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Liberal think tank “make believe” aside, the U-Haul index shows Californians fleeing to Texas
coachisright.com ^ | Kevin "Coach" Collins

Posted on 11/26/2012 6:16:31 AM PST by jmaroneps37

Here’s a bit of good news: California’s economy is improving! Of course it is not true and this pronouncement comes from a liberal think tank, but hey it sounds so good doesn’t it?

What’s laughable is that The Rockefeller Foundation and Yale professor Jacob Hacker claim this “improvement” is proven by the fact that the percentage of California’s families reporting a major economic loss last year dropped by 1.4% which is a whole .10% better than the national average.

The fact that California is so economically distressed and has been for so long that there are few families left to experience economic losses doesn’t seem to enter into Professor Hacker’s formula.

Now for so reality: according to those who study the fiscal and economic health of a state, a much more honest measurement is the “U-Haul Index” which examines the cost of moving in or out of a given state.

The latest U-Haul Index the one way cost of renting a 20 foot truck to go from San Francisco to San Antonio Texas is $1,693 yet making the trip in reverse costs only $983.00 for the same truck.

People are voting ….with their feet. …..leaving California and its insane policies for…..

Texas. ……. fuelled by higher and higher taxes higher unemployment (even with Democrats announcing the numbers) forced union membership and a hostile climate for business in California.

On the scale of friendliness toward business California stands the 48th out of the 50 states and Texas is just 9th. The tax burden is 1/3 less in Texas than it is in California.

The percentage of Californians in poverty is growing so far that although it represents 12% of the nation’s population it accounts for 1/3 of all of America’s welfare recipients…..

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: caexodus; exodus; jumpingsinkingship; ratinfestation; texas; uhaulindex
The exodus from Blue to Red States will grow and get faster.
1 posted on 11/26/2012 6:16:39 AM PST by jmaroneps37
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To: jmaroneps37

I wish they would stay away from Texas


2 posted on 11/26/2012 6:21:37 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: jmaroneps37

They will vote democrat and transform Texas into a California with ranches.


3 posted on 11/26/2012 6:21:45 AM PST by I want the USA back
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To: jmaroneps37

Repeated thousands of times. Liberals SCREW UP some locale and then everyone flees to the nearest conservative outpost. Then that outpost is INFECTED by liberals who take over and begin destroying that area.

I feel bad for Texas. Such a great state that will face the double whammy of illegal immigration and leftist coming in to take over. I heard reports that Texas will go from a Red state to a purple state by 2014 and turn blue by 2020.

Very sad.


4 posted on 11/26/2012 6:22:56 AM PST by Obadiah (It pays to be a Democrat.)
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To: GeronL

Let’s build a moat to keep them out!

LOL!


5 posted on 11/26/2012 6:25:35 AM PST by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: basil

If that would work, I’d be looking for a shovel.


6 posted on 11/26/2012 6:32:53 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: jmaroneps37
The exodus from Blue to Red States will grow and get faster.

They have to make room for illegal aliens to move into the blue states. Then King Baraq will extend the right to vote to them.

7 posted on 11/26/2012 6:38:02 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Remember the Heroic SEALs of Benghazi and DEMAND a Full Accounting!!!!)
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To: jmaroneps37

This is especially interesting because the U-Haul Index probably understates things.

Upper-middle class and rich people aren’t likely to move themselves, so U-Haul is primarily middle class and working class.

Wealthy and productive people are probably moving out of CA in even higher proportion.


8 posted on 11/26/2012 6:38:46 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: GeronL

Have companies only hire conservatives and they’ll leave like locusts when all the grain is gone.


9 posted on 11/26/2012 6:42:13 AM PST by Portcall24
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To: Obadiah
Yup. They have thoroughly californicated Colorado. Sigh
10 posted on 11/26/2012 6:46:39 AM PST by mollynme (cogito, ergo freepum)
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To: Portcall24

Well they haven’t made it illegal to hire conservatives only. Especially since they only hire liberals in the media and colleges these days.

Yet.


11 posted on 11/26/2012 6:46:50 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

I wish they would stay here in CA, too, and the ones who are staying would flee to Texas.


12 posted on 11/26/2012 6:50:32 AM PST by skeeter
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To: jmaroneps37

Indeed California is the flow chart of how to do everything wrong.


13 posted on 11/26/2012 6:51:29 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: skeeter

Kalipornia is not salvageable at this point


14 posted on 11/26/2012 6:53:49 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

No, its certainly not. Hard to believe that until 88 CA went more GOP than democrat in national elections.


15 posted on 11/26/2012 6:57:18 AM PST by skeeter
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To: jmaroneps37

God be merciful to Texas, please. We already have hundreds of thousands of Mexican squatters milking the state for free stuff. We don’t need their CA enablers screwing up our elections.


