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The California 'Mordida'

CombatMissionary Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 3:50 PM
From one recovering Californian to another, congratulations on leaving the socialist dystopian Pyrite state! Remember, tell all your neighbors how much you hate unions and social spending, and how much you love the Second Amendment, and they'll probably be pretty accepting. Exact phrasing for the discussion: "MAN it's good to live in a free state!"
Recovered Lib Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 7:08 PM
I'll remember that advice when I finally leave this place.

Congratulations to the both of you for escaping!

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...