California could be a more affordable place to live if politicians made wiser choices
This article originally appeared in The Orange County Register on August 14, 2023
As Californians face incredible pressures on their household budgets and the state’s cost of living remains among the highest in the nation, our state’s leaders continue to repeat a pattern of seemingly endless investigations into government failures.
It has become tradition now to gives the perception of action and accountability while nothing actually changes. Take for instance the recent investigation into high natural gas prices in February. Five months later, Californians know nothing more than when the first howls of protest from the governor began. Meanwhile, residents feel the strain of rising gas and electricity prices–not to mention seeing homeownership become further out of their reach. To actually deal with these problems, the government should rely on proven, free-market solutions to relieve the economic misery they have created for millions of Californians...
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