Hard-working Californians have had enough of their state’s liberal policies and ‘Sanctuary City’ laws; with record numbers of people fleeing the west coast as taxes, crime, and homelessness soar.
According to CNBC, more Californians are relocating out of the state than are moving in, particularly among middle-class residents abandoning the Golden State and finding refuge in Arizona, Nevada, and Texas.
“There’s nowhere in the United States that you can find better weather than here,” said one resident in San Luis Obispo, California. “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.”
New economic data from the US Census Bureau shows “lower income Californians are the ones who are leaving, not higher income,” as a housing crunch spurs high rents and increased homelessness throughout the state.
A recent report from the Los Angeles Times estimated the city’s homeless population to be a record-setting 60,000 people.
“There’s an unavoidable, often unspoken, fear that the city around us may be in a state of irreversible decline, and a suspicion on the part of some that the rights of homeless people have trumped the rights of everyone else,” writes the Times.