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The California 'Mordida'

Breaking Bad: California vs. the Other States by Richard Rider – Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters Version 1.850 Revised: 28 February, 2013 Updated version online at: Email: Phone: 858-530-3027 Rider Blog: Facebook “blog” page: Here’s a depressing but documented comparison of California taxes and economic climate with the rest of the states. The news is breaking bad, and getting worse (at least twice a month, I update crucial data on this fact sheet): Prior to Prop 30 passing, CA already had the 2nd worst state income tax rate in the natio

California now works on the principle of the mordida, or "bite." Its government assumes that it can take something extra from residents for the privilege of living in their special state.

Gov. Jerry Brown made that assumption explicit in his latest back-and-forth with Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who keeps luring Californians to lower-tax, higher-employment Texas. Recently, Brown said of Texas, "Who would want to spend summers there in 110-degree heat inside some kind of fossil fuel air conditioner?"

Translated, Brown's retort meant that despite California's sluggish economy, high taxes and poor services, it's still worth staying there to enjoy its beautiful...