply

The 2020 census showed these blue states losing seats in the House:
CA, IL, NY, PA, MI

Were the lost seats Red or Blue, though?
PA and MI were Red states in 2016. Glad to see they've come to their senses!

#30 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-01-15 01:33 PM | Reply

Blue cities are booming.

#28 | POSTED BY BORED

It's always blue areas floating parasitic, backwards red areas.

Whether it's blue states supporting red states or blue urban areas floating red rural areas.

It's bitterness over that fact that makes the so called "economically literate c-c-conservatives" lash out despite being abysmally wrong every time.

#31 | Posted by jpw at 2022-01-15 02:48 PM | Reply

It's funny how far rightwingers need to reach to find some "data" supporting their hatred for dems. Instead of looking to direct numbers like GDP, property value, etc they need to look at secondary information like "one way uhaul rentals" and draw their preferred conclusions.

#32 | Posted by JOE at 2022-01-15 03:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

We could also look at which states are most dependent upon the federal government to get a sense of whose "model" has "failed." And for how much righties love to talk about "states rights" and even secession, they are almost all a bunch of federal welfare queens.

#33 | Posted by JOE at 2022-01-15 03:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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