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  • Clinton: I cheated Bernie last time and now I will cheat all America. They'll never believe it.

    10/19/2016 10:13:20 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 20 replies
    Youtube ^ | October 14, 2016 | Project Veritas
    Video only. Full title: Clinton: I cheated Bernie last time and now I will cheat all America. They will never believe it. my Transcript from the video: Alan Schulkin - Commisioner Board of Elections -NYC. There's lots of voter fraud going on out there. They put people in busses and move them around to certain neighborhoods. They drive them from polling site to polling site to vote.... The buses frequent all kinds of minority neighborhoods: Black, Hispanic, and Chinese. We can't ask for ID. It is against the law to ask for identification to vote in NY. Doesn't matter anyway,...
  • Toss-up in Minnesota? Site puts state in the middle, but candidates focusing on neighboring states

    10/03/2016 8:13:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Austn Daily Herald ^ | October 3, 2016 | David Montgomery
    Is Minnesota now a toss-up state? Thatís the verdict from election-tracker site Real Clear Politics this week, which moved Minnesota out of the ďLeans ClintonĒ category in its analysis of the presidential race between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump. If Minnesota is a toss-up, though, the campaigns arenít acting like it. Trump made campaign stops in neighboring Iowa and Wisconsin on Wednesday, but he skipped Minnesota. Clinton also appeared in Iowa on Thursday but skipped Minnesota ó though her campaign did dispatch Anne Holton, wife of vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine, to an early voting event Thursday at...
  • Donald Trump visits Michigan again, how in play is the state?

    10/02/2016 5:01:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Grand Rapids Press ^ | September 30, 2016 | Emily Lawler
    LANSING, MI -- Michigan's presidential vote has been true blue since 1992, but Republicans are hoping that Republican nominee Donald Trump can sway that in November. "I'm on the ground all the time traveling the state and every day I run into voters who are so enthusiastic about Donald Trump, who have never voted Republican, who are changing parties just for him," said Michigan Republican Party Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel. A polling average from Real Clear Politics shows Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's lead narrowing as the race progresses. In a head-to-head Clinton is leading by an average of 4.6 points....
  • Clinton, Trump in tight race in New Mexico

    10/02/2016 2:38:00 AM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 29 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | 10/2/16 | Michael Coleman
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton holds a slight lead over Republican Donald Trump among likely New Mexico voters Ö
  • ExclusiveĖCaddell: Breitbart/Gravis Polls Show Trump, Clinton Tied in Minnesota...

    09/27/2016 12:44:43 PM PDT · by GilGil · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/26/2016 | Neil McCabe
    Full title: ExclusiveĖCaddell: Breitbart/Gravis Polls Show Trump, Clinton Tied in Minnesota with Pennsylvania, North Carolina Tightening In Minnesota, Clinton and Trump are tied with each having 43 percent of the vote, said Doug Kaplan, the managing director of Gravis Marketing, the Florida-based polling firm that executed the poll.
  • Shock Poll: Trump Within 6 in Illinois

    09/22/2016 1:19:26 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 49 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 9/22/816 | Brenden Kirby
    Survey also shows written-off GOP senator trailing by just 2 points Republican Donald Trump is within 6 points of Democrat Hillary Clinton in President Obamaís home state, a poll released Wednesday suggests. The survey by Emerson College, which has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.6 percentage points, shows Clinton leading Trump 45 percent to 39 percent in Illinois. The stateís Democratic challenger for the Senate, Rep. Tammy Duckworth, leads incumbent Republican Mark Kirk by 2 points. That is closer than other polls; most observers consider Kirk the most endangered incumbent senator running for re-election this year. The...
  • Trump chips away at Clinton Minnesota advantage; Poll follows national trend of narrower race

    09/19/2016 12:21:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Detroit Lakes Online ^ | September 19, 2016 | Don Davis
    ST. PAULóA new Minnesota Poll shows Donald Trump closing Hilary Clinton's lead in the state, which mirrors national polls showing the presidential race tightening. The Star Tribune's Minnesota Poll indicates Clinton would receive 44 percent of the vote and Trump 38 percent if the election were held now. North Dakota native Gary Johnson, the Libertarian candidate and former New Mexico governor, received 12 percent support, although more than a quarter of those surveyed said they did not know who he is. Democrat Clinton's strongest support came in the heavily Democratic areas of Minneapolis and St. Paul, where she held a...
  • Donald Trump Could Win This Blue State in November

