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Shopping Around for a Better Life

true liberal Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 6:58 AM
John, the only change in the tax law that I would want to make is the elimination of the local and state tax writeoff. This means that the states that are more frugal are punished by having to fund the excesses of states like California, Illinois and New York
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,...