Buy WILLisms

XML Feed

Featured Entries

The Babe Theory Of Political Movements.
Mar. 21, 2005 11:50 AM

Iran's Sham Election In Houston.
June 20, 2005 5:36 AM

Yes, Kanye, Bush Does Care.
Oct. 31, 2005 12:41 AM

Health Care vs. Wealth Care.
Nov. 23, 2005 3:28 PM

Americans Voting With Their Feet.
Nov. 30, 2005 1:33 PM

Idea Majorities Matter.
May 12, 2006 6:15 PM

Twilight Zone Economics.
Oct. 17, 2006 12:30 AM

The "Shrinking" Middle Class.
Dec. 13, 2006 1:01 PM

From Ashes, GOP Opportunities.
Dec. 18, 2006 6:37 PM

Battle Between Entitlements & Pork.
Dec. 21, 2006 12:31 PM

Let Economic Freedom Reign.
Dec. 22, 2006 10:22 PM

Biggest Health Care Moment In Decades.
July 25, 2007 4:32 PM

Unions Antithetical to Liberty.
May 28, 2008 11:12 PM

Right To Work States Rock.
June 9, 2008 12:25 PM



Blogroll Me!



July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004

Social Security Reform Thursday.
March 13, 2008

Caption Contest: Enter Today!
Due: July 29, 2008

The Carnival Of Classiness.
Mar. 14, 2006

Quotational Therapy: Obama.
Apr. 4, 2008

Mainstream Melee: Wolfowitz.
May 19, 2007

Pundit Roundtable: Leaks.
July 9, 2006

A WILLisms.com(ic), by Ken McCracken
July 14, 2006


Powered by Movable Type 3.17
Site Design by Sekimori

WILLisms.com June 2008 Book of the Month (certified classy):

The WILLisms.com Gift Shop: Support This Site


This Week's Carnival of Revolutions: carnivalbutton.gif

Carnival Home Base: homebase.gif


« Trivia Tidbit Of The Day: Part 504 - Unionism & Jobs. | WILLisms.com | Trivia Tidbit Of The Day: Part 506 - Texas & Job Growth. »

Trivia Tidbit Of The Day: Part 505 - New Hampshire & Jobs.

Live Free Or Die-

In the past year, New Hampshire is the only top-10 job creation state that didn't vote for Bush in 2004*. It's also the only top-10 job creation state in the Northeast part of the United States.

What's interesting about New Hampshire is that it's kind of a tax haven within that part of the country. New Hampshire has one of the lowest tax burdens in the entire country, and it shows. While most of the Northeast is losing people to the South and West (and SW), New Hampshire is actually gaining people from other states (.pdf):


Compare that to Massachusetts:


Or New York:


Or New Jersey:


Or Connecticut:


Most every state in that region of the country is losing people. They also tend to have fewer new jobs and poorer economic growth.

Hmm, so fewer jobs, poorer economic growth, and losing people. Someone might want to fill in those Northeastern states that there is a connection there. Someone might want to inform them that they are taxing themselves into oblivion.

Now compare those migration numbers with, say, Texas (.pdf):


Sure, 2006 is a bit inflated due to Hurricane Katrina, but, still, people are moving to Texas, not for our upper-90 degree heat for 5 months out of the year, but because our policies are generally pro-growth policies. Texas is a good place to get ahead in life. Our taxes-- especially our property taxes-- could certainly be lower, but our overall tax burden is relatively low. Our regulatory climate is fair rather than strangulatory.

One thing that is somewhat instructive about Texas is that our crazy third-party activist types are more likely to support Michael Badnarik and Ron Paul than, say, Ralph Nader and Dennis Kucinich.

We have a small government streak to us, and it's paying off. The same could be said for New Hampshire.

*NH did vote Bush in 2000.


Previous Trivia Tidbit: Laws Favoring Union Bosses Ruin Economies.

Posted by Will Franklin · 23 July 2008 09:43 AM