    09/19/2016 11:36:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Charisma News ^ | September 19, 2016
    Yesterday, we made the case that Donald Trump could win Michigan, despite the fact that no Republican candidate for resident has won in the Wolverine State since 1988. Today, two more items have surfaced confirming Trump's surge in the union-heavy traditionally Blue state: the announcement that 100 Syrian and Iraqi refugees would be placed in troubled and nearly bankrupt Flint, Michigan, without consultation with or the consent of local authorities, and the release of a Detroit Free Press poll showing that 53 percent of the Great Lake State's voters oppose settling more refugees in the hard-pressed state. According to this...
  • Polls: Trump Threatens to Flip New Jersey, Rhode Island; Clinton Leads in New England States

    09/07/2016 2:07:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    People's Pundit Daily ^ | September 7, 2016 | Staff
    The highly accurate Emerson College PollÔąĀ Emerson College Polling University finds Democrat Hillary Clinton leading Republican Donald Trump in Deep Blue New England, but will be forced to defend New Jersey and Rhode Island. Among Independents, Mr. Trump leads Mrs. Clinton in Rhode Island (+20), Massachusetts (+8) and New Jersey (+4 points), while she holds the edge in Vermont (+22 points), Maine (+12), Connecticut (+9) and New Hampshire (+2). As Figure 1 depicts, Mrs. Clinton¬ís lead over Mr. Trump ranges from a high of 21 points in Vermont (47% to 26%) to a low of just 3% in Rhode Island...
  • Trump Is Only Down 3 Points In Rhode Island ó A State Obama Won By 27 Points

    09/07/2016 12:19:56 PM PDT · by FenwickBabbitt · 56 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/07/2016 | Alex Pappas
    Donald Trump, according to a new poll, is down just three points on Hillary Clinton in the traditionally-reliable Democratic state of Rhode Island, a state Barack Obama won by 27 points in 2012. A poll released Wednesday from Bostonís Emerson College shows Clinton at 44 percent, Trump at 41 percent, Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson at 8.4 percent and Green Party nominee Jill Stein at 3.5 percent. ... The college polled the presidential race in six New England states and New Jersey. The results show Clinton ahead in all seven states, though the contests are tight in Rhode Island, New...
  • Democratic voter ranks surge in California heading into presidential election

    08/22/2016 7:33:25 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 78 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | August 22, 2016 | Phillip Reese
    The California Democratic Party added about 700,000 voters between January and July of this year, a 10 percent increase that is significantly higher than the rise in registered Democrats during previous presidential elections, according to new data from the California Secretary of State.
  • Trump finds support in former Democratic stronghold in Maryland

    08/21/2016 11:06:34 AM PDT · by cba123 · 19 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | August 20, 2016 | John Fritze
    Twenty years ago, when thousands of people still drove past his Edgemere gas station every day on their way to make steel and cars, Carl Hobson put up signs for Democrats. Now the 77-year-old displays one of the largest "Trump" signs in this blue-collar community. The "Make America Great Again" slogan is impossible to miss under the price for diesel. Hobson has owned the station since 1964, when Bethlehem Steel and General Motors weren't just large employers important to the local economy ó they were fundamental to the region's culture. "People don't want a third term of Obama," Hobson said....
  • In Illinois, the Blue-State Model Rolls toward Bankruptcy

    08/10/2016 5:30:28 PM PDT · by randita · 39 replies
    NationalReview ^ | 8/10/16 | George Will
    <p>Deficits and unfunded pension liabilities as far as the eye can see. Seated in his office here, wearing neither a necktie nor a frown, Republican governor Bruce Rauner is remarkably relaxed for someone at the epicenter of a crisis now in its second year and with no end in sight. But, then, stress is pointless when the situation is hopeless. Besides, if you can ignore the fact that self-government is failing in the nationís fifth-most populous state, you can see real artistry in the self-dealing by the Democrats who, with veto-proof majorities in the state legislature, have reduced this state they control to insolvency.</p>
  • California cap-and-trade auction falls far short, delivering blow to state revenue (tr)

    05/26/2016 6:16:22 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 26, 2016 | by Ralph Vartarbedian
    The latest auction in California's cap-and-trade market for greenhouse gases fell sharply below expectations, as buyers purchased just 2% of the carbon credits whose sale funds a variety of state programs -- notably, the proposed high-speed rail project. The quarterly auction, conducted May 18 and announced Wednesday, will provide just $10 million for state programs, including $2.5 million for the bullet train. The rail authority had been expecting about $150 million. Whatever prompted the lack of buyers, the auction is a stark example of the uncertainty and risk of relying on actively-traded carbon credits to build the bullet train. The...
  • 11 Principles for a Free America After the Liberals Secede

