Liberal Policy in Action–
New York lost 3.4 million residents over the past 10 years.

Illinois lost 806,000 people to out-migration since 1995.

Nearly three and a half million residents fled New York over the past 10 years, the biggest migration exodus of any state in the nation.
CNS News reported:

New York State accounted for the biggest migration exodus of any state in the nation between 2000 and 2010, with 3.4 million residents leaving over that period, according to the Tax Foundation.

Over that decade the state gained 2.1 million, so net migration amounted to 1.3 million, representing a loss of $45.6 billion in income.

Where are they escaping to?  The Tax Foundation found that more than 600,000 New York residents moved to Florida over the decade – opting perhaps for the Sunshine State’s more lenient tax system – taking nearly $20 billion in adjusted growth income with them.

Over that same time period, 208,794 Pennsylvanians moved to Florida, taking $8 billion in income.

“Many of these New York and Pennsylvania residents no doubt moved to Florida for the warm weather,” says the foundation, a nonpartisan research group. “[B]ut many more may have moved there because the state does not have an individual income tax, an estate tax, nor an inheritance tax.”

Meanwhile, a stunning report by the Illinois Policy Institute revealed that Illinois lost one resident every 10 minutes during the past fifteen years. Between 1995 and 2009, the state lost on a net basis more than 806,000 people to out-migration. As Illinois lost residents to migration the state also lost out on a net of $26 billion in taxable income to out-migration from 1995 to 2010.




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  1. Look up the numbers, in 2009 between 10 and 50 people from Illinois moved to the area around Wasilla, Alaska, were they smart or members of the press?

  2. They are all coming here to Wisconsin for the great welfare entitlements.

  3. If they come into new towns and cities trying to take over the local govts, and still voting Dim – EXPELL THEM toot sweet!!!

  4. As Reagan once said…..people will vote with their feet…..I did…..moved from IL to NM. Don’t need a FOID card out here. Let the states decide whether to go socialist or not and let the people migrate to the freer states. Soon they will run out of other peoples money and will be forced to come to terms with reality.

  5. Job, children in school, and family are, unfortunately, keeping me tied to this tax and spend welfare state.

  6. Recently heard that 200 people a day are moving from CA to TX. That’s just to TX. Wonder how many more are fleeing CA to the other 56 states…

  7. …to the other 55 states (“57″ minus CA and TX…)

  8. This puts a great hardship on the Democratic Party in Illinois. Because of the increasing exodus, some Party officials are projecting that there are not enough headstones in the State’s cemeteries to make up for their voter loses.

  9. Regarding the 200 people a day moving from CA to TX. Let them move somewhere else. We don’t need or want them. Leave Texas alone. As another poster said, Wisc. has great welfare programs. GO there!!! It’s bad enough we got illegals crossing the border and when they get here, they want to do is change it to be just like the toilet they ‘immigrated’ from. Leave us alone….

  10. These Libbers aren’t fleeing.They are moving to other states to infest.Tax,spend, and destroy then move on to another city,town,and state to do the same.This is the plague of the Apocalypse.

  11. Rats: Sinking ship….need I say more

    well I guess its possible they are good guys leaving and leaving the rats behind

  12. I can proudly say that I am one of those who left IL for TX. I hate the hot weather, but at least I can have a decent job and not feel like a weirdo for being conservative and for wanting to keep my money away from the Democrat goons. And, if I want to I can have a gun or four.

  13. Really, be warned. Democrats move to well-run republican strongholds to enjoy their prosperity, and then defeat it from within.

  14. The migrating Northeastern lefty locusts destroying a prosperous conservative state is what happened to California 1950-1980laying waste to the state where I lived for sixty ,. California was decimated by lefty losers from further east.

  15. The migrating Northeastern lefty locusts destroying a prosperous conservative state is what happened to California 1950-1980laying waste to the state where I lived for sixty ,. California was decimated by lefty losers from further east.

  16. Glad to say we left IL almost 3 years ago for IN, but unfortunately husband works in Chicago so we still have to pay income tax over there. I don’t understand how we have to pay taxes there when we have no representation, but it is what it is. Our property taxes are lower over here, our vehicle registration works out to less, sales tax is less. And we moved to the blue corner of the state. It was so exciting to vote to get Lugar out after a lifetime of votes that didn’t count in IL.

  17. This is old news to me and all my extended relatives who have fled ny for the south and west

  18. I work at a state university in Illinois, and we have seen major drops in enrollment in recent years. We have had several “urgent meetings” lately regarding the declining numbers of high school graduates in our state. It’s mostly because of the out-migration mentioned in this story. As a result, we are looking elsewhere for “customers” and are now offering in-state tuition to students from Missouri, Iowa, Indiana and Wisconsin! As soon as I retire, I plan to flee this Democrat-controlled, high-tax cesspool as fast as I can.

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