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California’s Population Declines For The First Time Ever

californiaIn 2020, California’s population declined for the first time since it became a state back in 1850. California saw a net population loss of 182,083 in 2020, a loss far larger than any other state. As a result of last year’s massive net population loss and a full decade of slow population growth, California will lose a congressional district in 2022. 

Americans are fleeing California for an array of reasons, but the predominant factor seems to be high living costs combined with high taxes. According to the 2020 Cost of Living Index, California has the third highest average cost of living in America. The only two states with higher average costs of living are New York and Hawaii, which are also dominated by Democrats. 

Furthermore, California has the highest state income tax rates in America, by far. California has a total of ten personal income tax brackets. California’s top three tax brackets are each higher than the top tax bracket in any other state, with California’s top state income tax rate being 13.3% for those making over $1 million. This means that thousands of Californians are paying over 50% of their income in state and federal taxes alone, leaving them with less than half of what they actually earn each year. 

California also has the highest state gas tax rate in America. Californians pay 61.2 cents per gallon in state gas taxes, as well as an additional 18.4 cents per gallon in federal gas taxes. Since the average price of gasoline is currently about $4.12 per gallon in California, this means that nearly 20% of gas-related expenses in California are spent on taxes alone. 

In addition to having the highest state income tax rates and state gas tax rates in America, California has the highest state sales tax rate in America. Californians pay 7.25% in state sales taxes, plus up to 3.25% in local sales taxes. This means that millions of Californians are paying upwards of 10% in sales taxes on nearly every retail purchase. This excessive sales tax must be paid by all, regardless as to age or income level. This combination of high costs and exorbitant taxes is detrimental to Californians, and forces many to needlessly suffer. 

Additionally, Americans are leaving California in droves due to its increased level of support for radical Democrats. In every statewide election since 2010, California has voted more Democrat than it had in the previous election cycle. Democrats also hold increasing levels of power in the California State Legislature. Democrats currently hold 31 of the 40 seats in the California State Senate, and 58 of the 80 seats in the California State Assembly. These are veto-proof majorities, meaning Democrats can steamroll legislation through the California State Legislature without a single Republican legislator even so much as being present. 

Americans have been fleeing California consistently for the last decade. Since 2010, approximately 6.1 million people moved from California to other states, whereas just 4.9 million people moved from other states to California. This is a net migration loss of around 1.2 million people. It is not a coincidence that millions of Americans are fleeing from California at the exact same time that the state is becoming more radical than ever. 

California is not the only Democrat controlled state that will lose a congressional district because of disastrous Census results. The states of Illinois, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia will also lose one congressional district each in 2022. This means that five of the seven states that are losing a congressional district have Democrat governors (CA, IL, MI, NY, and PA). 

To the contrary, conservative states seem to be growing at rapid rates. Due to positive Census results, the states of Colorado, Florida, Montana, North Carolina, and Oregon will gain one congressional district each in 2022, and the state of Texas will gain two congressional districts. This means that a majority of the congressional districts that were gained were gained by states with Republican governors (FL, MT, and TX).

Conservative states across America are growing as Americans rightfully realize that liberal policies are detrimental to their success, safety, and well-being. Now, those who have fled from liberal states should abide by one simple rule: stop voting for what caused your suffering to begin with by leaving all radical politics in the failed liberal state that you fled from.

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JOHN
2 months ago

Yes… the vermin are leaving California and turning here into there!
The notion that California’s population is declining IS absolute media bait and switch propaganda!
The dis State of California’s population is swelling exponentially by illegals and homeless! And THEY Vote! They get “free money> and benefits of just being here that We The People PAY for!
Figure it out!!!!

JOHN
2 months ago
Reply to  JOHN

An Addition to above…. Look at ILLINOIS it is THE same here!

Becky
4 months ago

I hope they do leave their stupid, deadly politics behind in their liberal states. Unfortunately, Leftists are extremely dumb and have, for decades, taken their vile politics with them. In the meantime, they’ve destroyed every state they’ve INFESTED.
California USED TO BE Conservative. Look what the Communist Party has done to it.

