Also, have you heard that many rural areas in liberal states have seriously considered splitting away and forming their own new states? This article cites liberal positions on guns and energy as the primary reasons, but I know that many rural residents also disapprove of paying increasing state taxes to subsidize people living on welfare (for more money than they make themselves) in the cities, not that I have hard evidence for that. Just ears.
It tickles my fancy to think of what liberally governed states such as Colorado, Washington, and California would do if a good chunk of their net tax payers (rather than welfare recipients) were to split off from the state. It would make an already unsustainable path a genuine money crisis!
I'd be interested to see how they balance their books. Would they admit conservatives are right by reducing welfare benefits, or perhaps by becoming more business friendly through their tax and regulatory policies and thus start luring in new taxpayers?