Californians Flee The State In Droves Over Taxation And Housing Costs

Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com,

Californians are bailing on the Golden State in droves as the tax burden and housing costs make the price of living unbearable for far too many. Many of those fleeing are the hearty middle-class who are being pushed into poverty by the socialist policies forced on them by the state’s elites.

The trend is a symptom of the state’s housing crunch and the ever increasing taxation. Census Bureau data show California lost just over 138,000 people to domestic migration in the 12 months ended in July 2017. Lower-cost states such as Arizona, Texas, and Nevada are popular destinations for relocating Californians.

Housing costs and the tax burden is far less impactful in pretty much any place outside of California, whose socialist policies drive up poverty and continuously erode the middle class leaving only the extremely wealthy and those in abject poverty.

The surging number of those working in Silicon Valley and still unable to afford adequate housing should be a warning about big government, but it sure doesn’t seem like anyone is taking notice as their taxes continue to rise. As governments creep toward socialism though, poverty becomes the norm, not the exception. Silicon Valley has the highest median income in the nation. But a soaring tax burden and expensive regulations have caused housing prices to increase which has also caused homelessness to surge. –SHTFPlan

“There’s nowhere in the United States that you can find better weather than here,” said Dave Senser, who lives on a fixed income near San Luis Obispo, California, and now plans to move to Las Vegas.

Rents here are crazy if you can find a place, and they’re going to tax us to death. That’s what it feels like. At least in Nevada, they don’t have a state income tax. And every little bit helps.”

Senser added that he previously lived in the east San Francisco Bay region, and said...

...housing costs and gas prices are “significantly lower in Las Vegas. The government in the state of California isn’t helping people like myself. That’s why people are running out of this state now.

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 a whopping 40 percent further burdening those already living paycheck to paycheck.

During the 12-month period that ended in July of 2017, California saw a net loss of just over 138,000 people, while Texas had a net increase of more than 79,000 people. Arizona gained more than 63,000 residents, and Nevada gained more than 38,000.

“You can literally have a lot of buying power for the dollar in Southern Nevada versus Southern California,” said Christopher Bishop, president of the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors.

“So it has been a major trend over the year, year and a half, and we’re seeing it increase.”

Comments

Bes HRClinton Tue, 03/20/2018 - 23:21 Permalink

ha

it's fucking hilarious that people

blame "liberal commie cali"

for the crazy housing prices....

when the blame is completely on the fucking

FED Wall Street QE NIRP ZIRP monopoly fiat fraction reserve bubble money printing casinos

and foreign Oligarch capital flight

------

fucking morons

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Ajax-1 American Psycho Tue, 03/20/2018 - 23:42 Permalink

Yep, Californians are just like cockroaches. They destroy their habitat and then move to destroy other habitats. For 35 years, I've lived in Colorado. In the early 1990's, it was common to see bumper stickers that read: "Please don't Cali-fornicate Colorado". Too late, the California Cockroaches moved here and droves and fucked up our habitat.

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kbohip Ajax-1 Wed, 03/21/2018 - 01:05 Permalink

I live on the Front Range.  I lived here since 1986.  The changes I've seen since then have been drastic.  It's accelerated since MJ became legal too.  What's really sickening is trying to head out into the mountains on the weekend.  Traffic traffic traffic and people all over the place up there now. 

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wildbad kbohip Wed, 03/21/2018 - 04:53 Permalink

i am in germany but still have a house in Denvoid.  I spent some marvelously frivolous years in Boulder from '82 to about '95 and witnessed the buildout along US 36 between Boulderado and Denvoid.  

took the wife back last year for a tour of the wild west..the charm is G.O.N.E.

the slow and steady encroachment of califuckingfornia started way back when and the acid washed away all of the blue eyed goodness of the place. big fat leased SUVs and soyboys texting their asexual comrades everywhere you look.

the only peace i found was in the mexican and vietnamese secitions of the Void where things, while not pretty, are at least not insane and people just gettin on with their lives.

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Michael Musashi lew1024 Wed, 03/21/2018 - 03:06 Permalink

This is exactly right, but you forgot the welcome mat for immigrants (illegal and legal). This puts pressure on the middle class because wages are artificially held down by this newly cheap labor. Not everyone can work in Hollywood, or sit at a desk all day making apps or games. Some people actually like to work outside and with their hands. Blue collar jobs once supported entire families in this country, that was before China took the manufacturing jobs and Tito showed up to undercut all the rest of the jobs.

 

Soon California will look like any city in SE Asia--which the leaders seem to want. There's going to be the super rich, and all their servants, and zero middle class. The tech elites will be Indians and a few East Asians, and Hollywood will continue to be white, while the Mexicans continue fighting for crumbs.

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The Gun Is Good Michael Musashi Wed, 03/21/2018 - 09:34 Permalink

Good catch! Thanks for posting. Hugely important points, but I'll take slight issue with this:

"...that was before China took the manufacturing jobs and Tito showed up to undercut all the rest of the jobs."

China didn't take, and Tito didn't undercut; we've been deliberately gutted by the elite globalist corporatocracy that owns the parasitic crime syndicate people still foolishly refer to as the "federal government."

Americans have been sold out. Hence the welcome mat.

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ebworthen Bes Tue, 03/20/2018 - 23:34 Permalink

Right, because the left wing socialists just hate the FED, Federal Spending, and the bailouts.

Not that the Rhino Republicrats don't have blame either, but who rules CA and MI and IL?

In general, people tend to flee the shit-holes if they can.

In the Intermountain West we call it "Californication."

Fucking up the places they move to with dumb ideas.

As they did where they came from.

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Enoughalready EcoJoker Tue, 03/20/2018 - 23:23 Permalink

No, NOT GOOD. These running assholes are the ones that participated in the ruin.The only ones that should be allowed to leave should be those with documentation that they are not progressives and will never vote dem/prog. Oh, that documentation don't exist? oh well, enjoy the weather.

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Normalcy Bias Tue, 03/20/2018 - 23:21 Permalink

Most of them will continue to vote for the same Libtard Bullshit that wrecked the place they're fleeing from in the first place, and all the while, never connecting the dots.