Skip to comments.Hundreds of Thousands Flee Democrat-Run California
Posted on 09/29/2012 4:35:29 PM PDT by RobinMasters
Due to high taxes, burdensome regulations, lack of public sector reforms, and a lackluster job climate, more people have left California than come to the state since 2005, according to a comprehensive study by the Manhattan Institute released on Tuesday, suggesting California is no longer perceived by most Americans as the land where dreams come true.
In the report, titled The Great California Exodus: A Closer Look," Tom Gray and Robert Scardamalia found Californians have fled to states like Texas, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Idaho, South Carolina, and Georgia because those states have a better economic climate with less taxes and regulation.
The report found that between 1960 and 1990, 4.2 million Americans moved to California and helped accelerate Californias booming economy. Since 1990, though, California has lost nearly all of that gain, with net domestic out-migration averaging 225,00 residents a year. Between 2000 and 2010, out-migration has resulted in lost income of 5.67 billion to Nevada, $4.96 billion to Arizona, $4.07 to Texas, and $3.85 billion to Oregon.
The study found that if all these trends continue, California may find itself in a situation similar to that of New York and the states of the midwestern Rust Belt in the last century, which have seen populations stagnate for decades, or even fall.
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I know. I’m in Colorado. Loads of Kali plates on cars.
Like locusts, liberals go to seek new green pastures after ravishing their last one.
Go back west, Kalifornians!!
Tax base shrunk + spending obligations increased = anarchy around the corner.
Maybe a new 75% tax will bring hem back?
Campbell’s Soup just announced they are closing down their Sacramento plant in a few months. 700 jobs gone to someplace, probably Mexico.
California used to be a swing state, now its solid blue. What you are receiving in your states are probably among the last reasonable californians.
The liberal Kalipornicators need to stay out of Texas
if all these trends continue, California may find itself in a situation similar to that of New York and the states of the midwestern Rust Belt in the last century, which have seen populations stagnate for decades, or even fall.
Nope. Southern Cali will become North Mexico.
Then there will probably be some shooting.
Millions of non-citizens sucking the teats of envy
I fled California in 1979, when I was in my late 20s. I will NEVER go back there to live, and will ONLY go there in the future for family events (yes, I still have some family there, but likely not for long).
The problem with these California expats is once they infest your state, they try to change it to the same craphole they escaped from.
Yeah, this way illegals from Mexico can pick vegetables in Kalifornia, so that the vegetables can be sent to Mexico and made into soup and sold back to Americans. Don’t worry though, the illegals will be able to buy soup with their EBT cards.
All of the liberal idiots are moving to the south. I don’t see mass migrations to Illinois or Ohio.
Hey, fruitbags....leave your liberal shit just where it infected you, the antidote here is not pleasant.
Does anybody know how many of those fleeing the state are doing so with those huge CalPERS pension checks in hand???
Count me as one - in Texas now. Getting rid of CA income tax and disability tax was like a HUGE raise - not to mention not having to deal with the their huge car registration (and insurance) costs. Plus, Texas is a great place to raise kids, relative to California or the Northeast.
Sure, some things are more expensive - like our property tax rate - but even that can be controlled, as you can choose to live in a cheap place, even if you make big bucks.
Yes, our sales tax rate is high - but for big purchases, we can deduct. It winds up that the real sales tax rate on a car is about 5% in Texas (about half of California).
Having said all of that, I still love California. It’s a gorgeous state and I still have many friends there. Not to mention Tommy’s and In-and-Out. My last vacation was to California. But as for a place to make a living and raise a family, California priced itself out decades ago.
“The liberal Kalipornicators need to stay out of Texas”
Not me. I haven’t been liberal since high school, and living in California only made me more conservative. So I come to Texas a lot more like a Texan than many natives here.
Actually, Ohio and North Carolina.
Those people are killing this state.
The problem with people who complain about things they have no idea about is that they say the stupidest things imaginable and cause the greatest confusion.
“I fled California in 1979...”
Same here. It was a cesspool even then, full of serial killers and run by Jerry Brown and Rose Bird. It was so unsafe I didn’t dare let my wife go to the market by herself after dusk. Their environmental regs required us to put strange smog devices on our cars that wrecked them. It was a freaking toilet and hasn’t gotten any better. And the fools even brought back Brown.
Then you can stay, help build barricades
and leave your LibTurd Voting crap in California!
*but not* I hate it when my fingers get too fast for the words.
In-N-Out is in Texas now, too.
Tommy’s is reportedly considering moving as much of their customer base has moved here.
All you can do is hope that the people who fled Democrat California aren’t the same scumbags who voted in the Democrats who fouled their nest in the first place.
Thank goodness California's Democrat state legislature is rushing to pass laws dealing with the really important stuff like circumcision, Feng Shui building codes, plastic bags, Happy Meals, faggot history for kindergardners, etc., etc.
No kidding! They can’t DRIVE!!!
Massholes are everywhere! California was destroyed By Eastern Transplants!
AND they’ll no doubt be bringing their cancer of voting habits with them!
CA has already passed the point of no return in it’s race to 3rd world status. Taxpayers leaving is just a sign of this. Expect this to accelerate.
California is now, in fact, primarily a third world country.
Yup. I remember the 'Welcome to California. Now Go Home' campaign.
I was born, bred here in Orange County, CA..I’ve never left! Mine & hubby’s family here too so it would be so hard to leave but we think about it...thankfully OC is mostly conservative but the illegals are mass producing, Santa Ana now resembles Tijuana.
“Then you can stay, help build barricades (in Texas)”
LOL, thanks. I have no intention of fitting the California transplant stereotype here in Texas. Texas is JUST FINE as it is - and if I didn’t like it, I’d leave.
“In-N-Out is in Texas now, too. Tommys is reportedly considering moving as much of their customer base has moved here.”
I know!! I’m in Houston, but took a 4 hour road trip to sample In-and-Out in Dallas. Outstanding, of course. Tommy’s I didn’t know about, but they would absolutely kick butt here.
No I mean blue, as in Democrat.
We’re one of the $4.07 billion to Texas. Miss my family, miss my friends, don’t miss much else. We’re conservative so I suspect a net plus to the state. And we’re really glad to be here.
I’ve looked at moving back from time to time (family mostly) but I’m really doubtful at this point. The education system and economy scares me.
That is incorrect. It is only the coastal edge that is blue. At least 3/4 of the counties are red.
Just like the average muslim.