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Shopping Around for a Better Life

LOIS44 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 9:18 AM
We have a population that wants to be "taken care of"....... no hardships for anyone..... drop out of school, become a nothing or no body is OK, just join the food stamp line, and see what else you can get. Make babies you can't afford, is OK too, there is always taxpayer money to depend on that will keep both you and the baby fed and sheltered. It's the message we're sending that has stripped, robbed, and killed people's potential. DON'T DO for self. Take, take, take, make your life easier. Jobs are just not paying what it takes to live on, why waste the effort getting up in the morning? Uncle Sam is happy to have you on the dole. Uncle Sam OWNS you, its called slavery and apparently you are happy there.
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,...