Top 10 Reasons People are Leaving California.


What is going on everyone? Please answer
in the comment section below, I love hearing how people are doing of course
unless your name’s Lloyd you’re from Salt Lake City and you can’t quit
calling me a SOI boy I’ve never eaten soy it seems kind of gross I do know a
bunch of UFC fighters swear by it I’m not sure why you think this is an insult
but all right moving on today we’re gonna take a look at everyone’s favorite
punching bag California in case you’ve never made it through US geography class
California is right here it’s on the left side of the United States
California’s known for Hollywood beautiful beaches suntan lotion and the
Golden Gate Bridge ever since some bearded frontiersman
found gold at Sutter’s Mill California has been the destination for people
seeking their fortune after gold kind of washed up it was oil then it was
Hollywood and then there was tech there’s always been a draw to California
the draw is still there for a lot of people the only difference is a higher
percentage don’t see it anymore they don’t feel that draw and they’re leaving
for one reason or another the exodus of California started around the early
1990s the Golden State was losing between 400 and 600 thousand residents
and their kids every single year while during that time they were only gaining
about 300 to 350 thousand so you know depends on where it was but they
could’ve been losing anywhere from fifty thousand to two hundred fifty thousand
it was bad during the late 90s in the early 2000s there was a giant difference
in the loss versus gain some years saw as many as two hundred thousand people
leaving than coming in as we entered the new century there wasn’t much of a
difference it was pretty close to being even but as we got close to the
recession California had a serious spike in the percentage of people leaving furs
coming in until the last couple years the exodus has started picking up steam
again so let’s find out why they’re all leaving in my top ten reasons people are
leaving California number ten traffic if you didn’t see
traffic being on this list you haven’t been paying attention Los Angeles and
San Francisco are in the top five for worst traffic every single year since
forever Sacramento San Jose and San Diego aren’t too far off that list
either I grew up in the LA area and traffic has always been bad I think I’ve
mentioned it before on this channel but I’ve been stuck on la freeways in such
bad traffic my car didn’t move for over 15 minutes like at a complete standstill
I’ve actually had conversations on the 405 freeway with other people in the
cars next to me more than once number nine it’s not business friendly
now you can read different things on why California is one of the best places for
business those things will always seem like
they’re promoting why a company should move to California or at least stay they
will tell you about their educated workforce and how all these other
companies have started in the Golden State but the fact is major companies
are leaving and small businesses claim the state of California is actually
hostile towards small businesses here are some of the corporations that have
left or are planning to leave California now before I get to this list you should
know most we’re heading to Texas Toyota Toyota North America is gone Nissan
North America is gone Nestle USA is gone Jamba Juice is gone even Chevron who’s
been in California forever has moved 800 jobs from the Bay Area to Texas there’s
a bunch of other ones that are moving to Pennsylvania even Carl’s jr. which
started in California and has been there for decades up and left number eight natural disasters
earthquakes wildfires mudslides and Kardashians California has some of the
worst disasters in the country now I’ve worked a forest fire and it was scary
I’ve been in too many earthquakes to remember and I’ve been watched a season
or two of the Kardashians so I’ve seen some pretty scary stuff every year
wildfires and mudslides wreak havoc on the state of California you also have
coastal erosion pull portions of California coastline are literally
falling into the ocean right now I know one area near where I used to live up in
this place Palos Verdes I lived in Redondo down in the lowlands but there’s
an area of Palos Verdes called português Bend that’s been sliding into the ocean
for years and they keep fixing the road so you can keep going through it’s not
moving fast but it’s slowly falling into the ocean number seven opportunity
California ranks 49th in a stat they call opportunity this is when you
measure affordability equality and economic opportunity the only one they
beat was Louisiana you know it’s not saying too much for your state when the
only one preventing you from being dead last in any stat is Louisiana
that’s like coming in second to last in a foot race the only one you beat was a
sumo wrestler in high heels dragging a sofa bed behind him by a strap around
one ankle basically what that stat is telling you chances of you making a good
life for yourself in California are slim at best number six taxes taxes are one of the
biggest complaints anyone has about any state taxes were originally a really
good idea everyone gives a little bit of their money so they could fix things
around town or maybe help support like the town’s lonely old widow something
like that sometime around a day or two after taxes were a good idea
politicians got involved and they’ve sucked ever since California politicians
lost their collective minds they have the highest income tax in the country
and their sales tax is in the top 10 as worst not good and before you say it
stop typing it’s not just the Liberals and the Democrats Ronald Reagan Pete
Wilson and Schwarzenegger didn’t go light on taxes when they ran the state
of California number 5 crime crime may not be the
worst in California but it ain’t good when you have cities like SLA Stockton
Fresno Oakland and even Compton what do you expect it actually would be
considered the worst state on crime if they counted politicians ripping you off
on every paycheck yeah that would be that would push them right over the top
I imagine they blow past st. Louis and every one number for the shine is gone
the dream of California is over now it’s still a great state in a lot of ways
it’s one of the biggest economies in the world which means pretty much nothing to
