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Is the Taxed Enough Already Message Getting Through?

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By with Michael R. Shannon
Tuesday, 07 January 2020 09:19 AM Current | Bio | Archive

We've written previously about the exodus of California residents who are voting with their feet and moving their families and/or businesses to states where the cost of living is lower —the opportunities greater.

When a resident moves from one state to another for any reason demographers call it domestic migration. Fox News has found, "California, New York and Illinois are seeing the largest net domestic migration losses, while the South is seeing a population surge."

This is a phenomenon that didn’t begin yesterday.

You'll note the one factor all three states share is total domination by a Democratic Party controlled by leftists. Another factor we've assumed they also shared, but we haven’t been able to test — is deafness.

They couldn’t hear the protests of the over–taxed residents.

But that may be changing. Don Sedgwick, the mayor of Laguna Hills, Calif. gave a revealing interview to Fox, during which he indicated that at least he's paying attention.

During an appearance on "Fox & Friends" he unburdened himself to host Griff Jenkins and Dean Cain. First, he declared the obvious that, "it’s just too darn expensive" to live in California and New York.

Then Sedgwick made a surprising confession, "And, the Democrat liberal policies have contributed to [the high cost of living]."

Here’s an example explaining much of why southern states have benefited from over 1 million residents taking advantage of domestic migration. "According to the Association of Realtors, the median price for a home in California is almost $600,000, while Texas stands at just over $200,000."

Then Sedgwick dropped a real bombshell.

At least $240,000 of the $400,000 cost differential is due to government interference in the housing market. "The excess regulations and taxes have made the same home in California 40 percent more expensive to build here than it does in other states. So, you can't blame people for moving out," Sedgwick admitted.

And what produces the "excess regulations and taxes"? Ideology. Sedgwick explained, that in Sacramento the leftist politicians believe their “number one job is to stick it to corporations, but when they stick it to the corporations, they don't realize that they're sticking it to the consumer. The homebuilders are making just as much money today as they ever had and every one of those excess regulations and permits — permitting fees —are borne by the consumer."

In essence California resident’s wallets are being sacrificed on the altar of leftist social engineering and that’s why residents who can are moving out. The question is will the situation ever reach a point where Mayor Sedgwick isn’t the only California politician admitting the obvious?

Michael Reagan, the eldest son of President Reagan, is a Newsmax TV analyst. A syndicated columnist and author, he chairs The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Michael is an in-demand speaker with Premiere speaker’s bureau. Read more reports from Michael Reagan — Go Here Now.

Michael R. Shannon is a commentator, researcher for the League of American Voters, and an award-winning political and advertising consultant with nationwide and international experience. He is author of "Conservative Christian’s Guidebook for Living in Secular Times (Now with added humor!)." Read more of Michael Shannon's reports — Go Here Now.

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California resident’s wallets are being sacrificed on the altar of leftist social engineering and that’s why residents who can are moving out.
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