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How much is gasoline at the pump where you live? (current week cheapest you have   The Consumer You: Marketplace

Started 4/12/21 by $1,661.87 in cats (ROCKETMAN_S); 7743 views.
SMollick

From: SMollick 

4/30/21

News flash: I drove past the station where gas was $4.10 yesterday--today it is $4.16.

Property tax, sales tax, parking tickets, etc.

Showtalk
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From: Showtalk 

4/30/21

Taxes are out of control.

I topped off the truck today at $2.65 a gallon.

the reason so many former Californians are fleeing out here is that it's more expensive to live there than people who aren't tech giant billionaires can afford. So it's a huge exodus that seems all the way across the spectrum. High gas prices and other jaw dropping costs of living there are baked into everything.

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From: Showtalk 

5/1/21

But the weather is nice.  

Showtalk said:

They ended up driving a lot of taxpayers out during Covid, so they lost all that revenue too.

And I have been reading numerous articles that many of those taxpayers, suddenly able to work remotely from places in, say, Nevada and Arizona, and live on 20 acres with a 10k square foot house for less than the rent in a broom closet in San Francisco, are likely to never return.

And some of the more enlightened corporations have figured out that there's no need to keep that "highscraper" in some of the most expensive areas of the nation, or all the taxes, the parking, the traffic, and other commuting nightmares.

Covid just shone a spotlight on long pre-existing problems with big dense coastal cities and forced a huge experiment that was mostly successful for white collar workers.

And they have voted with their feet to escape the onerous hassles of such places. So now they clog our streets.

Showtalk said:

But the weather is nice.

It was, today. Yesterday back through around Tuesday it was pouring rain. We got more rainfall from Wednesday through Friday than we did for the whole previous 12 months.

Friday I half joked that we needed to get all the animals into the Ark.

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From: Showtalk 

5/1/21

They are going to be voting in Texas too.  Watch out.

Showtalk
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From: Showtalk 

5/1/21

I meant CA has nice weather. I don’t know about Texas.

Showtalk said:

They are going to be voting in Texas too. Watch out.

Yeah. They are going to bring on the very problems they fled from in the first place.

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