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  • New Analysis Details Enormous Economic Consequences as Earners Flee Blue States for Red

    06/02/2022 7:40:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/02/2022 | Athena Thorne
    A new analysis of IRS data shows the financial consequences of gaining or losing population can be either extremely rewarding or devastating to individual states. In 2020, blue states repelled the highest earners while red states attracted them, resulting in massive economic losses and gains. Wirepoints, an Illinois-based research organization, took a look at the latest migration data released by the IRS and drew some conclusions that should leave Democrat-run states in a cold sweat, wondering how they’ll ever be able to maintain their profligacy. In the competition for America’s best and brightest residents, the most populous blue states are...
  • What a post-Roe America will look like: Blue states will set themselves up as sanctuary states for abortion seekers.

    05/05/2022 9:36:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/05/2022 | Sally Zelikovsky
    I don’t believe as many red states will outright ban abortion as left-wing pundits, politicians, and activists suggest. More likely, a handful will enact blanket bans; a majority will permit abortion to some limited extent; and most, if not all, true-blue states will make abortion so permissible that Ralph Northam style post-birth murder will be state sanctioned and applauded. National abortion-promoting organizations that have the support of millions and billions of Benjamins, will divert those funds and their efforts to providing round-trip transportation to abortion states for women residing in anti-abortion states. Expect a cottage industry of abortion tourism to...
  • Blue State Blues: Zelensky, Charlottesville, and Judging a Cause by Its Fringe

    03/25/2022 7:17:07 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/25/2022 | Joel B Pollack
    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has become the leader of the free world, holding out against the might of the Russian military and defying the will of a tyrant whom the leaders of the world’s democracies are afraid to confront directly. At the same time, his military, which the West is arming as fast as possible, includes a small group of extremists and neo-Nazis, including some linked to the 2017 riot in Charlottesville, Virginia, which inspired President Joe Biden’s candidacy.
  • Juiced Up Budgets In Other States Attributed To Federal Aid, But Pritzker Claims Credit In Illinois – Wirepoints

    02/05/2022 10:01:00 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 6 replies
    wirepoints ^ | Feb 4, 2022 | Mark Glennon
    Juiced Up Budgets In Other States Attributed To Federal Aid, But Pritzker Claims Credit In Illinois – Wirepoints By: Mark Glennon* This claim by Gov. JB Pritzker in his State of the State speech on Wednesday just might be his biggest whopper yet, which is saying something: “Let me set the record straight for you — our state budget surpluses would exist even without the money we received from the federal government.” To show why that’s untrue, in this column, we will look at Pritzker’s claim in relation to what’s happening and what is being said in other states. Countless...
  • Blue State Citizens Are Buying Guns At A Record Pace

    01/21/2022 4:56:16 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 01/14/22 | Larry Keane
    The past two years have witnessed gun sales the likes of which have never been seen before. It’s not just Red states either. The totals include big numbers in Blue states already home to some of the strictest gun control laws in the country.With the midterm elections less than 10 months away, elected officials supporting more gun control could be in for a rude awakening given the shifting Second Amendment support among their voting constituencies.Gun Sales Blue WaveLaw-abiding Americans took firm control over their personal safety and Second Amendment rights in 2020 and recorded 21 million background checks for gun...
  • Supermarkets Slash Hours As Workers Call Out Sick; Store Shelves Remain Bare

    01/15/2022 2:27:25 PM PST · by blam · 75 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 1-15-2022
    Labor shortages at supermarkets across the country have increased in recent weeks as the COVID-19 omicron variant continues to spread. Workers are calling sick, and there are not enough cashiers, baggers, and stockers, forcing some supermarket chains to slash hours of operations. Compounding labor woes, supply chains are still severely snarled as food shortages are being reported nationwide. WSJ reports supermarkets are having difficulty staying open as workers call out sick because of infection. Some grocers are frantically hiring new employees, using temporary employment agencies, and overworking current staff to keep stores from shuttering. The seven-store supermarket chain Stew Leonard’s...
  • Illinois is a great example of why people are running from blue states

    01/07/2022 11:52:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/07/2022 | Jack Hellner
    People are moving from high tax Democrat-run states to states that are more welcoming to businesses and individuals. The way Illinois is run shows many reasons why.In Illinois, the legislature schedules adjournment by May 31st and their salary is $69,464 per year. They also get substantial pensions and other benefits with a few years of service. They also get an extra salary if they are a leader or head of a committee. The legislature is very generous to itself.This year, they are scheduling adjournment by early April so they can campaign. My guess is their opponents don’t get taxpayer-paid time...
  • 1 Million Americans Fled To Red States In 2021, But What Are Those States Doing For Them?

