Letters to the Editor
up California as an example of a failed state government is a mistake.
Yes, there is outmigration from California, but their population density
is still 241 people per square mile; Oklahoma’s is 55 So as bad as Mike
Brake (Commentary, “Oklahoma’s postelection rise,” Nov. 21, Oklahoma Gazette)
Californians have it, multitudes more are staying than are leaving.
California private-sector employment has averaged over 20,000 new jobs
per month since 2010; Oklahoma has managed about 3,000 per month over
the same period. Californians voted to raise their own taxes this year,
very likely for the same reason that MAPS was approved by the citizens
of Oklahoma City three times — they were smart enough to recognize that
the government needs to do some things that the private sector can’t or
won’t do, especially in the area of social safety nets and