A good case in point is my sister-in-law and her husband. They were barely able to get by even though both worked. We kept telling them to GET OUT OF CA!
They finally did and their standard of living jumped sky-high. They bought a house and a couple of cars. Life was good.
This is, or should be, a matter of shame, especially for politicians who profess to represent society’s underdogs but who enact policies that raise their struggling constituents’ cost of living, or inhibit the creation of jobs that would lift poor Californians out of poverty.
Unfortunately, that has become its reality and while the state’s media and political elites may sneer at Texas and other states that lack our mild weather and scenic attributes, they should note that Texas’ poverty rate is just two-thirds of California’s and Iowa’s is just one-third.
You can’t eat an ocean view.