2010 Census results are out. America voted with her feet. Americans free to move from state to state, and immigrants free to choose where to live have made a decision. The Northeast is no longer growing, people are escaping it and it's liberal laws.
California once the fastest growing state in the union was stagnant over the last decade. For the first time in it's history it has not gained a house seat as the result of a census.
Texas grew grew 21 percent, its business-friendly regulations, diversified economy, and low taxes have attracted not only immigrants but substantial inflow from the other 49 states.
Here at home in Florida, we picked up two of New York's house seats. Where ever people can, they are moving away from high-tax pro-union states to low-tax pro-work states.
South Dakota and New Hampshire had the fastest growth in their regions although not as fast as the seven other states which do not have income taxes. The other seven of the nine states all grew faster than the national average. In total 35% of the nations total population expansion occurred in the 9 states without income taxes. These states in 2000 only had 19% of the nations population.
I think the power of the Northeast and industrial Midwest in winning the presidency is waning. The people of this country when given a choice, choose no income taxes. Next election will prove very interesting.