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There is no California

Milo D. Cooper Wrote: Aug 16, 2012 12:21 PM
Ditto what maddog2021 wrote. I've lived in California for 25 years now, the article is dead-on accurate, word for word. This state is an economic and political hole. Conservatism and an embracing of the free market are the only cure.
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...