Their residents are fleeing.
Nanny State policies destroy economic opportunity for everyone…except friends of government. Everywhere socialism/ class warfare turns one citizen against the next, society as a whole declines. Politicians don’t mind, because they have learned that it is easier to win votes if they promise goodies to one faction, at the expense of another- preying upon human frailties such as greed, envy, and covet nous. That is the politics of the left.
An examination of the actual results of these destructive policies is illuminating.