Why We Live in California

Why We Live in California

By John Seiler:

Dec. 12, 2010

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  1. StevefromSacto
    StevefromSacto 13 December, 2010, 12:59

    Hey, John, this is one of many reasons.

    In fact: Forbes released its list of the “Top 10 States People Are Fleeing” this week and California was not on the list.

    Unfortunately, the right wing will never mention this. That’s because they want everyone to believe the myth that individuals and businesses are fleeing the state in droves because of the evils of state government.

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  2. John Seiler
    John Seiler 13 December, 2010, 13:40


    I’ll check out that Forbes article later today. After all, I’m not leaving. Then again, I’m like a tornado chaser. I like to be at the center of the destruction so I can analyze it and write about it.

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  3. John Seiler
    John Seiler 13 December, 2010, 19:26

    I checked out the Forbes article. Unfortunately, it goes only to 10, so we don’t know if California is No. 11 or No. 50 in population changes.

    The numbers also only represent net population gain or loss. California is up because of immigrants from other countries. But such immigrants, on average, make less in income than they and their families cost in social services.

    If we look at American citizens’ migration patterns, only New York has seen more citizens leave.

    Moreover, on Forbes’ list at the top of those leaving are New York and Illinois, both liberal Democratic states. They’re California with bad weather.

    We’ll see some better numbers next year when the Census comes out. For the first time in its history, California might lose an electoral vote, indicating the actual direction of population movements. Even if it doesn’t lose an electoral vote, California won’t gain any, as it has in the past.

    Meanwhile, businesses still are fleeing. Here’s the latest list from Joseph Vranich, the Business Relocation Coach. He tallies 193 companies that have left the state in 2010, four times last year’s amount. And that’s before AB 32 and SB 375 kick in hard.

    Vranich: http://thebusinessrelocationcoach.blogspot.com/2010/12/part-i-new-record-for-calif-companies.html

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