    05/12/2016 2:06:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies ^ | May 12, 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    Itís becoming pretty clear that, like their Democrat forefathers, todayís Democrats are convinced that America is entirely too free and that they must take their blue states and secede. We normals no longer meet their high moral standards, what with our insistence on believing in God, having a voice in our governance, and our primitive desire not to have men lurking in womenís restrooms. Plus guns. Fine. Let them go. Good riddance. Weíll be able to pray and have our voices heard by government even as we continue to embrace anti-#Science concepts like chromosomes determining your sex. Plus guns. You...
  • Will Blue States Change Their Economic Policies After New Report?

    04/12/2016 6:50:55 PM PDT · by writer33 · 18 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 04/12/16 | Tori Richards
    Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are definitely onto something. The top 10 states with the brightest economic future are all solidly Republican or leaning that way. These states have the common denominator of less taxation and government spending, right to work labor laws, and efforts to curtail out-of-control pension costs. The bottom states reflect the opposite prognosis and are almost all solidly Democratic. A study released today by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) looked at 15 variables such as income tax rates, property tax burden, workersí compensation costs, minimum wage levels and state/local debt to compile its yearly ďRich...
  • Report: Five Clinton shell companies established in Delaware

    04/11/2016 6:26:26 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 11 replies
    washingtonexaminer. ^ | 4/11/16 | RUDY TAKALA
    Bill and Hillary Clinton, along with their nonprofit Clinton Foundation, have established at least five shell companies in Delaware, according to tax filings highlighted on Monday. Those companies include two for the couple's personal finances and three for the foundation, according to the documents, which were first reported by the Washington Free Beacon. All five are filed at 1209 North Orange Street in Wilmington. The address is shared with companies like Google, Apple, Bank of America, Coca-Cola, Ford, General Electric and more than 280,000 others that use the facility to take advantage of the state's tax laws.
  • CT ranked as one of top 10 states where people are living paycheck-to-paycheck

    01/19/2016 6:49:30 PM PST · by matt04 · 19 replies
    A new study shows Connecticut is in the top ten for paycheck-to-paycheck living. People everywhere have to pay rents or mortgages, groceries and utilities. But those bills vary from state to state. When everything's paid, a study by the website GoBankingRate shows, not a lot is left in Connecticut. Moving from Maine, Sandra Champlin said she learned quickly that her money doesn't get her as far in Connecticut as it did there. ‚ÄúRent is higher in Connecticut,‚ÄĚ said Champlin, who now lives in Rockville. She added that rent a few hundred more in Connecticut than Maine. Champlin said she wasn't...
  • Cruz: I can win some blue states in the general election

    01/14/2016 7:31:00 AM PST · by Isara · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/14/16 | Nolan D. McCaskill
    Ted Cruz believes he can win some blue states in a general election, specifically Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin and New Hampshire - all states the Republican nominee lost to Barack Obama in the 2008 and 2012 elections.Cruz said Mitt Romney and John McCain, the past two Republican nominees for president, lost those states because millions of conservatives didn't vote."We haven't been bringing out the Reagan Democrats. I believe our campaign will do that," Cruz said in an interview with U.S. News & World Report published Thursday. "And I'll point out, what we do know doesn't work is following the Bob...
  • Boston lands new GE headquarters

    01/13/2016 9:47:53 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 25 replies
    boston globe ^ | 13 Jan 2016 | Jon Chesto
    The company began looking to leave Fairfield, Conn., last year after state legislators threatened to raise corporate taxes. GE’s quest for a new global headquarters can be traced back to a decision by Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy and Connecticut lawmakers last spring to significantly change business tax policies, to help fill a big state budget gap. The package, among other things, altered how multistate companies collect corporate taxes and how losses can be used to reduce tax bills over a period of years.
  • New Yorkers Keep Heading for Exits

    12/22/2015 2:55:37 PM PST · by C19fan · 81 replies
    Empire Center ^ | December 22, 2015 | Staff
    Another year, another big loss of New Yorkers to other states. During the 12 months ending last July 1, 153,921 more residents moved out of New York than moved into it from other states, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s annual update of population estimates. The Census Bureau also slightly increased its estimate of New York’s prior year (2013-14) outflow to other states, to a new total of 160,329.
  • Donald Trump Can Win New York State and All Working-Class America