the average resident the beaches are great the wine is great Disneyland but
the people have realized it’s not worth the cost
the California life has always been somewhat of an illusion when all we saw
were movies and television people thought the streets of California were
paved in gold now that we have like the internet and things like YouTube people
see past the illusion they see the real California and they see how much it
costs to live in this state and all the problems and they’re just going it’s not
worth it and they’re moving out and they’re moving on number three the homeless California has
a lot of homeless people and that’s just a fact you’ve got your standard homeless
people that are hardcore living on the streets and then you have a whole bunch
of people in a lot of these cities that are living in their cars to save money
or they can’t afford their rent they’re saving money for student loans or
whatever I talked about this in a recent video I mean if you’re gonna be homeless
why not do in a place that’s got really good weather you know it only makes
sense but really California does have a lot of homeless now if you watch
anything I’ve ever done in California then you look at the comments section
you’ll see a whole bunch of people left comments about how there’s poop in the
streets of San Francisco now there’s a backstory to that this all
started with a story in the San Francisco Chronicle in 2014 someone did
a story about the streets with the most reports of poop like reported to the
city to have them come out and clean it now the article didn’t say it was just
humans the reports were of all droppings dogs cats humans whatever now this lady
makes a map and puts it online it was sort of in jest you know she was just
making a joke kind of or you know mocking the situation she posts this
thing online story gets tossed around and the map gets tossed around from
different web sites for a couple years and then Rush Limbaugh gets a hold of it
and he falsely claims that the map is a city project that was made because of
the out-of-control poop problem that homeless people are pooping all over the
streets and it’s just bad you can’t even go down a street without and he just
blew this thing out of proportion now haven’t poop in the streets is not a
good thing but the deal is this you are going to have feces in the streets
wherever you have homeless or pets or wild animals whatever it just happens
they don’t have a bunch of readily available bathrooms for homeless people
we all have homes that’s where we go they don’t it’s going to happen
I’ve actually seen it in Oklahoma City so it happens in all cities not just San
Francisco guys need to let it go quit listen to Rush Limbaugh number two housing house and rental
prices are what’s driving 30 percent of the people out of California back in the
80’s 90’s you just moved a couple miles east of the ocean and homes became
affordable that dream popped over ten years ago you have to keep going east to
find affordable housing for the average blue-collar worker now you might end up
going as far east to say I don’t know Iowa or Mississippi to find affordable
housing and slab city doesn’t count quit bringing it up in the comments section
every time I bring up California home prices everyone said not everyone a
bunch of people say move to slab city slab city is where like homeless people
move to or people living off the grid ninety nine percent of the population
would never move there but it is an interesting story so I you know suggest
googling it give an example of how bad it got back around 2000 my uncle’s a
decorator and he decorated and painted this house that was right on the beach
in Redondo Beach California I mean it wasn’t even a house it was a condo and
between you and the ocean was just sand and a set of stairs it was right there
back then around 2000 2001 it was going for five hundred fifty thousand dollars
so we thought that was a lot of money you know half a million dollars over
half a million dollars I looked it up currently it’s on the market the same
place you know almost 20 years later it’s going for 1.8 million dollars this
is a you know almost a studio apartment this is like two bedrooms I believe a
bathroom a kitchen and a living room and the ocean view that’s incredible and number one the cost of living the
cost of living in California is obscene there’s no other way to put it it’s just
gross now granted if you get away from the coast
it does get cheaper like housing but not much besides about seventy percent of
people moving in or out of the Golden State are going to the coastal cities so
really that’s most of the focus on this video and almost any study on California
migration and this is the part of the video where people start leaving
comments about how I’m bitter because I can’t afford living in California more
just to let you know I can there’s a few places Silicon Valley San Francisco
maybe Malibu California places like that Beverly Hills that I can’t but 80% of
California I can afford to live in decently the thing is myself and so many
other people don’t see the value in living in California anymore why spend
that kind of money to live someplace that’s overcrowded has horrible air
quality and standstill traffic most any day in most any city and I’ll be about
to talk some trash stop typing look at your next paycheck and see how much is
going to the state of California when you’re done crying call a moving company
and head to Texas all right so that’s my top ten reasons
people are leaving California hope you got some information out of hope it was
entertaining now there’s one other one that probably should have been on there
because it’s brought up a lot and a lot of people say they don’t want to move
there because it’s too liberal I don’t get that one it’s not like if you move
to a place the Liberals force you to vote liberal you know that’s just like
it doesn’t make sense cost of living you know air quality
crowds traffic that all affects you if someone’s a liberal next door why does
it affect you it doesn’t make sense I mean if you’re bothered by all the
things that happen from their votes I get it but it just doesn’t make sense to
me no one forces you to vote liberal if you move to any place or conservative or
anything else anyway I hope you guys enjoyed the video don’t forget to leave
a comment hit that like button subscribe if you haven’t already done so everybody
have a great day be nice to each other

