I hate big government but I really hate a government that doesn't work. So when 'they say we either have to raise taxes or cut core services ' it's actually a 'false choice.'
I travel the world and I'm happy to say that America is still the great melting pot - maybe a chunky stew rather than a melting pot at this point but you know what I mean.
There's no need to travel further. The Los Angeles area is big enough for us.