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California's Priorities Out of Whack

La Opinin, Posted: May 28, 2009

LOS ANGELES -- An editorial in La Opinin notes that California is the only state in the nation unable to collect taxes for oil extraction, but is quite willing to deny children access to preventive healthcare because it has no money to pay for it. What kind of a government do we have in California that allows this situation? editors ask. It is one that does not worry that half a million of its citizens yes, citizens have to go to Mexico for medical treatment, according to a recent study by UCLA. It is an impotent state whose priority is protecting the business class by not raising taxes, and leaving its working families unprotected. It is a state whose priorities are out of balance. If health coverage was important yesterday, it should not be disposable today. This is a matter of economy and responsibility to Californians, the editorial concludes.

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