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Old 12-15-2007, 08:47 AM
 
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My post from 8 months ago seems to becoming true, the budget deficit is now at 14 billion and contines to rise, anyone with common sense, please leave the state with the equity you have and start a new life elsewhere,
California is in a tailspin in which it will never recover.

 
Old 12-15-2007, 09:06 AM
 
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Done...............
 
Old 12-15-2007, 09:39 AM
 
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Yeah!! and other states are in so much better shape. There is tons of money in Ca everything will be fine.
 
Old 12-15-2007, 10:50 AM
 
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I'm sure the people in Oregon would love to see another 35 million Californians heading north!

I would tend to agree that CA is falling apart but so is the rest of the country. Exactly where would one run? Our water tables are shrinking and we're running out of oil with no viable alternatives. The American lifestyle as it is today isn't sustainable. The fact is that the population of this country has doubled in 30 years. Everyone is feeling the crunch. You can run anywhere you want and it will catch up. If everyone in CA were to cash out and move, they'd simply be taking the same problems with them. There are too many people everywhere. They move to a place with less people who attract more people and the cycle begins again. You can run anywhere you like but the reality is that we, the people of the whole world, are breeding ourselves into extinction. The next 20 years will be interesting times for all of us no matter where we choose to hide. There simply isn't enough stuff for everyone and soon there won't be enough for anyone. No matter where you hide, hungry people will find you.

Personally, I'm considering moving to Florida. Not to escape CA but simply because the water is warm. Yep. I'm tired of wearing a wetsuit and still freezing my parts off. I'd like to take a dip in the surf without my toes turning blue. I'm figuring the end of civilization, as we know it is coming to a grinding halt and I'm planning to watch it all fall apart in a loud Hawaiian shirt, shorts, and flip-flops.

On the other hand, if about half the people in CA were to liquidate and flee, those who remain would be sitting on top of the world so maybe your idea is good. Of course the water would still be cold and I still would be wishing to be in the tropics.

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Old 12-15-2007, 01:17 PM
 
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That's what you get for electing a socialist legislature that spends your money like there's no tomorrow, then blames you for not paying enough taxes.
 
Old 12-15-2007, 02:09 PM
 
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My post from 8 months ago seems to becoming true, the budget deficit is now at 14 billion and contines to rise, anyone with common sense, please leave the state with the equity you have and start a new life elsewhere,
California is in a tailspin in which it will never recover.
Don't let the door hit you on the way out.
 
Old 12-15-2007, 03:15 PM
 
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Time to thin the heard
 
Old 12-15-2007, 03:35 PM
 
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It's not just California that's suffering from the deficit,but it's the entire Country.

I live in California and just because we have problems here doesn't mean it's a diaster,it just means that we have to start finding ways of coping with these problems,especially since our population is approaching 38 million and will continue to grow.

I will never loose hope on this State,even though so many have already done so.

California is my home,and even through the hard times we will overcome it



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Originally Posted by the point View Post
My post from 8 months ago seems to becoming true, the budget deficit is now at 14 billion and contines to rise, anyone with common sense, please leave the state with the equity you have and start a new life elsewhere,
California is in a tailspin in which it will never recover.
 
Old 12-15-2007, 03:43 PM
 
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Heck, we're in a lot better fiscal shape now than we were when Gray Davis was recalled a few years ago. Our bond ratings were in the toilet and our deficit was over twice as high at the current estimate. Here's that situation in a nutshell, from a Wikipedia article, in case you've forgotten:

"On December 18, 2002, just over a month after being reelected, Davis announced that California would face a record budget deficit possibly as high as $35 billion, a forecast $13.7 billion higher than one a month earlier. The number was finally estimated to be $38.2 billion, more than all 49 other states' deficits combined. Already suffering from low approval ratings, Davis's numbers hit historic lows in April 2003 with 24% approval and 65% disapproval according to the California Field Poll. Davis was almost universally disliked by both Republicans and Democrats in the state and a recall push was high."
 
Old 12-15-2007, 05:58 PM
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California is in a tailspin in which it will never recover.
Which one of the prophets are you?
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