By sheer luck, I left California in the 80s for Florida (which has no state income tax). I kind of wanted one day to move back there, but it's pretty clear that I now never will. Now the question is: should I expatriate to another nation? We live in an increasingly tyrannical welfare/warfare/police state that is headed towards fiscal collapse. There may be no safe place to live in the once great USA. 51%+ of Americans are now government dependent and the idiots will keep voting for higher Federal taxes to feed their government dependencies. It might be time to leave Obama-land.