They Want To Make The Rest Of The Country Just Like California

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If millions are leaving California because life there is so horrible, then why would those same people want to try to make their new communities more like the state that they just left? About five million people have migrated out of the state of California over the past decade, and most of them are leaving for very good reasons. The number one destination for ex-Californians is Texas, and this has caused the state to move a little bit to the left politically. For example, Trump beat Clinton by only about 9 percent in Texas back in November. It is getting to the point where many people in Texas are starting to resent anyone with a California license plate, because there are so many ex-Californians that would like to turn Texas into another version of their home state.


Similar things are happening here in Idaho. It seems like half the people that my wife and I meet are transplants from California, and some of them are exceptionally good people. Like my wife and I, a large number of them decided to move here because they wanted to find some place where they could live free. Needless to say, north Idaho seems like paradise to many that have just escaped the nightmare of living “the California Dream”.

But there are others that move up here from “the golden state” that are absolutely determined to impose their leftist values on all the rest of us. But if those values were such a failure in California, then why in the world would you want to bring them here?

It has been estimated that over a quarter of all new Idaho residents come from California. If they are coming here to embrace our way of life that is wonderful, but if they are coming here to try to change us that is another thing entirely.

In many ways north Idaho is very similar to northern California before it was completely spoiled. Not too long ago, KQED interviewed one ex-Californian that said that the wooded mountains here remind her of “the California she knew in the 1970s”…

When Adrien Koch retired last summer from her job with FEMA in the Bay Area, she and her husband resettled in the wooded mountains of north Idaho. They had visited only a few months before on a vacation but had quickly fallen in love. For Koch, Idaho reminded her of the California she knew in the 1970s.

“It’s kind of like a better time that’s gone by,” Koch says. “It’s a much slower pace, [and] people are more down to earth here.”

And fortunately, Koch is one of those ex-Californians that loves north Idaho just the way that it is

“I immediately tell people, especially if they’re not from California, I am not one of those people who want to change Idaho,” Koch says. “I love it the way it is, that’s why we’re here.”

But of course there are others that come here with the intention of making their new home much more “progressive”. Fortunately, the number of crazy leftists is still fairly limited at this point. Hillary Clinton only received 27.5 percent of the vote in Idaho last November, and so this is not going to become a blue state any time soon.

I just don’t understand why anyone would want to move to Texas or Idaho or anywhere else and try to make it more like California. Just consider the following…

-California has the highest state income tax rates in the entire country.

-California has been ranked as the absolute worst state for business for 12 consecutive years.

-Los Angeles has the worst traffic on the entire planet, and San Francisco is not too far behind.

-Thanks to unchecked illegal immigration and sanctuary cities that are allowed to flout the law without consequence, gang activity and crime are growing problems in the state.

And of course the state legislature just continues to pass one insane law after another. The one that requires farmers “to cut methane emissions from dairy cows” by 40 percent by 2030 is one of my favorites

In yet another attack on California businesses, yesterday Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill (SB 1383) that requires the state to cut methane emissions from dairy cows and other animals by 40% by 2030. The bill is yet another massive blow to the agricultural industry in the state of California that has already suffered from the Governor’s passage of a $15 minimum wage and a recent bill that makes California literally the only state in the entire country to provide overtime pay to seasonal agricultural workers after working 40 hours per week or 8 hours per day (see “California Just Passed A $1.7 Billion Tax On The Whole Country That No One Noticed“).

According to a statement from Western United Dairymen CEO, Anja Raudabaugh, California’s Air Resources Board wants to regulate animal methane emissions even though it admits there is no known method for achieving the the type of reduction sought by SB 1383.

And just recently, a group of California state legislators decided that it would be a grand idea to try to push through a single-payer healthcare system that would cost taxpayers 400 billion dollars a year

With Obamacare under assault in Washington by Republicans who see it as a broken system that hamstrings people with high premiums and inadequate access to medical care, Atkins and Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, are pushing a bill through the state Legislature that would replace Obamacare with a government-run system.

