Cops and firefighters are pulling down six figure salaries in California. Not sure about other states on the firefighter front but strong unions means very good compensation. Of course, Cali not the same cost of living as other parts of country. The idea a country can be this divided ideologically and not be similarly divided economically is naive. These divides are caused by economics. Shared economics or DNA has kept countries together over the centuries. We never had the shared DNA. It always was the shared economic interests which held us together. We don’t have that any more. Instead we have insurrectionists and troops in DC

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