The opposite is true for migration winners like Florida. Gains in people and income pile on top of each other each year, building an ever-growing tax base. In 2020 alone, the state’s tax base was some $197 billion higher due to the 20-year string of positive income gains from net in-migration.
Demographics is Destiny
As Donald Trump would tell you, construction projects are easy to build. The hard part is getting the permission and funding to even begin. That’s why building the border wall has been such a problem for the past 20 years. It’s not that expensive, and it’s easy to build. But one party seems to think it’s not in its interest to secure the border, so it’s fought it every step of the way.