Originally Posted by nitestalker
What will happen? The people who want to protect their rights all move to Red States. The poorly educated dependent classes populate the Blue States.
The short answer to your question is yes...
Blue States continue to push a combination of anti liberty, higher taxes/regulations, and more and more generous entitlement package while ignoring immigration laws which results in "incentivized relocation". Folks needing a handout move in while productive tax payers and business move out.
Red States pushing opposite agendas by lowering taxes/regulations, enforcing immigration, and cutting welfare programs are attracting businesses and seeing illegals flow around them to land in more friendly states.
That does not mean everyone in a Blue State is uneducated or on welfare, and I don't think that's what you meant but on a long view of the socioeconomic reallity...you hit the nail on the head.
Those who poo poo the notion of a Second Civil war should consider the fact that Red States with roaring economies such as Texas pay out far more to the Fed's than they take in. This will become more and more necessary to fund failing Blue States and there insolvent pension and entitlement programs as policies continue to create these patterns of "incentivized relocations".
It is simply a matter of time as Red States begin footing more and more of the bill. I find it very likely that most of us will see secession in our lifetime.