Governor Jerry Brown should be very worried right about now. A new poll has come out that reveals just how residents feel about living in California. What they are going to do about it might spell doom for the Golden State.
We’ve talked about California a lot. Yes, it gets tiresome. But with each passing week, we discover something even more shocking about the liberal-run state. Gov. Jerry Brown and his radical, left-wing lawmakers are taking a once-proud state and turning it into a laughing stock.
The state faces serious problems. Its infrastructure is crumbling. Massive dams are bursting, leading to mudslides and floods. The summer months bring devastating droughts, which lead to deadly wildfires. Conservative lawmakers in the state have fought for new reservoirs that could confront the growing problem. Jerry Brown’s denied it; instead, he wants to use billions on a worthless high-speed rail and health insurance for illegals.
The water crisis is so bad, California residents can’t wash their clothes and take a shower on the same day. That’s odd because most people shower every day. They have to choose between having dirty laundry or smelly bodies. What an amazing state!
But that’s only the tip of the iceberg for what’s arguably the most liberal state in the Union. Massive taxes and corrupt leadership has led to the 4]shocking cost of living increases. In many parts, blue-collar and middle-class workers can’t even afford rent. That’s not to mention the thousands of homeless that flood their streets. Twenty-five percent of America’s homeless are in California. Guess whose fault is that? (Hint: Jerry Brown).
Now, it looks like it’s time for CA to pay the piper. A new poll has come out that announced almost half of Bay Area residents hate the state so much, they are getting ready to move.
A whopping 46 percent of California Bay Area residents fed up with the region’s high cost of living and soaring home prices are planning to pack their bags and move out in the next few years, a poll has found…
“This is the trend we’ve been observing. Two years ago, it was 34 percent and last year it was 40,” the group’s president, Jim Wunderman, told KTVU about the increasing amount of those polled indicating that they want to get out…
Forty-five percent of those who say they are planning to leave cited cost of living as the driving factor, while 27 percent said housing and rent costs are becoming too much to bear.
Sixteen percent of that group said they plan to move somewhere else in California, while Texas, Oregon, Nevada and Arizona topped the most sought-after states outside of California for relocation.
“On the downside of it is all the people who need to be here to provide all the services are being priced out,” Wunderman said to KTVU. “We’re seeing teachers, government workers, firefighters, police officers actually not able to live in the communities.” [Source: Fox News]
The Bay Area is a densely-populated part of California and the center of all the leftist garbage that comes out of that state. It was once a beacon of work and opportunity. After all, that’s where Silicon Valley is—once the place for the tech world.
But even the tech giants can’t keep people there. What’s interesting to note are the groups of people fleeing California. We’re talking about the hard-working folks to keep a society running. Teachers, firefighters, police officers, and other blue-collar employees are fed up with the toxic region. These are the kind of salt of the earth people that support a state (and often voter Republican). California hates them so much, they are leaving in droves.
The California exodus is nothing new. Over the last decade, they’ve lost considerable numbers. By the next census, California is on track to lose seats in Congress thanks to population decline. We’ve never seen that before.
What’s even more shocking is that the people polled lived in the state for over twenty years. These aren’t fair-weathered residents. These are people who either grew up in California or planted roots a long time ago. But the region is getting so bad, they’re willing to uproot their entire life, just to get away.
Most of the places they are heading for are states with strong, conservative leadership like Texas. What a surprise! Republican leadership often leads to economic prosperity. Lower taxes, diligent police departments, and ample jobs make a state very attractive. A state that prioritizes social justice, illegal aliens, and bloated government programs? Yeah, that’s population cancer. Yet something tells me California won’t learn its lesson.