Californians fled the state in unprecedented numbers over the last decade, and their primary destination was Texas, according to an analysis issued Monday.
About 5 million Californians departed the Golden State between 2004 and 2013, while 3.9 million arrived from other states for a net population loss of roughly 1.1 million, the Sacramento Bee reported Monday using tax-return data from the Internal Revenue Service.
The estimated loss from the migration in annual income to California? Roughly $26 billion.
Unfortunately, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington are also suffering from the California exodus; having thoroughly fouled their own nest, they're now heading elsewhere to foul our states up as well. We need to build a wall - not just along our southern border, but enclosing California as well. We can end the westward wall extension at the California border, then head it north to Oregon, then take it westward again.