16 posted on 11/26/2012 6:59:03 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: jmaroneps37

The Detroitification of an entire state as beautiful as California is painful to watch.


17 posted on 11/26/2012 7:02:54 AM PST by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: Obadiah

They will ruin Texas like they did Colorado .


18 posted on 11/26/2012 7:20:37 AM PST by katykelly
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To: Obadiah

Librals are like locusts. They exhaust one field and move on to the next all while repeating the same destructive habits.


19 posted on 11/26/2012 7:25:33 AM PST by Jake8898
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To: Jake8898

Amen!


20 posted on 11/26/2012 7:30:11 AM PST by sport
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To: I want the USA back
They will vote democrat and transform Texas into a California with ranches.

It's worse than that. Many conservative states are headed for a permanent socialist shift. No Republican will ever be elected President again. The USA is becoming a bigger version of California which is becoming a bigger version of Greece. What I don't understand about the Democrats is why buying 51% permanent control with other people's money is not enough. They want 90% control and total bankruptcy of everything. They want the total destruction of the USA and won't stop until they achieve it. We've reached the point where only a major world war or a military coup can stop this slow motion train wreck. It's about time gather your belongings and head for the exits to look for the least injurious spot to leap for. This track goes to the gas chambers.

21 posted on 11/26/2012 7:35:44 AM PST by Reeses
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To: jmaroneps37

There are some twists and turns to this, as was seen starting about 20+ years ago in Utah. Wealthy Californians fed up with California went there, built enormous McMansions, loved the scenery, and within a few weeks were bored to tears.

They sorely missed those things that made California such a cesspit, such as adult and liquor stores, lots of adult oriented entertainment, expensive and effete dining, and all sorts of expensive and gaudy stuff that appeals to the noveau riche but is laughable to everyone else.

The amusing part was when they tried to persuade the locals to bring all that gunk to rural Utah. Serious, very conservative Mormons with strict family values. “Import Babylon? Uh, no.”

So the bottom line is that there are now a bunch of empty McMansions in rural Utah, mostly paid for, but abandoned white elephants.

Thus the question becomes “How will Californians adopt to the Texas lifestyle?”

Most likely, in the currently liberal big cities, they will fit right in, while sneering at everything Texan. Elsewhere? Well, in most of Texas they do things differently than in California, and are probably quite happy to keep doing things the Texas way. And if the Californians find that intolerable, well, tough.


22 posted on 11/26/2012 7:52:47 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: jmaroneps37

That’s because the RAT strategy is to flood red states with refugees who are likely to bring their misguided voting habits along with them.

Proof of non-RAT voting registration should be required of all new residents. < /sarc >


23 posted on 11/26/2012 8:07:31 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
Thus the question becomes “How will Californians adopt to the Texas lifestyle?”

Most likely, in the currently liberal big cities, they will fit right in, while sneering at everything Texan. Elsewhere? Well, in most of Texas they do things differently than in California, and are probably quite happy to keep doing things the Texas way. And if the Californians find that intolerable, well, tough.

These people who move to Texas in the fall and winter months may have an unpleasant surprise come July.


24 posted on 11/26/2012 9:19:18 AM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: jmaroneps37

“The exodus from Blue to Red States will grow and get faster.”

Moving from California to Texas is like jumping from the fire into the frying pan.

Texas is red today, but will be blue tomorrow. The state is doomed by demographics that cannot be reversed.

Something like 70% of the babies born in Texas hospitals are to Hispanic mothers, legal and illegal. But even if the mothers are illegal and can’t vote, every newborn that comes out of them is an American citizen, who at age 18 will become a voter. And we know who they’re going to vote for when they’re old enough to do so.

It will take 20-25 years, but I expect to see Texas first become a “battleground” state, with shrinking Republican totals vs. rising democratic totals. Finally it will “tip to the blue”, first with narrow victories for the ‘rats (just as we are seeing now in states like VA, CO, and NM), and then, solidly blue.

Of the Hispanic newcomers, we’ll get _some_ of their votes, maybe 25%. But that leaves three out of four for the other side. How long can this cohort of the population continue to increase, before “Texas” topples over into “Tejas” ??


25 posted on 11/26/2012 9:44:14 AM PST by Road Glide
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To: katykelly

This is one of the best arguments for Texas Secession that I have heard. I’d sooner issue work visas to folks from Mexico than California.


26 posted on 11/26/2012 5:58:09 PM PST by Cincinnatus.45-70 (What do DemocRats enjoy more than a truckload of dead babies? Unloading them with a pitchfork!)
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To: Road Glide

I totally believe your post.
So far nobody has taken my bet that Texas will go blue POTUS before it secedes.


27 posted on 11/26/2012 6:04:19 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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