California is a place with bountiful treasures but a socialistic-style government. Voters trust government so much that they now have some of the highest taxes in the world.
In one town, El Monte, the average HOUSEHOLD scrapes by on $32,000 annually while retired city government “workers” draw pensions as high as $200,000 annually. Such government employees often get as much as 8 weeks of paid vacation annually and pay nothing into their retirement funds. See here.
Government retirees live in mansions among starving people living in shacks. Many retired government employees are so lavishly pampered that they avoid any conversation with local friends regarding their extravagant compensation packages.