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View Poll Results: Which sticky topics should be opened?
California Affordability: Can I afford it, and is it worth it? 9 60.00%
California Housing Prices and Housing Market 9 60.00%
Leaving California 9 60.00%
Moving to Redding / Shasta 2 13.33%
Moving to Rural Northern CA 3 20.00%
Moving to Oxnard / Ventura / Santa Barbara 3 20.00%
Moving to the Inland Empire 2 13.33%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 15. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-30-2007, 02:49 PM
 
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Hey sliverbox haven't seen you in a while!! Great post!!

 
Old 05-30-2007, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Tijuana Exurbs
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My reply was deleted even though it actually had everything to do with this topic. Thanks Sassberto. Anyhow, pertaining to this comment:

"Put all the haters in a box where they can break out their foam bats and WHACK away at the state. "

I find it just a little ironic that anyone who makes a comment about affordability is seen as a "hater". The affordability issue in this state is it's single biggest problem.

Is there a reason why a family making 150k can't afford a decent home?
Is there a reason why countless companies are relocating to other states?
Is there a reason why watchdog groups find that for the first time in CA history, MORE college students are seeking employment and living in other states?
What about commutes? Is there a reason why the avg Californian's commute is now 50% longer than it was 10 years ago?
Was there a reason for house prices to jump more than 50% in 2 years? What are the implications of a population where 60% of those who bought a home used a subprime loan?
How come California can't keep school teachers?
How come California has one of the worst rated public school systems in the country after decades of having one near the top?
How come day after day I pass billboard after billboard of Police departments for all local areas desperately seeking police officers?

These are just a few on the tip off the ice berg. I can keep right on going. These questions all have the same answer: affordability. A citizen has a rigt to be concerned. They are not" haters". There are MANY people here who would like to see a change and by doing so means that we address and acknowledge the problems and causes. We can sit around and spout sunshine out our rears all we want. But the fact remains and what is done about it for the future will greatly affect the quality of life for everyone here- both old and young alike. Now... read this quickly before it gets deleted.
If this post is like the original one, I can see why it got deleted.

It's getting into the topics the Threads/Subfora would discuss, not whether the threads/subfora would be useful and generate enough traffic to justify their existance.
 
Old 05-30-2007, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Originally Posted by sliverbox View Post
"Put all the haters in a box where they can break out their foam bats and WHACK away at the state. "

I find it just a little ironic that anyone who makes a comment about affordability is seen as a "hater". The affordability issue in this state is it's single biggest problem.

Is there a reason why a family making 150k can't afford a decent home?
Is there a reason why countless companies are relocating to other states?
Is there a reason why watchdog groups find that for the first time in CA history, MORE college students are seeking employment and living in other states?
What about commutes? Is there a reason why the avg Californian's commute is now 50% longer than it was 10 years ago?
Was there a reason for house prices to jump more than 50% in 2 years? What are the implications of a population where 60% of those who bought a home used a subprime loan?
How come California can't keep school teachers?
How come California has one of the worst rated public school systems in the country after decades of having one near the top?
How come day after day I pass billboard after billboard of Police departments for all local areas desperately seeking police officers?

These are just a few on the tip off the ice berg. I can keep right on going. These questions all have the same answer: affordability. A citizen has a rigt to be concerned. They are not" haters". There are MANY people here who would like to see a change and by doing so means that we address and acknowledge the problems and causes. We can sit around and spout sunshine out our rears all we want. But the fact remains and what is done about it for the future will greatly affect the quality of life for everyone here- both old and young alike.
Absolutely fantastic post!!!
Talk about hitting the nail on the head!!
MBG
 
Old 05-30-2007, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Not tied down... maybe later! *rawr*
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I just hope that any thread discussing afforability in California is not dominated by people hating folks who own homes and are actually making it here economically. That has become so old and some posters are way too much about the drama!
Amen to that! It can be done!
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