Do You Live in One of These States That People are Fleeing?

Via The Daily Bell

Dropping Population Means Less Representation in Congress

The census bureau came out with estimates on which states will gain or lose congressional seats after the 2020 census. Congressional seats are apportioned by population.

Most of the states with dropping populations are high tax states. California, Rhode Island, and New York are all expected to lose Congressional seats. Illinois is hit especially hard with a fleeing populous, so much so that it may lose two seats.

Illinois suffered the largest net population loss of any state in the past year, and due to that loss, it was overtaken by Pennsylvania this year as the fifth-largest state in the country. Major tax increases passed in 2017 will certainly not help this downward economic spiral.

Illinois also lost a seat after the 2010 census, and New York lost two. But both states continue to push for higher taxes and more regulation.

Beginning this year New York mandates 8 full weeks of paid time off for private sector employees who have or adopt a child, or need to help when a family member gets sick or deployed overseas.  Last year New York passed a regulation that forced employers to schedule employees two weeks in advance or pay for an extra two hours per shift.

A New York court last year restricted a dairy farm from spreading manure on their land, despite the fact that it was allowed when the land was purchased. And New York has the highest corporate tax burden in the nation.

It shouldn’t be surprising that people are opting instead to live in states like Florida, which gained two Congressional seats after 2010 and is expected to gain another two after 2020. Florida has no state income tax.

Texas is another state with no income tax and a growing economy. They poached so many residents from other states that they gained four Congressional seats after the 2010 census, and are expected to add another two or three after 2020.

Other Factors for Migration With the USA

It should be obvious that higher taxes will make a state less attractive. At times states inadvertently admit this. For instance, the Supreme Court has agreed to decide the case of online sales tax. States argue that brick and mortar stores are at a disadvantage because it is harder to compete with online stores that are not required to collect sales tax.

But the state governments are too greedy to simply eliminate the sales tax. This would attract more business to the state. Without a sales tax, people are not discouraged from spending. Overal revenues for companies would grow, which means higher corporate and personal income.

Unfortunately, Florida and Texas have relatively high sales tax burdens. But they are still only ranked two spots behind California and New York. Most states have tradeoffs, but some are just overall stifling.

Of the ten states with the highest minimum wage, three are also states expected to lose a Congressional seat after the 2020 census: California ($10.50 minimum wage), New York ($9.70), and Rhode Island ($9.60). Massachusetts has the second highest minimum wage in the country at $11 per hour, and it lost a Congressional seat after the 2010 census.

High minimum wages add extra costs for employers. But it also robs low skilled laborers of opportunities. Some of those fleeing high minimum wage states are likely unable to find work. High minimum wage raises the threshold for hiring. Even if the job requires the skill set of an $8 per hour earner, when the minimum wage is $11 per hour, an employer can be more selective about who they hire. Low skilled laborers have no opportunity to grow their skill set because of this barrier to entry.

Already states compete for workers and residents. But federal tax rates and regulations hamper that competition.

Perhaps California’s recent opposition to the Trump administration could spur folks of all political stripes to push for limited federal government. The more local you make government the easier it is to control, or simply, move away from.


Boris Gudonov Sat, 01/20/2018 - 17:05 Permalink

The high tax states have reached a tipping point, where the number of people living off the taxpayer has exceeded the number of actual taxpayers.  And as the number of exploited taxpayers shrinks due to out migration, the differential becomes even worse.  These states will be devastated, and yet the voting patterns will become even more socialist as a result.  It's a vicious cycle of destruction.  The real danger to the country are the refugees, which may turn red states blue.


Green2Delta Sat, 01/20/2018 - 17:37 Permalink

Remember the kind of people that got relocated to Houston from New Orleans after Katrina? I wish those types would flee my area. Instead they keep building apartments and giving them no money down home loans. And week by week there's more of them. 

WorkingPoor Sat, 01/20/2018 - 21:23 Permalink

Moving from Vegas to Tennessee. Not a lib, getting out of the way of the advancing wave. Too many of the KKKalis  think that NV is the natural eastern extension of the People's Republic, and it has gotten so bad lately, I'm out of here in March. Even in my years I will be either working (not a "hobby" job) or at the very least not being a burden. And not being a tyson creature either.

tion Sat, 01/20/2018 - 22:27 Permalink

The census count that Congressional apportionment is based off of includes not just citizens, but illegal aliens as well as legal resident aliens.  Sanctuary cesspits have been intentionally scamming this to their advantage.  This is part of why they have strategically been importing large quantities of undesirables into certain localities.  If ever the changes are made so that the apportionment number is based off of actual legal citizen residents, the sanctuary cesspits will get what's coming to them.  Ideally this would happen before 2020.  I think people really underestimate just how very important this is. 


tion Identify as Ferengi Sat, 01/20/2018 - 23:30 Permalink

I do not know whether this has been codified into law, but you can check out

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The Supreme Court defends 'One Person, One Vote' to all regardless of citizenship status on Constitutional grounds.  

If this is not overturned, I hope the President makes a big show of deporting all of the invaders.

If it is overturned, it will also open the pathway for rural California to possibly split off into its own state.

In reply to by Identify as Ferengi

WorkingPoor Sun, 01/21/2018 - 00:57 Permalink

"Jefferson" up in northern California has wanted to split off into its own state for quite some time.

Deportation would imply that the home countries of the said illegals want them back. For all of me, literally ship them off to some of the micronesias.  Load em into containers, 20 at a time, with 5 portapoddies and 20 people-months of MREs and water per container, 100 containers per container ship, just enough crew to steer, and ship em off that way. Use remote charges  to blast the locking mechanisms off once they are within ship's boat range, just as the crew are heli-extracted. Maybe seed a few charges in the ship 's engines, and controls, so they don't get the wiseass idea of turning around.

pparalegal Sun, 01/21/2018 - 04:26 Permalink

California Democrat politicians are not worried.  Their new tent city dwellers can register to vote for more welfare and taxes on business by calling  (800) 345-8683 from their Obamaphone. But the well to do leaving and not paying the extra % rich tax is forcing politician staffers to call them up with the new sales pitch, that forced giving money to Sacramento parasites can be a deductible donation. Stay tuned for the next episode of the Mexifornia Mad Max drive-by and business owners arrested by the attorney general for cooperating with the federal government show.

overmedicatedu… Sun, 01/21/2018 - 07:24 Permalink

the bolshevik ju lead progressive world movement- (think schumer, lerner,debbie wasserman s, if you need examples oh and throw in soros and the recent  3 reserve chairs..greenspan, ben, yellen most of media and msm ju's)- 

has directed the extinction of the white countries thru mass migration..the invasion leadership of the Amerika today is very very far from the white led land of milk and honey..the bolshevik have almost achieved the goal..eliminate the white male dominated america..thru outnumber of that voting block, with legal and illegal walking anti white peoples.


JoeTurner Sun, 01/21/2018 - 09:25 Permalink

New York will soon be the ultimate pet project of globalist leftists as it will be a giant plantation for illegal immigrants run by hedge funds on Wall St.

shankster Sun, 01/21/2018 - 11:35 Permalink

Problem is a lot of the 'poaching' Texas is doing is from hard core blue states and from Mexico and other foreign lands...they all vote blue.

Sid Davis Sun, 01/21/2018 - 11:38 Permalink

One of the big objections I have to immigration into the US is that people are fleeing their shit hole countries, but bring with them their own cultural values, and it was their own culture that contributed to their home country being a shit hole.

When people flee a shit hole state there may be some element of this too, which then has a tendency to degrade the state people fled to.