Skip to comments.Go East, young man? Californians look for the exit (suttle illegals alert)
Posted on 01/12/2009 2:10:03 PM PST by lado
Mike Reilly spent his lifetime chasing the California dream. This year he's going to look for it in Colorado.
With a house purchase near Denver in the works, the 38-year-old engineering contractor plans to move his family 1,200 miles away from his home state's lemon groves, sunshine and beaches. For him, years of rising taxes, dead-end schools, unchecked illegal immigration and clogged traffic have robbed the Golden State of its allure.
Is there something left of the California dream?
"If you are a Hollywood actor," Reilly says, "but not for us."
(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...
Beware Colorado. They came to Texas adnd jacked up the prices.
They keep touting that, but when I was in High School living in California the economy was the world's 6th largest.
Well, they mention it, but they don’t go into it on an in-depth level, like they do for other reasons, as you read the entire article. They won’t just come out and say the reality: people are leaving because the Mexican takeover is almost complete.
They leave CA then they want their new home to be just like CA and they will ruin Colorado. Even more conservative Californians are pretty lib.
The real problem that California has is that it is entirely, absolutely unwilling to reform. It will tax its real producers until they do what this gentleman is doing - leave. What they are left with are users of others' productivity. It is a death spiral which can only be temporarily forestalled by extreme assistance from Federal Government - ZerO. In the end, the collapse will be the same as if the 'big quake' had come.
>> Beware Colorado. They came to Texas adnd jacked up the prices.
Hell, they’ve been Californicating Colorado for years now. It started back when I lived there in the 70s.
Now they have a Democrap governor, 2 assclown senators, and they went for The Zero in the presidential sweepstakes.
What was once a conservative semi-paradise is now a cesspool with pretty mountains running through it.
I knew it was. Just trying to get a rise. (I have family and friends who live there)
Colorado, it is ruined too, best to pick a no income tax state...Texas still has a chance.
They’re not gonna be as financially able to influence things as in the past. They’re not gonna be getting the 6-700% realization of profit from their little houses. It just ain’t there. It’s now mainly survival and survival tends to change attitudes about largesse.
Like the proprietors of this site?
Exactly! that’s what they do in NJ too. People leave because of the property taxes yet they fail to connect high property taxes and liberalism. So many in NJ have moved to North Carolina that the state is shifting politically. They should just relocate to another liberal state...........oh I forgot, liberal states cost too much to live in.
>> Theyre not gonna be as financially able to influence things as in the past. Theyre not gonna be getting the 6-700% realization of profit from their little houses. It just aint there. Its now mainly survival and survival tends to change attitudes about largesse.
Interesting point. Hope it turns out to be a significant effect.
NC is becoming NJ South. :-(
Sorry I should have said some conservative CA are pretty liberal.
Our last two Respublican Presidents were from California. One was a little bit RINO but not the other.
You don't know what you are talking about. The ones who leave are the ones who CAME here and ruined our great state over the last 20 years. Most of them are from New Jersey and New York and Florida.
As for thinking that conservative Californians are liberal you are way off base. Ask Jim Robinson about his views or me or my wife, or Ronald Reagan or Bob Dornan or Duncan Hunter. It is very, very difficult for a RINO to win a contested primary in California.
(and no, Arnold won an open special election with the votes of Democrats when he first got his leg up into office.)
As a whole, Republicans in California are as conservative as they come for the most part.
To be sure I've met a lot of decent, hard-working, conservative Californians unfortunately they are outnumbered about five to one.
Just the opposite states like California that are controlled by wacko libs the conservatives in them are more conservative because of it not less. I am sure this is true in places like New Jersey also.
You true blue patriot conservative Californians are heroes.
Lights in a darkened, liberal infested sewer. Weep for California...better yet-— get mad and revolt with what the vermin have done to it.
The CA ex pats are flooding in to Westernmost Texas and New Mexico -— and bringing their crappy voting patterns with them.
Stay home, locusts. You made your bed. Don’t ruin ours.
Texas? We’re full up. Besides Californians wouldn’t like the hurricanes, coral snakes, copperheads, rattle snakes, cottonmouths, alligators, humidity, lack of good sushi bars, mosquitos, lack of mountains, heat, cold - did I mention the snakes and humidity? - lack of surfing, lack of the cultural amenities that Californians are accustomed to such as fung shwei massage parlors, crystal readers, and Rodeo Drive...By the way, did I mention the humidity and the snakes?
Californians, living in Texas is about five times worse than living in Bakersfield. Did I mention the snakes and humidity?
More seriously, I hear that Buffalo, Newark, Camden, New Haven, and Gary are great places to live. Go there and be happy.
My suggestion is go West or South.
The problem is they've about done sucking the life out of California business. There ain't nothing left to give.
I escaped from California in 1979 and never looked back.
“They wont just come out and say the reality: people are leaving because the Mexican takeover is almost complete.”
That’s a fact. California has surrendered to the Mexicans just as Britain has surrendered to the muzz.
“As a whole, Republicans in California are as conservative as they come for the most part.”
That’s all true. Pity they are so outnumbered.
far aintz........y’all fergot the far aintz.
How could I have forgotten the aggressive, venom injecting, ubiquitous, swarming fire ants? By the way, did I mention the snakes and the humidity?
For a Texan, a visit to Bakersfield is what a visit to Carmel, Yosemite, or Sonoma is for a Californian.
Californias, if you must move, avoid Texas. Gary, on the other hand, is nice this time of year.
Besides, if they *do* come here, Minnesota will shift to the *right*.
Remember Al Franken?
NO cheers, unfortunately, except for the temperature :-)
You’ve never met my wife, my children or myself.
FLip comments are usually wrong. Your comment is flip.
They keep trying to do the same thing here in Arizona. But here... we’ve got heat, baby, and they usually wither and leave after just one summer.
We’re still here on the beautiful Central Coast of California. Perfect weather — laid back lifestyle — great for homeschooling Christians — big cities just a couple hours away in any direction. Wouldn’t trade it for the world. We don’t let the government chaos in Sacramento to impact our daily lives. God is good, and very much alive — here in the most gorgeous place on earth...
You are absolutely right. I was born and raised in Cali, and lived their till i was 30. I moved out because of the insane taxes, and the huge influx of hispanics. I lived in the Republican hub of California, Orange County. Cali should be sorry I have left, because I have achieved much more in Florida than I ever did in Cali.
California should be an example for the Country. Excessive government growth to fund social programs is a recipe for disaster. Cali will continue to drive out bright conservative people. I hope all those rich Hollywood people get used to having to pay more taxes to cover for the lazy masses.
Illegal immigration has destroyed California and it is coming to your state, if it hasn’t already arrived.
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