People are fleeing New York, Illinois and California for Texas, Idaho, Arizona and the Carolinas, according to data from truck rentals and itineraries from moving companies. In addition, states of Florida and Colorado also experienced a greater influx of movers. Despite the pandemic the company claim people continued to move at rates that were comparable to 2019.
Why is this happening? Simple. The cities are micrososms of government control reminiscent of communist and socialist regimes, with two-tiered justice systems, skyrocketing gas prices, out of control crime, and of course, the higher price of gasoline in the recent surge. Most cities in those states, commonly called “blue states” as an indication of Democratic Party dominance, have essentially made their cities unlivable for many Americans.
This is so massive that, for the first time, California has lost a congressional seat. New York and Illinois also have lost seats, while Texas, Florida, and other red states are taking those seats.
The Biden Administration and Democrat-controlled Congress adds to this problem by directing the lion’s share of state subsidies to blue states. People have started to see the light, but is it too late to stop the bleeding? Time will tell.