Stephen Moore: The Progressive-State Depression

"How much longer you reckon till we hit a state with pro-business disposition Ma?" "I don't know son. I don't know. Just get us out of California."
“How much longer you reckon till we hit a state with a pro-business climate Ma?” “I don’t know son. I don’t know. Just get us out of California.”

In the Great Depression people from Oklahoma fled their homes for the Promised Land in California. Now people are fleeing California to Oklahoma where they can actually afford a home or start a business.

It must be bad when people are trading a Mediterranean climate for tornadoes and heat.

(From IBD)

I’m talking about an economic malaise in the blue states that went for Hillary Clinton. Here is an amazing statistic courtesy of the just-released 2016 edition of “Rich States, Poor States,” which I co-authored with Reagan economist Arthur Laffer and economist Jonathan Williams: Of the 10 blue states that Democrats won by the largest percentage margins — California, Massachusetts, Vermont, Hawaii, Maryland, New York, Illinois, Rhode Island, New Jersey and Connecticut — every single one of them lost domestic migration (excluding immigration) between 2004 and 2014. Nearly 2.75 million more Americans left California and New York than entered these states.

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