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    Re: My thoughts on living in California

    that's life, we have to live with the choices we've made. I think we al have made choices
    that we wish we could go back and change them. I would like to go back 35 or 40 years to make a couple
    of changes in my decisions, both seemed like a good decisions at the time. that being said, time changes
    everything.
    be safe

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    Re: My thoughts on living in California

    Hang in there. When the Democrats get all your money everything will be free.

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    Re: My thoughts on living in California

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetspray View Post
    +10 from me too WD....Jetspray
    Looks like us seniors have many of the same thoughts. We must all be in the same boat. It was once a great place but I think that was back in the 60's and 70's.

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    Cool Re: My thoughts on living in California

    Quote Originally Posted by PapaGreg View Post
    Jetspray, why do you have to be that way? Just because new-scum "re-directed" the gas tax for road improvement elsewhere, does that make him bad? Come on, power is out and he has grapes to process, can't you be a little bit more sensitive to his plight?????
    Road improvement? Climate Change (I.E, Global Cooling, Global Warming, etc etc)? Nope, Global Money Grab to get rid of CO2 that plants need to survive and causes chlorophyll to create oxygen for us to breathe and vehicles to run. This causes carbon effects to go away and earth minerals to not be used, therefore no gas, oil, coal, to be prospected. No results, plastics, synthetic anything (paint, clothing, tires, or movement of goods on the planet, no vacations to anywhere on any type of vehicle), therefore no need for "roads" or "airports" or "seaports". Besides in the great words of Joe Biden it is "Come on Man" anyway.....Jetspray
    2003 Alumaweld, 19'6", Chevy vortec V-6, SD-309 american turbine jet, T-8 Yamaha kicker, waiting for the tackle fairy to show up to fill my boxes

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    Re: My thoughts on living in California

    Jetspray, why do you have to be that way? Just because new-scum "re-directed" the gas tax for road improvement elsewhere, does that make him bad? Come on, power is out and he has grapes to process, can't you be a little bit more sensitive to his plight?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelyMan View Post
    Great post Waterdog, spot on.
    +10 from me too WD....Jetspray
    2003 Alumaweld, 19'6", Chevy vortec V-6, SD-309 american turbine jet, T-8 Yamaha kicker, waiting for the tackle fairy to show up to fill my boxes

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    Re: My thoughts on living in California

    Quote Originally Posted by PapaGreg View Post
    A lot of great information here, pro and con. But if you want reality in a nutshell, check the PGE outage the last two days
    Like the brown outs of ENRON, your faith full Governor Gavin Newsom flipped the switch and gave away you gas tax money to "carbon credits" for the state supporting the endless "Climate Change" initiative of grab that cash....Jetspray
    2003 Alumaweld, 19'6", Chevy vortec V-6, SD-309 american turbine jet, T-8 Yamaha kicker, waiting for the tackle fairy to show up to fill my boxes

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    Re: My thoughts on living in California

    Great post Waterdog, spot on.

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    Re: My thoughts on living in California

    A lot of great information here, pro and con. But if you want reality in a nutshell, check the PGE outage the last two days

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    Re: My thoughts on living in California

    I’ve have lived in California all my life, I’m 70. My wife and I still talk about moving out and will make a decision over the next year. The older you get the more difficult it is to pick up and move to another state. It becomes almost overwhelming. So if a person wants to move out of here you should do so now rather than waiting for years. It will get harder and harder to move.
    In many ways California is the best state in the union. Geographically it’s the most beautiful and diverse state of all. You have the beautiful sierras and mountain lakes. You have the valley with its numerous reservoirs, the deserts and the gorgeous and rugged coast. For hunting and fishing there’s more variety than any other state. From deer hunting, bear hunting ,pig hunting etc. to water fowling (pacific flyway perhaps the best flyway). Lake fishing for dozens of fish species, river and stream fishing for trout, bay and delta for striper and sturgeon, the ocean for a zillion species of fish and also shellfish. It is an outdoorsman, hunters and fisherman’s paradise. In addition to outdoor sports and pursuits there are more entertainment of various kinds than anywhere else.

    As I see it there are 3 major negatives with residing in California. They are the number of people in this crowded state (not nearly as bad the further north you go in the state), the cost of living and taxes and finally the insane leftest socialist politics.
    The cost of living and taxes make this one of the most or the most expensive states to live in in the US. Before you retire here you need to do the math and determine if you can afford to retire here. A friend and former neighbor a year ago moved to Florida. For a larger house than he had here he paid $200000 less than what he sold here. He’s paying about $14000 less in taxes for property taxes, income taxes and various other taxes. That’s a chunk of money. The cost of living in California will continue to go up and with the socialist oriented politics , taxes will continue to skyrocket. Socialist policies will drive the tax burden to the breaking point for many.

    So a person needs to decide if they can stand to deal with living in a socialist utopia where everyday middle class rights are being eroded and if they can afford to live and retire here. And you have to weigh that against all the great things previously mentioned California has to offer. Not as easy a decision as some may think.
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