Please take a moment to read this interesting article about how high tax, union dominated states are losing population and therefore seats in the Congress. Consequently, low tax states with less powerful unions are gaining population, and therefore strength in our US Congress.
Eight states are projected to gain at least one congressional seat under reapportionment following the 2010 Census: Texas (four seats), Florida (two seats), Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, South Carolina, Utah and Washington (one seat each). Their average top state personal income tax rate: 2.8 percent.
By contrast, New York and Ohio are likely to lose two seats each, while Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania will be down one apiece. The average top state personal income tax rate in these loser states: 6.05 percent
I know we are all left a bit disappointed by the loss of many good Congressional races here in Massachusetts, but recognize that a win by a single GOP candidate might have been reversed with the loss of a Congressional seat. Imagine how frustrated you would be if Perry, Hudak or Golnick had won, and then they were removed by the loss of their seat? I might have actually killed someone!
Imagine that: Americans are fleeing high tax, union-dominated states and settling in states with lower taxes, right-to-work laws and lower government spending. Nothing sends a message like voting with your feet.
At any rate, it is reassuring to know that we are not alone in our dislike of big government, big union, high tax government.