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Posted By: Garnet, 1/31/2024 3:41:36 PM

It’s instructive to observe where Americans are moving, and where they are leaving. Such comparisons are particularly revealing when made during, or immediately following, a crisis, such as the recent Covid-19 pandemic. States dealt with that crisis quite differently. Movement statistics from recent years help to establish which of the 50 “laboratories of democracy” responded best to the pandemic. The Census Bureau publishes annual data on each state’s net domestic migration—that is, how many U.S. residents have moved to a given state, minus the number who moved from that state to elsewhere in the U.S.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: plomke 1/31/2024 4:08:04 PM (No. 1648395)
I object to the misuse of the labels "blue" and "red". "Red" as in "Red China.Commies. "Blue" as in "Red,Whiteand Blue Americans.Patriots. "White" as In Russian,with tea on the side. Tim Russert should rot in hell for rearranging that...
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Reply 2 - Posted by: valinva 1/31/2024 4:36:44 PM (No. 1648403)
Yeah, it could not possibly be the crime and coddling of criminals or the wacky woke social policies or the forcing of electric vehicles and banning of gas stoves on them. It was the Covid policies for sure.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: rememberwhen 1/31/2024 4:40:03 PM (No. 1648405)
Sadly, many of them flee from liberal hell-holes but instead of embracing the policies that made their new homes preferable try to turn them into the very kind of places that they fled in the first place. Insanity!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: DVC 1/31/2024 5:29:56 PM (No. 1648423)
Free America.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: FJB 1/31/2024 6:00:16 PM (No. 1648437)
Someone on Gallagher this morning blamed COVID--what I call the G**K Flu--for the disaster America has become. MAGA
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Sandpiper 1/31/2024 6:34:31 PM (No. 1648442)
Let me tell you a little of what happened during the Covid shutdown in the Bay Area. For background, I am a native Californian, as are all of my children. In the little neighborhood I lived in children became all but invisible during Covid. Schools were shutdown, parks were closed (yellow caution tape on all play structures) and socially people really frowned on children being outside for a walk, even if masked. Close hotels that used to host businessmen for various IT companies had no customers and were taken over to 1. house the homeless to get them off the streets so they weren’t exposed to Covid and 2. house prisoners sick with Covid to prevent them from exposing the rest of the prison population (yeah, makes no sense.) This resulted in more homeless in our neighborhood and more crime. Police stopped arresting people because it would expose them to possible Covid in the jail system, so crime increased. The governed released at least 20,000 (maybe more - figures were really hard to come by) prisoners with light sentences to keep them from getting Covid in prison. Many of these prisoners were from gangs or convicted for selling drugs … we began to hear gunshots at night. GUNSHOTS at night! What are we - Stockton? The police wouldn’t even come out to investigate. And the schools - even when students were finally allowed to attend again in person rules set up by the County of Santa Clara were rigorously enforced. A friend’s 7 year old daughter, on her first day back in person to class was summarily kicked out by the teacher when the little girl shared her family had visited friends in Tahoe. Lake Tahoe is 170 miles away and one of the rules was you had to quarantined for 10 days? two weeks? if you went more than 150 miles from home. She was pulled out of class, weeping, for a stupid, stupid rule. The people that moved from my neighborhood? Families. Overwhelmingly families, to save their children. You all have no idea how bad it got in Cali. My son and his 6 children moved to Texas. They LOVE it there. They love to breathe Freedom. And - they vote red.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: volksford 1/31/2024 7:09:43 PM (No. 1648462)
Believe me # 1 we get it .
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Reply 8 - Posted by: chumley 1/31/2024 10:59:33 PM (No. 1648535)
Jus dont come here. In our hidden corner of Appalachia we have very few dindus and no illegals. Guns are plentiful, taxes comparatively low as well as low property prices. We have our problems, but not like the rest of the country has. Just stay home.
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