California on the Edge
05/26/2012 5 Comments
Mark Meckler writing on his blog Across the Fence – The Return to Self Governance has an impassioned plea on need to save California: Is California Near the Edge of the Cliff? The simple answer: “Yes.” And my heart is breaking.
My heart is breaking for my home state of California. Rational people who are still working to earn a living and live in the once great state of California are leaving, and looking to leave, in record numbers. I was born and raised here. I love the state. The climate, and the geographical diversity cannot be beat. It’s a stunningly beautiful place that offers something for everyone. In addition to being a happy home for those of us born here, it has been a magnet for immigrants for many decades, offering opportunity like nowhere else. But today, things are different. My family has been looking to leave, along with a tide of hundreds of thousands of other productive citizens of the once “Golden State.”
California government (at both the state and local level) has managed to brew the perfect storm of insanity, and is committing slow motion societal suicide. The brain, business and capital drain from California is taking place at a stunning pace. The numbers back this up, as does the anecdotal evidence. Ask anyone you know in California if they or people they know have considered leaving (or have left already), and you’ll find virtually no one who is untouched by the out migration issue. So what’s driving this flow of our best, most hard working and brightest citizens to other states? Well here’s just a sampling:
Mark’s long list of why people are leaving CAlifornia is HERE.