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Shopping Around for a Better Life

JB in MS Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 1:39 PM
Exactly! It's why Colorado, once a dependably red state is now reliably blue. California transplants, mostly, but also lots from Illinois for some reason. I left, making it just that much less red; 'fraid it's gone for good this time, especially once all the illegals are granted citizenship!
Thanks, California! Thanks for your monstrous spending and absurd regulatory overreach! America needs you. We need Connecticut and Illinois, too! We need you the way we needed the Soviet Union, as models of failure, to warn us what happens if we believe those who say, "Government can."

Moving to California was once the dream for many Americans. Its population grew at almost triple the national average -- until 1990. Then big government, in the form of endless regulation and taxes, killed much of the dream. In the last decade, 2 million people left California.

Many of them moved to Alaska, Florida,...