Exodus: Blue state residents fleeing high taxes for low tax red states

The Americans for Tax Reform have dug up some information via the US Census that puts in stark relief the differences between red states and blue states. In 2013 alone, hundreds of thousands of blue state residents fled their high tax homes for lower tax havens in red states. In 2013, more than 200,000 people on net fled states with Democrat governors for ones run by Republicans, according to an analysis of newly released IRS databy Americans for Tax Reform.  "People move away from high tax states to low tax states. Every tax refugee is sending a powerful message to politicians," said ATR President Grover Norquist. "They are voting with their feet. Leaders in Texas and Florida are listening. New York and California are not." That year, Democrat-run states lost a net 226,763 taxpayers, bringing with them nearly $15.7 billion in adjusted gross income (AGI). That same year, states with Republican governors gained nearly...(Read Full Post)