By Matt Rooney
You don’t have to be a partisan to strongly oppose the vision which Governor Phil Murphy (D-N.J.) has espoused for our state, Save Jerseyans.
All you need to do is watch the news; his vision is being DEBUNKED right before our eyes.
Remember: he’s repeatedly pledged — before and after the election — to turn New Jersey into ‘the California of the East Coast.’
There’s one (huge) problem with that: Californians are now fleeing California!
In droves. The former home of Ronald Reagan is now America’s bluest state, and consequently it also boasts the nation’s highest outbound migration rate. Things are even uglier if you come down from 30,000 feet and examine what’s happening to the San Francisco Bay Area. The heart of America’s 1990s tech boom is now going bust. San Fran’s CBS affiliate did a story on it this week. Not Fox News… CBS.
“You can’t even contemplate getting into the housing market here,” Russell Hancock of Joint Venture Silicon Valley told CBS. “And I don’t mean just service workers, I mean highly skilled professionals. The tech elite are having a hard time affording reasonable housing in Silicon Valley. So this is difficult, this makes it very difficult for employers trying to recruit.”
The numbers are staggering (there’s an actual moving truck shortage in the region!), and empty storefronts are EVERYWHERE, but it’s not just a matter of home economics and house prices. Fleeing Californians see the correlation between leftism run amok and a diminished quality of life.
“We don’t like it here anymore. You know, we don’t like this sanctuary state status and just the politics here,” reported Carole Dabak, a 40-year resident of San Jose which isn’t far from where Katie Steinle died after an illegal alien discharged a firearm.
So why in God’s name would a man like Phil Murphy want to turn us into something that’s being PROVEN to fail in real time? Unless, of course, it’s all about a presidential primary? Any other explanation doesn’t wash.
California doesn’t work for Californians, Phil.
We’d like to let New Jersey be New Jersey if it’s all the same to you.