Last edited 4 months ago by Becky
John
4 months ago

Very interesting yet true, that people do vote with their feet – by moving to tax friendly states. However, what level of mis-informed politic do they drag with them into the Red-states? Conservatives are very welcome; Democrats should stay put.

TIM
4 months ago

The unfortunate reality is these people are leaving the mess they created to spread their political cancer to other states. New Mexico is almost a CA annex because of these turds and is like a snowflake comatose psychotic campsite for it!

WindRunner80HD
4 months ago

Larry Mo and Curly dont look none too happy do they I think this is great thank you to all those people who moved out of hell taking a Congressional District with them I love it now hopefully many more thousands will move out and cause an avalanche of losses it couldn’t happen to a more deserving trio of traitors!

David
4 months ago

Name one California Democrat who is NOT in the pocket of CCP!

aluminum head
4 months ago

Mexico has taken back CA w/o firing a shot ( militarily anyway ).

aluminum head
4 months ago

Leave CA but also leave ( D ) communist politics there too.

BURNT OUT
4 months ago

A BIGGIE is that MORON in the Middle of the PIC, who is to blame as well.
She is wealthy and doesn’t care – plus being a HATER of the CONSTITUTION/MAGA along
with the rest of the REGIME – I hope FAR MORE people move out. Good Bye I say.
Will see if some take their CALIF attitudes with them to other states and try to ruin it.
Ya Figure if they voted the way they did – it will just carry over to the new place.
READ JER 17 5 to 11 – the real reason for our condition. There WILL BE a reckoning.

gi2468
4 months ago

The Californians are leaving the cesspool that they created & going to other states to do the same. Most do not leave their liberal policies behind but instead go to red states & turn them blue. AZ is a perfect example of how a once strong red state has turned purple & well on it’s way to becoming blue. Lived here all my life & sad what it has become because of liberal voters & policies.

sharon
4 months ago
Reply to  gi2468

Most the ones leaving are not demonrats but conservatives tired of paying the ridiculous amount of taxes, etc. and this past year of the dictator Newscum has been the last straw for a lot of them. If I weren’t so old, I’d move too. I’m so sick of his stupid ‘mandates’. He has a do as I say, not as I do bunch of mandates……which is why we have the RECALL going and hopefully get his sorry butt gone.

gi2468
4 months ago
Reply to  sharon

I wish you luck in getting him gone. California is a beautiful state, used to love going there to visit relatives. It is such a shame it has been taken over by liberals & illegals. Hopefully you are right & the folks leaving are conservatives because we sure need more of them. Too many politicians that need to be replaced, both democrat & republican. Our so called republican governor is really democrat-lite & we are still under stupid mandates also. Good luck with your recall, as you say, he needs to be GONE.

aluminum head
4 months ago
Reply to  gi2468

Same crap happened to VT with the NY “in-flucks.” Remember the Bob Newhart Show of the 80’s ? The plot was that he left NYC for VT.

gi2468
4 months ago
Reply to  aluminum head

Yes, I remember & loved that show. So sad that it is happening to many states now. Liberals move in & destroy everything, kind of like termites, but we can exterminate termites, I don’t know how to rid ourselves of the liberals.

Dave D
4 months ago

They deserve it! Anybody that voted those demarats deserve more than that!

Chris
4 months ago

The Communist / socialism state of California is an example of what will happen to the USA, Resistance is futile without a united front. God save America from the evil forces that are intent on destroying America.

