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There is no California

harleyone Wrote: Aug 23, 2012 2:06 PM
WRONG!!!! As a lifelong Californian I WON'T vote for the new taxes. The a s s wipes in Sac already have too much of my hard earned dollars which they continue to waste. They can either learn to use $$ wisely or suffer the consequences. I don't think they can learn as they are mostly Democrats so we will suffer until enough of us come to our senses and vote responsibly; with the state of the state in mind rather than self centered motivations.
Driving across California is like going from Mississippi to Massachusetts without ever crossing a state line.

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...