In 2020, the state of California lost population for the first time in history. In 2021, it happened again.
The combination of rising crime, super high taxes, and strict COVID policies is causing a steady exodus of people seeking relief in other states.
People tried to get rid of Governor Newsom but it didn’t work, so now they’re voting with their feet.
FOX Business reports:
California saw population shrink again during pandemic’s 2nd year
California’s population decreased by more than 100,000 people in 2021, the second consecutive year the state has seen a population decline, officials announced Monday.
The state attributes its population drop off to reduced births and immigration, and an increase in deaths and people moving to other states.
Despite the decline, California remains the most populous state in the country with an estimated 39 million residents. In comparison, second-place Texas is home to 29.5 million people.
California lost 117,552 people between Jan. 1, 2021 and Jan. 1, 2022, according to the state’s Department of Finance, bringing its population back to where it was in 2016.
And while the state has reported population declines during the first and second year of the pandemic, California had seen its population growth wane even before COVID-19 due to older generations aging, younger generations producing fewer children and more residents leaving for other states.
Do Democrats even wonder why this is happening?
California's population declined by 117,552 people last year. It's not because we no longer have good weather.
— Kevin Kiley (@KevinKileyCA) May 2, 2022
— Larry Elder (@larryelder) May 3, 2022
An analyst quoted says CA is “in a period of stagnation for the foreseeable future.”
But does it have to be this way? Florida and Texas are booming. Is CA stagnation just a fact of life we have to accept or is it a consequence of our political leadership? https://t.co/70mr2uJfIq
— HJTA.org (@HJTA) May 3, 2022
California could change its policies right now and start reversing this.
The people in charge just don’t want to.