California’s progressive agenda turned out to be kryptonite for this former Superman.
Dean Cain is the latest celebrity to flee the Golden State because of “terrible” policies that have led to increased crime, taxes and homelessness.
“I love California. It’s the most beautiful state. Everything is wonderful about it except for the policies. The policies are just terrible. The tax policies, the soft-on-crime policies, the homelessness,” the actor told Fox News on Wednesday.
“The things our leaders in California have done have driven everyone who can really afford out. People are coming out of there in droves. »
Cain portrayed Superman/Clark Kent in ABC’s “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman” alongside Teri Hatcher’s Lois Lane from 1993 to 1997.
Like Mark Wahlberg, Cain swapped California for Las Vegas after listing his $6.25 million Malibu home for sale last month. Wahlberg left the state last year to give his four children with wife Rhea Durham a “better life.”
Cain hailed the ‘Infinite’ star’s “smart” move to Nevada, which has no state income tax. California tax ranges from 1% to 12.3%, with income over $1 million subject to an additional 1% surtax, according to NerdWallet.
“Mark did a smart thing, and I hope I did a very, very smart thing,” Cain said.
The actor has already seen a positive change in his short time in Sin City.
“I’ve been here two weeks now, and I can tell you, [it’s a] smart move… my son is 10 times happier here in Las Vegas,” he said. “If I wanted to do anything out of Malibu, it would take me 45 minutes to an hour to get anywhere. Here, the longest I drive is 20 minutes.
Celebrities aren’t the only ones leaving the Golden State.
More than 500,000 Californians have left since the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020, according to US census migration data.
The exodus of approximately 508,000 residents between April 2020 and July 2022 is believed to be due to high housing prices, frequent natural disasters and high crime rates.
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