Paul Whisler

100 Comments

  1. Liked the video Briggs! ❤️Interestingly enough, I have never had the desire to even visit California let alone live there.🤷🏽‍♀️

  2. Have lived in Los Angeles area about 30 years. Husband would love to move but can’t afford to leave. Living paycheck to paycheck is hard to save enough to leave

  3. There's Lot of good people in California who will not be able to leave. I can understand why people are leaving .so do what you have to do.iam stay ing there are a lot of elderly people sick and Little children. We will stand strong to the end. Hope law enforcement will stand with President Trump. They will truly be the Brave!! God will have a place for them in Heaven! But like the Alamo it will take some real guts.and for some of you who need a History lesson. There were Mexican s in the Alamo fighting against Mexican s!

  4. Why no mention of illegal aliens? Some guy who makes lists for a living wants me to stop listening to Limbaugh. NOT A CHANCE.

  5. How much worse does it have to get for them to see the problem with their ideology? Cali, REPENT! Pray for them all!

  6. Born and rais in texas and I hate 90% of the people I meet that came from California they need to go away and not be so stuck up and bitchy then come to texas.

  7. We are going to be getting our home in SoCal ready to sell Spring 2020. The reasons have all been said here and elsewhere. We plan to move to GA, a place we went and explored last October and fell in love with. We are going from the #1 business-unfriendly to the #1 business-friendly state. And the people are just, well, 180 degrees different. We are conservative to the core, so PLEASE don't throw in the 'don't bring your liberal ideas to our state' thing. We're already beaten up psychologically every day by the Leftists here.

  8. Again, great video. You keep mentioning Texas. A lot of people don't realize it, but Texas hits you pretty hard as well. They may not have state income taxes, but they get that and maybe more through the real estate taxes. What it translates to is if you buy a home, your mortgage payment will be twice what it will be for a comparable house somewhere else.

  9. I saw a guy taking a s**t at pier 39 in SF a week ago. There was a public restroom within 60 feet of the guy. Don't tell us we're over exaggerating the problem in SF.

  10. Uhh, the human poop problem in SF is a huge problem. If you ever lived there for a good amount of time you'd know. You are a soy boy. A beta male at the very least

  11. Too many liberals ARE a problem. Let me guess, you think hormone blockers for kids is a great idea.

  12. Texas = low taxes, but many outdated, unsafe roads that need to be re-engineered. It is a gamble moving there. A lot of Texans drive with cowboy boots that rest heavy on the accelerator.

