"We have nice weather"
Former Governor Gray Davis in response to being questioned on the decaying state of California.
So my question to you is:
really matter that much?
After all, here in CA
The percentage of adults who can afford a house is around 20% and falling.
The state is being overrun by illegal aliens who, along with the rest of the influx of people are bankrupting the hospitals, jamming the schools, and our social services.
Jobs that pay any kind of decent wage are almost nonexistant.
Californians are among the most over taxed and over regulated people in the Nation.
What little vacant land is left is being bulldozed and paved over almost daily. Just this last week, the Victoria Gardens mall opened up. It's a huge, approximately one square mile in size. Lots and lots of new stores. No big deal, right?
It is located
less than two miles from Ontario Mills Mall. I drove by both of them going southbound on I-15 last night. Both Foothill Blvd (the main entrance to Victoria Gardens) and 4th Street (to Ontario Mills) were SOLID seas of white and red lights of cars.
Yes, the traffic is
THAT bad. Most freeways have an average speed of only 25 mph. And on main arterial streets, it can take up to an hour to travel only 10 miles.
Yet for some reason, people keep coming. And coming. And coming.
If there are no jobs, and nobody can afford the housing and you can't drive anywhere in any kind of reasonable time because gridlock is pretty much everywhere 24/7, why do they keep coming here?
Ok, yes. We do have a very nice climate here: sunshine 6 months a year. A cold winter day might see lows in the upper 40's. Very few rainy days, and so on. Yes, we
do have nice weather.
Does climate really matter that much to where people are willing to live in absolute expensive misery in exchange for sunshine and pleasant temps?