Joe Rogan’s Texas Decision Rejects Hollywood’s ‘Outlier Compliance’, Says Former California Lawmaker

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Former California congressman Chuck DeVore told Fox & Friends on Monday that comedian and podcast host Joe Rogan’s announced move to Texas from California likely stems from a desire to move away from “aberrant conformity that requires everyone to talk and think the same thing”.

“I’m going to go to Texas,” Rogan said on “The Joe Rogan Experience Pocast” last week. “I just wanna go somewhere in the center of the country, somewhere [where] it’s easy to travel to both places and one place where you have a little more freedom. “

Rogan added that he thinks Los Angeles is “overcrowded” and suggested that “it’s a real problem when you look at the number of people who get COVID from this overcrowding problem, when you look at the traffic, when you look at the desperate economy, when you look at the problem of homelessness which has dramatically accelerated over the past six, seven, ten years.

“Of course, after the Spotify contract he signed, he’ll probably save over $ 13 million in state taxes by moving from California to Texas,” said DeVore, who moved to Texas from California in 2011. “But it’s not just the taxes.

“Look at what’s going on in California right now, and really at this point in history in the United States,” he continued. “Joe Rogan is in the entertainment industry. He’s in the idea industry and what you have now is this aberrant conformity that requires everyone to talk and think the same and here is Joe Rogan.

DeVore noted that Rogan “supported [Former Republican presidential candidate] Ron Paul, he argued [former Democratic presidential candidate] Bernie Sanders, but he loves Donald Trump more than Joe Biden and he loves his Second Amendment gun rights.

“I mean, how does a guy like that still get along in LA?”

In a Fox News op-ed on Monday, DeVore suggested that Rogan’s planned move signals a “coming exodus from liberal cities.”

Last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that he plans to build a new auto plant in Texas.

Earlier this year, Musk threatened to pull most of Tesla’s operations out of northern California, citing state coronavirus restrictions on its operations.

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Earlier this month, officials in Travis County, Texas, which includes the state capital Austin, approved a plan to provide millions in tax subsidies to Tesla if it builds a 1 car factory. , $ 1 billion in the region, according to Reuters.

Texas was competing with Oklahoma to attract a new plant to build Tesla’s Y sport utility vehicles and cybertrucks.

Fox News “Sam Dorman and Fox Business” Ken Martin contributed to this report.

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