16 reasons to move out of California

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by brett636, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. brett636

    brett636 Well-Known Member

    I apologize to the California residents on this site in advance as the article I am linking too bashes your state deservedly so. Even with the great weather, endless beaches, and hollywood stars the liberal mentality has taken over and destroyed what was a great asset, now dreadful liability, to this great country.

    YOLO (you only live once) – 16 Reasons To Move Away From California - YOLO (you only live once)
     
  2. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    California is a complete :censored2:hole. Its the most violent state in the country, yet at the same time it has some of the worst and most oppressive gun laws. If you live anywhere in Socal, you absolutely cannot get a carry permit, meaning you are pretty much at the mercy of criminals and gangs when you leave your home. The state government has absolutely no respect whatsoever for the 2nd Amendment rights of its citizens. You couldnt pay me enough to live there.
     
  3. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Maybe this explains reasons 17 and 18.

    Just sayin...............
     
  4. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Ilike my corner of the world. I live in paradise. You call it a :censored2:hole......Difference of opinion.
    San Clemente - Orange County, California

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    Talega Golf Club in San Clemente.

    Yep it's a real :censored2:hole !!!
     
  5. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    I have four subdivisions that were built on my route the last five years. Most of the people that moved into them were from the New York City area, they moved because their property taxes just got too ridiculous. One man told me his taxes were higher than his mortgage note, he couldn't afford it. Another told me he lost his house that was paid off for the same reason, tax bill was over $10,000. I get mad when I have to pay $1600 for mine.
     
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I pay $2,400 for a condo assessed at $80K.

    NYS recently introduced a 2% property tax cap.
     
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  7. brett636

    brett636 Well-Known Member

    I realize :censored2:hole is a word that conjours up images of a pretty dirty place, but I don't think anyone is arguing that mother nature has blessed California with some fantastic scenery and weather. The problem is that because of California's great weather it has the worst moonbat infestation in the country making it a difficult place to live for normal Americans.

    Here in Indiana we had a similar property tax problem where the local schools and governments had no limit to what they could ask for in property taxes from the people so in some areas of the state property taxes were skyrocketing causing some people to have to worry about losing their homes even if they were already paid for. Luckily our government responded accordingly and instituted property tax caps of 1% for residential, 2% for rental properties and farms, and 3% for businesses, and made them permanent by making them part of our state's constitution. While I am not a fan of property taxes and the fact that I get to continue to pay the government for the "right" to live in my own home once I payoff the bank I found this to be a reasonable compromise.
     
  8. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    WTF!!!

    I pay $4500 /yr and I've been by your house.
    There is not much difference in our houses.
    Do you really just pay $1500?
     
  9. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    LOL, I wish! You live too close to Billy M. I just have an acre in my little cul-de-sac lot. I like how you can't see my house from the street, I could walk around my house naked and nobody could see me. I'm too close to I-20, its in the woods behind my house and I get a little noise from it.
     
  10. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    I was wrong to refer to the entire state of California as a "sh&thole". There is much natural beauty there, and I enjoy seeing things like the redwoods.

    A better choice of words on my part would have been to refer to Californias entire politicalsystem as a sh&thole. Too many utopian liberal politicians wasting money they dont have on silly "feel good" laws. It is a nanny state run amok.
     
  11. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    They probably have a bunch of IEs sitting in cubes in Sacramento coming up with those numbers. :geek:
     
  12. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    WOW! Glad you cleared that up because I was always under the impression that there were also "too many utopian conservative politicians wasting money they don't have" on their own versions of silly "feel good" laws. Sure glad you corrected my bi-partisan error on that point. Thanks!
     
  13. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    We pay $4500 a half!!

    it buys the perfect weather and all the flowers in the lane dividers......beauty has it's cost!!
     
  14. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    The "feel good" laws are what Dems. pass in the entire country!!! Obama wants warm & fuzzy. I want to know what it costs.
     
  15. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    I like California. It wouldn't be my very first choice but it certainly wouldn't be my last one either.
     
  16. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    We made a choce to stayin CA. after UPS moved us here.

    We both hate, hate, hate....did I mention we hate the snow? There goes a bunch of states. If I lived where there's snow, it would be Utah.

    We both hate humidity......there goes the south and Hawaii.

    The most perfect weather is supposedly San Diego.....and we are next to San Diego County. So we decided to stay put to retire in what we consider paradise.

    You can snow ski and ocean surf all in one day here. Lots of events to take the visitors to....and Vegas is a 4 hr drive if you don't like the Indian casinos.

    I still am amazed when I see palm trees and roses in December. It's one of the few places I've been able to eat outside and not be attacked by bugs.
     
  17. Bad Gas!

    Bad Gas! Active Member

    We visited Ca. for the first time last month.. it was very beautiful and fun to visit. but I wouldn't want to live there.The panhandlers in San Fran are everywhere and bold!..No middle class..The socialist state..
     
  18. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Yup. Don't like snow, humidity or bugs and when I think of California I definitely think of San Diego. I also liked Monterey when I was there and I'm planning to check out San Fran as well but the property prices there give me a nosebleed so it probably won't get more than a visit. My brother was out in Santa Fe N.M. this past week and I asked him to grab me some real estate info, that's another place I'm interested in.
     
  19. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    San Fran is a poor represetation of the rest of us.......think Pelosi!!
     
  20. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Being the entire state elected Boxer and Feinstein as a matched pair, this seems to disprove your point.