Exodus From Blue States Frustrated With Lockdowns

Yesterday in my post, I mentioned that signs of unrest were rapidly growing in states like California where the lockdown order will remain in place for up to three months in certain areas. The unrest is very public in that there have been several protest demonstrations against the lockdown and a congressional district was converted from blue to red, which was the first time that LA district had gone republican in over twenty years.

The third way residents are responding to these insane lockdown orders are simply to leave the state. Elon Musk was leading the charge, threatening not only to move out of the state personally, but to take $100 Billion valuation Tesla with him.

Joe Rogan expressed a similar frustration.

“I might move to Texas,” Rogan said. “Here’s the thing, if California continues to be restrictive, I don’t know if this is a good place to live. First of all, it’s extremely expensive. The taxes here are ridiculous and if they really say we can’t do standup until 2022.”

“I might jet, I’m not kidding. I’m not kidding,” he said. “This is silly. I don’t need to be here. The only reason why I’m here is because I’m close to people like you, a lot of my friends live here, the [Comedy] Store is here. But if they won’t let us do the Store — we can do stand up in other places — why would we stay here?”

And Dave Rubin as well.

And while I am not personally a fan of Joe Rogan or Dave Rubin they do represent that all-important demographic of political moderates. In other words, if they are seriously considering leaving the Golden State, then they are expressing a very popular sentiment. And wouldn’t you know it, that’s exactly what is happening.

In 2019, more than half a million Californians moved to Texas, alone. That is hard to believe when standing along Grant Avenue in Novato. It’s another iteration of Main Street, USA.

But behind some of the small business storefronts in this picture-perfect scene, the coronavirus has brought pain and doubt to the American dream.

Up in the hills, Lauren Prichard prepped, this morning, for a move to Florida, by throwing old furniture into a dumpster.

“What is wrong with California?” we asked.

“I don’t like the litter, the trash, the homeless.”

“But that was before the pandemic,” we reminded her.

“The pandemic was the last straw because they shuttered businesses that could stay open.”

One business in particular hit home for her. It’s her husband’s film to digital transfer service. When we asked Mike Prichard about what role COVID-19 plays in their decision?

“It’s challenging, shall we say?”

And that from a man who wants to move, despite 40 years of living in this state.

“Can you live better someplace else?” we asked.

“Quite possible.”

As the article alludes to, people were leaving California in droves before the coronavirus ever became an issue. Cali was already well on its way to becoming a third-world country with its rampant homelessness, crime, gang wars, drugs & theft. Combine those dystopian traits with an extremely high cost of living and the economic depression that will ensue due to the unnecessary coronavirus lock down that will last at least until August, and the exodus will grow exponentially.

And, it’s not only out in California where residents and businesses are feeling the urge to relocate.

The coronavirus and its impact on how Wall Street conducts business has sparked widespread speculation that two major investment banks, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs, could see vast changes in the coming months, FOX Business has learned.

The talks about radical changes at the top of Wall Street come as the pandemic with its various lockdowns, quarantines and new work rules, has begun to upend business plans across corporate America. Most of the big banks and major U.S. corporations headquartered in the New York metropolitan area will be reopening in mid-June but first only with essential workers coming into the office. New York City locations are not expected to return to normal worker capacity until later in the year or early 2021.

Big firms, meanwhile, are looking to reduce their real estate holdings and offices in high-density places like New York City because of fears of a second wave of the virus and to cut costs given the sky-high rents in Manhattan and the surrounding areas. Firms have begun to eye expanding investment banking and sales jobs in lower-density urban locals such as Denver; Jacksonville, Florida; Nashville, Tennessee; Austin, Texas; and Charlotte, North Carolina, financial services recruiters tell FOX Business.

What will New York’s value be when they will no longer maintain their Wall Street financial wealth?

People are quickly growing tired of this inept leadership. Cuomo is allegedly enjoying unprecedented popularity, which is ironic since it his state’s death toll is orders of magnitude higher than other locales. We’ll see if that popularity continues as the banks the businesses leave town and it becomes public knowledge that Cuomo ordered nursing homes to accept those infected with COVID-19, which is where a great deal of the death occurred. In other place like California and Michigan, with Governors Newsom and Whitmer, the frustration is already being manifested.

The free-shit & equality politicians who promised to burn the whole establishment down metaphorically when they took office are incapable of doing anything other than what they promised during a fake epidemic. A false crisis is exposing their true character and their people and businesses are fleeing at the sight.

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