Live Free or Move!

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    Live Free or Move!

    http://www.humanevents.com/2013/05/08/live-free-or-move/

    Why the Old South is now the New South..becuase it is full of transplants, for one thing.

    John Stossel:

    Forty-three million Americans moved from one state to another between 1995 and 2010 — about one-seventh of Americans.

    It’s good that we can move! Moving provides one of the few limits on the megalomania of state bureaucrats.

    Americans have moved away from high-taxed, heavily regulated states to lower-taxed, less-regulated states. Most don’t think of it as a political decision. They just go where opportunities are, and that usually means where there’s less government.

    They’re leaving my state, New York, in droves. California, despite its great weather, also lost people, and wealth. Other biggest losers were Illinois, New Jersey and Ohio.

    Travis Brown, author of “Money Walks,” tracked the movements using IRS data. On my TV show, he revealed that Florida was the state that gained the most: “You’re seeing a massive amount of people and their income coming in: $86 billion.”

    Arizona and Texas also gained, which made me wonder if Americans just move to states where it’s warm. “No,” said Darcy Olsen, president of Arizona’s Goldwater Institute. “Weather explains just 5 percent of the migration … the Census Bureau asks, and they say, ‘to find a job.’”

    People move where jobs are, and the states gaining the most — which also include North Carolina and Nevada — follow what she calls “the magic formula. Lower taxes and good labor policy, which means, to a business, being free to hire and fire the people you want. (In) the most successful states you see both — no income tax or low taxes coupled with right-to-work laws.”

    The states that lost the most people and money were New York, California, Illinois, New Jersey and Ohio.

    This competition between states makes it possible for states to learn from each other’s successes.

    This data doesn’t stop a prominent pundit in my state, The New York Times’ Paul Krugman, from writing that the Texas economic miracle is “a myth” because Texas still has high poverty rates, a high high-school dropout rate and a low percentage of people with health insurance.

    Behind this clash is the larger disagreement about how to handle the economy — promote growth by shrinking government or boost public services for the poor. The state-by-state contrast keeps getting sharper. Crudely put, blue states keep getting bluer, and red states keep getting redder. Krugman looks at Texas and sees policies — and Republican politicians — he doesn’t like.

    But people don’t just vote at the ballot box or by their choice of newspaper subscriptions. They vote with their feet. And by that measure, the state that publishes Krugman’s columns — New York — and the state where he’s a college professor — New Jersey — are losing big-time.

    Ironically, one reason Texas continues to have problems with poverty, despite its population growth, is that people don’t just move between states. They also move from other countries in search of opportunity. For about a million people, that meant moving across the border from Mexico to Texas. They start low on the economic ladder but do tend to move upward over time.

    For some reason, politicians most sympathetic to those immigrants are clueless about why U.S. citizens move from state to state.

    Let people live where they can be free, and get rich.

     
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    47% are not going to want to heat that!!

     
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    47% are not going to want to heat that!!

    Ok Mr. Non-Partisan.



    lol, it's true 47% will scream it and 47% will claim it's BS.

    How is that partisan; we are a divided country with about 6% TRUE independents

     
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    Job opportunities are great down there.  So great that many people get 2 or 3 of them.

     

     

     
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    Poor username, lives in his liberal cocoon, still thinks it is 1965.....you stick with that if it works for you...

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/danielfisher/2013/02/25/texas-dominates-the-best-cities-for-good-jobs/

    Forbes magazine, 2013:

    "Texas Dominates The Best Cities For Good Jobs"

    "One explanation that is definitely false: Texas isn’t growing on the backs of underpaid, non-union workers. While Texas is a right-to-work state, many of the highest paying jobs in the Dallas area are with unionized defense manufacturers like Bell Helicopter and Lockheed Martin, which produces the F-35 Lightning II fighter at a mile-long plant in Fort Worth. Asked about the state’s reputation for union-busting and low-wage jobs, Dallas Federal Reserve Economist Pia Orrenius said “we get a lot of that.”

    People say it’s all low-pay jobs, so I looked at employment growth by wage quartile,” she said. And guess what? Not only is the Dallas-area per-capita income of $39,548 comfortably above the national average of $37,000, but it’s growing fastest in the top half of wages above $16 an hour.

