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The Red-State Path to Prosperity, High Taxes = Economic Surpression

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posted on Mar, 30 2013 @ 06:20 PM
Wallstreet Journal

You can tell a lot about prosperity in America by observing the places people are moving to and where they are packing up and moving from. New Census Bureau data on metropolitan areas indicate that the South and the Sunbelt regions continue to grow, while the Northeast and Midwest continue to shrink.

Among the 10 fastest-growing metro areas last year were Raleigh, Austin, Las Vegas, Orlando, Charlotte, Phoenix, Houston, San Antonio and Dallas. All of these are in low-tax, business-friendly red states. Blue-state areas such as Cleveland, Detroit, Buffalo, Providence and Rochester were among the biggest population losers.

This migration isn't accidental. Workers and business owners are responding to clear economic incentives. Red states in the Southeast and Sunbelt are following the Reagan model by reducing tax rates and easing regulations. They also offer right-to-work laws as an enticement for businesses to come and set up shop. Meanwhile, the blue states of the Northeast, joined by California, Minnesota and Illinois, are implementing the Obama model of raising taxes on businesses and the wealthy to fund government "investments" and union power.

This one hits home, i pay 3% extra taxes to live in the city i live in and higher taxes to live in the state i live in then a lot of states. I am going to move in the near future. It keeps housing cost down, keeps business out of our town, and generally is bad for our local economy. Part of me thinks they want us to live in these cities. Part of me thinks this is part of the conspiracy.

posted on Mar, 30 2013 @ 06:22 PM
Why not stay where you are and fix the problem?

posted on Mar, 30 2013 @ 06:29 PM
reply to post by DarthMuerte

Its not that easy. There isn't enough like minded individuals where i am to get a movement going. At this point in my life i need to pick my battles and this one isn't mine.

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