    12/21/2015 5:21:35 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 73 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Wayne Allyn Root
    Trust me, Hillary Clinton is scared. Smart Democrats are panicking. Leading Democrats keep saying in the media that Donald Trump can’t win the general election. Really? That may be what they’re saying out loud, but it’s not what they are whispering in private. I think leading Democrats know exactly what I know. Donald Trump can win New York State. And if he does, Hillary’s goose is cooked. If the GOP wins New York, Democrats have no electoral path to the White House. Donald Trump is the consummate New Yorker. Donald Trump is New York. Hillary was a carpetbagger from Arkansas....
  • Syrian Refugees Still Welcome in Pennsylvania

    11/16/2015 10:48:34 AM PST · by oldmomster · 49 replies
    Lancaster Online ^ | 11/16/2015 | Tom Knapp
    Syrian refugees still welcome in Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Wolf says; some states slam doors on further resettlement TOM KNAPP | Staff Writer Updated 5 min ago Comments Syrian refugees are still welcome in Pennsylvania. As several governors this week closed their doors to refugees in the wake of deadly terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday, Governor Tom Wolf said Pennsylvania will continue to accept refugees who have been properly screened. Pennsylvania has a rich, multi-century tradition of accepting immigrants, Wolf said, and that that should continue. “We must not lose sight of the fact that families leaving Syria are trying...
  • Connecticut to Continue to Take in Syrian Refugees

    11/16/2015 11:09:11 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 43 replies
    nbc connecticut ^ | Nov 16, 2015 | Max Reiss
    The state of Connecticut will continue to accept more than 1,600 refugees from Syria, Gov. Dannel Malloy told NBC Connecticut on Monday morning. This comes as governors in several other states announced they would stop accepting them.
  • Goodbye, Connecticut: It‚Äôs just too expensive here

    11/14/2015 5:38:15 PM PST · by BlueStateRightist · 24 replies
    Journal Inquirer ^ | November 14, 2015 | Alan and Gerald Zordan
    With the Litchfield hills and Connecticut in our rear-view mirror as we move our 101-year-old manufacturing company to South Carolina, we are nostalgic, excited, and disappointed.
  • High-tailing it out of blue states:Migration is changing the economic center of gravity to the South

    09/28/2015 6:51:19 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 41 replies
    wash times ^ | 9/27/15 | s moore
    The so-called ďprogressivesĒ love to talk about how their policies will create a workerís paradise, but then why is it that day after day, month after month, year after year, people are fleeing liberal blue states for conservative red states? The new Census data on where we live and where we moved to in 2014 shows that the top seven states with the biggest percentage increase in in-migration from other states are in order: North Dakota, Nevada, South Carolina, Colorado, Florida, Arizona, and Texas. All of these states are red, except Colorado, which is purple. Meanwhile the leading exodus states...
  • High-tailing it out of blue states: Migration is changing the economic center of gravity

    09/27/2015 4:46:50 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 44 replies
    washingtonti mes ^ | 9/27/2015 | Stephen Moore
    The so-called ďprogressivesĒ love to talk about how their policies will create a workerís paradise, but then why is it that day after day, month after month, year after year, people are fleeing liberal blue states for conservative red states? The new Census data on where we live and where we moved to in 2014 shows that the top seven states with the biggest percentage increase in in-migration from other states are in order: North Dakota, Nevada, South Carolina, Colorado, Florida, Arizona, and Texas. All of these states are red, except Colorado, which is purple. Meanwhile the leading exodus states...
  • High rate of poverty bites California

    07/19/2015 12:00:07 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 14 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | July 18, 2015 | Dan Walters
    When the Census Bureau began calculating poverty a half-century ago Ė as a ďwar on povertyĒ became a hot issue in Washington Ė it devised a rather simple formula. The formula defined income that would be counted Ė excluding non-cash income such as food stamps and housing subsidies Ė and applied it to a narrow ďmarket basketĒ of food and other living necessities. All the data were nationwide, with no adjustments for regional or local differentials. By the official poverty index, California doesnít fare too badly, with 17 percent of its residents impoverished, a bit above the national rate of...
  • Illinois is now the biggest food-stamp user in the Midwest ( Michigan mentioned )

