Inti Pacheco explains the major rebound in the retail industry that has occurred since many states were allowed to reopen. He writes at The Wall Street Journal (abridged): The coronavirus pandemic accelerated a major shift in the retail industry. Traffic to stores evaporated. Online credit-card transactions soared. E-commerce sales in the second quarter rose by 44.5% compared […]
YOUR SURVIVAL GUY’S SUPER STATES
You may be looking for a better America. Here's some help. I've ranked America's states based on their freedom. That freedom comes in many forms. Everything from lower taxation to protections for Second Amendment rights, your vaccine freedom, and more. So whether you're a liberty retiree, or someone just looking to build an island for your family where you'll be left alone, this can help you get started.
Your Survival Guy’s Super States: #1 Wyoming
When Your Survival Guy was in fourth grade, I had to do a report on one of the 50 states. I chose Wyoming because I thought its square box shape was cool. Turns out, all these years later, I was on to something as Wyoming checks a lot of the boxes that matter to me, and I’m sure you too.
Here’s a sample of the items that matter to Your Survival Guy when it comes to picking a "Super State." Does the state restrict liberty by forcing residents to get things like "vaccine passports?" What about protections for the Second Amendment? And is the state treating its residents like a piggy bank? Those questions and more are what can make the difference in whether or not a state is "SUPER."
I have clients spread all over Wyoming from Jackson Hole, to the University of Wyoming, to small towns that are off the beaten path, to ranches that stretch out as far as the eye can see.
Blue State governors have gone wild, and they have driven their states to the highest unemployment rates in the nation. Look at the damage governors of blue states have caused, with unemployment in many of them in the mid-to-high-teens: Massachusetts (17.4%) New Jersey (16.6%) New York (15.7%) Nevada (15%) California (14.9%) Michigan (14.8%) Illinois (14.6%) […]
Melissa MacKenzie targets the macabre media fascination with potential death from COVID-19 for ridicule. She writes at The American Spectator (abridged): It’s time to shut down the shutdown, everywhere and for all the things. It’s done. Over. If people can be trusted to march with 100,000 of their best friends and scream chants, they can […]
Georgia Georgia is the earliest state to reopen businesses. Gov. Brian Kemp announced businesses can reopen with minimum basic operations this Friday, April 24. These businesses include: gyms, bowling alleys, body art studios, hair salons, nail care, estheticians, and training schools. On April 27, by following specific social distancing and sanitation mandates, restaurants with dine-in […]
The biggest problems in low tax southern states are ones high tax states wish they had, too much growth. Low tax states have become so desirable for movers and retirees that they are now looking for places to put all the people seeking an escape from the city where they can live small, cheap and […]
One of the first things you notice when moving from a high-tax coastal blue-state to a low-tax red-state is how much farther your money goes. You can buy a bigger house for example, but you don’t need to. I’ve been following the small house movement for years and I enjoyed this piece written by Katherine […]
Are your friends moving away? If you live in a high tax state, the chances are certainly greater that they are. The 2017 Tax Reform made it easy for residents in high tax states to see just how badly their politicians were fleecing them of their hard-earned money. You can catch up on that here: […]
Many states are hostage to the powerful public sector unions they employ. These unions are the largest, most organized group of voters in many forced-union states. They wield their massive power to lobby for higher wages. Paying those wages demands higher taxation, which can cripple private industry in the states. State governments that have been […]
The Cato Institute has released its much anticipated Freedom in the 50 States ranking. Scoring best of all fifty states was Florida. The researchers who put together the scores highlighted Florida’s lack of an individual income tax and the Sunshine State’s economic freedom as its top draws. Here’s what they wrote about Florida: Lacking an […]
According to the National Right to Work Committee, unions’ ability to elect their own bosses leaves states open to political capture. Union bosses amass huge campaign warchests which they use to fund sympathetic candidates. In fact, “in the nearly two dozen states where government-sector forced union dues and fees are still authorized and promoted, union […]