    01/03/2022 6:51:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 01/03/2022 | Joy Pullmann
    Rather than seeking to be places of excellence, often red states simply congratulate themselves that they ‘Aren’t Illinois or California.’New census figures show the United States added the fewest citizens in its entire history in 2021, with population growth at just 0.1 percent. The data also showed a continued exodus of Americans from Democrat-run states to Republican-run states, with New York, California, and Illinois losing the most residents and Texas, Florida, and Arizona gaining the most, respectively.The Wall Street Journal posted graphics illustrating these trends on a recent front page, then editorialized about the trend, pointing out the correlation between...
  • Experts: DeSantis Policies So Bad He's Now Infecting Record Numbers In California And New York

    12/28/2021 4:14:23 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | December 27, 2021 | The Babylon Bee
    TALLAHASSEE, FL—According to experts, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis's COVID policies are so bad they are starting to cause skyrocketing COVID infection rates in leftist states. "COVID is on the rise in New York and California," said Dr. Fauci. "I spoke with SCIENCE just this morning, and it told me that the real culprit here is Ron DeSantis." Fauci and others revealed that the Florida governor's policies are so bad and permissive and hands-off that they have caused COVID to spike in Left-wing states, even though those states are obediently following the SCIENCE. "This is just horrible," said Fauci. "Somehow, DeSantis...
  • Blue States Experience Massive Coronavirus Surge in Last Two Weeks

    11/26/2021 3:59:12 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/26/2021 | Hannah Bleau
    Blue states, some of which had the most restrictive requirements in the country throughout the Chinese coronavirus pandemic, are experiencing massive surges of the virus as the holiday season arrives, prompting some to reimplement mitigation strategies and keep others in place. Michigan is reporting one of the biggest surges in the nation, experiencing a daily average of 8,457 cases, or 85 per 100,000, according to the New York Times‘ tracker. That reflects an 88 percent increase in cases in the last 14 days alone. This week, the federal government agreed to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s (D) request to send “two medical...
  • NY Times journalists explore what happens when Democrats have all the power, find out 'blue states are the problem'

    11/19/2021 6:49:06 AM PST · by Twotone · 15 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 18, 2021 | Phil Shiver
    A pair of New York Times journalists who recently set out to explore what happens when Democrats control all the levels of power in state and local governments across the country were shocked to discover that "blue states" — not red ones — "are the problem." "What do Democrats actually do when they have all the power?" Times video journalist Johnny Harris asked at the outset of an opinion video posted by the paper last week. Harris teamed up with Times editorial board writer Binyamin Appelbaum to examine why famously liberal states — such as New York, California, and Washington...
  • Fed Up With Blue State Tyranny, Half My Extended Family Moved To South Dakota

    11/16/2021 8:13:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 16, 2021 | Georgi Boorman
    Fatigued from the punishing and arbitrary restrictions, we saw South Dakota like a man dying of thirst sees a glass of water.I shut the car door and sighed. “I don’t want to go back,” I said, stuffing my mask in the cupholder. We were about to get back on the interstate as we wound our way through Montana toward Washington state, our home. It wasn’t a decision, just how I felt. But saying it out loud set us on an unstoppable course. Just a few months later, we were traveling back across the I-90 to the Black Hills of South...
  • Florida Reporting Fewer Coronavirus Cases per Capita than Blue States

    10/24/2021 9:14:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/24/2021 | Hannah Bleau
    Florida is reporting fewer cases of the Chinese coronavirus per capita than its blue state counterparts, according to the New York Times’ Saturday data.The Times’ chart provides the daily average of cases, as well as the number per 100,000. Florida is at the bottom of the list in terms of cases per capita, reporting 10 per 100,000 as of Saturday — a decrease of 42 percent in the last two weeks. Only one state, Hawaii, is reporting lower cases per capita, coming in at eight. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s (D) state of Michigan is reporting 39 cases per 100,000, while Gov....
  • More States Pass Abortion Laws In Hopes Of Triggering Travel Ban From Portland

    09/09/2021 6:48:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | September 8, 2021 | The Babylon Bee
    U.S.—After Mayor Ted Wheeler of Portland announced a trade and travel ban against Texas due to their ban on abortion, several more states across the country are racing to enact their own abortion bans so that Portland will ban travel to their states as well. "I'm like, 'whatever' on abortion," said North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, "but the prospect of being completely cut off from Portland in every way is seriously tempting." Portland has assured all states that anyone who passes laws outlawing the killing of unborn babies will not see hoards of smelly, mentally ill Portlanders or Antifa thugs...
  • Infrastructure Bill Rewards Blue States for Driving Up Immigration Levels to U.S.

