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Media stars, business magnates lead exodus from California to southern states

“Bad governance has consequences.”

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Multiple business leaders and media enterprises in 2020 are making plans to leave California for southern states, where local governments exert a lighter touch on business matters.

Among the media companies to announce such a move this year was the Daily Wire, the conservative website founded in 2015 with Ben Shapiro as its editor in chief.

The digital news site announced in September that it would be moving its headquarters from Los Angeles to Nashville. Shapiro cited California’s political environment as the motivating factor for the move.

California “has turned into a hellhole,” he said in a video announcing the move. The notoriously rapid-fire Shapiro called the decision “specifically, and really only, due to the crappy governance of the state.”

Shapiro, who grew up in California, told Fox News host Laura Ingraham earlier this year that high taxes, the threat of more tax hikes, “absolutely crappy public services,” the “undermining” of police forces, and rampant homeless problems in the state were among the reasons the Wire was moving to the south.

“Bad governance has consequences,” he said.

Daily Wire Chief Operating Officer Jeremy Boering told media at the time of the announcement that roughly 80% of the site’s 75 employees were expected to move with the company.

The Wire has not been the only company or business leader dissatisfied with California’s political climate. read more


31 Comments on Media stars, business magnates lead exodus from California to southern states

  1. Many are fleeing to Austin which is really CA light. They aren’t able to completely shut down because Abbott won’t let them but they have done everything to kill freedom and businesses this year. Plus the added bonus of tent cities, druggies all over, BLM/Antifa in the streets downtown. The traffic is unbelievable. Should not take them long to put the nail in that coffin.

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  2. Don’t come to sane states. YOU have screwed up your own state. Until you can admit that and stop voting for democrats, stay out of other states. Clean up your own mess, don’t spread it to other states. Pretend it’s Chinavirus–maybe you can understand that.

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  3. I remember my buddies joking with me all the time after graduating UT Austin that only steers and queers went there. Well, 40 years later all the Cowboys have left and the Queers run the school and the City of Austin. No wonder these morons from California want to go there.

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  4. The sure sign of a liberal is one that leaves the shitty mess he makes behind and starts the same shit all over again…..not only unable to learn from their screw-ups but blaming someone else for said screw-ups.

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  5. Hey, I wonder if, when these “elites” leave CA, will they be taking all the illegal immigrants they imported to clean their houses, do their yard work, and raise their kids?

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  6. Wouldn’t you know it but Arkansas is #2 on the go to state! Arkansas, WTF???

    Really it’s hideous here, huge snakes and spiders, bigger than Australia and ants year round.

    It’s like a cancer metastasizing.

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  7. AND THAT IS WHY …GEORGIA…. IS SO FUCKED UP. WHOREYWOOD IS GETTING BIG TAX BREAKS TO INFEST THE STATE WITH THEIR FUCKED UP WAYS AND THE EVIDENCE IS IN THAT ASSHOLE GOVERNOR AND SEC OF STATE.

    STAY THE FUCK RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE ASSHOLES, BECAUSE ALL YOU LOCUSTS DO IS RUIN EVERYTHING YOU COME INTO CONTACT WITH!

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  8. Wanna go south? Fine, ass holes. Just don’t stop your migration until you run into armed soldiers from Cuba or Venezuela. Fulfill your dreams of living in a socialist country.

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  9. Eventually, the idiots and inflated costs will have left CA and I might consider visiting again.

    The last, and I mean LAST time I went to S Cal was in 1993.

    As long as they don’t mess with the Parthenon in Nashville, they can boost that local real estate market with their CA-bungalow millions$.

  10. Metastasis. A plague of locusts. Strip a field and move on. The infestation in Washington state began in earnest in the late seventies and peaked in the late eighties to early nineties. Their influence has jacked up our place to the extent that in migration from California is of no real advantage any more.

  11. Nashville is already overrun with Chicagoans. I came to TN from IL to get away from Chicago. Go figure.

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  12. Historically we have seen this before.
    A collection of People wanting to do all types Touchy-Feely things to “Improve” things without thought to cost, rights, social issues and culture. Or using their OWN $$$$.

    Politicians hearing their pleas and seeing VOTES .
    Over a period of time 2 or 3 generations milk these wants each election for votes. The UN-thoughtout changes add disruptions to the society, and morals and culture. These changes breed radicals seeking greater personal attention, that promote the Helping Hand For A Leg Up, as baseline and RIGHT. Then demand more and stupid thing like “Reparations”. Instead of making use of the original purpose meant as “Assistance” for a Leg up.

    Politicians hear their pleas and see VOTES and add more “help” without requiring personal responsibilities or limits. Get creative and add a collection of hidden background taxes. Covering Food, Meds, Communications, Rain taxes, and etc..

    The demands for more FREE increases because those collecting FREE failed to better themselves using what was given as “assistance”.

    State and local Taxes Peak but there are still demands for more FREE. Then there are cries to stick it to the Upper Earning in the range of 75 to 90% in taxes.

    Then the Upper Earners donate to the Political types that write in Tax LOOP Holes for them.

    Still needing Tax Revenue to fund the Hand Outs, now the hard working Middle Class becomes the TAX target.

    While the FREE WANTING populous breeds seeing more $$HELP$$ for more mouths. Thus creates the next generation, which will demand more FREE and starts discussions of TAKING from others to get it. (Socialism)

    The Political types wanting votes pander to the Masses and adopt Socialistic type policies. Pretty soon we see Politicians running openly as Socialists.

    The Wage Earners see the growing threat to their $$$$, freedoms and livelihood. So they migrate leaving (NYC, LA, Seattle, Portland and etc) to more a stable location including even other countries.

    After arriving at their new home/location. These interlopers / transplants whine and complain that its not like “_________” and things need to be more like “_________”, and the cycle repeats itself.

    Like we always tell the Northerners that whine that “______” wasn’t like this.

    You could always move back pay those taxes and have 4x’s the crime.

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  13. We have been solid Republican for years here in Duval County, but the Urban Gorillas have breed at such a rate, out of a 5 county, 2 million population region the Republicans won Trump a 1% margin. I grant the 4 southern county voters to Yankees moving here.

  14. We have been solid Republican for years here in Duval County, but the Urban Gorillas have breed at such a rate, out of a 5 county, 2 million population region the Republicans won Trump a 1% margin. I grant the 4 southern county voters to Yankees moving here. The Southern counties are 95% white

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