    Dallas doesn’t have the booming energy industry of Houston – No. 2 on the list with expected 5-year job growth of 2.6% a year – but it has a prosperous and growing financial and professional-services sector. Bank of America has large back-office operations in the Dallas area and the city is home to large law and accounting firms as well as professionals who serve the energy industry. “Those are your extremely high paying jobs,” Orrenius said, paying an average of $28 an hour. The relatively higher wages in Dallas are what pushed it to the top of the list, but for raw growth the Austin area wins at No. 2 in the nation with an expected 5-year annual growth rate of 3.9%"

    Less expensive real estate makes a big difference , too..  

     
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    In response to UserName99's comment:

    Job opportunities are great down there.  So great that many people get 2 or 3 of them.

     

     




    you sound like you are clinging bitterly to your poor presidential and governor choices.

     
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    And, you thinkg this is a list of GOOD things?  You are sick.

    Just remember, without the southern states, you can't afford any of these things.

     

     
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    skeeter I don't understand your comment at all .... especially coming from a Christian fellow like yourself ..... what I know of the the Teachings of Christ ... if He was walking among us today that list that you think is sick and no good would be exactly what He would be recommending for the World .

     
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    Keep the comical pics coming. Where do you get these?

     
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    skeeter I don't understand your comment at all .... especially coming from a Christian fellow like yourself ..... what I know of the the Teachings of Christ ... if He was walking among us today that list that you think is sick and no good would be exactly what He would be recommending for the World .



    Right.  Jesus was a socialist, a trade unionist, and he said render unto Gog what is god, and have the government do everything else for you, becasue it is a god as well.  sigh.  

    You need to get out more.

     
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    Keep the comical pics coming. Where do you get these?

     

    It should be "commie"  not "comical"

     
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    Without Red States , you can have Electric cars...LOL!!!

    The Left has a long history of propaganda posters worshipping the State as God.......to convince the low information gullible idiots.

     
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    Here's what Jesus said, in reference to above:

    For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Mesomething to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.’ “Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink? ‘And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You? ‘When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ “The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’

     

    Correct me if I am wrong, but this seems to be what Jesus expects us to do personally, i.e., it is not an intended role of government. 

     
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    Are we a christian nation or not?  Which is it?

    As a Christian, I do this.  I don't do the "somebody help this poor man" and sluff it off to government, as you, and Colbert, suggest.

    Look, it is not that the left is not compassionate, they just choose the wrong tool.  Government is the wrong tool to do these things.  YOU, (i.e. an individual) is the right tool.

    As a people, we should be compassionate.  That does not translate to governance.  It is like trying to saw a board with a hammer.

     
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    Jesus said, "Give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and Give to God, what belongs to God."

    Very simple, but liberals cannot understand; the Government is not God.

    Supporting spending $100 billion on a bureaucratic government program , instead of $99 billion, doesnt get  you to heaven, sorry... 

    Liberals rely on a snarky comedian as their philosopher....Mother Teresa, he aint.

    Did Stephen Colbert "love the poor and serve the needy" by raising big money for a campaign to elect his sister to Congress?

     
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    If you disagree with WDYWN , he relies on the grade school "shut up" retort

     
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    “Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right”

    -Lincoln

     
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    Government is the wrong tool to do these things.



    Personal opinion.

     



    Not really.  I know we have been down this path before, but show me where in the constitution the government is given the responsibility to feed people.

     
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    “Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right”

     

    -Lincoln

     



    That is the struggle, to discern if we are doing what God asks, are we on "His side", given the issue.

    Liberals think they have it knocked, cleanly and forever, by saying it is government's job, what ever the issue.

     

     
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    I know we have been down this path before, but show me where in the constitution the government is given the responsibility to feed people.



    I suppose you think providing for the general welfare means kicking poor people to punish laziness and Obamaphones?

     



    Like I said, we have been down this path.  General welfare, as used in the constitution, is in reference to economics, i.e. commerce, not impinging, but promoting legislation and action that allows people to freely operate in the economy.

    But you know that.  You just don't want to admit it.

     
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    skeeter I don't understand your comment at all .... especially coming from a Christian fellow like yourself ..... what I know of the the Teachings of Christ ... if He was walking among us today that list that you think is sick and no good would be exactly what He would be recommending for the World .




    If Jesus were around today, he'd win GOP elections with ease.  Unless he ran under a pseudonym, in which case he'd be tossed to the curb in the primaries.

     

     

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