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'Screw capitalism' mentality caught up with us

Grover Beach

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Jack Johnson made no mention of “the why” in his article “The spaces between” (June 2).

He should’ve mentioned that decades of progressively “progressive” politicians, who run on platforms of “screw capitalism” with excessive taxes and environmental regulation, have finally caught up to us. In the mid-’80s, California had the fifth-largest economy in the world.

Those days are gone and probably will never return, unless the people realize the missing ingredient in socialism is incentive. People get very creative and work real hard if they know they can keep the results.

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