In response to Vince Marrone’s letter (Dec. 1) regarding California’s middle class: While some citizens may flee to other states with lower tax rates, we must look more thoroughly into why California’s middle class is “bolting.”
The culprit is lack of water!
Most of our middle class’s jobs in one way or another relies on our water, whether that be because they are directly involved in agriculture or not. From the farmer who grows our crops to the auto technician who repairs the trucks that haul the produce, water is what we all depend on.
We will start to see more and more states pulling our farmers and middle class to other states promising water not tax cuts. This has been seen at the World Ag Expo for years, with other states opening booths enticing dairy farmers to move their operations by promoting the abundance of feed, land and most importantly, water.
If we cannot solve the water crisis, we will have far more problems to deal with than Boeing and a few other corporations moving operations to other states.
Eduardo Andrade, Caruthers