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The California 'Mordida'

art119 Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 1:50 PM
Dr. Hanson I feel that you are very attached to your ancestors farm and so will not leave. I live next door in Nevada where you could also find lovely views of the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains and yet not have to deal with California taxes, rules and regulations. I retired from the U.S. Navy and for a while lived in Suisun City but was unable to find work. On weekends my wife and I would drive over to Reno for a weekend and finally one day we looked at each other and said why are we driving over here we should just move here. And we did and I have not been unemployed since. Screw California.

California now works on the principle of the mordida, or "bite." Its government assumes that it can take something extra from residents for the privilege of living in their special state.

Gov. Jerry Brown made that assumption explicit in his latest back-and-forth with Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who keeps luring Californians to lower-tax, higher-employment Texas. Recently, Brown said of Texas, "Who would want to spend summers there in 110-degree heat inside some kind of fossil fuel air conditioner?"

Translated, Brown's retort meant that despite California's sluggish economy, high taxes and poor services, it's still worth staying there to enjoy its beautiful...