The progressives are destroying California.
Granted, it’s been a slow death, with a lot of open wounds and painful long-term injuries but the actual demise is now here.
After decades of high taxes, crippling regulations, inflation, wildfires, homeless epidemic, feces-coated streets, drugs, crime, and skyrocketing housing people have finally had enough.
More people are leaving California than moving in, evidence of the toll the state’s housing crisis is taking as the world’s fifth largest economy inches toward 40 million people.
An estimate released Friday by the California Department of Finance put the California’s population at 39.96 million, just shy of the 40 million milestone demographers had predicted the state would have passed by now.
The report shows California added more than 180,000 people when accounting for births and deaths for the 12 month period ending July 1. But when you include people who moved in and out of the state, California lost 39,500.
State officials say it is the first time since the 2010 census that more people left California than moved in over the course of a year, contributing to the state’s slowest recorded growth rate since 1900.
“People won’t move here because they can’t afford to come in the door,” said Dowell Myers, professor of policy, planning and demography at the University of Southern California. “The jobs are there. The people aren’t there.”
More than 158,000 people moved to California over the 12 month period that ended July 1. But more than 197,000 people left.
“I think it’s so important to remember that even when things are tough, we still see a lot of people moving to California,” said Eddie Hunsinger, a demographer with the state Department of Finance.
California’s unemployment rate is at arecord low3.9% — reflecting a 117-month job expansion not seen since shortly after World War II. Through November, California was issuing building permits for 112,000 new housing units a month, down from an average of 121,000 through the same time period in 2018.
Meanwhile, California’s homeless population has continued to swell, jumping 16.7% in January according to surveys approved by the federal government. [AP]
While California falls into the black hole of despair, progressive globalist Governor Gavin Newsom has buried his head in the sand (like all good liberals) and is blaming President Trump for his state’s problems and the failed globalist policies that he’s enacted.
Newsom and his fellow-liberals are the reason that the once-thriving Red State of California is now a dismal blue state with no hope and no change.
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