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The California 'Mordida'

deltagreen Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 4:04 AM
Only correction VDH , the oil & gas production from the Monterey & it's Central Valley equivalent the Antelope are not new. I've been working on wells in them for 32 years and there was production out of them before I was born.

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...