Liberal economics is a vicious cycle. To support the Nannystate, blue states have high tax rates. High taxes drive many residents to move out of state. When taxpayers move out of state, the state loses tax revenue.
How do blue states respond? Why, by hiking taxes to make up for the lost tax revenue. Every time they raises taxes, more residents leave. They lose more tax revenue. So they raise taxes yet again (and again and again) to compensate for lost revenue.
Notice a pattern? You’d think that’s self-evident, as well as self-defeating. But, somehow, liberal politicians are oblivious to the pattern. Oblivious to the self-repeating failure.
And, of course, moving out of state may be no escape in the long run. If blue states default, they expect fiscally responsible states to pick up the tab via the largess of the federal gov’t.