Published on January 31st, 2013 | by Randomguru
[Video] Rising Taxes and Thoughts of Leaving California
Let’s face it. California is broke!
It’s obvious that California has some of the most brutal taxes in the United States.
Businesses are leaving the Golden State because of these continually rising taxes.
I remember in 2008 or 2009, my vehicle registrations doubled! When they were supposed to go down each year as the vehicle’s value depreciates and goes down! But, I just noticed today that my vehicle registrations hasn’t been going down each year. Instead, it’s been steadily going up each year!
Cars lose value! They depreciate as they get older. Why would vehicle registration go up each year, especially when my vehicle is an old clunker!
I’m sorry for my rant, but I’ve lived in California all my life, and this is the first time I’ve considered moving out of California.
The price of homes here have plummeted and haven’t gone back up, so the value of these homes remains at a 5 year low with no real indication that they will go up any time soon. And, it’s hard to refinance your load with a mortgage lender because they make it virtually impossible to refinance a home.
I’ve already known that the price of gasoline in California is one of the highest in America. And right now it’s really still up there in price. I guess we should be grateful it didn’t go up to $5 plus a gallon, but it’s still up there.
Like I said, businesses are leaving, and even Amazon.com dropped me as an Amazon Affiliate because of the taxes, and though they finally brought us Californians back, my Affiliate business has tanked.
Because gasoline prices remain relatively high compared to most other states, groceries and sundries have remained high as well.
And, I know that not too many people, because of the economy, haven’t been getting raises and promotions either. And, chances are that jobs will be shipped overseas.
As a working musician I know that corporate work has slowed down dramatically to almost zilch! And I’m noticing my online work has slowed down too.
The thought of leaving the state sounds like a pretty good idea now. I just need to research which states would be the best places to live and an alternate to living in California.
Sunny weather? People continue to debate global climate change, but I can tell you from experience that the weather in San Diego has changed considerably in the past 5 to 10 years. It’s not the same California weather I remember as a child, or a teen or as a young adult. There were definitely more sunny days back in the day, and the weather didn’t get this cold!
And guess what? The Pacific Ocean is freakin’ freezing! It’s not like the waters are warm like in Hawaii.
Okay, it’s time to end my rant, but I vow that I’ll be looking at alternative states to move to because it’s getting pretty messed up here in Cali…