Re "California sees light at long last" (Dan Walters, Dec. 9): While Dan Walters points out that economic forecasts aren't always accurate, most are "optimistic" about California's recovery for good reason. Walters refuses to reconcile with the facts. Rather, he conspires with detractors that scapegoat our state's alleged "unfriendly" business climate, which mythologizes California's so-called "business exodus."
The facts are that California's economy is the ninth largest in the world, the national leader in job creation, and our budget is balanced and approaching a surplus.
More Californians aren't "completely sold" that we're headed in the "right direction" because opinion leaders like Walters continue to deride our state.
Even Mitt Romney, who likened California to "Greece-on-the-Pacific" was recently spotted pumping gas near his La Jolla estate and enjoying Disneyland with his family.
If our state truly is a "train wreck," then why would a CEO like former Massachusetts Gov. Romney self-deport to California?
-- Aninda Chowdhury, Sacramento
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