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Friday, November 08, 2019

California Conservatives Departing in Droves

The Los Angeles Times recently reported that conservatives are moving out of California at an unprecedented rate. The Times cited a UC Berkeley study revealing that “just over half of California’s registered voters have considered leaving the state” and that “Republicans and conservative voters were nearly three times as likely as their Democratic or liberal counterparts to seriously have considered moving.” The reasons conservatives gave for wanting to leave were high taxes, cost of living, and an antagonizing, one-sided political culture.

From 2007 to 2016, California lost more than one million residents, or 2.5% of its population. In 2017 alone, 63,175 Californians moved to Texas, the top destination for residents moving out of the Golden State.

High cost of living, thanks in large part to Democrat policies and regulations, has been one of the biggest factors in driving people out. “To buy a house [in El Segundo near Santa Monica] is insane. It’s like $1 million,” complained former California resident Marie Bailey. “Why are we working our butts off for a fixer-upper in El Segundo? We’re just working, working, working — and for what?”



Anonymous said...

If co derivatives move out there will be nobody left working to pay taxes. I guess they could sell the organs of the homeless

Anonymous said...

News flash. It's not just conservatives.

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Anonymous said...

I live in Florida and enjoy the Salisbury blog (former resident of Fruitland). Moved due to high taxes. High water bills etc. I have met a number of people in Florida from California. They got out - for obvious reasons. These people are young with children - not just retirees. When is California, New York, and other Democratic States going to learn? When?