2018 Oct 28, 4:29pm
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For some Californians, the state’s punishing housing costs, high taxes, and constant threat of natural disaster have all become too much. They’re making their escape to areas such as Boise, Phoenix, and Reno, Nev., fueling some of the biggest home-price gains in the country. While the moves are motivated mainly by economics, they’re also highlighting political divides as conservatives from the blue state seek friendlier areas and liberal transplants find themselves in sometimes hostile territory. ...Almost 143,000 more people left the state than arrived from elsewhere in the U.S. in 2016. Trump’s tax overhaul, which capped some mortgage interest and property tax deductions, has probably added “gas to the fire,” says Glenn Kelman, chief executive officer of Redfin Inc., a national real estate brokerage that recently opened a Boise outpost.But mostly it’s the prices. “Eventually the laws of supply and demand are going to drive people to other parts of the country,” Kelman says. “Boise isn’t five times worse than California as a place to live. But places in California are five times more expensive.” Boise is becoming an alternative to traditional havens for Californians such as Portland and Seattle that have also gotten too pricey, he says.
California is exporting 'plague libbies'. After shitting relentlessly in their own house and fleeing their manifest disasters, they stride about other states with their equities, parrotting their delusions as if they are the tablets handed down from God, informing the cringing resident populace of their great brilliance, to wreak havoc on new lands.
And the first thing you do is vote in Democrats that want to implement a state income tax, gun control, and a full time legislature. Fucking brilliant.