He attributes this mostly to the Republican party’s steady decline in the state, which left Governor Jerry Brown “free to push an agenda of tax hikes and infrastructure spending that sounds remarkably like the kind of thing California used to do before the rise of the radical right.”
But the results of Brown’s most recent tax increases are hardly relieving economic pressures on the nearly two million Californians that remain unemployed in the Democrat-dominated state, whose numbers are growing, not declining.
The truth is that the Democrats, who totally control policies in the state by virtue of "supermajorities" in both houses of the State Legislature, are making California increasingly poorer; the Census Bureau announced last week that California has the highest poverty rate in the nation for the second year in a row. Yet despite California's dreary economic conditions, some of California's Democratic lawmakers are making themselves or their campaign committees richer in a personal sort of "economic comeback," and, in some cases, they are doing so by breaking the law.
One recent investigation into payoffs in the State Capitol has been breathtaking. Powerful liberal Democratic State Senator Ron Calderon recently had his office in the state capitol building raided by the FBI’s Public Corruption Squad. According to the FBI’s search warrant, which was obtained and released by the Al Jazeera American Network, probable cause for the raid included allegations that the Senator had received hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes in exchange for legislative favors, including: $60,000 in bribes from an undercover FBI agent; another $28,000 in bribes from a hospital executive; and tens of thousands of dollars more in bribes paid to the State Senator’s brother through a nonprofit organization.
In other investigations, a Democratic Assemblyman from Watsonville was fined by the state’s campaign finance commission for illegally coordinating his successful election with an independent effort that spent tens of thousands of dollars. Another former Democratic State Senate leader faces “record fines” for misusing his campaign funds on concert tickets, fireworks, and expensive dinners.
I personally don't give a damn if that part of ca which now belongs to Mexico (LA) slips off into the ocean. But the problem most apparent is when ca. goes financially under, if it hasn't already, obama will bail them out. That means the tax payers of America will be held to cover the loses associated with the one party rule just like we did with Detriot.
We won't win as long as obama can continue to prop up these communist city governments.
Excluding Frisco the northern part of California is relative conscience and votes for conservative representation frequently. The rest of the State, in general, is a lost cause.
Ofcourse he is right. 32 years of sob's and bitches. If the working taxpayers would flood the streets and take on the welfare scum and the illegals it might change, but NO they will sit on the couch, hve. no money except to go to their jobs and die off. Fast food illegals will b the ones left to keep up the streets of gold for the above mentioned. It is going 2 b ugly when they welfare and illegals turn on the s' and b;s, too bad most of us won't b here to c it. SFO will burn, St. Helena willburn.
From what I have gathered is there is a very disturbing ripple in the force.The socialist-communism is in no longer hidden with a secret handshake.Since Oblama first year in office The very people were cloked in disquise under a title of democrat,republican are not in hiding anymore.These very slugs now openly tell the American people what they plan to do and they are getting away with it.
What have you done to let the Congress of the United States or the Legislature in your State know how you feel?
Have a good one
That is one of the reason that I left the state 2 1/2 years ago. They continue to raise the price of gas, food and anything else that they can. A business is hard pressed to make a living any longer because the people don't have the money to pay more for the same work two years ago.
Something I have a real problem with is; Many of the people leaving ca. come to Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and Texas. I don't worry about the Conservatives coming here but far too many Progressives are showing up. In Colorado they have destroyed the lower half and in Arizona the Southern part of the State in highly populated by illegal aliens and much of it is controlled by the Progressives.
What is sad in our country now is that if California was a totally controlled Republican state, the same things would probably be happening. There is no difference anymore between democrats or republicans. The only thing that guides them all is power and money. The two parties will never allow any other group to become viable.
"Another" Amnesty would ensure one-Party Democrat rule for the entire country, they know it.
We've got the crooks in government and... who, exactly is sitting in our prisons? Isn't this backwards?
We , in Massachusetts , are almost in the same boat. We have no Republican in either house or senate nationally. We have a few Rep.'s in the state senate....Interestingly we have had three state speakers of the house indicted in the past recent years. One of them is now in prison.....We need a more balanced representation in the state , but seeing we are a left leaning state , I won't hold my breath. We will be just like California...Aint that swell!
All business owners are fleeing Caifornia in droves! California is as corrupt as D.C.! The only way that California survives is off of the financial back of the rest of America!
Why do you say "ALL?" You know that's not true. Here in the Silicon Valley Bay Area we have a lot of high tech heavy weights, and when I say heavy weights I mean: Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Google, EBay, Yahoo, Facebook, Youtube, Apple, and so many more. And don't forget we have music and entertainment in So-Cal. We also have the nice weather. We're not down for the count, and you shouldn't be so smarmy by painting us with a wide brush. There are Christian Conservatives here who haven't bowed our knees to Baal. But you don't help when you seem so happy that we are overwhelmed.