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Saturday, April 28, 2012

How Big Government Is Killing California

Excellent article on California and how liberals ruined a drop dead gorgeous state with mountains, the ocean, rich farmland and an abundance of natural resources.
When you've lost the entrepreneurs, free-spirits, and dreamers, you've lost the Golden State....California has always been a magnet -- a land that has called people from across the country and the world. It’s a place that was known for its entrepreneurial spirit and open culture. But it has been turned into a regulatory and tax nightmare, a place where those who already have their money can live in their coastal palaces and enjoy the splendor of the landscapes, but where it’s unnecessarily difficult to move one’s way up the economic ladder....Four million more people have left California for other states than have come here from other states in the past two decades, according to demographer Joel Kotkin....Kotkin, an old-time liberal, sees troubling trends. “Basically, if you don’t own a piece of Facebook or Google and you haven’t robbed a bank and don't have rich parents, then your chances of being able to buy a house or raise a family in the Bay Area or in most of coastal California is pretty weak,” he said in a recent Wall Street Journal interview. “The new regime wants to destroy the essential reason why people move to California in order to protect their own lifestyles.” He says the state is run for the benefit of the very rich, the very poor, and public employees.
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