Everyone would be covered, including undocumented immigrants. Under the proposal, there would be no need for insurance companies; no more monthly premiums or out-of-pocket costs for doctor visits and prescriptions.

The authors haven’t said exactly how they’d pay the projected cost of $400 billion a year, although they acknowledge it would use existing health care money in addition to new taxes.

If you follow my work on a regular basis, you know that political correctness is one of my pet peeves, and California has become the epicenter of political correctness in our nation today. Things have gotten so bad in the state that it is now considered to be a “mircoaggression” for professors in the University of California system to tell their students that “America is the land of opportunity” because it might offend someone.

When I was a young adult, I once dreamed of living right along the coast in California, but I couldn’t imagine living there now.

That once great state has become a symbol of everything that is wrong with America, and instead of making the rest of the country more like California, what we actually need to do is to make California much more like the rest of the country.

  • sam

    I think California is like half illegals?
    look what latino culture brings for “progress” !
    besides the corrupt greedy politicians everyone keeps voting for

    term limits now!

  • Allan Quatermain

    Same thing in Central and South West Idaho. Blaine County is already Blue as is Latah in the North. Valley County is still red but there are a lot of “McCallifornians” in and around McCall. Ada County (Boise) has a malignant blue contingent. it won’t happen anytime soon but the blue trend is there if something isn’t done.

    • TheRunningMan

      Sorry to hear of the growing infestation in your state. I am not a big fan of open carry, for practical reasons, but it would be interesting to see the reactions of newly arrived CA leftists as citizens exercise their rights openly. Many may decide that Idaho isn’t for them.

  • Jim

    They are invading Utah too. Once they get here, they constantly complain about what Utah doesn’t have, that California has. They should go home. They seem to quickly forget why they left California.

    • mleblanc138

      Also in Utah seeing the same thing. I say let them secede and then extend the wall to cover them. However, some California refugee Mormons in Utah are huge Trump supporters because they saw for themselves what excessive liberalism turns into.

      • tax slave

        Sick of being a property tax slave & paying vehicle registration.
        try going off grid within city limits & see what happens

        sick controlling mfs

  • Ray S.

    They bring their voting habits into the states they move to. Like the word says, “my people perish for lack of knowledge.” And it’s not just Californians, it’s really just Liberals. I have lived in the Carolinas most of my life and there use to be a mainly Conservative view in our state but over the past 15-20 years an influx of people have moved here from New York and New Jersey and other blue states. They use to come here raving about how low taxes were and how affordable housing was, how friendly and hospital Southerners are, how family oriented we are, how great the weather is, etc. Then they’d criticize our traditions and values and complain about how much they missed certain things from where they were from. It’s always strange to hear people talk that way when they are being offered what they did not have before. It takes a culture to sustain a standard of living. Places like Texas didn’t become great places to live because of people who just visited there. It became that way because of people who put down roots, started families, stayed for generations, and did what they could to better their communities. Here we are in 2017 and my state is becoming more and more like the places these libtards tried to get away from years ago.

    • MEP325

      Those New Yorkers/New Jerseyans are fools for complaining about things like southern talk and southern values. They can take a flying f&*k to the moon. I always liked southern people because they seem to have a down-to-earth sensibility about them.

      I live in the northeast and dream of leaving this disaster of an area. Sky high property taxes, ridiculous gun control laws, congested traffic, nut job liberal politicians, bitter winters, abrasively rude people, etc. I just visited Texas and felt so much more at home there than where I live currently. I was amazed to see how many people were walking around armed. That will never happen where I live. If I ever relocate to the south, I will never speak of the northeast ever again.

  • guest

    California has more Mexicans than whites.

    look what latino culture brings for “progress” ! more decay like Mexico, where they tried to get away from but unfortunately they bring their culture with them

    besides the corrupt greedy politicians everyone keeps voting for

    term limits now!
    deport the illegals!
    build the wall!