    08/08/2021 9:01:21 PM PDT · by bitt · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/8/2021 | John Binder
    The so-called bipartisan “infrastructure” bill, backed by Senate Democrats and 18 Senate Republicans, would reward blue states with federal money for driving up immigration levels to the United States. The bill, among other things, includes the Digital Equity Act that would help expand broadband to American communities that currently lack access to the internet. Slipped into the legislation are provisions allocating federal funding based on the number of newly arrived immigrants in a state or region — a design that rewards blue states who tend to have the largest foreign-born populations in the nation. As the legislation states, the Department...
  • People Fleeing Collapsing Economies of Blue States Advise Those Who Remain: ‘Start Making Better Decisions on Who You Vote For’

    06/09/2021 8:56:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 06/09/2021 | Patricia Tolson
    Florida was the No. 1 relocation destination for Americans in 2020, according to Move.org. New York and California took first and second place in the contest for which states had the most people choosing to leave.Justin Pearson is a 27-year-old truck loader for a Target distribution center. A resident of Hemet, California, for 22 years, Pearson moved to the town of Riverside for another three years until the dramatic change in policies and rising cost of living made it impossible for him to live on his own. There also was no way he could afford to buy his own home,...
  • New York Knicks Plan To Allow Only Vaccinated Fans To Buy Playoff Tickets After Round 1

    06/03/2021 9:42:11 PM PDT · by Tipllub · 12 replies
    4CBS ^ | 4CBS
    (CBSNewYork)- The New York Knicks announced Friday that tickets for Game 5 of the series against the Atlanta Hawks have sold out. But, the bigger news was tucked into the end of the first paragraph of the announcement. The team plans to only allow fans who are fully vaccinated to buy playoff tickets if the team advances past the first round.
  • Squatters take over multimillion-dollar Sammamish home, police say hands are tied

    05/26/2021 7:45:28 AM PDT · by fireman15 · 87 replies
    KIRO 7 ^ | May 24, 2021 | Kevin Ko
    A multimillion-dollar home in Sammamish is at the center of an ongoing investigation, as squatters continue to break in and make the home their own. “The amount of guns, drugs, etcetera that were confiscated out of that place are not for personal use or for any good reason,” Sammamish Police Chief Dan Pingrey said. “I totally recognize how frustrating it is for the neighborhood and it’s just as frustrating for us to be honest with you.” The homeowner lives overseas, but a few people living locally help maintain the home with routine checkups. One of those workers stopped by the...
  • The Census Rewarded Red States, But Democrats Are Scheming To Reverse That

    05/07/2021 9:27:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 7, 2021 | Chuck DeVore
    States that consistently grew faster than the national average over the past ten years are in line to gain representation in Congress. Democrats will work to undermine people's vote with their feet.The U.S. Census Bureau released its once-in-a-decade national census on April 26. Most of the discussion about the census has focused on states losing or gaining seats in the U.S. House, a process known as reapportionment.For the 2022 midterms, seven states will be down one member of the House: California, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Colorado, Florida, Montana, North Carolina, and Oregon each gained one...
  • California loses Congressional seat for first time in history!

    04/27/2021 8:37:37 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 46 replies
    Citizen Free Press ^ | 4/27/2021 | Kane
    Texas, Florida and North Carolina are among the states that will gain congressional seats based on new population data from the U.S. census, a shift that will boost Republican chances of recapturing the U.S. House of Representatives from Democrats in next year’s midterm elections. Blue states losing a seat = California, New York, Michigan, Illinois, Pennsylvania. Red states losing a seat = Ohio, West Virginia. Blue states gaining a seat = Oregon, Colorado. Red states gaining seats = Montana, Florida, North Carolina, and Texas is gaining two seats. Summary = Net gain of +3 seats for red states.