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RodT Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 11:23 AM
Right on John! I moved my family out of CA in 1970, the hand writing was on the wall even then. You are correct about some of the reasons folks are fleeing CA, in my case it was schools and taxes. The problem we as a Nation are faced with today IMHO, is we have elected leaders, that instead of running the county for the betterment of it’s citizens, they work for their own enrichment. The latest and best example of what’s coming for CA, is how our dear leaders treated the failed GM corporation, and their albatross, the UAW. Instead of forcing them to endure their failures, Congress extorted $80 Billion from the tax payers, to reward these failures, and put them back in the game. To the cheers and applaud of the media and unions.
spartacus3344 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 11:29 AM
Yes, and we the taxpayers will lose over $30 billion of that forever. And guess what? GM is on the verge of bankrupcy again.
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,...