Jessie ----
by on October 27, 2018
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Contributing to boost California's economy, are agriculture, science and technology, trade, media, and tourism industries. In fact, California's economy is the largest in the nation, and 5th in the world. The state has a per capita income that is the sixth highest in the nation, those figures are driven mainly by those in very high income brackets.
But along with this comes high real estate prices, high rents and utility bills, and increasingly higher property, income, and sales taxes fall heavily on the middle class, who — no longer able to afford living in California — are leaving the state in large numbers.
And most recently, in September the real estate blog "Curbed", stated that U.S. Census Bureau statistics show that when factoring in housing costs and other basic necessities, nearly one in five Californians lives in poverty, a rate that is higher than any other state.
And the reason for this mess comes from California's state government regulations and that the state and its cities “use environmental and zoning laws to restrict housing, which often disallows large-scale development of apartments. This means that there is less property that the middle class can afford.
Furthermore, California's welfare program was recently compared to that of Texas, and the results stated that in Texas, about 6% of families live in poverty, while in California it's more like 66%. This forces the middle class to find much cheaper places to live. Many are moving to other western states, such as Idaho, Arizona, and Nevada.
Also high taxes and regulations also have prompted businesses to leave states such as California, taking thousands of middle-class jobs with them. Businesses started leaving the state back in 2012.
American people and businesses are voting with their feet and their one-way truck rentals to escape California and its forced unionism, high taxes, and high unemployment rate for a better life in low-tax, business-friendly, right-to-work states like Texas. But that's what happens when Democrats are in control of a state. All they touch, they destroy.
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