    07/13/2015 2:33:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Illinois Policy ^ | July 13, 2015 | Michael Lucci
    Illinois and Michigan have traded places on two key metrics for measuring prosperity and opportunity, and both changes are embarrassing for the Land of Lincoln. The first major change came in October 2014, when Michigan surpassed Illinois for total factory jobs. Michigan now has 25,000 more factory jobs than Illinois even though the Wolverine Stateís economy is only three-quarters the size of Illinoisí. Now, new data from the Department of Human Services shows the embarrassing role reversal has come full turn. In March of this year, Illinois bumped off Michigan to become the Midwestís No. 1 user of the Supplemental...
  • People in Blue States seek psychiatric help 50% more often than in Red States

    06/07/2015 8:17:27 PM PDT · by upchuck · 42 replies
    newsmachete ^ | June 7, 2015 | Newsmachete
    People who live in liberal states search for psychologists on Google 50% more, per capita, than people from conservative states. Vermont has the most searchers for mental health help, at 74% greater than the national average, which makes sense, since it is a far-left state with a socialist Senator, Bernie Sanders, who likes to talk about the joys of rape. People in liberal Massachusetts and far-left New York search 55% and 56% more often for therapists as well (California, which you would expect to be worst of all, is "only" 41% above average). By contrast, in Idaho, (adjusted for population...
  • The Blue-City Model

    04/29/2015 6:13:13 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | April 28, 2015
    The Blue-City Model Baltimore shows how progressivism has failed urban America. April 28, 2015 Youíre not supposed to say this in polite company, but what went up in flames in Baltimore Monday night was not merely a senior center, small businesses and police cars. Burning down was also the blue-city model of urban governance. Nothing excuses the violence of rampaging students or the failure of city officials to stop it before Marylandís Governor called in the National Guard. But as order starts to return to the streets, and the usual political suspects lament the lack of economic prospects for the...
  • Report: People Fleeing High-Tax States for Low-Tax Alternatives

    04/08/2015 10:08:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 8, 2015 - 9:38 AM | Rudy Takala
    Utah, Texas, and North Dakota, where taxes are low, are the most economically vibrant states in the country, according to a new report. The high-tax states of New York and Michigan rank at the bottom. Additionally, the report found, millions of people left highly-taxed states for low-tax states between 2003 and 2013. The 8th edition of Rich States Poor States, an annual report released by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) on Wednesday, found that 1.5 million people left New York between 2003 and 2013, the largest exodus of any state. California came in second by that indicator, with 1.4...
  • Blue States Bleeding Red

    04/05/2015 9:13:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | April 5, 2015 | Matt Walter
    Last week, Republicans expanded their majority in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives when 26-year-old Martina White won a special election in the 170th district. Expanding a legislative majority in a state that twice voted for Barack Obama is significant on its own, but expanding it because of the support of a unique coalition of Republican and traditionally Democratic-leading voters in a district in Philadelphia, a city where Republicans have not won an open General Assembly seat in 25 years, is extraordinary. The Republican wave did not end in November 2014, and White is just the latest Republican to win in...
  • Life is still better in Red States

    01/05/2015 7:32:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/05/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    In a sure sign that the media is running out of things to talk about after the holiday lull, the New York Times opens the doors of their op-ed pages to Richard Florida for a meandering analysis of why life in America’s Red States can’t possibly be all it’s cracked up to be. This is one of the more remarkably tone deaf pieces I’ve seen in a while, even on the pages of the Gray Lady. Here’s just one example of why it’s supposedly not that great to live in Red State America. Red state economies based on energy...
  • Breaking the Blue Barrier: The Democrats still have a big advantage in the electoral college.

    11/15/2014 10:37:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/15/2014 | Myra Adams
    After the GOPís 2014 midterm election triumph, Republicans are still celebrating that the good guys (and girls) won and our nation has been saved. Finally, the American people wised up and threw the bums out. Six years after the election of Barack Obama, the midterm tsunami over the bluest of blue states filled Republicans with ďhope and change,Ē mixed with heaps of vindication. And after winning control of Capitol Hill, Republicans hope that bold actions and good governance will follow over the next two years and will motivate a majority of 2016 voters to send a Republican candidate to the...
  • 7 Most Expensive States to Live in the U.S.

