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Click to expand…California produces 90% of our country’s broccoli, 99% of artichokes, 99% of walnuts, 97% of kiwis, 97% of plums, 95% of celery, 95% of garlic, 89% of cauliflower, 71% of spinach, 69% of carrots, etc. Its a long list. California got its start with mining, then timber. Fishing could be very productive. I’d say that is a good list of natural resources. Its economy is huge. It may not always be that way, tho.

State income tax is the highest in the country while its neighbor, Nevada, has no state income tax. It ranked dead last in Chief Executive magazine’s "Best and Worst States for Business" for the 12th year in a row. It got an "F" in Thumbtack.com’s "2016 Small Business Friendliness" survey.

Middle income workers have left in droves, many to Nevada. From 2004 to 2013, 5 million left the state while 3.9 million moved to the state. That’s a net loss of over 1 million people. Since 2008, nearly 10,000 companies either had left the state or cut back on investments. I live in a county that borders California. When I moved here there were about 1/2 million residents. There’s now over 2 million.

In 2014, 144,000 people out of nearly 40,000,000 paid half of all taxes. Those 144,000 people are not working class, they’re investors. When a recession strikes again, those investments may become worth a lot less. Moody’s Investor Service rated California as one of two states least prepared to weather a recession.

California is now home to 1/3 of all US welfare recipients, millions of illegal immigrants and a fast growing medicaid population. The state depends on 37% of its spending on federal money. The state will spend more than 80% of its budget on welfare, education, health care, pensions, and interest.

Twelve years ago, the Oroville dam needed repairs. They didn’t have money to fix it. Currently, the governor estimates close to $187 billion in unmet infrastructure needs. The current governor‘s father and former governor spent 20% of his budget on infrastructure. The current governor spends less than 3%.

Few of my selling clients believe the value number I come up with, so I make them this deal: You hire an appraiser … don’t tell me who or when or anything else. Get a number. When (if) your house sells, I will pay for it. If they won’t do that, and if they won’t take my advice as to value – I decline the listing.

Now, the talking heads will tell you that our real estate market is healthy – it is not. It is frightening. I’m beginning to see more and more advertisements on TV inviting people to refi their house so they can get a new car, take a vacation. Sure, get a 30 year loan on something that will wear out in ten years. Or a vacation that lasts a month (tops). Haven’t we been through that before? Was 2005 THAT far back? We forgot already?

Yet, there is nothing but money for low IQ, uneducated and non-citizens. And the universities keep churning out social workers, psychologists, history and philosophy majors from whom they’ve brain washed that they should take out hundreds of thousands of dollars of debt for tuition.

California produces 90% of our country’s broccoli, 99% of artichokes, 99% of walnuts, 97% of kiwis, 97% of plums, 95% of celery, 95% of garlic, 89% of cauliflower, 71% of spinach, 69% of carrots, etc. Its a long list. California got its start with mining, then timber. Fishing could be very productive. I’d say that is a good list of natural resources. Its economy is huge. It may not always be that way, tho.

State income tax is the highest in the country while its neighbor, Nevada, has no state income tax. It ranked dead last in Chief Executive magazine’s "Best and Worst States for Business" for the 12th year in a row. It got an "F" in Thumbtack.com’s "2016 Small Business Friendliness" survey.

Middle income workers have left in droves, many to Nevada. From 2004 to 2013, 5 million left the state while 3.9 million moved to the state. That’s a net loss of over 1 million people. Since 2008, nearly 10,000 companies either had left the state or cut back on investments. I live in a county that borders California. When I moved here there were about 1/2 million residents. There’s now over 2 million.

In 2014, 144,000 people out of nearly 40,000,000 paid half of all taxes. Those 144,000 people are not working class, they’re investors. When a recession strikes again, those investments may become worth a lot less. Moody’s Investor Service rated California as one of two states least prepared to weather a recession.

California is now home to 1/3 of all US welfare recipients, millions of illegal immigrants and a fast growing medicaid population. The state depends on 37% of its spending on federal money. The state will spend more than 80% of its budget on welfare, education, health care, pensions, and interest.

Twelve years ago, the Oroville dam needed repairs. They didn’t have money to fix it. Currently, the governor estimates close to $187 billion in unmet infrastructure needs. The current governor‘s father and former governor spent 20% of his budget on infrastructure. The current governor spends less than 3%.