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Shopping Around for a Better Life

Pistol Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 7:18 PM
Sweden has benefitted from selling arms to both sides in 2 world wars, while remaining neutral. The US profited hugely after WWII when we had no competition, but squandered the profits. The Swiss and Swedes have been quite a bit smarter. They also benefit from good education and homogenous populations.
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,...