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 Post subject: Re: Reuben Foster to the Can
PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:44 pm 
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Ok folks I'm done trying to explain the crisis that is california. Come live here for a year. Try and make it work on $20 per hour. Then come talk to me.


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 Post subject: Re: Reuben Foster to the Can
PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:02 pm 
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Try and make it work on $20 per hour.


Point taken. However, that’s not going to get it done in most states. So CA isn’t alone there.

One of the biggest hurdles CA residents have is real estate cost.

Live where the pay is good and expect to pay among the highest in the nation real estate cost. If not the highest in some areas.

Live out of those areas and then be prepared to spend a good portion of your live in a car commuting.

That’s the reality for a lot of people.

Exceptions to those who are fortunate enough or took the steps so they have the type of careers that enables them to earn a much higher than average income all while living out of those highest dollar locations in CA.

Quality of life for many does not grow at a pace equal to their increased earnings. The more ya make the more they take.

You really have to get into higher 6 figure incomes before it starts to make a difference.


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 Post subject: Re: Reuben Foster to the Can
PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:56 pm 
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This is the biggest hurdle IMO.

https://www.cheatsheet.com/culture/stat ... ?a=viewall


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 Post subject: Re: Reuben Foster to the Can
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I once moved from Pittsburgh to northern VA, DC area, because I was offered a job that paid what would be a comfortable salary in Pittsburgh only to learn the hard way that it was tough to make ends meet in NOVA on what would be comfortable in Pittsburgh. So I got a taste of what you're talking about.


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 Post subject: Re: Reuben Foster to the Can
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Steelafan77 wrote:


I say it’s time to cut some spending....


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 Post subject: Re: Reuben Foster to the Can
PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:27 pm 
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I agree with everything 95 has posted.

Actually governor Brown just increased a statewide tax in an attempt to generate Billions for infrastructure improvement, levee reconstruction/strengthening and expanding mass transit. A bullet train that Schwarzenegger tried to get the ball rolling on will be included. So he has increased gas tax, car registration and dipped into the tobacco tax. Don't even want to talk about property taxes. Already one of the highest taxing states in the nation fuel costs come at a negative to most California's because they've not received any wage increases. Sometimes raises aren't seen for more than 10 years. But taxes continue to rise as does the cost of living here. As far as tobacco goes expect to pay $8 to $10 a pack because of the high taxes. So with all the controversy about california being a sanctuary state Trump isn't just going to hand out federal money. So it falls primarily on californians. Yay! http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol- ... story.html - http://www.latimes.com/politics/essenti ... story.html
But let's focus on guns since it's a safe topic for debate.
Oh snap!
I just addressed Poltargyst's comment about opportunity. Not about errors in governance or mismanagement. That happens in EVERY state. Not just Cali. There is plenty of opportunity. If you don't have the intestinal fortitude to take advantage, pass it by. It's a free country. Those that live in CA are free to move elsewhere. That's what makes america great, right? You have a choice. Or supposedly have a choice. It's up to those to decide if they have balls to get in on it, or just whine and complain that they aren't getting their fair share. Or being taxed too much. Move to Kansas or Texas, where growth is stagnant. But hey, you pay less taxes.


This a similar argument I hear when someone says "not my president" "this country is full of idiots and is doomed" "resist" . Then they are aghast when someone offers advice that they should simply move to a country that is more in line with what they think is correct.

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 Post subject: Re: Reuben Foster to the Can
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Exactly what it is RS. Thank you for your comment.


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 Post subject: Re: Reuben Foster to the Can
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R S wrote:
This a similar argument I hear when someone says "not my president" "this country is full of idiots and is doomed" "resist" . Then they are aghast when someone offers advice that they should simply move to a country that is more in line with what they think is correct.


To which a plausible, possibly sensible response is: if you think I can just up and move to a different country and stay there legally so that I can enjoy those rights that I applaud, you are ill informed.

It's pretty easy to move from CA to WY. It's hard as fuck to move from CA to Deutschland. I would love to live in Berlin. Not happening. Unless you are a war refugee. :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Reuben Foster to the Can
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It's hard as fuck to move from CA to Deutschland. I


But not so hard to move from Mexico to CA.

There will even be goods, services, money, and automatic voter enrollment when you arrive.


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 Post subject: Re: Reuben Foster to the Can
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Still Lit wrote:
R S wrote:
This a similar argument I hear when someone says "not my president" "this country is full of idiots and is doomed" "resist" . Then they are aghast when someone offers advice that they should simply move to a country that is more in line with what they think is correct.


To which a plausible, possibly sensible response is: if you think I can just up and move to a different country and stay there legally so that I can enjoy those rights that I applaud, you are ill informed.

It's pretty easy to move from CA to WY. It's hard as fuck to move from CA to Deutschland. I would love to live in Berlin. Not happening. Unless you are a war refugee. :shock:



You made that way to easy for 95. Open borders is the progressive way, dear Lit. Embrace it. I imagine a professor of philosophy could get a job teaching in another country quite easily.

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