Mass Exodus: Blue States Are Shrinking In Population

Despite the best efforts of socialist leaders in the blue states to create a sort of welfare-state utopia, the biggest liberal states in the union are bleeding people in a massive way.

Just last year alone, New York lost nearly 200,000 residents. Illinois lost 115,000 and California lost 138,000.

All told, the exodus of residents from blue states to red states last year approached a million people.

Since Obama was elected, that number is easily in the tens of millions seeking refuge from the sky-high taxes coupled with tanking economies.

But this should come as no surprise. Liberal policies chase away jobs; people follow opportunity, which is squarely now in red states where freedom still rings.

Here’s more from Daily Caller…

Three Democratic-leaning states hemorrhaged hundreds of thousands of people in 2016 and 2017 as crime, high taxes and, in some cases, crummy weather had residents seeking greener pastures elsewhere.

The exodus of residents was most pronounced in New York, which saw about 190,000 people leave the state between July 1, 2016 and July 1, 2017, according to U.S. Census Bureau data released last week.

New York’s domestic out-migration during that time period was about the same as it was in the same time 2015 and 2016. Since 2010, the state’s outflow of just over 1 million residents has exceeded that of every other state, both in absolute terms and as a share of population, according to the free-market think tank Empire Center.

Despite the massive domestic out-migration flow, New York’s net population grew slightly, largely due to high levels of international immigration and a so-called “natural increase” — the difference between births and deaths in a given year. New York’s net migration was about minus 60,000 residents, but the state had 73,000 more births than deaths, resulting in a net population growth of about 13,000.

Illinois was not so fortunate. Long-beset by twin budget and pension crises and the erosion of its tax base, Illinois lost so many residents that it dropped from the fifth to the sixth-most populous state in 2017, losing its previous spot to Pennsylvania.

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