Consider the disconnects: California's combined income and sales taxes are among the nation's highest, but the state's deficit is still about $16 billion. It's estimated that more than 2,000 upper-income Californians are leaving per week to flee high taxes and costly regulations, yet California wants to raise taxes even higher; its business climate already ranks near the bottom of most surveys. Its teachers are among the highest paid on average in the nation, but its public school students consistently test near the bottom...
Goshdarn:It is apparent the people OF CALIFORNIA are the problem.I believe they call it INDIFFERENCE.As a Midwesterner i have been there several times and for the most part love the state.From my observations the problem is that everyone wants to keep up withe Joneses at the Joneses expence.I can see why there is a need for highspeed rail.The highway system and traffic are a nightmare.But paying for it is impossible with a state bordering on bankruptcy from the resisidents living high on the HOG in dreamland.
Driving across California is like going from Mississippi to Massachusetts without ever crossing a state line.
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