This chart couples the taxpayer burdens for the lower 48 states in 2010 with the percent of outbound moves for those states by United Van Lines (on the y or vertical axis) in 2011. Higher state debt loads are associated with higher out-of-state moving shipments.
The Institute for Truth in Accounting (IFTA) estimates annually the per-taxpayer burden of state government debt loads for all 50 states. The latest estimates are included in the chart above, with the individual state taxpayer burdens along the x-axis (the horizontal axis).
United Van Lines (UVL) is one of the nation’s largest moving companies. Each year, UVL produces a report showing the share of outbound shipments in UVL’s total interstate shipments for each of the lower 48 states.
Other factors are important, but the higher the debt load in 2010, the higher the outbound shipments in 2011.