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Poll: Nearly half of California voters say they can't afford living in the state

Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by flgator2, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. flgator2

    flgator2 GC Legend

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    Poll: Nearly half of California voters say they can't afford living in the state
    The Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday reports that 43 percent of California voters said they can't afford to live there. That number was driven by younger voters: 61 percent of voters age 18 to 34 said they can't afford to live in California.

    Surging housing prices in California led CALmatters to report that the state was the poorest in the country in 2017. The organization reported then that 20 percent of the state's population struggled to make ends meet.

    San Francisco voters passed a proposition in November to levy a tax on the city's wealthiest companies and use the money to increase funding for homelessness services. San Francisco ranks among the least affordable cities in the nation, with a median single-family home value approaching $1 million.

    This week, the San Diego City Council said the city will stop punishing people for living in their vehicles. It's a move toward more constructive policies on homelessness, advocates said.

    It's really hard to feel sorry for them, when they just keeping voting these idiots in to power.
     
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  2. mdgator05

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    Do you think that people cant afford to live there because nobody wants to live there? Or is it that so many want to live there that housing is really expensive?
     
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  3. flgator2

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    I believe they can't afford to live there because of the idiots running that state with their wacko polices and taxes. California is a awesome place to visit , so much to see and do. But some of the larger cities have become dumps, nobody to blame but the leftist and their polies
     
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  4. fredsanford

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    Yeah, no. Cali’s economy is thriving but they aren’t building new housing.

    Their Dem leaders deserve the credit for how well the state is doing.
     
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  5. GatorNavy

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  7. rivergator

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    Just a reminder. There's only one reason why housing prices are so high there: It's because there are enough people willing and able to pay those prices.
     
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  8. AgingGator

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    This can’t be! Fred said their economy is booming. California has become the poster child for the wealth gap! It is almost economically impossible for someone to transfer to SF area in mid career. Housing is generally 2.5 -3.5 X the cost of housing in Florida or Texas. And you get a smaller, older home as well
     
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    rivergator Too Hot Mod Moderator VIP Member

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  10. fredsanford

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    Perhaps it's possible that there are other factors than economy that makes someone leave a state?
     
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    While Republican bastions in the south are S-holes that have high unemployment high obesity high levels of receiving federal handouts the conservatives bash the worlds 6th largest economy. Brilliant.

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  12. AgingGator

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    From spending time in Santa Barbara in early December I can surely agree with you. Like not being able to walk 20 feet along a sidewalk without being bothered by some drunk degenerate telling me he needs money for food!
     
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  13. fredsanford

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    This happens to me in downtown Orlando almost daily.
     
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  14. gator_lawyer

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    Then you need to go back and review basic economics.
     
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    Well, in spite of the state’s abortion industry, there still are live births as well as illegal immigration to grow the overall population.
     
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  16. GatorNavy

    GatorNavy Damn the torpedoes! Moderator VIP Member

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    That may well be true and I will not argue it.

    The link I posted above was based off tax payer data, so it is possible that the California population is growing with non-tax payers.
     
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  17. wgbgator

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    You must not spend much time in cities.
     
  18. wgbgator

    wgbgator Very Stable Genius Premium Member

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    I think they're called children. :)
     
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  19. wgbgator

    wgbgator Very Stable Genius Premium Member

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    Geo-hell
    Also, my guess would be that the homeless population coming to CA from other places (and leaving) doesn't really get counted in those stats on who's coming and going.
     
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  20. mdgator05

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    Okay, it is time for a basic econ lesson. If a city is a dump, with high taxes and policies not sought out by people, the price of real estate goes down. The demand for housing would decrease. Nobody is forced to live in California. Your article says the opposite is happening. The price of real estate is going up. Assuming that they aren't tearing down housing to lower supply, that would suggest the opposite of your hypothesis: lots of people want to live there. Typically, this is due to things like the availability of attractive jobs as well as access to things that people want to do.
     
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