All life is engaged in competition. We compete for mates, for jobs, for prizes and just about everything else. If you're good at something you get more rewards than if you're not. We compete at all levels - as individuals, as teams, as cities, as states and as nations.
Illinois is in deep fiscal trouble. They've spent and promised way more than they can deliver*. They recently decided to solve their problems with massive tax increases. How's that going to work out? Well, here's the governor of Wisconsin reacting to the Illinois tax hike.
Wisconsin is focused on wealth creation while Illinois is focused on wealth distribution. Those who create wealth will want to move to Wisconsin while those who expect it to be distributed to them will move to Illinois.
Illinois is about to find out that wealth creation is more important than they think.
* - This is probably the fault of Sarah Palin and right wing hate speech.