During a recent fundraising dinner – which cost the one percenters in attendance $32,400 per ticket – President Obama says he’s been asked what people can do to help support his agenda.
His advice? Move to North Dakota.
Obama described buying cheesecake at Junior’s Restaurant in Brooklyn in October while campaigning with Bill de Blasio two days before the mayoral election.
“The streets were filled, everybody was waving,” he recalled, describing being hugged by a woman whose sister got health insurance because of Obamacare.
“‘We love you – what can we do to support you?'” he recounted the woman saying.
“I said, ‘Move to North Dakota!”
“If I could just get about a million surplus votes in Brooklyn out to Nebraska, Wyoming,” he said, drawing laughs from the crowd of about 50 people.
Of course, people already are moving to North Dakota, as evidenced by this map of American migration based on data from Atlas moving vans. Notice that people are leaving states like New York, and moving to states like North Dakota. And North Dakota will welcome them, because we have jobs that need to be filled, unlike states like New York.
And those jobs are here no thanks to President Obama’s policies.