California’s beautiful shores, mountains and landscapes have historically been naturally inviting to millions. But in recent decades, the State government has sought to transform the Golden State into a socialist utopia. California has some of the world’s highest taxes, and some of the most onerous business regulations.
During the 2020 COVID-19 panic, California government officials imposed some of the most extreme lockdowns and mandates found anywhere on earth. Schoolchildren are still not allowed to attend public schools unless they submit to injections of government-approved “vaccine” products.
More recently, the California legislature has discussed imposing extreme wealth taxes on millionaires and billionaires.
The result is that hundreds of thousands of the most creative and productive Californians have pulled their kids out of public schools and fled to freer states. This flight of productivity is cratering California’s tax revenues, and the state public pension funds will soon be in dire straights.