“You can’t even contemplate getting into the housing market here,” Hancock said. “And I don’t mean just service workers, I mean highly skilled professionals. The tech elite are having a hard time affording reasonable housing in Silicon Valley. So this is difficult, this makes it very difficult for employers trying to recruit.”
Operators of a San Jose U-Haul business say one of their biggest
problems is getting its rental moving vans back because so many are on a
one-way ticket out of town.
Ignore the political crap and taxes, and consider this:
She plans to sell her home for about $1 million, buy a much larger place
near Nashville for less than half that and retire closer to family and
All by itself, that's a big incentive. Then you throw in the tax differences, and politics, and you make that BIG incentive to get the hell out.
And I'm sure the progzis will cheer people like her leaving, and then raise taxes on everyone left to make up for the losses, and then wonder why even more people say "Screw this" and leave.