Opinion: Why People Continue to Leave California for Quality of Life, Pocketbook Decisions

When people leaving blue states like California are asked why they are leaving, they’ll give you a buffet, a smorgasbord of foods and LOVE: lower cost of living, lower taxes, a more family-friendly environment and schools, and increased quality of life, and more freedom. 

But additionally, many are just tired. Exhausted by crime, lockdowns, and kneeling politicians giving nods but refusing to deal with real issues being faced.

According to Sarah Huckabee Sanders, GOP Arkansas Governor, she’s had a chance to ask questions several times, because the state has continued to receive a steady influx of residents for numerous years.

A massive influx of new residents have moved to Arkansas, including 10% from California. Arkansas has seen an increase in migrants to make it one of the top five states for inbound migration, and the flow has shown no signs of slowing down.

According to Huckabee Sanders’ administration, it is focused on reforms with the focus of making Arkansas the best state in the country to work, live, and raise a family.

Her administration claims the first few months in office, the boldest reforms in U.S. education included cutting taxes not once but twice, making historic investments in outdoor education.

“I think these changes will be the icing on the cake for those who are already looking at how good we have it in Arkansas. Take our cost of living, for example. It’s nearly 40% cheaper to live in Little Rock than in Los Angeles. Housing is about 60% less expensive; health care is 15% deeper.

According to struggling California families trying to eke it out: ‘NO SMALL FEAT’

When a family in California struggles to eke it out, even for a $500,000 sum, they would only be able to afford a tiny fixer-upper in East L.A. or a studio in San Francisco. However, the little amount in Little Rock, AR., could get a large, modern 4,000-square-foot, custom home in one of the best neighborhoods. 

Taxes are yet another way to beat coastal competitions. This year, the top individual income tax rate was cut twice, with groundwork built to phase out the state income completely. 

Arkansans Republican Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders continues to set the record state on Arkansans femininity and has introduced an executive order that mandates the use of gender-specific terms to describe women and “prohibit the use of woke, anti-women words for official state government business.”

“The science is clear and real: There are things only women can do, like perform the miracle of birth,” wrote Sanders. “Government should reject language that ignores, undermines, and erases women; The government should never celebrate… CELEBRATE, gender distinctions between women and men, not ERASE them.

The ender orders come while workplaces, schools, and states across the country push to use what is referred to as “culturally conscious,” or “inclusive” language — initiatives that commonly attempt to remove femininity used to describe women.