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View Poll Results: Will California Ever Lose It's #1 Ranking?
Yes, in about 30-40 years. 39 25.66%
Yes but not in our lifetime. 28 18.42%
No, California will always be #1. 62 40.79%
Other 23 15.13%
Voters: 152. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-04-2012, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Texarkana
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We all know that California is currently the most populous state but do you think it'll ever relinquish it's title and if so when do you think this will happen?
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:58 PM
 
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nope

everyone wants to be there

Last edited by jookers; 05-04-2012 at 05:19 PM..
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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yes

The Peoples Republic of Californiastan leads the nation in net domestic migration out to places like Texas

Fixed for ya
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:08 PM
 
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Actually, they took over that spot from NY State around the mid-late 1960's and the 1970 census was the first in which California was #1 in population: 1970 United States Census - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:16 PM
 
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I think we're actually seeing the beginning of a wholesale exodus. California has the worst business climate in the country and it's actually getting worse. In the past twenty year, 4,000,000 middle class workers have left the state. With taxes about to get raised and the state not being serious about its skyrocketing spending, it's about to hit critical mass. I mean, I'm not trying to dis the state, but it's imploding before our very eyes. The population numbers are being masked by the massive influx of immigrants from central America and overseas, not from other states in the Union.

The Weekend Interview with Joel Kotkin: The Great California Exodus - WSJ.com

Another Triumph for Texas: Best/Worst States for Business 2012 | ChiefExecutive.net | Chief Executive Magazine
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Texarkana
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Fixed for ya
Lol!
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Texarkana
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Actually, they took over that spot from NY State around the mid-late 1960's and the 1970 census was the first in which California was #1 in population: 1970 United States Census - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I remember reading an article once that said California was growing so fast back in the 60's/70's that the state was adding between 1,000-2,000 people per day!
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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I think we're actually seeing the beginning of a wholesale exodus. California has the worst business climate in the country and it's actually getting worse. In the past twenty year, 4,000,000 middle class workers have left the state. With taxes about to get raised and the state not being serious about its skyrocketing spending, it's about to hit critical mass. I mean, I'm not trying to dis the state, but it's imploding before our very eyes. The population numbers are being masked by the massive influx of immigrants from central America and overseas, not from other states in the Union.

The Weekend Interview with Joel Kotkin: The Great California Exodus - WSJ.com

Another Triumph for Texas: Best/Worst States for Business 2012 | ChiefExecutive.net | Chief Executive Magazine
Texas is taking all of Californias businesses because of their anti-business attitude. See In N Out.

Serves them right.

You couldn't pay me enough to live in that rapidly declining state.
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:59 PM
 
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Texas is taking all of Californias businesses because of their anti-business attitude. See In N Out.

Serves them right.

You couldn't pay me enough to live in that rapidly declining state.
It's a beautiful place. A shame that it's committing suicide before our very eyes.
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Old 05-04-2012, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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It's a beautiful place. A shame that it's committing suicide before our very eyes.
Agreed

California is a beautiful state. I would've lived there 20 or 30 years ago, but not now. No way Jose.
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