"Blue state" residents vote with their feet according to 2010 census

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    Keep taxing them out of existence, baby! 650,000 people (per seat) people can't be wrong.

    Census shows slowing US growth, brings GOP gains - Yahoo! Finance

     
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    Any time liberal hot spot states lose seats, it's a good thing
     
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    1. William O'Rourke of the Chicago Sun-Times: " George W. Bush's America — "Yahoo Nation"— contains not one major city, nor one primary center of creative and intellectual density." And "Al Gore's America is the country's great cities: New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Seattle."."if George W. becomes president, he will not have won one center of the thinking America, the teeming centers of creative and intellectual life." Nicholas Strakon: Yahoo Nation strikes back

    But, while liberals like O’Rouke love to point with great pride to the ‘centers of thinking America,’ it should be recognized how many Americans shun these ‘centers of crime and poverty,’ and, as the great Ronald Reagan said, ‘vote with their feet.’
    We need O'Rourke's view on the new census data...

    2. “But major metro areas are casting a declining share of the nation's votes, while fast-growing counties beyond metro-edge cities, with family-size subdivisions and megachurches, are heavily Republican… Democrats have made their greatest gains in the nation's very largest metropolitan areas. At the same time, Republicans have been gaining in rural areas and the fast-growing metropolitan fringe.” Michael Barone, http://www.usnews.com/usnews/issue/001106/6pol.htm

    3. These areas, with “with family-size subdivisions and megachurches,” termed ‘Sprinkler Cities” by David Brooks, are experiencing astounding growth, due to Americans looking to escape high taxes, bad schools, and still-high-priced homes.

    a. “Sprinkler Cities are the fast-growing suburbs mostly in the South and West that are the homes of the new style American Dream, the epicenters of Patio Man fantasies. Douglas County, Colorado, which is the fastest-growing county in America and is located between Denver and Colorado Springs, is a Sprinkler City…. Sprinkler Cities are also generally the most Republican areas of the country. In some of the Sprinkler City congressional districts, Republicans have a 2 or 3 or 4 to 1 registration advantage over Democrats... In fact, the rising prominence of these places heralds a new style of suburb vs. suburb politics, with the explosively growing Republican outer suburbs vying with the slower-growing and increasingly Democratic inner suburbs for control of the center of American political gravity.” Patio Man and the Sprawl People | The Weekly Standard

    b. Already, suburbanites make up about half of the country's population (while city people make up 28 percent and rural folk make up the rest), and America gets more suburban every year. According to the census data, the suburbs of America's 100 largest metro areas grew twice as fast as their central cities in the 1990s, and that was a decade in which many cities actually reversed their long population slides…. The majority of Asian Americans, half of Hispanics, and 40 percent of American blacks live in suburbia. Ibid.


    On the downside, deanie says only 6% of scientists live in the suburbs....
     
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    We all know this tax issue was a class warfare ruse. Nobody in their right mind wants to payout 40 - 50+ per-cent of their income in taxes. It's idiotic. Look at NY, look at CA, their taxes are some of the highest in the nation; the states are basket cases, literally, people are leaving in droves.

    How stupid do they think we are?
     
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    This is as it should be. The ability to flee supidty and socialism wherever you find it and move to smarter, saner states.
     
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    Yep and I'm one of them.
     

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