  13. Being a "liberal" state is EXTREMELY important! Because it's the policies that liberal voters agree with that are devastating California. If it became a conservative state once again, growth and prosperity would begin to evolve almost overnight! How "Biggs" can ignore that fact is unbelievable … must be a liberal to the core!

  14. OMG that's all we need … a bunch of damn liberal Democrats moving to Texas and bringing us down like they did out there . We need a big beautiful wall to keep them in Cali !!!

  15. With people like pelosi and family and schiff they have ruined a once great state.

  16. The biggest shit hole in the world. Germs from Mexico are going to wipe out all the liberals and idiot's. No other state wants your people, stay where your at, you voted to make California the place it is

  17. I worked in San Francisco for almost two years, the financial district is absolutely disgusting, feces, drugs, sex, etc…. any time of the day…… horrible, not over reacting it is a fact.

  18. You know it’s bad when immigrants who immigrated from out of the country to California and now they are leaving California because they couldn’t find the American dream in California

  19. I m live here California Government Rob the people they push to poverty and now homeless people more and more all over city street

  20. WHEN YOU LEAVE CALIFORNIA, (yup I am shouting. loudly) DO NOT COME TO OREGON. GO TO TEXAS.

  21. there was poop on the streets of SF in the 90s…it is just that sheltered people from elite homes came to work for Google/twitter and LinkedIn and think they have a right to complain about the economic decimation companies like theirs have done to the city/state.

  22. liberals at least here in Missoula Montana WANT and EXPECT you to believe and vote their way. I nearly was assaulted for having a different opinion at a gathering of sober people and I was the only former liberal that saw through the Clinton criminal mafia that they are… Maybe orthodox liberals are just as hostile elsewhere. Maybe it is these crazy times we are in.

  23. I was born and raised in CA; I left 12 years ago for some of these reasons. I wanted to work and actually have something to show for it. Most people I know still in CA are in debt to their eyeballs living paycheck to paycheck. It is really sad.

  24. I left in 2015. Right before SB277. A ton of non-vaccinating families are leaving because of that right being taken away from them. A bunch more are leaving just because the politics suck. Many of the people I know there aren't democrats, and there's no way for their interests or views to be represented in the State Legislature.

  25. Another large company is in the process of moving out right now: the Icee Company (you know, those frozen slush puppie drinks you find at every gas station). They're building a new headquarters in Tennessee because the cost of doing business in CA is making it impossible to be sustainable.

  26. I've lived in CA most of my life and I've never heard of slab city. And I'll bet there are not city workers in Oklahoma paid over $100000 is clean up poop. Sf is a shit hole, literally.

  27. Number one reason people are leaving California is to make room for the will educated people coming here for the high paying jobs and not going to Texas.

  28. California's future in the 21st Century

    After replacing your skilled labor with newly arrive unskilled, undocumented, immigrants who attend an under funded education system is the recipe for creating a Brave New World, the progressive paradise.

    A ruling class of politicians, supported by a tech class generating income followed by millions of over taxed slave wagers dependent upon government support. An underneath it all is a rising population of homeless people strung out on legalized drugs for the addicted and the mentally unstable.

  29. IF YOU ARE FROM OHIO CHICAGO UTAH ,, SO YOU ARE WHITe OR BLACK PEOPLE BUT IF YOU ARE FROM L.A. NEW YORK MIAMI TEXAS. I DONT KNOW WHAT IS YOUR RACE HA HA HA HA PROBABLY MESTIZO O MULTIRRACIAL HA HA HA HA

  30. Whatever yor reasons please just leave California… its too overcrowded and overpopulated.

  31. I was born and raised in California and if people are actually leaving, the highways are not showing it

  32. raised and lived in San Diego for 25 years…moved to Portland at 27 and then corvallis at 28…finishing up school here in the spring and I'm so excited because I kind of want to move from Oregon….looked up your channel when moving to Portland and find myself on this gloomy lonely Sunday in Oregon again….might move to Beijing after school, maybe to Eugene, maybe back to San Diego….oh how interesting life is

  33. No the liberals in the liberal neighborhood i lived in 2 years ago didnt make me vote liberal or push their ideas on me. The did however steal about 4 trump signs in my yard smashed my mailbox and keyed my car in the driveway. So yeah…

  34. This is the US equivalent of leaving your shithole country only to come and ruin a Western country.

  35. It doesn’t make sense that people leaving California are mostly liberal? It seems to me that the more conservative people are those leaving the state. By the way, I hear Texas is amazing, especially the people.

