Low-Tax States Fare Well as Population Shifts

Analysis of the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows a steady migration of Americans away from the Northeast and Midwest, two regions of the country that have lost 66 House seats since 1960.

Those Americans have headed to the South and West, which have gained seats.

The shift suggests we are turning away from states that lean to the political left, and in many cases, higher taxes.

“People have been voting with their feet for 60 years, and the verdict is clear: People prefer economic policies that generate growth and jobs without increasing taxes,” Henry Olsen wrote for the Washington Post. “Thirty-seven of those 66 seats went to states without an income tax, while another 12 went to states whose combined state and local tax burdens ranked among the 10 lowest.”

Source: Headline USA