Sometimes, the best advice is given by people who have been through tough times and tough situations. And that description certainly fits those unfortunate souls who had to live through the insane CoVid-19 restrictions and lockdowns under dictatorial Democrat governors like New York’s Andrew Cuomo, Michigan’s Gretchen Whitmer, and California’s Gavin Newsom.
The same sympathy could extend to all of us who didn’t vote for them but are having to live under the oppression of the current clowns running Washington, D.C.
To be fair, though, those living in blue states have generally had it much rougher than those of us in red states, and, consequently, a lot of Americans have been leaving blue states looking for freedom. Now, those folks leaving blue states have some sharp words that people staying in blue states would be smart to think about. Patricia Tolson writes,
Florida was the No. 1 relocation destination for Americans in 2020, according to Move.org. New York and California took first and second place in the contest for which states had the most people choosing to leave.
Justin Pearson is a 27-year-old truck loader for a Target distribution center. A resident of Hemet, California, for 22 years, Pearson moved to the town of Riverside for another three years until the dramatic change in policies and rising cost of living made it impossible for him to live on his own. There also was no way he could afford to buy his own home, he said. In order to survive at all, he fled to Lake City, Florida.
While the national average in property taxes is 1.07 percent, Floridians pay only 0.83 percent, and Californians pay even less—0.73 percent. But Pearson said the cost of everything else in California erased the benefit of lower property taxes. Additionally, Florida is one of only nine states in the country that has no state income or wage taxes.
“With the COVID restrictions, a lot of businesses closed,” Pearson told The Epoch Times. “In turn, that caused an increase in homelessness. Then the governor enacted the zero-dollar bail policy and an early prison-release program, which caused the crime rate to skyrocket. Gas taxes were added. The cost of living was so high you could not get by if you were single. You literally had to have two or three incomes in order to make it.”
Pearson also said, “California is just a difficult place to live and I don’t see it changing anytime soon until people in California start making better decisions on who they vote for.”
And that’s the point, isn’t it? Life is horrible in blue states, yet so many people there keep voting Democrat (assuming that the elections aren’t completely fraudulent). If people in blue states want those states to be livable again, then they need to vote for better people in office. They need to vote for people who care about liberty and responsibility and not for liberal policies.