Blue States Losing People Daily. Robert Massimi.


Nearly 450,000 People Fled These Three Deep Blue States In 2017

Will Racke
Immigration and Foreign Policy Reporter
 Robert M Massimi.

Three Democratic-leaning states hemorrhaged hundreds of thousands of people in 2016 and 2017 as crime, high taxes and, in some cases, crummy weather had residents seeking greener pastures elsewhere.

The exodus of residents was most pronounced in New York, which saw about 190,000 people leave the state between July 1, 2016 and July 1, 2017, according to U.S. Census Bureau data released last week.

New York’s domestic out-migration during that time period was about the same as it was in the same time 2015 and 2016. Since 2010, the state’s outflow of just over 1 million residents has exceeded that of every other state, both in absolute terms and as a share of population, according to the free-market think tank Empire Center.

Despite the massive domestic out-migration flow, New York’s net population grew slightly, largely due to high levels of international immigration and a so-called “natural increase” — the difference between births and deaths in a given year. New York’s net migration was about minus 60,000 residents, but the state had 73,000 more births than deaths, resulting in a net population growth of about 13,000.

Illinois was not so fortunate. Long-beset by twin budget and pension crises and the erosion of its tax base, Illinois lost so many residents that it dropped from the fifth to the sixth-most populous state in 2017, losing its previous spot to Pennsylvania.

Just under 115,000 Illinois residents decamped for other states between July 2016 and July 2017. Since 2010, the Land of Lincoln has lost about 650,000 residents to other states on net, equal to the combined population of the state’s four largest cities other than Chicago, according to the Illinois Policy Institute.

Illinois’ domestic out-migration problem has become a nightmare for lawmakers, who must find a way to solve the worst pension crisis in the nation as the state’s tax base shrinks year after year. Illinois’ Democratic-dominated legislature has tried to ameliorate the situation with tax hikes, causing even more people to leave and throwing the state into a demographic spiral. Illinois experiences a net loss of about 33,000 residents in 2016, the fourth consecutive year of population decline.

“As people leave the state, they take their pocketbooks with them. That means there are fewer Illinoisans to pay the bills,” Orphe Divounguy, chief economist with the Illinois Policy Institute, told the Chicago Tribune. “It’s worrying because if you have a declining population and a declining labor force, you will for sure have a further slowdown of economic activity going into 2018.”

California was the third deep blue state to experience significant domestic out-migration between July 2016 and July 2017, and it couldn’t blame the outflow on retirees searching for a more agreeable climate. About 138,000 residents left the state during that time period, second only to New York.

However, because California was the top receiving state for international migrants, its net migration was actually 27,000. Add to that number a “natural increase” of 214,000 people, and California’s population grew by about just over 240,000, according to the Census Bureau.

Going forward, one factor that could worsen domestic out-migration from New York, California and Illinois is the newly-enacted tax reform bill, which caps state and local tax (SALT) deductions at $10,000. The limit on SALT deduction is poised to hit taxpayers harder in those states than it will in just about any other.

According to the Tax Foundation, New York, Illinois and California had three of the five highest tax rates expressed as a percentage of per capita income, with residents paying 12.7 percent, 11 percent and 11 percent, respectively.


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Damon On The hot seat. Robert Massimi.

Daniel Day- Lewis Bowing Out. Robert Massimi.

Streep Reeling Over Posters. Robert Massimi.

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 Big time left winger Meryl Streep is in the hot seat with actors, her public and the media. Like Paltrow she knew exactly what was going on but like Gwenyth she kept her mouth shut because it would have affected her career. Hollywood lefties are great at telling you how to lead your life but not so good at doing the right thing themselves.
Streeps lame excuse has only made people more angry. Leftie causes, leftie people who try to portray themselves above it all only look down on there fans with there lies and deceit.
Matt Damon while trying to justify harassment the other day on the news dug himself deeper and deeper in a hole.  Affleck, his buddy did the same thing a few months ago, it just gets worse and worse as these morons try to explain the harassment that has been rampant over decades.
As the internet exposes these people, there is no where for these lefties to hide. Deniers are being called on the carpet as well. People like Paltrow and Streep are being asked where were you when it counted. Female actors are telling Streep to take her black dress and shove it!
Robert Massimi.

Meryl Streep #SheKnew posters pop up in Los Angeles amid backlash over Harvey Weinstein comments

Meryl Steep #SheKnew posters in L.A. allege Weinstein complicity
Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 9:15 PM
A street artist is calling Meryl Streep on her bluff.

Posters showing the “The Post” actress standing with disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein have been popping up across Los Angeles, Twitter posts indicate. The artist, who has yet to be identified, placed a red banner with the words, “She knew,” over Streep’s eyes.

The images began appearing around the City of Angels following a Monday statement from the 68-year-old actress in which she claimed Weinstein “made sure” she didn’t know about his perverted antics.

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Posters showing Harvey Weinstein and Meryl Streep with “She knew” written across her eyes have been popping up all over Los Angeles.

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She went on to claim that he used his association to her “to lure young, aspiring women into circumstances where they would be hurt.”

Meryl Streep reveals she’s faced ‘real physical violence’

Streep alleged that she issued the statement in response to a since-deleted tweet from Rose McGowan, who accused Weinstein of raping her early in her career.

