16 Reasons Not To Live In California

6. California’s crime rate is increasing.

The crime rate is on the rise in many of the major cities in the state, pinning the blame on illegal immigration issues. The long-running drug war in Mexico has been pointed out as the culprit.

7. Illicit use of drugs across the state is hiking up again.

Proof? The hospital emergency rooms are full of the casualties of illegal drugs like heroin overdose victims.

8. California’s healthcare reforms might worsen the state’s economic standing.

A new legislation about California’s healthcare system has been introduced by State Senator Ricardo Lara about transitioning the healthcare system into a single-payer system, making it comparable to Canada’s healthcare system. This would mean that California taxpayers have to pay around 40 billion dollars in the first year of the law’s implementation. This will entirely be a burden to the populace of California, given how it is in the brink of bankruptcy. Micah Weinberg, President of the Economic Institute at the Bay Area Council, said the move is “just not feasible” in California.

9. California loves litigations.

Californians love resorting to legal actions to settle disputes, making it among the most litigious state in the US.  It even ranked 47th out of the 50 states in terms of “lawsuit climate,” according to the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform.

10. The state’s key infrastructure is falling apart.

In fact, Governor Brown issued a manifest of key projects across the state that needed to be completed with an estimated cost of $100 billion, excluding the cost of the Oroville Dam.

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