"A new demographics study, posted on newgeography.com, found that more tax filers are fleeing the state of New York than any other state in the country. Frankly, we're shocked people wouldn't want to live in a state with the highest cost of living, highest home prices, highest state income tax rate and highest property tax rate...what about the cultural benefits? We guess the bankers and hedgies have finally figured out that they can conduct their business from pretty much any location with an internet connection and then visit New York when/if necessary. Per the same study, Illinois lost the second highest number of taxpayers and California was not far behind in third.
Does anyone think it's purely a coincidence that the darkest areas of the following maps seem to overlap and represent the states that people are fleeing at the highest rates? If so, we assume you probably also think it's a coincidence that those very same states have been Democratic strongholds for decades."