  36. If you decide to leave California dont come to Arizona we have enough of you guys already!!

  37. We left ny home in California 2017 for Indiana. Cost of living was just to much for our family of 5. I still love California and miss the beaches the most.

  38. The things I really HATE HATE HATE HATE of California is the f*** motherf** traffic I f** hate it and double hate it SOOOO MUCH so when I see videos like this to find out ppl are moving out I found a little relief

  39. Don't forget about that billion dollar bullet train that goes from nowhere to nowhere.

  40. The poop problem in San Franfucko is turrible. You have to wear boots. They removed a lot of the public toilets because homeless would sleep in there. Now they sleep and shoot up in the train stations. Everything is sticky. Bring anti-septic wipes if you visit. It's disgusting.

  41. "If someone's a liberal next door, why does that affect you?" Because, in CA, the preachy liberals are always trying to cram their liberalism down your throat and yell at you and try to get you fired if you disagree with them. That's why. It's like living in the middle of a cult. It wasn't always this way. CA used to be 'live and let live', but that has all changed in the last few years. If you are not on board with the glorious cultural revolution, you are unpersoned and must be destroyed.

  42. Sorry videos and people would disagree with how much crap is in San Fran.
    Your wrong though living in a liberal area means living with liberal policies. That's why California has all the issues you b just named.. if you plan to come to Texas when it's time to vote remind yourself of the reasons you came.

  43. Was in South OC CA from 1987-94, then 97-2005. Went back for two years 17-18 in Monrovia. Every factor listed got a LOT worse from 05-17. 2 BR Condo and six figure income and I still came out poorer than when I went back in 17. 30 miles to the beach and never got there. Takes too long to cross the Orange Curtain to do anything fun. Travel by car only happens for work.

  44. Dude, you no longer live here so stop trying to be mister 'know it all!' First, we live in Stockton Ca. and though there is crime here, like everywhere else, it is not that bad! At night I have walked many areas here with no problems at all! Next, is there traffic here unlike Oregon, yes but it all depends on the area you 'choose' to live in and finally, go to Frisco and the talk to me! Is there poop! Yes! Human, dog,human, cat, human, bird and human! San Fran is it's own worst enemy especially the people who run it! Is California messed up and almost at the bottom of the hill? Yes! But there are still a few of us who still have our senses living until it gets so insane here alone that we finally follow you! But good info none the less!

  45. It was the voters that elected idiots . If you move and continue to vote for atheist and communist you will in short order turn Texas into a dump too.

  46. I see comments in videos about other states that usually go something like "The worst thing about or state is the incoming californians"….well the worst thing about California is people from ALL states and around the world coming here and crowding the fucking place up.

  47. My mom said the only reason we still live here is because family is here… and jobs pay well

  48. Last year, my dads fire dept. was giving out masks for the smoke from the fires, they said the air quality was worse than Beijing China.

  49. you get a big paycheck in CA but a huge chunk of it goes to the state and the government

  50. In regards to traffic, it can get exceedingly bad in Monument Blvd. in Concord, like don't make plans in the afternoon bad. We were stuck for over 2 hours one time.

  51. I am planning to leave California and never voting for a fucking democrat in my life.Worst part is people move out of CA and keep voting for these idiots.

  52. I left Cali 6 yrs ago Now, I am living in PARADISE. Yes. HAWAII. NO REGRETS AT ALL.

  53. I heard U-Haul (or some moving companies) charge, like 5x as much to move OUT of CA as to rent a truck to move in. Eek!

  54. California is run by crooks and criminals, according to the activist Fullerton-Informer.

  55. the bad thing about people leaving california to run away from liberal policies is that they move to a conservative state and on election day they resume the deadly liberal cycle by voting for the Democrats.

  56. I live in Sonoma County, and our county has the WORST ROADS in the entire nation! It is like every week we have an earthquake. California's taxes are pretty high, and I'm pretty sure our money isn't going towards the infrastructure.