In the post, McGowan labeled Streep a hypocrite for calling on women to wear black to the Golden Globes to protest sexual misconduct in Hollywood. She pointed out that Streep, and other actresses, “happily worked for the Pig Monster.”

“YOUR SILENCE is THE problem,” she tweeted. “You’ll accept a fake award breathlessly & affect no real change. I despise your hypocrisy. Maybe you should all wear Marchesa.”

Georgina Chapman, Weinstein’s estranged wife, is

U.S. Tax Reform Puts Pressure On China’s Authoritarian State. Robert Massimi.

For years, Chinese companies leveraged favorable exchange rates, cheap labor, thin environmental regulations and other advantages to attract U.S. capital and technology, in exchange for huge profits.

Now, U.S. tax cuts- the biggest past since the Reagan area- have Beijing in a bind.

Prominent in the new tax policy are generous reductions in the corporate tax and a rationalization of the global tax scheme. Both are expected to draw capital and skilled labor back to the United States.

The reform comes at a time when glaring shortcomings of the Chinese economic model have begun to be broadly felt across the world’ s  last major communist power. Long before legislation was passed on Dec.2, China had heaped severe criticism on the proposed reform.

According to observers, Beijing’s vehement criticism of the cuts comes from a place of deep anxiety. The communist party relies on one of the heaviest tax rates in the world to fund it’s hi tech police state.

Robert M Massimi.



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high taxes

The Home Place. The Irish Rep. Theater Review. Robert Massimi.

Brian Friel’s last play, “The Home Place” played at the Irish Rep. I have seen several of Friel’s plays and this one doesn’t disappoint. The plays main crux is Christopher Gore, (John Windsor Cunningham) , the land owner of the home where the play is set, and a landlord for other tenements, is hosting his cousin, Dr Richard Gore,(Christopher Randolph) , who is doing an archaeological experiment on the  Islands peasants. The Dr is measuring the Irish heads to see why they are inferior to the rest of Western Europe and why the three races that integrated in Ireland, The Scots, The Nords and the Spanish influences are all doing well in this Country.

The Home Place is a term used to describe the Country England , when Christopher and Richard talk about England, they call it the Home Place.

The play presents all the characters nicely, it lays out the plot quickly and makes you aware that there is trouble brewing over the land share when Con Doherty,   (Johnny Hopkins), and his friend Johnny Mc Loone   show up . Con is dating one of Christopher’s servants, Sally Cavanagh, (Andrea Green),  and from the start you know Con is looking for trouble with any and every foreign land owner.Sally works for Maggie, Margret O’ Donnell, (Rachel Pickup), the head maid and the main character of this play.

Maggie is torn between the old days and working for Christopher, she respects him and knows he needs her as he is getting older and not as sharp as he once was. She also loves his son, David, (Ed Malone), who is not the sharpest tool, but it is a way out for her as David will inherit the land from his father. She is the daughter of Clement O’Donnell, (Robert Lloyd), the music director at the school. She is embarrassed by him as he is a drunk, but very talented musically. Maggie sees the Gores as both a step up and a way out . Christopher is smitten by her, he too wants too marry her.She denies him, yet she will not let David tell his dad he wants to marry Maggie, as it is a step down. Maggie wants to protect Christopher from this reality, as Christopher ,too is torn by his roots. he feels like an outsider in both England and Ireland. When confronted by Con about Richards study, Christopher Acquiesces and makes his cousin leave, which leads Maggie to fire Sally, Con’s girlfriend.

The play is very moving, funny and deep in thought, it challenges you to think about what  Friel is putting forth. The play moves evenly and the time goes by quickly, very enjoyable.

Robert M Massimi.



Follow up to Latin/South America… Just In, The Problems Discussed Yesterday And Today. Robert Massimi.

MS 13 is so big in our country, government sees it as one of the most challenging terrorist groups to date.
Why we focus solely on the Middle East and not this id mind boggling. In the middle east we are not directly threatened, in the Americas we are directly affected when communists take over. It is no wonder Putin puts so much effort into this effort, much more then the middle east. This is one of George Soros biggest targets to get his socialist agenda put forth, as does the Ford Foundation.
We must put more attention into this or else our medical expenses, (dealing with people in exile ending up here), will go through the roof. Gangs will be stronger and run ramp-id.  We must make more effort to straighten free supporters of governments in question and eliminate communist/socialist leaders who take over countries and destroy it’s people.

Robert M Massimi.

Illegal immigration across the Southwest border has surged back to Obama-era levels, according to the latest data released Friday that suggests the gains President Trump made early in his tenure have worn off.

Nearly 40,000 illegal immigrants were nabbed attempting to sneak in at the border in November, which was up about 12 percent compared to October, and more than twice the monthly numbers from March and April, when Mr. Trump touted his early accomplishments.

Perhaps just as worrisome for officials is the rise in families traveling together, which surged 45 percent last month, and unaccompanied minors traveling without parents, which rose 26 percent in November.


U.S. Customs and Border Protection called the rise an “uptick.”

The 39,006 people apprehended in November is still less than the previous two years, but is more than 2012, 2013 or 2014, signaling a return to Obama-era levels of illegal immigrants.