Red State Appeal
In the wake of Governor Cuomo's comments about conservatives in New York, I've been truly touched by the messages I've received from people throughout the country inviting me to their state. These “pitches” to move to other states aren't just exclusive to me, but a reminder to all Americans that we have a number of very good choices as to where to live and raise our families.
In particular, there are a number of Red States in America that are leading the way in terms of economic opportunity, job creation and fostering a welcoming environment for all.
More than twenty states throughout America are now run by Republicans, holding the governorship and majority in the state legislatures. This has allowed many of these states to enact conservative policies on a range of issues: taxes, spending cuts, labor laws, regulations, social issues, energy, choices in education, voter ID laws, not participating in ObamaCare exchanges.
Taxes is one of the biggest drivers of migration to these states. According to the Tax Foundation, “Between 1999 and 2010, high-tax New York, New Jersey, and California lost about 1.2 million individual taxpayers and more than $97 billion of personal income. This does not include the corporate losses.” As I pointed out yesterday, most of the income leaving New York is ending up in Florida, a no income tax state.
The success of conservative principles on the state level should empower conservatives throughout the country that the same success could be matched if only given a chance in Washington. The conservative state laboratories aren't just theory but thriving, living examples of what can happen if certain policies and values are put in place.
I'm glad that we, in America, have the opportunity for states to maintain the autonomy to make such choices. I'm glad that conservative principles are fostering economic opportunity for those who live or move to those states. I'm hopeful that the success of Republicans at the state level will resonate with the voters nationally in 2016.
Attack Against Black Conservatives Continues
I’ve done shows and spoken many times about the Left's attack on black conservatives. From Dr. Ben Carson to Herman Cain to Deneen Borelli and many others, the hateful rhetoric directed their way because of their conservative beliefs is beyond disgraceful.
The latest attack came from an influential leader within the NAACP, Rev. William Barber. Over the weekend, Rev. Barber compared Republican Senator Tim Scott to a ventriloquist dummy. Sen. Scott is a black conservative from South Carolina.
According to the State, Rev. Barber said the following…continued