VIETNAM VET 67-68
4 months ago

LOOKING AT POELOSI IN THE PICTURE I THINK SHE IS PROPED UP AND IS REALLY DEAD SHE SURE LOOKS DEAD, WOULD SOMEBODY PUT A MIRROR IN FRONT OF HER MOUTH OR NOSE. IF SHE IS STILL BREATHING SHE IS STILL BRAIN DEAD AND 40 YEARS PAST HER THINKING CLEARLY AGE ALONG WITH BIDEN AND FRANKENSTEIN, SCHUMER, WARREN, AOC THE MARXIST MUSLIM, ALL ANTI AMERICAN HATERS AND WHAT ABOUT THE MORONS WHO VOTED FOR THEM THEY ARE ALSO BRAIN DEAD !!!! TRUMP MUST BRING THE MILITARY IN AND TAKE BACK AMERICA BECAUSE RIGHT NOW WE ARE NO LONGER UNDER THE PROTECTIONS OF THE CONSTITUTION AND BILL OF RIGHTS !! VIETNAM VET67-68

aluminum head
4 months ago

9th Inf. Div. Mekong Delta – ’68 / ’69. We used to be paid .30 an hr. to kill communists. Now they live in the White House.

WindRunner80HD
4 months ago
Reply to  aluminum head

Thank you for your service!

WindRunner80HD
4 months ago

Thank you for your service!

Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
4 months ago

And I thought Canada was bad.

aluminum head
4 months ago

And Canada IS.

Terry Nixon
4 months ago

Gee! Is this really a surprise?
Does anyone wonder why? I doubt it!

VoterAnn
4 months ago

Not to mention that CA has rigged its elections for YEARS. It’s jungle primary system throws all candidates into the pot first time out, knowing no one candidate can win a majority. The top two vote getters in the resulting runoff are invariably Democrats, so the winner will subscribe to the same immoral, godless policies as their party, virtually disenfranchising many Californians. AND this system is, like everything else that’s negative about the Left, being encouraged to spread into other states as well – as well in the horrific HR 1 Bill now pushed in Congress.

Edward
4 months ago

Talk about jumping to conclusions. I lived in California for 30 years and left to work in Hong Kong. We are getting Californians here in Billings and for 90% of them, it’s for economic reasons. The other 10%, including me, are here because of family.

At some point, you folks will realize what a disaster tRump and his lackeys are for older Americans.

cath
4 months ago
Reply to  Edward

Edward, your brain has been uncontrollably WARPED forever by your 30 year romp in CA…yup- CA is a total disaster for people trying to support any family – too many uncontrollable liberal give-aways to people who don’t deserve or earn them…CA SHOULD become its own country like they want – let THEM pay for their existence rather than me-pay for their own welfare, taxes, “take from workers & give to those who refuse to work”, let everyone go around high on whatever they want, let them pay for their own maps, street signs, give aways, military (?), roads, bridges, “CA federal buildings”, “welfare”, borders, water plants, flood damage (they can be their own “federal government”)…let them be a separate country…the US would be MUCH better without them!!!

Larry W.
4 months ago
Reply to  cath

Edward, Wherever you are in California, sir, you are leading a sheltered life.

gin
4 months ago
Reply to  cath

I live in ca, but agree with you.

gin
4 months ago
Reply to  Edward

I tried to down vote you, but amac won’t let me. probably run by a trophy for everyone type.

Mandy
4 months ago

Hopefully, the ones leaving California will understand that the voters were the ones that destroyed that state and not keep voting as they did when in California. I doubt it though.

gin
4 months ago
Reply to  Mandy

probably most of the voters here, LA, San Fran, etc., don’t even know they vote or who they vote for. Think ballot harvesting, etc.

Tish
4 months ago

Don’t worry, ka., you’re letting in 175,00 illegals every month, so your voting base should stabilize.

Silence Dogood
4 months ago

In other words: “Californians flee socialist regime.” Let’s pray they don’t turn their new home states into New California.

Elton Yancey
4 months ago
Reply to  Silence Dogood

Damn straight.If these people still vote demorat,stay out of Texas.

MichLyn
4 months ago
Reply to  Elton Yancey

Stay out of AL, GA, and FL, as well!

gin
4 months ago
Reply to  Silence Dogood

Every time I read of someone moving from here to Oregon, TX, Montana, etc., I tell someone these people are going off to ruin another state. But I do think a lot of voter fraud exists here, so maybe a lot of the ones leaving are smart voters. I take that back. When large corps. leave for TX, FL, etc., and move employees with them e.g. Austin TX, the employees are the dims.

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