Californians Bolting The State Ask “Why Are We Here?”

Why? Because you voted for this. You advocated for all the policies that are now skyrocketing your cost of living (more), increasing crime, making homes un-affordable, and so much more

California exodus continues, with L.A., San Francisco leading the way: ‘Why are we here?’

surprise surprise surpriseAfter living in the Bay Area for nearly seven years, Hari Raghavan and his wife decided to leave for the East Coast late last year.

They were both working remotely and wanted to leave California because of the high cost of living and urban crime. So they made a list of potential relocation cities before choosing Miami for its sunny weather and what they perceived was a better sense of safety.

Raghavan said that their Oakland house had been broken into four times and that prior to the pandemic, his wife called him every day during her seven-minute walk home from the BART station because she felt safer with someone on the phone. After moving to Miami, Raghavan said they accidentally left their garage door open one day and were floored when they returned home and found nothing had been stolen.

“We moved to the Bay Area because we had to be there if you want to work in tech and start-ups, and now that that’s no longer a tether, we took a long hard look and said, ‘Wait, why are we here again?’ ” Raghavan said.

The LA Times should have asked Hari “did you vote for Democrats?” Because so many of those escaping the Soviet bloc, er, California, wanted all the policies, and didn’t sit back and think “how will this effect my life?” And then they bring that Progressive garbage to their new areas.

California ranks second in the country for outbound moves — a phenomenon that has snowballed during the pandemic, according to a report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, which tracked data from moving company United Van Lines. Between 2018 and 2019, California had an outbound move rate of 56%. That rate rose to nearly 60% in 2020-21.

Citing changes in work-life balance, opportunities for remote work and more people deciding to quit their jobs, the report found that droves of Californians are leaving for states like Texas, Virginia, Washington and Florida. California lost more than 352,000 residents between April 2020 and January 2022, according to California Department of Finance statistics.

San Francisco and Los Angeles rank first and second in the country, respectively, for outbound moves as the cost of living and housing prices continue to balloon and homeowners flee to less expensive cities, according to a report from Redfin released this month.

If you want to move to Blue areas, feel free. Stay away from Red states. And Red areas in states like Washington and Virginia. And a goodly chunk of the people leaving are in the middle class, leaving the poor who are utterly reliant on the Nanny State and the Rich.

The state is also seeing a dwindling middle class, said Ohanian, who cited a report from the National Assn. of Realtors, outlining that the national median home sales price has reached $416,000, a record high. Meanwhile, California’s median home price has topped $800,000.

“[California is] at a risk for becoming a state for very, very wealthy people and very, very low earners who receive state and local and federal aid that allows them to be able to live here,” Ohanian said. “We should worry about those in the middle who are earning that $78,000 household median income and is, at the end of the day, really struggling, especially if they have interest in buying a home.”

How to turn a really nice state into a Progressive hell hole.

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4 Responses to “Californians Bolting The State Ask “Why Are We Here?””

  1. drowningpuppies says:

    As predicted a “Red Tsunami”.

    Bwaha! Lolgf

  2. Joe says:

    I’m here in the red section of the once great Golden State. I made a commitment to stick around as long as my parents are alive. After that. I’m liquidating and will GTFO asap. We have zero pull in the state. Our state senator and representative have an area larger than some Eastern states while those in the cities have multiple reps per city. Unfortunately, this won’t change in my lifetime.

  3. Hairy says:

    Yes so true
    SOROS is sending them to take over blue states, just like VA and now purple NC . Trump won Idaho by 200000 votes
    Soros is sending 50000 each year
    Do the long term math

  4. STW says:

    What I don’t understand is why it took so long for people to see what was happening. It was obvious twenty years ago. Every year things just got a little bit worse. It was death by 1000 cuts.

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