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California blues

California is a blue liberal state. That explains why we are a bottom leader in all categories that should rate high. The first priority of our expensive Legislature is to get elected, re-elected and draw million-dollar pensions. All important legislation is passed by the initiative process. It’s very expensive and financed by private citizens.

California has an anti-business climate. Hundreds of companies have left the state and many more refuse to come here. Thousands of Caucasians, working and retired, have moved out of state. Millions of illegal aliens have moved in.

You can read George Pataki’s State Address on Web site, sixteen pages of unbelievable accomplishments. Violent crimes: 86,168 less in 2004 than in 1994: that many less victims in one year. 1994 economy was in shambles. 19 taxes cut 75 times, total of $122 billion. Hundreds of government rules eliminated: workers comp reformed: thousands of private sector jobs created.

Many disasters: September 11th, wildfires, ice storms, blizzards and floods. 325,000 lost jobs.

After September 11th, New York set a goal of one million new jobs by 2009. Companies are spending billions to construct new plants and research centers.

Thomas Crosswhite

Grass Valley

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