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California Exodus

By epitaph follow epitaph   2020 Sep 7, 9:14pm 1,981 views   110 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


Is it real? I don't live there anymore but I've received mixed reports from people I know who still live there.

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71   RC2006   ignore (2)   2020 Sep 16, 7:00am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Was bugged by begging mexican guy in new car at gas station yesterday, cant go anywhere without lowlifes begging and always have to be ready for thug bs. Fuck CA leaving in 19hrs.
72   clambo   ignore (5)   2020 Sep 16, 7:18am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

RC2006, my friend who lives near Watsonville said she saw a line of SUVs driven by Mexicans to pick up food at some giveaway program.
73   B.A.C.A.H.   ignore (0)   2020 Sep 16, 7:56am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

WookieMan says
you'd have to have a decent income to qualify for a $600-700k home loan

What about the folks who borrowed and paid off a lower amount, years ago, and are living on a low retirement income? They are screwed.

This scenario and a property boom in the mid-1970's that led to punishingly high assessments and taxes for younger tax donkeys were the impetus for Proposition 13 in California.

It was a flawed law as it also applied to commercial property. There's been efforts to reform it.
74   zzyzzx   ignore (2)   2020 Sep 16, 12:59pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/stripe-employees-relocate-20-000-182219744.html

Stripe Workers Who Relocate Get $20,000 Bonus and a Pay Cut

Stripe Inc. plans to make a one-time payment of $20,000 to employees who opt to move out of San Francisco, New York or Seattle, but also cut their base salary by as much as 10%, according to a person familiar with the matter.

The payments processor will make the offer available to workers who choose to relocate before the end of the year, said the person, who asked to remain anonymous to discuss private details. But employees opting to move may have to relinquish some of their base pay.

The new policy adds Stripe to the list of technology companies that have expanded opportunities for employees to work remotely while also signaling they may implement pay cuts if workers move to less-expensive cities. VMware Inc. told Bloomberg News on Friday it had instituted such a policy, and Facebook Inc., Twitter Inc. and ServiceNow Inc. have all considered similar measures.

Mike Manning, a spokesman for Stripe, declined to comment.

For many Americans, the Covid-19 crisis has upended the cost-benefit balance of living in expensive metropolitan areas, which for months have been devoid of their usual flair. With corporate campuses and office buildings still closed or only partially staffed, many companies have given workers more leeway than ever to decide where and how they want to work. That’s led scores of white-collar workers to move closer to loved ones or to more sparsely populated areas with less punishing living costs.

Pay cuts and a lesser need for pricey office space offer companies ways to save money. But a migration of workers from downtown headquarters also pose challenges for bosses who worry that remote work over the long term could stifle innovation or hamper productivity. It will also be financially challenging for coastal hubs that have long attracted large companies and their highly paid employees.
75   Ceffer   ignore (4)   2020 Sep 16, 1:02pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

A city without entertainments and amenities is just living in a crowded dung heap with the extra dangerous crazies at street level.
76   Patrick   ignore (1)   2020 Sep 16, 6:03pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

https://twitter.com/jessiealene/status/1304653588539437056


@jessiealene

Concept: California simulator. Close all windows, turn off air conditioning, and maintain a room temperature above 85°. You can open a window if you want, but as punishment you go outside and smoke four cigarettes in a row. Also you light a $20 bill on fire every 5 minutes.

10:30 PM · Sep 11, 2020
77   Ceffer   ignore (4)   2020 Sep 16, 6:34pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Today was a blessed moment of respite from the smoke. In the morning, clear with sweet Pacific breezes, temperature 70. It was the way the boosters would have you think it is every day. I took advantage of the clearing window and took a 4.5 mile hike up the hills amidst the mansions and nature. I have been hacking lung shit every day.

Smoke is back a little bit this evening. It'll probably be some version of smoke tomorrow. It looked like a low pressure drew in some clear ocean air, but the smoke maps show that it is an island and that everywhere else is still choking.
78   TrumpingTits   ignore (4)   2020 Sep 17, 12:50pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Hey @epitaph

Here's some alternate profile pics for ya to use, if you are interested:



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79   SunnyvaleCA   ignore (1)   2020 Sep 17, 1:03pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

zzyzzx says
Stripe Inc. plans to make a one-time payment of $20,000 to employees who opt to move out of San Francisco, New York or Seattle ... offer available to workers who choose to relocate before the end of the year

Hopefully, the payment is only "earned" when the employee has completed the relocation, otherwise, the state they are trying to escape is going to try to tax that $20k.
80   TrumpingTits   ignore (4)   2020 Sep 17, 1:16pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

SunnyvaleCA says
Hopefully, the payment is only "earned" when the employee has completed the relocation, otherwise, the state they are trying to escape is going to try to tax that $20k.


