$60 billion fled liberal states to conservative ones (chart)

By Taxpayers Association of Oregon

The Wall Street Journal analyzed data from the annual IRS data on the movement of adjusted gross income (AGI) as it followed taxpayers across various state lines.

Just looking at 8 identified states shows that over 60 billion of adjusted gross income has shifted from four select liberal states (California, New York, Illinois, New Jersey) and gained in four conservative led states (Texas, Florida, Arizona, North Carolina).

Read more on the excellent Wall Street Journal analysis here.

Here is a recent chart of population migration.

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(top graphic featured by WSJ but re-designed for emphasis by TAO)