  57. Oh, and I used a handgun to protect myself in Texas. The bad guy went to jail and Im alive. The liberal politics of Cali would dictate I go to jail if I protect myself with a gun in California.

  58. And there's a lot of commies too. Too many fascists DemonRats. That's another reason.

  59. June 2020 we are leaving-if we could leave now we would. Cost of living, politics,high population/traffic. Those are the obvious reasons we are leaving, then you have personal reasons smh…I am sick of it here, been here for 22yrs and this IS NOT a place to raise my family. My heart aches having to leave it all but it's for the greater good and tbh we can't wait to GTFO.

  60. But they do. With their violent protest, they are trying to force you vote liberal. Just stay in California and leave other states alone. If we are wrong why not keep the peace by staying in your corner and not ruining theirs.

  61. Good and accurate info. I lived in Santa Barbara in 1987-88. Excited to get to it and was then anxious to leave. Less for ads would be good, or at least give the option to SKIP!

  62. It is INDEED a shame that California has been transformed into a 3rd World state. I am a native Californian who left 30 years ago because I saw the writing on the wall WAY BACK THEN! The traffic was getting out of hand, crime was increasing, housing costs were ridiculous (yes, even back then), the illegal problem was becoming…well…a real problem, leftist polticos were taking over the political system and turning things into a socialist welfare state, and on and on and on. I moved my family out of state, found a very good job, and was able to buy a 1200 sq. ft. home (3yrs. old at the time) with attached double garage on 1.8 acres for $178,000. We have great views too. Yep, you heard right! So get the hell out of there if you can but don't bring the negative aspects of Cali with you…you might find that the locals won't like it.

  63. Please don’t come to Washington state, we already have too many bad California drivers here that don’t know how to drive.. plus, we don’t need your communist ideologies that destroyed the state that you people are escaping from..I use I5 north bound to Seattle on a daily basis and I see California drivers with California license plate using the HOV lane with a sing occupancy in their vehicle weaving in and out of traffic crossing double solid line.. I am sick and tired idiot people not respecting out traffic laws.

  64. You Republicans saying that Californians better not bring their politics to your state sound like you plan on killing anyone you disagree with politically. If not, you'll just have to accept your Red State turning Blue.

  65. I love California but I agree it’s getting too expensive to live here, been debating about moving out of state just unsure where.

  66. To the people complaining about Californians moving to their hometown:
    -Stop coming here and buying all the property and we won't have to move.

  67. I'm from Vancouver BC and this sounds exactly like what is happening in Vancouver…. All the same reasons why people are leaving.
    Ironically enough that's why I'm watching this video…. I am considering moving to California…
    OOPS…

  68. Lived in CA since 1980 and I echo the sentiments of this video. Dont really care about liberal or conservative politics, but cost of living or what i refer to as "return on my investment" dont make any sense in CA. I make $200K+ a year and scrape by in CA. And for what? Crowded freeways (with drivers that cant drive), over population, poor air quality, crime, etc, etc. I travel around the country for business and I can tell you there are better places to live in this great country. I plan on leaving CA next year and cant wait to go.

  69. California gave me a new lease on life. I was born and raised in West Philadelphia, but one day I got in trouble outside of school. My mom sent me to live with my aunt and uncle in Bel-Air.

  70. As a former construction worker in Ca on the 405 I might have been the reason for some of the congestion. Just after the quake and not very long that place is wack because of the government there. Parasites.

  71. Talk all the smack you want about Louisiana but I can have a good life here $205 a month. Minus food and medical. That is housing, transportation , and those are usually a lot. I Know a girl that spends that on car insurance/renter's insurance , I don't have renters insurance but I suspect what I'm saving I can call myself self insured.

  72. I lived in SF from 2000-2003 and loved it. I moved back in 2016. I lived near the Tenderloin and had no illusions about how bad SF could be. In 2016, I saw a guy squat down and shit on Market Street in front of tourist families. I knew this was the beginning of the end. I now live as a nurse in the North Bay and am an economic migrant. I have no investment here and save my money. It is very nice here and the people are awesome, but if it goes to shit, I will be gone over night. I was mandatory evacuated from the fires last week. I drove out of CA and was prepared to start a new life somewhere else. The fires missed us, so I came back business as usual.

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