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Shopping Around for a Better Life

carterthewriter Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 8:28 AM
Too many people think it makes them look good handing out freebies to the needy not caring who is paying for all those goodies.
Dr_Zinj Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 8:52 AM
Definition of a thief: somebody who uses other people's wealth without their approval.
Thanks, California! Thanks for your monstrous spending and absurd regulatory overreach! America needs you. We need Connecticut and Illinois, too! We need you the way we needed the Soviet Union, as models of failure, to warn us what happens if we believe those who say, "Government can."

Moving to California was once the dream for many Americans. Its population grew at almost triple the national average -- until 1990. Then big government, in the form of endless regulation and taxes, killed much of the dream. In the last decade, 2 million people left California.

Many of them moved to Alaska, Florida,...