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...
The sate could be paradise on earth. It's amazing how the wrong mindset can wreck a place. Keep the land and just shake certain citizens around enough that they'll move to Oregon.
Driving across California is like going from Mississippi to Massachusetts without ever crossing a state line.
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