California Residents Fleeing in Droves

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California Residents Fleeing in Droves

For the 7th year in row, more people moved out of California than moved in.

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The population of the state of California is shrinking! Unfortunately, so is the middle class.

For the seventh straight year, more people left California than moved in, according to new census data.

More than 86,000 people left California for Texas, nearly 70,000 left for Arizona and about 55,000 left for Washington. 

Worse yet, of those gluttons for punishment who are hanging on to the California dream, more than half are considering leaving, according to a recent UC Berkeley poll.

As for why people keep moving out of the disastrous dump called "California," the high cost of housing was the number one reason cited.

Here's the way it breaks down, according to the poll:

  • 71% cite the high cost of housing
  • 58% cite high taxes
  • 46% cite political culture (particularly conservatives who say the state's policies are not in line with their own)

Don't worry, California. With all those freebies for illegals, you'll be bursting at the seams with a whole gaggle of non-taxpayers in no time!

Hammer and Nigel have more in today's edition of "Are You Okay with This?"

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