    11/02/2014 4:49:28 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 34 replies
    Business Cheatsheet ^ | October 28, 2014 | Erika Rawes
    As most of us already know, an equal salary can stretch much further in one place than in another. If you earn at least $75,000 per year, you earn a comfortable salary. At this income level, you are said to have reached the point where you really donít need any more money to thrive. In each state, however, this $75,000 has to be adjusted to account for costs of living differences. A few states, however, like Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Nevada, Florida, and Wisconsin are right around the benchmark. That is, even when adjusting for cost of living, these states will...
  • How A Surge In Puerto Rican Voters Is Changing Florida Politics [Red Turing Blue!]

    10/20/2014 4:33:43 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    YahooNews ^ | October 20, 2014 | Luisita Lopez Torregrosa
    How A Surge In Puerto Rican Voters Is Changing Florida Politics They may lean Democratic, but many óespecially the newcomers óare 'up for grabs' By Luisita Lopez Torregrosa A Puerto Rican flag is held by Miami residents at the Calle Ocho Festival in Miami. The road to political victory in Florida is not just a metaphor, it's a place: Interstate 4, the busy highway that cuts across the vote-heavy heart of the state from Tampa to Daytona Beach. And the I-4 corridor, as it's called, now runs through a swing-vote region undergoing significant demographic change. Puerto Ricans have been migrating...
  • Northeast loses 40% of House seats as people flee high-tax states

    09/30/2014 9:29:10 AM PDT · by tje · 64 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 30, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    The Northeast, once the nationís political engine that produced presidents, House speakers and Senate giants including the late Edward M. Kennedy, is losing clout in Washington as citizens flee the high-tax region, according to experts worried about the trend. The Census Bureau reports that population growth has shifted to the South and the result is that the 11 states that make up the Northeast are being bled dry of representation in Washington. Critics blame rising taxes in states such as Massachusetts and Connecticut for limiting population growth in the Northeast to just 15 percent from 1983 to 2013, while the...
  • The Growing Blue-State Diaspora

    08/24/2014 7:07:04 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 64 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 23, 2014 | Robert Gebeloff and David Leonhardt
    Californians have moved to Colorado and Nevada. Massachusetts natives have moved to New Hampshire. New Yorkers have moved to North Carolina and Virginia ó and, of course, have continued moving to Florida. Over the last few decades, residents of many traditionally liberal states have moved to states that were once more conservative. And this pattern has played an important role in helping the Democratic Party win the last two presidential elections and four of the last six. The growth of the Latino population and the social liberalism of the millennial generation may receive more attention, but the growing diaspora of...
  • Health care divide between red, blue states deepens

    08/07/2014 5:49:30 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 17 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 8-5-14 | David Lauter
    WASHINGTON -- States that have aggressively put the Affordable Care Act into practice have cut the number of uninsured residents sharply -- in some cases in half or better -- while those that balked have improved little if at all, according to new data released Tuesday. The state-by-state numbers, from Gallup's Healthways Well-Being Index, reinforce one of the major effects of Obamacare so far: Political debate has widened the health care gap between red and blue states. All 10 states with the largest percentages of uninsured adults now have Republican governors and legislatures. The lowest percentages all are governed by...
  • Get Ready for the New England Power Shortage

    07/19/2014 6:18:35 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 34 replies
    am spectator ^ | 7/18/14 | w tucker
    n 1980, under the first administration of Governor Jerry Brown, California decided it wasnít going to build any more power plants but would follow Amory Lovinsí ďsoft path,Ē opting instead for conservation and renewable energy. By 2000, with the new digital economy sucking up electricity, a drought in the Pacific Northwest cut hydropower output and the state found itself facing the Great California Electrical Shortage. You know what happened next. For weeks the Golden State struggled to find enough electricity to power its traffic lights. Brownouts and blackouts cascaded across the state while businesses fired up smoke-belching diesel generators to...
  • State Denies Request To House Migrant Kids At Southbury (CT)

    07/16/2014 7:22:22 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 9 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | July 15, 2014 | KEITH PHANEUF
    "The vacant property that the state of Connecticut has is too small to accommodate your needs (which clearly must be at least several hundred thousand square feet of building space alone) and is typically in a state of disrepair to the point where a certificate of occupancy would be difficult to obtain," Patrick M. O'Brien, assistant director of OPM's Bureau of Assets Management, wrote to an official at the U.S. General Services Administration's New England regional offices. "Indeed, many existing structures are beyond salvage and require environmental remediation and demolition."
  • BREAKING: Sources say Toyota fleeing CA, taking 5,000 jobs to more business-friendly Texas

