This chart from the U.S. Census Bureau perfectly illustrates California flight/migration:
The Blaze: Between municipal bankruptcies, rising taxes, the proposal of new taxes, and the promise of friendlier business climates in other states, the exodus of business leaders and U.S. residents from California is wholly unsurprising.
And this isn’t some new phenomenon. No, the Golden State has been bleeding residents for years, which is a shame considering all that the state is capable of.
“For most of its history, California has occupied a special place in the mind of most Americans. From the height of the Gold Rush through the 1980s, California’s warm weather and booming economy drew enterprising, educated and talented immigrants from across the country. California was the melting pot of America’s melting pot, leading all states in the number of residents who were born in other U.S. states,” the Washington Examiner’s Conn Carroll writes.
Sadly, as Carroll notes, that California does not exist anymore. “That California is Dead” were his actual words.
“According to a 2012 University of Southern California study on state demographics, you have to go back to the early 1990s to find a time when more Americans were moving to California than leaving it for other states,” he writes. “Thanks to high housing prices and a weak job market, California is now a net exporter of U.S. citizens to other states.”
And if the rest of the Country does not wake-up, not only will state after state go this way, but if we remain on the Obama path, as went California… so will go all of America. Millionaires, Billionaires, business owners and retirees are already leaving America in ever growing numbers.
Damn Judy, this is the problem we are having in Colorado, those liberal Californicator’s can’t tolerate their liberal agenda that they fought so hard for in California, they are now, or have been branching out to contaminate the rest of the nation.
They are like locusts that have devastated one geographical local, and then move on to do the same to others, and to do so without remorse.
Wake-up Texas before they destroy Texas. Just look at Austin; you might as well be living in the land of fruits, nuts and crazies!!
Today it is CA… but all of America will soon look like that pitiful state. I was born in CA and lived there most of my life. It is a beautiful and rich state, but the libs have destroyed it.
Colorado Ski Gal:
Colorado used to be a great place to live; a solid patriotic state with a sense of community and country. Now it is filled with California crazies and I hardly recognize my home.