They don’t want to get robbed, burglarized, beaten, raped, or murdered. From Michael Snyder at endoftheamericandream.com:
Over the past year we have seen a mass exodus from major cities along the west coast, but what is happening to San Francisco is particularly sad. Once upon a time, San Francisco was one of the most beautiful cities on the entire planet. There is so much culture there, and the rolling hills make it a place like no other. And thanks to the tech boom in Silicon Valley, it has become one of the most prosperous cities in the whole country. So why have hordes of San Francisco residents decided to leave and never look back?
First of all, the cost of living has gotten wildly out of control. A postage stamp of an apartment will cost you thousands of dollars per month to rent, and a lot of people don’t like paying 17 dollars for a salad.
For others, the extremely high taxes and the insane politicians are more than enough of a reason to leave the state. The lockdowns that were instituted by Governor Gavin Newsom have destroyed thousands of small businesses, and many former small business owners have pledged that they will never go back to California under any circumstances.
In San Francisco in particular, open drug abuse in the streets has made headlines all over the globe in recent years. The streets are constantly littered with drug needles and piles of human feces, and that isn’t pleasant.
On top of everything else, there is always the threat of more wildfires and a giant earthquake could strike the coast at literally any moment.
But none of those things are what this article is about.