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Old 11-08-2009, 03:16 AM
 
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In a survey of 1,500 registered voters, 80% say the state is on the wrong track. Respondents express little confidence in state politicians and candidates, even as support for Obama remains high.

California's best years have passed, voters say -- latimes.com

I say: Please leave! It'll mean more space and a lower cost of living for those of us who stay.
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Old 11-08-2009, 03:50 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I'm sure they'd like to.
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Old 11-08-2009, 05:10 AM
 
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I'm sure they'd like to.
There's nothing preventing those who want to leave from leaving other than their own excuses. (Oh, yes, I hear the griping already as don't ya know, their problems are SO much more unique and different than anyone else's, no one's EVER suffered as much as they do so they couldn't possibly know what it's like, yada, yada, yada). If some people would spend more time planning and executing their "escape" from CA and less time griping, they'd actually be able to leave if that's what they truly want.
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Old 11-08-2009, 05:17 AM
 
Location: Escondido, CA
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80% think that the state is on the wrong track, but there's no consensus over what the right track looks like, and there's probably not a single change to be made that's favored by the majority.

Everyone agrees that state budget is dysfunctional, but, when polled about the one measure that hamstrings and disfigures the budget - the infamous prop 13 - the majority of voters believe that it should be left in place.

Conservatives think that the state is too liberal and it spends too much. Liberals think that conservatives have too much control in Sacramento and therefore the state does not spend enough (especially on K-12). Whites think that the border is too porous. Mexicans think that whites are too unfriendly to them.

End result is, everyone is unhappy.
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Old 11-08-2009, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Central Coast
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The problem is all inside your head", she said to me
The answer is easy if you take it logically
I'd like to help you in your struggle to be free
There must be fifty ways to leave your state

She said it's really not my habit to intrude
Furthermore, I hope my meaning won't be lost or misconstrued
But I'll repeat myself, at the risk of being crude
There must be fifty ways to leave your state
Fifty ways to leave your state

You just slip out the back, Jack
Make a new plan, Stan
You don't need to be coy, Roy
Just get yourself free
Hop on the bus, Gus
You don't need to discuss much
drive off in your car screw
get out of the zoo
Just drop off the key, Lee
And get yourself free
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Old 11-08-2009, 09:45 AM
 
Location: southern california
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re the OP & CA best years, marie antoinette did not embrace change
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Old 11-08-2009, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Piedmont, CA
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Our level of dissatisfaction varies regionally.

In fact the latest poll that I found(admittedly a year or 2 ago) by the Public Policy Institute found the SF Bay Area to be the only region in the entire state where a majority of respondents had a positive view of California.

70% to be exact. That was the percentage of Bay Area residents who stated that they were happy being in California. Everywhere else in the state was well below 50%.
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Old 11-08-2009, 10:58 AM
 
Location: A safe distance from San Francisco
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There's nothing preventing those who want to leave from leaving other than their own excuses. (Oh, yes, I hear the griping already as don't ya know, their problems are SO much more unique and different than anyone else's, no one's EVER suffered as much as they do so they couldn't possibly know what it's like, yada, yada, yada). If some people would spend more time planning and executing their "escape" from CA and less time griping, they'd actually be able to leave if that's what they truly want.
I hope there's a reason for this post other than to inflame and start an argument, but I doubt it.
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Old 11-08-2009, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I hope there's a reason for this post other than to inflame and start an argument, but I doubt it.
Probably not; it's not very well thought out. Just ignore it and move on.
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Old 11-08-2009, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Central Coast
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There's nothing preventing those who want to leave from leaving other than their own excuses. (Oh, yes, I hear the griping already as don't ya know, their problems are SO much more unique and different than anyone else's, no one's EVER suffered as much as they do so they couldn't possibly know what it's like, yada, yada, yada). If some people would spend more time planning and executing their "escape" from CA and less time griping, they'd actually be able to leave if that's what they truly want.
Donna, I like your style, Screw Sacramento complains about Sacramento, but tain't leaving
Escape California complains about California, but tain't leaving.

There be more out there I betcha.
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