Andrew Roth from Club for Growth has developed an extremely interesting method of comparing the success of various areas of the country and their economic viability.
He compares the cost of a U-Haul van going from one to the other.
Example, Kalamazoo MI versus Nashville TN.
Kalamazoo has approximately a 7% unemployment rate and Michigan as a whole has one of the largest tax burden on individuals and corporations in the nation. Tennessee has zero income tax, and one of the lowest tax burdens in the nation.
26' Truck from Kalamazoo to Nashville: $1,326
26' Truck from Nashville to Kalamazoo: $318
So, the market forces in play very simply tell you that there is a whole lot more demand for people moving to Nashville than to Kalamazoo.
Let's try another example:
26' truck from Detroit to Orlando: $1,997
26' truck from Orlando to Detroit: $615
So, how bad are things in Michigan? Apparently not bad enough for the idiots who are still supporting Jennifer Granholm and Debbie Stabenow to realize that the people they're foisting on the citizens of Michigan are driving us into the ground. Hopefully the rest of the folks in the state will help do for Jenny from the block and Liberal Debbie what they've done for a consistent 7% of our population: make them unemployed.