SF Bay Area Mass Exodus

People are leaving California at a record rate. By all accounts, the high cost of living tops the list. High taxes, fees, and housing cost have become too much for poor and middle class to handle anywhere near the major cities.

For example, the demand for U-Haul trucks leaving is greater than arriving. In San Francisco, it is $3000 for a 1-way to Dallas. And $1000 for a 1-way from Dallas to San Francisco.

Less talked about is the position California has taken on illegal immigration. San Francisco is a Sanctuary City. California has declared itself a Sanctuary State. Drawing the attention of the Dept. of Justice and AG Jeff Sessions filing suit against State officials.

Aside from the high cost of living, safety becomes an issue particular to sanctuary cities. Safety of the citizens that is. More and more people have had enough of it, and leaving.

The homelessness in San Francisco is so bad, there is an online map that shows people where the human waste is. Places a tourist might want to avoid. The admin says the map is to call attention to the homeless problem. He sure did, but not in the way he intended.

To where are Californians fleeing? Most are going to right to work states with no income tax. Texas. Florida.

Link: San Francisco Bay Area Experiences Mass Exodus Of Residents  |  California has worst ‘quality of life’ in US, study says

Cali And The Lawless Party

That California is going rogue is not new, except that this time they are breaking immigration law in the process. Causing the DOJ to get involved.

A.G. Jeff Sessions filed suit against California over some laws they made that are in violation of the immigration law.

Of course that’s BIG NEWS. Reported everywhere. What is instructive here, is also revealing. And that is the Democrats’ reaction to the lawsuit.

Their response does not dispute the charges. No, their response is to accuse the DOJ and the Trump administration as being racist.

What is instructive is that the Left doesn’t debate the issue when they know they can’t. They call people names instead. This case also reveals the Democrat Party as being the Lawless Party. Nothing new there. Only now it is by their own admission.

Links: Trump’s Justice Department sues California over immigration enforcement  |  Oakland mayor fires back at Sessions: ‘How dare you distort the reality’ to advance ‘racist agenda’

Delta: No Tax Exemption For You!

Good news for Georgia taxpayers. They will not have to subsidize Delta Airlines for the sales tax on fuel they pay. Delta will continue to pay their fuel tax. Like everyone else.

Delta requested, and was about to get, an exemption on the fuel tax to the tune of $40,000,000. But that changed quickly when Delta caved to political pressure from activists, and publicly announced they were cancelling their business relationship with the NRA.

“While Delta’s intent was to remain neutral, some elected officials in Georgia tied our decision to a pending jet fuel tax exemption, threatening to eliminate it unless we reversed course,” Bastian said. “Our decision was not made for economic gain and our values are not for sale.”

It’s too late for that. That’s what Delta’s Chief Executive Ed Bastian should have told the nut jobs that bombarded his company.

Bastian is right about one thing. He didn’t do it for the money. For being political, caving to the anti-NRA crowd, Delta said they had a total of 13 NRA travelers’ discounts from a program created for the 2018 Convention in Dallas in May. His uninformed decision saved Georgia taxpayers  $40,000,000.

Georgia lawmakers had a lot to say about the tax exemption for Delta. This is one.

Secretary of State Brian Kemp said lawmakers should reject the perk to airlines and instead focus on creating a sales tax holiday for buyers of guns, ammunition, holsters and safes where guns can be stored.