Californiaâs progressive agenda has proven to be kryptonite for this former Superman.
Dean Cain is the latest celebrity to flee the Golden State over âterribleâ policies that have led to surges in crime, taxes and homelessness.
“I love California. It’s the most beautiful state. Everything’s wonderful about it except for the policies. The policies are just terrible. The fiscal policies, the soft-on-crime policies, the homelessness policies,” the actor told Fox News Wednesday.
“The things that our leaders in California have been doing have driven out anybody who can really afford to get out. People are flocking out of there in droves.”
Cain portrayed Superman/Clark Kent on ABCâs âLois & Clark: The New Adventures of Supermanâ alongside Teri Hatcherâs Lois Lane from 1993 to 1997.
Like Mark Wahlberg, Cain traded in California for Las Vegas after listing his $6.25 million Malibu home last month. Wahlberg left the state last year to give his four children with wife Rhea Durham a âbetter life.â
Cain lauded the âInfiniteâ starâs âsmartâ move to Nevada, which doesnât have a state income tax. California’s tax ranges from $1% to $12.3%, with incomes over $1 million subjected to an additional 1% surcharge, according to NerdWallet.
âMarkâs done a smart thing, and hopefully, I believe Iâve done a very, very smart thing,â Cain said.
The actor has already seen a positive change in the short time heâs been in Sin City.
“I’ve been here for two weeks now, and I can tell you, [it’s a] smart move… my son is 10 times happier here in Las Vegas,â he said. âIf I wanted to do anything out of Malibu, it took me 45 minutes to an hour to get anywhere. Here, the longest I’m driving is 20 minutes.â
Celebrities are hardly the only ones to vacate the Golden State.
More than 500,000 Californians have left since the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020, US Census migration data shows.
The exodus of roughly 508,000 residents between April 2020 and July 2022 was reportedly due to high housing prices, frequent natural disasters and high crime rates.
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