Joe Biden is running the country into the ground with his inane policies.
Progressive Democrats around the U.S. are following Biden’s plan of destruction.
Now Hollywood celebrities are leaving a Democrat-run state for one jaw-dropping reason.
California for the first time its history had net negative migration, meaning more people left the state than relocated to it.
Businesses and middle-class families are getting out while they still can.
That’s why the cost of rental trucks out of the state are several multiples higher than the cost coming into the state.
And now even some celebrities are leaving.
Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne are leaving California because the taxes are too high.
The UK Mirror reported that “Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne are quitting Los Angeles and returning to the UK after 20 years stateside due to rising taxes in California. The Black Sabbath legend, 73, and his wife, 69, are to head back to their home Welders House, in Buckinghamshire, with him having spoken about their plans recently.”
It’s a clear sign that the taxes in California are out of control if people are taking tax refuge in the United Kingdom.
Ozzy Osbourne explained, “We are leaving LA. We are a bit sad. But the tax is getting too much. I am sad because I really really like staying and living there . . . If they do the taxes better then I may come back. I do not know . . . I am taking my recording studio with me. I am going to build a barn there and make my own studio at Welders. I will still be making music and my band will come over.”
The top marginal tax rate in the United States is 37%, but California pulls an additional 13.3% in state income taxes.
And leftists in California want tax rates to go even higher.
Democrats in the state are flirting with universal healthcare, which would require doubling state tax receipts, and the program would still be underfunded.
The Democrats in California enjoy a supermajority, so the craziest idea always has a chance to win.
California is inventing new ways to tax people.
For example, California is now taxing people for having solar panels, which undercuts the cost-saving incentive to go “green.”
California is also not a business-friendly state.
Startup costs are high, and there are also sorts of regulatory hoops to jump through.
If California attempts to double state taxes, expect more millionaires and billionaires to leave like the Osbournes.
California’s weather is nice, but it’s not that nice.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.