Voting with their feet:
In 2013, more than 200,000 people on net fled states with Democrat governors for ones run by Republicans, according to an analysis of newly released IRS data by Americans for Tax Reform.
That year, Democrat-run states lost a net 226,763 taxpayers, bringing with them nearly $15.7 billion in adjusted gross income (AGI). That same year, states with Republican governors gained nearly 220,000 new taxpayers, who brought more than $14.1 billion in AGI with them.
Only one-third of states with Democrat governors gained taxpayers, compared to three-fifths of states with Republican governors.
And, as I understand it: the traditional worry that the Right have about these internal immigrants is a bit overblown. A lot of them are leaving because they want to breathe a little easier, which means that they don’t necessarily intend to try to change everything around the second they get to their new digs. Which, you know, makes a certain amount of sense? I mean, they still might have bad habits, but you can break bad habits…