I just read an article over on TheHill talking about “The great exodus out of America’s blue cities”.
It got me to wondering about the general exodus of people leaving their cities, their regions, their states, in search of lesser cost of living, lesser tax burden, lesser regulations, and better quality of life.
Are these people trending towards particular areas, regions, or states where they may inadvertently (or on purpose) ‘push’ their city ideals in their new locations?
Eventually, city and state taxes, fees, and regulations become so burdensome that people and corporations jump ship.
The nation’s blue states, cities and towns. New York, Los Angeles, Chicago — the places were power and capital have traditionally congregated — have become so over-regulated, so overpriced and mismanaged, and so morally bankrupt and soft on crime that people are leaving in droves.
Texas is the No. 1 state people move trucks to (Uhaul type moving trucks), with states like Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee, North Carolina and Colorado rounding out the top 10.
The states people are fleeing? New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Illinois — and at the top, California.
I’ll bet that many will bring their policies that lead to failure with them.
One wonders how many places will be ‘destroyed’ from the migration and exodus of these blue city dwellers to greener pastures?
Have any of you experienced this?
I personally see it where I live, even here in NH. Nearly all of the state is rural. However the exodus from Massachusetts at our southern border into Manchester/Concord and regions south are slowly affecting state politics for the worse in my opinion. I’ll bet it’s happening in a lot of other states or regions too…