The socialist-leaning policies of California have driven another former resident out of the state. Dean Cain, who played Superman in “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman” in the 1990s, recently fled the state over its terrible policies and skyrocketing crime, tax, and homelessness rates.
In an interview with Fox News, Cain spoke out against California’s financial policies, soft-on-crime approach, and homelessness policies that are leading to droves of citizens abandoning the state.
“The leaders in California have driven out anybody who can really afford to get out. People are flocking out of there in droves,” Cain said.
Cain and other celebrities like Mark Wahlberg have left California for greener pastures in Las Vegas. In a smart move, Wahlberg and his wife Rhea Durham relocated to Nevada for a better life for their four children. Cain praised their move, noting that Nevada does not have a state income tax, while California’s tax ranges from 1% to 12.3%, with incomes over $1 million subject to an additional 1% surcharge.
California’s crime rates are at an all-time high, with a surge in homicides and other violent crimes. The state’s soft-on-crime policies, including the early release of prisoners, have only contributed to the problem.
Additionally, California’s homeless rate has skyrocketed in recent years, with an estimated 160,000 people living on the streets, making up a large portion of the country’s homeless population. The state has implemented policies aimed at addressing the issue, but they have proven to be ineffective and have only worsened conditions for the homeless and non-homeless alike.
The financial policies of California have also taken their toll on residents. Many businesses and individuals have been forced out of the state due to high taxes, high cost of living, and strict regulations. The state’s economy has suffered as a result, with fewer employment opportunities and lower wages.
It’s not just celebrities leaving California, either. More than half a million Californians have left the state since the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020, due in large part to high housing prices, frequent natural disasters, and crime rates. The state’s progressive policies have only worsened these issues and pushed residents to seek refuge elsewhere.
California’s decline serves as a warning to other states considering implementing socialist policies. The state’s once-thriving economy has been undermined by poor governance, making it an undesirable place to live for many. For those like Cain and Wahlberg, moving to states like Nevada with more favorable policies has provided a newfound sense of freedom and security.