They still get to tax it. You pay both states in the year you move. Or in some cases, if you move in the first half vs the second half.
81   SunnyvaleCA   ignore (1)   2020 Sep 17, 2:05pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

TrumpingTits says
SunnyvaleCA says
Hopefully, the payment is only "earned" when the employee has completed the relocation, otherwise, the state they are trying to escape is going to try to tax that $20k.


They still get to tax it. You pay both states in the year you move. Or in some cases, if you move in the first half vs the second half.
Hmm... this is actually a concern I have, given my desire to flee California. It was my understanding that money specifically "earned" in a given state is taxed in that sate only. For example, if you take a 3-month contract job out of state and move to that state for 3 months to do the work, you would only pay state income tax in that state.
82   EBGuy   ignore (1)   2020 Sep 17, 2:08pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

... and, Ben Shapiro has left the building...
83   epitaph   ignore (0)   2020 Sep 17, 3:20pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

TrumpingTits says
Hey @epitaph

Here's some alternate profile pics for ya to use, if you are interested:

I know I should update my pic, a long time ago it was my dog, then it became the California state flag because I loved California. I still do in fact, it's just in a very sick state, and I think it's pretty critical right now, it might not make it back, which is sad, but I do hope for the best. I'm pretty moderate in my politics by all metrics, which makes me literally Hitler to most cali liberals. I'll update it though, maybe the great seal/flag of Jefferson?
84   Booger   ignore (7)   2020 Sep 17, 3:30pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

epitaph says
then it became the California state flag because I loved California. I still do in fact, it's just in a very sick state, and I think it's pretty critical right now, it might not make it back, which is sad, but I do hope for the best.


I feel the same way about NY, except I won't go back to NY.
85   Ceffer   ignore (4)   2020 Sep 17, 3:35pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Had to be some strong aversion therapy to make Ben Shapiro leave, but he is sadly correct. I like they way he says that people who can't move are trapped and he feels sorry for them.
86   Eric Holder   ignore (1)   2020 Sep 17, 3:50pm     ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag      

TrumpingTits says
Hey @epitaph

Here's some alternate profile pics for ya to use, if you are interested:



and



87   EBGuy   ignore (1)   2020 Sep 18, 4:47pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Looks like the Asian Exclusion Act of 2020 is not polling well...
Yet despite high-profile support from Gov. Gavin Newsom, the Golden State Warriors, the San Francisco Giants, just 31% of likely voters say they approve of Proposition 16, while 47% oppose it and 22% say they are undecided.
88   TrumpingTits   ignore (4)   2020 Sep 18, 4:53pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

EBGuy says
Looks like the Asian Exclusion Act of 2020 is not polling well...
Yet despite high-profile support from Gov. Gavin Newsom, the Golden State Warriors, the San Francisco Giants, just 31% of likely voters say they approve of Proposition 16, while 47% oppose it and 22% say they are undecided.


Yeah. Democrats becoming THE party of racism isn't selling. Not enough to vote these bastards out of office. Only 25% of voters in California are registered Republicans.
89   Fortwaynemobile   ignore (3)   2020 Sep 18, 6:48pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

TrumpingTits says
Hey @epitaph

Here's some alternate profile pics for ya to use, if you are interested:



and



It’s more accurate if it showed homelessness, fires and gays. Roughly the 3 things CA has.
90   RC2006   ignore (2)   2020 Sep 18, 9:03pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Got keys, hour after moving in neighbors came by and brought us cookies and helped me unload small trailer with piano. So many things are different. Freeway speed limit is 80! Way less nanny laws. Kids can start driving at 14.5yo.
92   clambo   ignore (5)   2020 Sep 19, 9:25am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Rogan, Shapiro, et al say the quality of life and politics has ruined California; I also complain about the homeless and crazy politics where I live, but the bottom line is taxes. They and I want to avoid them.

California is like a beautiful girl you dated at great expense; eventually you either decide you don’t like the expense or she picks a richer guy.

Either way, you have your memories and your money when it’s over.

Just the idea of paying taxes to support people who hate me is an anathema.
93   HeadSet   ignore (2)   2020 Sep 19, 10:48am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

California is like a beautiful girl you dated at great expense; eventually you either decide you don’t like the expense or she picks a richer guy.

I was thinking it was like dating a lovely and thoughtful woman who over time went the "fat and tat" route while demanding more of your money.
94   Ceffer   ignore (4)   2020 Sep 19, 11:13am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Strange, Panet talked about this stuff at length years ago when Turtledove was still with us. The festering urban boils, combined with governmental malfeasances, corruption, and rank idiocy, were bound to burst some day. The Democratic and Deep (Shallow) State seditions, criminal enablements and riots/terrorist seedings with Covid Blue Pill Vehicle just accelerated the process.
95   B.A.C.A.H.   ignore (0)   2020 Sep 20, 10:50am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

from the Legislator's official website
https://a18.asmdc.org/press-releases/20200813-bonta-leads-push-greater-equity-tax-structure-through-first-nation-wealth

SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) and more than a dozen fellow lawmakers have introduced legislation that would establish a first-in-the-nation net worth tax. This proposed wealth tax would generate an estimated $7.5 billion per year for California’s vital needs like education, housing, health care, and other state services.

