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January 25, 2011

California: Gilded Horse Apple of a State. In you can... GET. OUT!

22 Facts About California That Make You Wonder Why Anyone Would Still Want To Live In That Hellhole Of A State

Meanwhile, the standard of living in California is going right into the toilet. Housing values are plummeting. Unemployment has risen above 20 percent in many areas of the state. Crime and gang activity is on the rise even as police budgets are being hacked to the bone. The health care system is an absolute disaster. At this point California has the fewest emergency rooms per million people out of all 50 states. While all of this has been going on, the state legislature in Sacramento has been very busy passing hundreds of new laws that are mostly about promoting one radical agenda or another. The state government has become so radically anti-business that it is a wonder that any businesses have remained in the state. It seems like the moving vans never stop as an endless parade of businesses and families leave California as quickly as they can.

Posted by Vanderleun at January 25, 2011 10:37 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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I'm getting so very, very close to being one of those guys in the moving van.

Posted by: Cameron at January 25, 2011 12:55 PM

You should hold out for the federal bailout, Cameron. There are brighter days ahead for Blue States thanks to Red States.

Posted by: RedCarolina at January 25, 2011 2:09 PM

My employer, in his infinite wisdom, decided almost two years ago that the corporation should have a west coast division based in CA with myself being the guinea pig. The industrial contracting business is pretty slow in CA lately, and most of our competitors seem willing to work for nothing. Coming from rural PA to CA has been a less than enjoyable experience, especially for a conservative. I hope the economy picks up somewhere soon so I can find a new job. (project manager). I think that almost anywhere would be an improvement with the exception of NYC (tie).

Posted by: Roger Drew Williams at January 25, 2011 5:01 PM

Thanks to California the entire continent must pay high prices for new truck engines to meet Tier 4 emmissions. Exhaust from trucks now has less particulates than intake air, but fuel economy has worsened. Is anyone surprised industry has left America and the country is bankrupt.

Posted by: m-alta at January 26, 2011 7:13 AM

A dark component of the back of my mind says we should invade CA, clear it out, and repopulate with Red-staters.

At a minimum a repopulation of CA's interior with Red State tranplants to form a beach head and a state-within-a-state. These skilled, resourceful, industrious "migrants" could ignore CA regs, laws and officilas in the same manner as transplants from south of the border do now.

Posted by: Don Rodrigo at January 26, 2011 11:52 AM

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