Very tough for Liberals to swallow, but this seems true to me:
It’s not just high taxes; it’s lousy services, too. . . .
Many who say that they plan to leave say that taxes are indeed a factor. But lurking in the data are other reasons, including mounting discontent with what residents actually get for their tax dollars. Independent studies show that on the core tasks that people think government should do—building roads and bridges, running airports and transit systems, or otherwise spending tax dollars well—high-tax states rank low, despite enormous financial resources. . . .
The question that Murphy and other big-government advocates ignore: What happened to all the money?
Related: "'The four states of the apocalypse'".