The California Wealth Tax (AB 2088 as amended) would apply a 0.4% tax on the portion of a taxpayer's net worth that exceeds $30 million. (approximately 30,400 people.)

The California Wealth Tax would add critically needed revenue for Californiashoring up California public employee pension funds by creating a more equitable tax structure,” said Bonta. “Families are hurting right now. COVID-19 has only made matters worse. In times of crisis, all Californians must step up and contribute their fair share."
96   clambo   ignore (5)   2020 Sep 20, 10:55am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

My “fair share” is zero, that’s why I am moving away from California.
97   RC2006   ignore (2)   2020 Sep 20, 11:33am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Haha just got my CA car registration forwarded, fuck you CA you I'm walking into dmv here and getting new plates this week, oh and ya the wait in dmv here is like 15min. Think my reg here is 150% less.
98   RC2006   ignore (2)   2020 Sep 20, 11:39am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Come to think about it CA loosing about 30-40k in taxes from wife and I. How many tax contributors leave before they fail?
99   B.A.C.A.H.   ignore (0)   2020 Sep 20, 11:53am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

The proposed "Wealth Tax" on folks with > $30 million in assets will result in reduced tax collections. Those are the most mobile people. They will leave. Then, not only will they not collect the wealth tax, but they will also lose the already-high-other-taxes they were collecting from those folks. It will be a Death Spiral. Sheesh.
100   B.A.C.A.H.   ignore (0)   2020 Sep 20, 11:55am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

On a related topic, there has been a Conspiracy of Silence from Sacramento, and local governments, on tax collections to date. Meanwhile they have kept right on spending as if it were still good times.
101   RC2006   ignore (2)   2020 Sep 20, 12:11pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

B.A.C.A.H. says
On a related topic, there has been a Conspiracy of Silence from Sacramento, and local governments, on tax collections to date. Meanwhile they have kept right on spending as if it were still good times.


They holding out to see who wins. If Biden wins they get bailed out. If Trump wins they blame the budget monster that they created on Trump and the virus.
102   Booger   ignore (7)   2020 Sep 20, 1:17pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

B.A.C.A.H. says
The proposed "Wealth Tax" on folks with > $30 million in assets will result in reduced tax collections. Those are the most mobile people. They will leave. Then, not only will they not collect the wealth tax, but they will also lose the already-high-other-taxes they were collecting.


Exactly what already happened in NJ.
103   HeadSet   ignore (2)   2020 Sep 20, 3:26pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

In the Dem get full power, look for more of this "California Wealth Tax (AB 2088 as amended)." Only with a twist. We could have a national wealth tax collected from the high earners, but then remitted to the states according to population density or "need." That way the rich guy pays the tax and states like California benefit even if the rich guy moves.
104   Fortwaynemobile   ignore (3)   2020 Sep 20, 4:39pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Booger says
B.A.C.A.H. says
The proposed "Wealth Tax" on folks with > $30 million in assets will result in reduced tax collections. Those are the most mobile people. They will leave. Then, not only will they not collect the wealth tax, but they will also lose the already-high-other-taxes they were collecting.


Exactly what already happened in NJ.


They’ll amend 30 mil to 250k, then to 100k and soon everyone will be paying wealth tax.
105   HeadSet   ignore (2)   2020 Sep 20, 4:47pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

They’ll amend 30 mil to 250k, then to 100k and soon everyone will be paying wealth tax.

Yep, we all know how the income tax was originally only to be applied to the Rockefellers, Carnegies, and Morgans level wealth.
106   clambo   ignore (5)   2020 Sep 20, 6:15pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

What is richly ironic is I have a tiny business with California government clients and I raised my fee, while a guy does the work now and I will skim a little bit of dough while living out of state.

I’m going to get a few bucks back from California, although it will take a few years to get it all back.
107   epitaph   ignore (0)   2020 Sep 20, 6:29pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

New avatar, although it was almost this image:

108   Patrick   ignore (1)   2020 Sep 20, 9:03pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Is that a real image? What was going on?
109   epitaph   ignore (0)   2020 Sep 21, 4:43pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

It's a dumb kids joke. The gesture is known as a dab. It's used to signify greatness or domination over others. It started as a coughing into elbow gesture from smoking concentrated marijuana and just took off. It's been around for 5 or 6 years now and seen as childish banter.
110   Patrick   ignore (1)   2020 Sep 21, 6:49pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

But Trump wasn't actually making that motion deliberately, was he?

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