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Getting By: The Sunshine Tax

Did you know that average wages in 1972 were 30 percent higher in the county than the nation? A SANDAG study revealed that local wages haven't kept up with inflation. In 2005, the county average was only five percent higher than the national average. And to top it all off, San Diego County is one of the most expensive places to live in the country.

Do you think the high cost of living in San Diego comes from the "sunshine tax," the price we pay for good weather? Is it worth it?

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