California is a beautiful place, yet people are leaving in droves. Last year more people left the state for greener pastures than the number who moved there, but there is one group determined to stay. Guess which group that is?
If you guessed the homeless, go straight to the head of the class.
California ranks first in the nation in the number of homeless citizens on its streets – and it’s not even close.
According to HUD, there are 633,782 homeless people in the United States, and a whopping 130,898 live in the Golden State. That’s more than 20% of the nation’s total.
New York, which prides itself on leading the nation, is barely half that number, with 11%, while Florida is 8.7%.
The Californian state song, “I Love You, California”, says it all:
When the snow crowned Golden Sierras Keep their watch o’er the valleys bloom. It is there I would be in our land by the sea, Ev’ry breeze bearing rich perfume, It is here nature gives of her rarest, It is Home Sweet Home to me. And I know when I die I shall breathe my last sigh For my sunny California.
It’s good to know that, when every last working citizen leaves the Land Of Moonbeam’s Higher Taxes, the homeless shall remain, breathing their last sighs in the sunny state.