    04/27/2014 4:52:00 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 95 replies
    Californiaís inhospitable tax policies may have struck again, this time costing Los Angeles one of its largest employers. According to multiple sources close to the situation, Toyota will be relocating its US headquarters from the LA suburb of Torrance to Plano, Texas. The company has yet to notify its employees of the news, but is expected to do so Monday, followed by a public announcement. While itís unlikely that Toyota, which is ranked 8th on Fortuneís Global 500, will directly cite taxes as the reason for its relocation, it should come as little surprise that the financial burden of operating...
  • Toyota to move jobs and marketing headquarters from Torrance to Texas (LAT tries to spin loss)

    04/28/2014 6:29:02 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 35 replies
    LA Times ^ | 4/27/14 | Jerry Hirsch and David Undercoffler
    Toyota Motor Corp. plans to move large numbers of jobs from its sales and marketing headquarters in Torrance to suburban Dallas, according to a person familiar with the automaker's plans. The move, creating a new North American headquarters, would put management of Toyota's U.S. business close to where it builds most cars for this market. North American Chief Executive Jim Lentz is expected to brief employees Monday, said the person, who was not authorized to speak publicly. Toyota declined to detail its plans. About 5,300 people work at Toyota's Torrance complex. It is unclear how many workers will be asked...
  • Over 40,000 voters are registered in both Virginia and Maryland, group finds

    04/23/2014 1:27:37 PM PDT · by topher · 90 replies ^ | April 23, 2014 | Kenric Ward -
    A crosscheck of voter rolls in Virginia and Maryland turned up 44,000 people registered in both states, a vote-integrity group reported Wednesday. And thatís just the beginning. ďThe Virginia Voters Alliance is investigating how to identify voters who are registered and vote in Virginia but live in the states that surround us,Ē Alliance President Reagan George told the State Board of Elections.
  • The states with the most segregated public schools are epicenters of liberalism

    03/27/2014 10:16:29 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 27 | Eric Owens
    The state with the most segregated public schools is New York. Other states with exceptionally segregated schools include California, Illinois and Michigan. These findings come from a longitudinal study of enrollment figures conducted by the Civil Rights Project at the University of California at Los Angeles, The Associated Press reports. The period studied was 1998 through 2010. New York, California, Illinois and Michigan are traditionally among the most reliably Democratic states in the union, as an interactive 2012 map created by Slate shows. A 2013 ďState of the StatesĒ feature by Gallup indicates that New York, California and Illinois are...
  • Study: Income Inequality Greater, Growing Faster in Blue States

    03/13/2014 1:12:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 12, 2014 - 12:15 PM | Barbara Hollingsworth
    President Obama has said that reducing the growing gap between high and low income earners is one of his top domestic priorities. But a new study finds that residents of states that voted for Obama in 2012 ďare experiencing more income inequality than people in other states.Ē ďIncome inequality is worse in blue states, and has also grown more quickly in those areas over the past 10 years,Ē according to the study, entitled ďBlue states have the income-inequality blues,Ē by Richard Barrington, senior financial analyst at previously reported that a Brookings Institute study found that the highest levels...
  • Rick Perry At CPAC - Red States vs. Blue States

    03/08/2014 4:47:47 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 48 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 03/08/14 | LD Jackson
    The major news in the conservative world this week has been the goings on at the annual Conservative Political Action Committee meeting in Washington, D. C. It seems to have become a sounding board for possible future presidential candidates to stretch their legs, testing the wind beneath their wings, so to speak. Many of the speakers may be in the running for the 2016 Republican nomination for President. Since I am nowhere close to deciding who my favorite will be, I have not listened to any of the speeches, before now. I suppose I have just not been in the...
  • Any signs of people in blue states starting to turn away from Democrats?

    02/24/2014 7:36:48 PM PST · by cradle of freedom · 64 replies
    Has anyone seen any signs that people in blue states may be turning away from the big government ideology that has controlled these states for so many decades? Any discussions with relatives, neighbors or friends who are Democrats?
  • Red states see higher divorce rate, research shows

    01/24/2014 2:52:16 PM PST · by Oliviaforever · 43 replies
    Fox 25 OKC ^ | 1-21-14 | By: Rebecca Schleicher
    Divorce hits red states harder than blue states, according to new research out of the University of Texas and University of Iowa. The research, published in the American Journal of Sociology, looks at religion and divorce and found the more conservative an area, the higher the divorce rate.