Demographics of Red States and Blue States

Many so called Blue States – states that vote consistently Democratic (think California, Michigan and New York) have high state budget deficits and high taxes. The Democratic controlled government solutions to the deficits in those states has been to increase taxes. Concurrently, those same states have been witnessing decreases in population and small businesses.
At the same time, those red states with lower taxes, (think Texas, North Carolina and Tennessee) have been seeing increases in population as people flee blue states for red.
Here’s a question: are the people leaving Blue states for Red states, more apt to be Liberals or Conservatives, Republicans or Democrats? In other words, will the population outflows make the red states redder and blue states bluer?
If so, will it become less and less possible for Blue states to not keep increasing taxes because those who remain are happy with big government spending to “solve” all the country’s problems, real and imagined? Will Red states elect more and more Republicans and blue states more and more Democrats? What will that do to the composition of Congress and Presidential elections?
Think about Massachusetts. All the Congressmen, all the state wide elected offices like Governor and Lt. Governor and huge majorities in the state House and Senate are Democrats. Sole exception is US Senator Scott Brown – a moderate Republican who now faces a very Liberal Democrat in November. For many Democrats in Massachusetts, a near monopoly of power in the hands of Democrats is not enough, There must be a total monopoly. But is monopoly for either party good? The last three straight Democratic House Speakers in Massachusetts were indicted.
For years people have complained that Congressional redistricting has eliminated moderates and increased the number of far right and far left Congressmen who are unable to compromise with the other side. Will redder and bluer states not make things worse?


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