from the article: "From 2000 to 2009, the Census Bureau estimates, there has been a domestic outflow of 1,509,000 people from California -- almost as many as the number of immigrants coming in." Sounds like it's pretty stable. Also, average income on California in 2009: $58,931 in Texas in 2009: $48,044. Texas is drawing low-paying, low education jobs. How many high tech firms seek out locations where they can't get quality employees? Low pay, less state amenities, poor public health care, less-than-Sterling education prospects...sounds like the ideal place for the right wing.