Quote from StlRn2b1206
It seems like everyone who is already living in California wants out!
Not me. I'm not going anywhere.
Yes, a couple of weeks ago, I did get stuck in a horrendous traffic accident that took me three hours to get home. But most of the time, traffic is no problem, at least where I live. My average commute time? 40-45 minutes ... not bad. My commute could be a lot shorter if I wanted it to be but, I drive for better pay and benefits.
And people are wrong
about the crime rate. Violent crimes are actually down
substantially in California, probably because of the three strikes law:
In 1992, there were 345,000 violent crimes in the state.
In 2005 ... 13 years later ... there were only 190,000 violent crimes.
That's 155,000 or 45 percent less violent crimes per year ... despite the fact that the population has increased by 6 million people in that same time period.
I won't even think about leaving unless other states increase their pay and pass ratio laws ... which isn't likely to happen anytime soon.