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Thu Dec 15, 2011, 05:16 AM

7. Southern California has great weather.

That makes it a prized place to live -- and pushes up the costs of housing which pushes up the cost of other things. Wages have to be higher here because people want to live her.

Personally, I don't want to see a lot of industrial businesses in our area. That may sound odd, but we have urban sprawl across the entirety of Southern California. There are few areas without housing or business development.

To top it all of, we have such a severe water shortage in Los Angeles that we are on water rationing when it comes to our yards.

If our labor laws discourage vulture employers from situating themselves here, so be it.

Our ports are situated so auspiciously for import and export to the Far East that we don't need to be too business friendly. I assure you the very wealthy people who live in mansions overlooking the Pacific Ocean will not leave soon.

I've lived on the Gulf of Mexico. The humidity in the summer, the hurricanes, the rain and the storms there make life miserable on that side of the country. And north of here, the winters take a toll. It's no wonder other states have to sell their laborers short to attract business. Who would want to live anywhere else if they could live in California, especially Southern California?

Redwood forests, skiing in the mountains, star-watching in the deserts, swimming in the Pacific, fishing, boating, running -- almost every day if you want, Hollywood, liberals in charge. The best of everything -- we've got it.

I'm sticking out my tongue at the exploiters in the US business community as I write this. Who really prefers a big fat number on the bottom line to living in a beautiful place?

Life is short. Live it where life is beautiful. That's my advice.

Now if we could just do something about our water shortage . . . .

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