After the sanctuary state of California has decided to prioritize the safety and needs of illegal immigrants rather than the hardworking, legal and tax-paying citizens in the state, Californians are leaving in droves for states that actually care about them, reports Red State.
According to the Census Bureau, over 138,000 Californians fled the state for more affordable “pastures” like Texas, Nevada and Arizona. The situation is so bad even outlets like CNBC have been forced to report on the exodus.
“Based on the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey data, “lower income Californians are the ones who are leaving, not higher income,” said Christopher Thornberg, founding partner of research and consulting firm Beacon Economics in Los Angeles,” CNBC reports.
The reports says that housing is the chief concern for why people are leaving California, point out there are frequent bidding wars for what limited inventory of homes is available.
A USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll of Californians last fall found that the high cost of living, including housing, was the most important issue facing the state. It also found more than half of Californians wanted to repeal the state’s new gas tax, which raised fees by 40 percent.
“The rate at which California has been losing people to other states has accelerated in the past couple of years, in part because of rising housing costs,” said Jed Kolko, chief economist with employment website Indeed.com.
It’s no shocker either that it is wealthier liberals that are choosing to stay in the Sanctuary state. Poorly though-out liberal policies almost always lead to a greater gap between the rich and poor, squeezing out the middle class.
Alarmingly, the housing crisis and oppressive tax structure is leading to a situation where the only people who can afford life there are those too rich to care about taxes or too poor to care about taxes.
Everyone else is just a freeloader, according to Governor Jerry Brown. They can fend for themselves.
Recently the California legislature passed a 40% gas tax increase in the dead of night, with several Republicans flipping in exchange for public funds for their districts. When citizen activist groups moved to repeal the lawmakers who betrayed their constituents, the legislature once again underhandedly passed new legislation limiting the ability of voters to repeal and raising the qualifications for the repeal process.
California has also been experiencing a rise in crime due to a new law that releases violent criminals back into the population to ease prison overcrowding. In addition, the state provides funding for illegal immigrants to retain legal services, get driver’s licenses, and go to college for free…all as they openly defy the federal law with their “sanctuary state” status.
California native Melissa Mann says her family could no longer ignore the opportunity for a better lifestyle elsewhere:
“We left California because my husband could get a better job with better pay. We bought a house with 3300 sq feet that was 80 percent LESS than a house where we lived in California. We have a back yard now! Gas prices are less, grocery prices are less. And the most important reason? We no longer run the California rat race of keeping up with everyone else. It is great!”
It’s no wonder that more Californians don’t try to get out now before the whole state literally does go so left they fall into the Pacific ocean.