(EL AMERICAN) – California is hemorrhaging its greatest resource – people – at an alarming rate. Despite beautiful landscapes, an abundance of natural resources, and some of the best weather in the country, unwise government policies are driving the Golden State into the ground. Many of those policies can be traced back to state and local elections, which can have a far greater, and more direct, impact than general elections on the lives of most Americans. California is a perfect example.
States are laboratories of democracy and people ultimately vote with their feet. In California, that vote is clearly one of disapproval. Almost 370,000 more people are leaving the state annually than move there. The bleeding is so bad that California lost a seat in Congress for the first time after the 2020 census.
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Why is everyone leaving? In short, California’s misguided leadership has turned the state’s finances into a complete basket case.