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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Thursday, April 08, 2021

"Early in the 1990s, Time magazine published a lurid cover " the sun setting into a blood-red sea " fronting a special edition devoted to the decline and fall of the great Golden State. "California," the sorrowful headline read. "The endangered dream." Alas, it was sadly suggested, far too many people wished to live here. "The problem comes down to California's rapid population growth, doesn't it?" then-Gov. Pete Wilson was asked in an interview. "Is there anything you can do to slow the population inflow?" Today, it is gleefully asserted, too many people are fleeing.

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"The nonpartisan California Policy Lab found that most people who moved in 2020 remained within the state, many trading city life for more suburban or rural areas. The well-to-do weren't jetting off to spread their lucre elsewhere, parching Sacramento's coffers. In fact, they were more likely to stay put than those of lesser means.

There was an uptick in movement from the state. In the final quarter of 2020, 139,000 more people departed California than arrived, a droplet of humanity " 0.35% " in a sea of 40 million residents. Though growth has been slowing in recent years, owing in good part to decreased birthrates and less immigration, the state's population has, since 1900, moved inexorably upward."

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Look at the US Postal Service forwarding address requests to get the true picture of where people ae moving.

Jus' sayin'. :)


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-04-08 10:05 PM | Reply

People come people go in California doesn't give a f*** because it doesn't need to.

#2 | Posted by Tor at 2021-04-08 10:13 PM | Reply

People come people go in California doesn't give a f*** because it doesn't need to.

Pretty much. California is expensive so people who can't afford it move out and people who can move in. Coastal California is insanely expensive so you have to be incredibly rich to own your own home or just live in a dumpster or on a naval base. I live in BC which is a smaller scale version of the same thing. I live comfortably in the mountains on the far east boundary as far from the Pacific as you can get. I couldn't even afford to live in my car within 10 miles of salt water.

#3 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-04-08 10:29 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I live a block from the ocean in PNW. I could only afford my house because I bought 20 years ago, and thought I was doing well with a 7.5% mortgage.

Interest rates have to go up, along with property taxes or my kids won't be able to buy houses near me.

#4 | Posted by bored at 2021-04-09 01:46 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I love living in Cali for the most part. I'm saddened about the state of the urban areas nowadays. San Diego is still my favorite place I've ever lived. I am itching to move north soon - probably the Greater SF Bay Area, but not in the city itself.

#5 | Posted by Karabekian at 2021-04-09 10:46 AM | Reply

Have been in SoCal since 1980 after moving from Michigan, except for 17 months back in 1986 when I was transferred back to Michigan for what was supposed to be a permanent move, but it didn't take, and I was transferred back in 1987 and have been here, in the same house, ever since. Yes, it is expensive, but there are a lot of things to make-up for that, the weather big a big factor. Our house is now worth over 4X times what we paid for it and I could have never earned as much as I did if I had stayed in Michigan.

OCU

#6 | Posted by OCUser at 2021-04-09 02:27 PM | Reply

California likely to lose congressional seat for first time in history after 2020 Census.
Californians moving out lead to cut in Golden State's political clout.

#7 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-04-09 06:41 PM | Reply

"California is likely to lose a congressional seat for the first time in history after this year's Census, with the state's slowing growth rate trimming its political clout, according to an analysis of new population data released this week.

The projected drop from 53 to 52 seats in the House of Representatives will lead to a reshuffling of the state's political map, and potentially divisive congressional races between incumbents in 2022. It will also shape presidential politics, as California loses one of its votes in the electoral college and other states like Texas are expected to gain as many as three new seats."

#8 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-04-09 06:42 PM | Reply

states like Texas are expected to gain as many as three new seats.

Which means they're going to gerrymander the districts to make sure they end up Republican.

"When you can't win, cheat."
-Republican motto

#9 | Posted by ClownShack at 2021-04-09 06:51 PM | Reply

California has gotten so bad, not even Nullifidian lives there anymore!

#10 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-04-09 07:24 PM | Reply

California has gotten so bad, not even Nullifidian lives there anymore!
#10 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

Yeah, but he left begrudgingly.

too soon?

#11 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2021-04-09 08:06 PM | Reply

:(

#12 | Posted by ClownShack at 2021-04-09 08:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#12 I agree.

#13 | Posted by Karabekian at 2021-04-09 08:33 PM | Reply

"Yeah, but he left begrudgingly."

Which was also the way he lived!

#14 | Posted by Danforth at 2021-04-09 09:11 PM | Reply

What he did wasnt living it was dying slowly.

#15 | Posted by Tor at 2021-04-10 12:13 AM | Reply

A myth? Tell that the moving companies.

#16 | Posted by MSgt at 2021-04-10 12:15 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

How to Lose a Seat in 10 Years
Thursday: California is projected to lose a congressional seat for the first time in history. Here's what to know.

... and the story is from the leftist NYTimes: www.nytimes.com

#17 | Posted by MSgt at 2021-04-10 12:18 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

California is propping up how many parasitic red state dung heaps?

#18 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2021-04-10 12:20 PM | Reply

Following through in the same vein is NY: Dec 23, 2020 " Two seats could be lost if the congressional reapportionment is based on July 1 estimates, according to Jeff Wice, a New York redistricting expert. spectrumlocalnews.com

Seems the dem majority in the House will be shrinking in the not so distance future....

Q: Why are Blue States so determined to drive their populace away?

#19 | Posted by MSgt at 2021-04-10 12:24 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Why are Blue States so determined to drive their populace away?"

Because Floridians don't "retire to New York", and 10,000 Americans turn 65 every day.

"I'm going to retire to someplace cold", said no one ever.

#20 | Posted by Danforth at 2021-04-10 12:30 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

California is propping up how many parasitic red state dung heaps?

#18 | POSTED BY REINHEITSGEBOT

In the parasitic red dung heap where I live, Bama, its only socialism if it helps a non-white.

#21 | Posted by kudzu at 2021-04-10 02:53 PM | Reply

#12 | POSTED BY WHATSLEFT AT 2021-04-10 12:24 PM | FLAG: | NEWSWORTHY 4: So how does that explain the exodus from Calif child?

#22 | Posted by MSgt at 2021-04-11 12:19 AM | Reply

Because Floridians don't "retire to New York", and 10,000 Americans turn 65 every day.

#20 | POSTED BY DANFORTH AT 2021-04-10 12:30 PM | FLAG:

They could move to California then. Blue to Blue. They'd rather go retire in the land of Florida Man.

Ouch.

#23 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-04-11 11:28 AM | Reply

"They could move to California then."

These are East Coasters. Have you met any? They've spent their entire lives hearing NYers saying they were going to retire to Florida.

#24 | Posted by Danforth at 2021-04-11 11:56 AM | Reply

They could move to California then. Blue to Blue. They'd rather go retire in the land of Florida Man.

Ouch.

#23 | Posted by sitzkrieg

Politics has nothing to do with it. People from the Midwest and East Coast have been retiring to Florida in droves since the 1950's.

#25 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2021-04-11 03:21 PM | Reply

They could move to California then. Blue to Blue. They'd rather go retire in the land of Florida Man.
Ouch.
#23 | Posted by sitzkrieg

If you're retiring, why move to an expensive state?

Retiring to Florida makes sense because you money is worth more.

It's amazing. If the topic isn't guns. You're a complete moron.

#26 | Posted by ClownShack at 2021-04-11 03:26 PM | Reply

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