  • braindiseasecalledliberalism

    Progressive liberalism spreads like an insidious metastasizing cancer, which must be controlled or the patient (our great country) will perish!!!

  • The Incorrigible Mr. Smith

    Well,once again we came come to only one logical conclusion – California is a state of, by, and for morons.
    Maybe it’s something in the air or water…..

    • Hpackard

      Hint: all the illegals.

  • davidnrobyn

    Montana is another place greatly impacted by CA. MT’s population was so small it took only 1% of CA’s pop to make a 50% increase in MT’s pop and totally change the place. MT just crossed the 1 million mark a couple of years ago. That may not sound like much, but it was about 700k when I moved there in the ’70s. Think about the transformation. I’ve been living in exile for nearly 20 years now and thinking about going back, but house prices there are making me hesitate. I don’t know if we can afford to live there anymore. Case in point: Missoula’s average wage for males is about 31k/ year, for females only about 23k. The median house price there is about 330k! Over 10 times the average wage! This tells me that: 1) working people can’t afford a house there anymore; and 2) houses are being bought by people who are not dependent on jobs for their income. Who would that be, I wonder?

  • “Clinton only received 27.5 percent of the vote in Idaho, and so this is not going to become a blue state any time soon.”

    It’s not exactly the reddest state either though. Idaho set a new General Election record Nov. 8 when 688,255 ballots were
    cast in the race for U.S. president. Though Dismal Donald got 409,822 votes in Idaho—59.3 percent of the Idaho vote—he
    garnered a lower percentage of votes than Mitt Romney in 2012, John McCain in 2008, and George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004. Hillary Clinton captured 190,183 votes in Idaho—27.5 percent—a lower percentage than Al Gore in 2000.

    Two independent candidates, Evan McMullin and Gary Johnson, collectively won more than 75,000 Idaho votes—46,499 for McMullin and 28,339 for Johnson.

    • mleblanc138

      McMullin is LDS, as is roughly 26% of Idaho. His campaign was conducted mainly through Social Media and rallies in places like high school auditoriums. I’m LDS myself and almost voted for McMullin, but voted for Trump instead, who also took Utah.

      • Evan McMullin would’ve been the new leader America needed. I don’t know if we’ll ever get a sensible candidate to run again after the 2016 fiasco.

        • Gay Veteran

          yeah, we should have elected Hillary so she could start a nuclear war with Russia

          • MaxRockatansky33

            Relax. Trump will do this instead. Starting with bombing Syria and selling 350 billions of dollars in arms and weapons to rabidly Wahhabi Islamic main sponsor of global terrorism and founder of Isis and alquaida- Saudi Arabia. Well done!

  • carson

    like those others who left egypt, then wished for egypt and the things they missed about it, even though they were slaves there.
    And the other verses about wolves, maybe they think the other states are ripe for the picking, takers take.

  • d

    Just remember..Left leaning progressives (socialist) not want the American Dream…they want to erase all history of America and change it into a ‘cesspool’…as they have done around the world….

  • JB

    Just like a cloud of locusts – destroy one place of beauty and move on to the next…

  • Abe

    Back in 2007 I stopped to visit my aunt & uncle in Coeur d’Alene ID. The potato heads were sick of them from CA long before that. They opened boutiques, and 6 months later they’d be out of business. The best way to get under the skin of an Idahoan is use the phrase “that’s not the way they do it in CA”. I used that line on a lady I was traveling to Seattle with. She went from sweet to vicious in a blink of an eye. It took 5 minutes to cool her jets and I was doing an experiment. My uncle was 100% correct.

  • Guest

    Liberals seem to gravitate toward anyplace which is beautiful & eventually destroy it. Oregon was once a beautiful peaceful state to live,no longer liberal political correctness has ruined it…Portland has become a center of fascist violent protests.

  • ELN

    Virtue signalling … yes?