Joe Rogan Abandons California Over Lockdown, High Taxes: 'This Place Is Going To Sink'
By Jared Harris
Published August 8, 2020 at 8:42am
The worlds top podcasting star is abandoning California over the states high taxes, strict lockdowns and ongoing homelessness crisis.
Even worse for the Golden State, the move comes with a prediction of exodus and the West Coast behemoths eventual disastrous decline.
Joe Rogan discussed his move with Dr. Debra Soh on an episode of The Joe Rogan Experience released Wednesday.
According to the host, who said hes moving to Texas at the end of the month, several of his friends are leaving the state as well.
Im out of here, Rogan said.
This place is going to blow up. This place is going to sink.
The hosts problems with California mirror some of the same issues others have cited when fleeing the liberal utopia.
This place is crazy, he said. The lockdown still exists, right? The homelessness is completely out of control. The overpopulation is out of control.
Even before the coronavirus pandemic began to bring Californias problems to the surface, so many people were fleeing the sunny paradise that the state was poised to lose a congressional seat as a result of the 2020 census.
Its not just regular citizens feeling the pain in California, but businesses too.
Some have pulled capital from California cities over problems like basic sanitation and the homeless population, dealing a damaging blow to areas already hurting financially.
The states solution is to levy higher taxes, chasing even more people away.
Theyre bankrupt, Rogan said.
This state is bankrupt because theyre incompetent. Theyre not going to become competent if you give them more money.
Theyve managed the money that they got very poorly, they already have high taxes. Theres a 13.5 percent state income tax here in California, and the place is still fed up.
Watch the full clip of Rogan savaging California leadership below:
WARNING: The following video contains vulgar language that some viewers will find offensive.
Abandoning the state doesnt appear to be a spur-of-the-moment decision for the podcasting legend.
Rogan threatened a move out of California as early as May.
If more people continue to abandon the Golden State, it wont be long before Californias problems get even worse.
I know a woman who owned a truck yard in North Carolina. She must have sold that yard and moved out to Monterey, California.
She sent me a message not long ago and asked if I could send her the $100 I promised to send her when she lived in North Carolina.
I told her, "You should have let me send it then. I don't have it now."
I bet she is really feeling the pinch now with the way things are going out there. :-/