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California’s Rendezvous with Reality

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Spiraling entitlements, unwieldy pension costs, money wasted on high-speed rail, inadequate water storage and delivery, and lax immigration policies were formerly tolerable only because about 150,000 Californians paid huge but federally deductible state income taxes. No more. Californians may have once derided the state’s 1 percent as selfish rich people. Now, they are praying that these heavily burdened taxpayers stay put and are willing to pay far more than what they had paid before. A California reckoning is on the horizon, and it may not be pretty.

https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/02/california-state-taxes-richest-one-percent/