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Saturday, April 02, 2016

Bad news for Texas

The Californication of Texas has begun.

Californians are heading for Texas.

From Washington Free Beacon:
The number of Californians leaving the state and moving to Texas is at its highest level in nearly a decade, according to data from the Internal Revenue Service.
According to IRS migration data, which uses individual income tax returns to record year-to-year address changes, over 250,000 California residents moved out of the state between 2013 and 2014, the latest period for which data was available. The tax returns reported more than $21 billion in adjusted gross income to the IRS.
Of the returns, 33,626 reported address changes from California to Texas, which has been the top destination for individuals leaving California since 2007. Californians who moved to Texas between 2013 and 2014 reported $2.19 billion in adjusted gross income.
Downside, they will vote liberal and turn Texas into a welfare state.

Upside.

There is no upside.

Then again, maybe there is. Maybe this is an Escape From California and the newcomers are conservative refugees.

13 comments:

  1. Most are probably middle class people looking for a chance to get ahead and for less intrusive government. On the other hand you could be right. Florida is being ruined by all the yankees who move here to retire and bring their NE politics with them.

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    1. And get to vote both in Florida and up north.

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    2. As thousands of New Englanders OPENLY did in 2000 to make the Florida presidential vote count a lot closer than it should ever have been.

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  2. They are like a virus that kills their host (California) and then moves on. They did it to Oregon and are working on Colorado.

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  3. If any of those refugees have a pension from a California based plan, they will still be on the hook to pay California Income Tax on that pension income, regardless of their current domicile.

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    1. DC, I think that is no longer the case. A federal law in 1996 forbade states from taxing (most) pension benefits. The California “source tax” laws are probably still on the books, but can’t be enforced. The federal law (P.L. 104-95) was passed specifically in response to California and New York.

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  4. We are hoping they leave their liberalism behind but I am afraid that is wishful thinking.

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  5. Tennessee is one of the major destinations for people and companies fleeing the California insanity. There is a period, after they get over the shock of how cheap things like housing and taxes are, when they start to muse about getting this or that unnecessary service. It usually takes a couple of time around until they get the connection between this and high taxes and intrusive regulation. They also need to learn that if there is some issue, the courts are the last rather than the first choice to resolve it. If you handle them right, they can again become reasonable, productive members of society.

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    1. Many will need to be pummeled with a Clue Bat.

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  6. Luckily, the damage isn't as big as it may seem. When you factor in the outmigration from TX to CA, Texas only ends up with around +12,000 Californians.

    TX is getting bluer more from illegal (and legal) immigration. As if there is a distinction anymore.

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  7. Not all Californians are libs, not by a long shot (myself and family in this number). Those moving to TX are likely not.

    Even if so, that means less libs in CA, right? I mean they can't be two places at once.

    Same with the FL comment, well, if the libs are moving in from NY then they are leaving NY so NY is less liberal if you are being logical.

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  8. Texans can protect themselves - as long as they recognize the threat in time. - Elric

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  9. Blue states are LESS dependent on federal $$

    https://wallethub.com/edu/states-most-least-dependent-on-the-federal-government/2700/#red-vs-blue

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