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.
you the computer Industry are the only game running except for the computer games \
. Are you part of the yuppy crowd ? I pray that you are doing well, but the rest of Your State is in deep regression. the very government of California has become standard liberal communistic in values. your police state grows as many many lawfull people are being set upn by many many illegal tac units to remove innocent peoples guns. the right to the 2nd amendment is being fought in your state as we speak.
So good luck in your paradise for you are among the very few.
Bay Area people want to be the next Europe minus the severe headache that comes with being a Socialist nation having to worry about the albatross that Greece, Portugal, Spain, next Italy, has become. The Mill Valley crowd want to be left alone so they can sip their Zinf and toke up. That's Pelosi's opium for her people. Bread and circus while the Republic gets eaten up by the termites within.
I was at Loyola Marymount when LA burst into flames thanks to Rodney King. Service in Baghdad sobered me up. No Yuppy here. Military branch of the NSA under General Michael V. Hayden (check credentials: NSA, CIA, USAF).
I haven't given up on California. Someone's got to remain to sound the alarm.
Corruption in government is a plague of the left and right. Its systemic starting with the Obama administration. Immoral men and women in government will be the death of this nation. Its the voters fault for not vetting candidates before they vote for them. If the democrats can make the people dependent on them for survival, that guarantees they will hold power for decades to come. This nation is in need of the outpouring of the God. Men's hearts are corrupt and dark. Without God it will worsen. God destroyed earths population because of the terrible sins of the people 4000 years ago. It will happen again because men's hearts have become exceedingly dark and sinful. When Jesus disciples asked him what would be the signs of the end of the age, Jesus said that in the end, men will become lovers of pleasure, Money , Boastful, without natural love, prideful, disobedient to parents. Doesn't that sound like today ? Put your faith and trust in Jesus Christ. Its our only hope. Also be sure to research any candidate for public office before voting, Our survival depends on it.
What more could we possibly do? Here in the Bay Area we are swamped with voters heavily favoring the Left. The conservative voters are overwhelmed. We can only do so much.
The Lord will raise up a standard.
I do listen to Brian and (used to be) Mel, and before that Old, Crotchety Lee. I listen to 910 for the two conservative guys and for Rush after them. How many times did we vote down same-sex, and each time they would come at us again and again. This is like when I was stationed in Hawaii. The people would vote down same-sex, and it would come back time and again, rephrased differently. It's as if the Leftist Agenda writers were just going to get their way through attrition. I wish we could hit back like that, but I think Conservative voters are more mature and informed logical thinkers than these Screaming Mimi's Crying Banshees who want their way or they'll destroy everything that's not nailed down or covered in plastic.
God, help California. Please Lord, don't let us die. Show Yourself strong.
I feel sorry for the people that are traped in That Comminest state,it is the perfect model for the new world order it's following Agenda21 perfectly
HEY, read Sherry's reply she is not the PROBLEM! 32 years of peelosi hve. swamped anyone decent and AMERICAN! ALL THE BAY AREA LIBS R IN FAVOR OF IS MORE ILLEGALS THT. WILL VOTE TO KEEP THEM IN. I APPLAUD U SHERRY FOR STILL HVING HOPE. There r soooo many good people up there over run w/the bad elements and it is so hard to leave a city tht. has been hme. for so long, Hope is the only decent thing left, Bay area TP's fight against odds tht. r huge but they still show up to protest, kudo's. I challenge anyone to not keep running and not take a stand, keep moving and u will fall off the end of the earth (not literally).
We have a one party rule in DC.
yea...and how many illegals have come into that State with any such money ....low income...Just another LIE!
I Wonder if you just took those who broke the law and put them in jail if you couldnt stem the tides of human behavior.? Do you think that the Republican party rife with its own neo=cons and problems with theft and graft is the answer? No! you are all sadly mistaken for these people all have greed controlling their actions. their acts seem to affect them little.
When laws arent observed its because there are only laws for the masses never for the higher echlon ( how they consider themselves). the dialectic at work. Until the people start becoming responsible for their elected class this will get worse. All I have to do is go back to Rome antd see the methods by which a once thriving nation was over come by traitors and foreign entities to buy out the traitors. Cicero MarcusTillius coined it well.
if you are to blame any one blame our Representitives all who sit back and leave their responsibilities to others.
Blame those who have taken the teaching of civic duty away from the masses and promote social decay.
Blame the Money changers for their purpose is to destroy a Republic by destroying its money.
But most of all the true soveriegns must blame themselves for allowing this to happen. For lack of keeping their representitives in place, allowing their children to learn liberal teaching breaking the bonds of their creator, And not observing their servants who now have become too ambitious to the point that they feel greed is their need, but most of all blame the people who became too entrenched in their own fallacies as all they needed was to do nothing to maintain freedom and Justice.
And all will see that this lack of self reponsibility will destroy this nation more than any thing that the traitor, the Enemy , the foolish could ever bring to bare.
So Quisno son of the republic
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
as Marv hagandorf is my representitive we are on Face book together i have meetings with my sheriff and the city as well as county Commissioners. In Idaho county we have no building codes , no agenda 21 just a good ol patriot group who loves their freedoms.
And i appreciate your interest in my doings asa person who is active should have no hidey holes. Crapo is one of my Senators we converse often but Simpson the other Senator seems to like to hide.
as part of Oathkeepers Idaho i am in the mix as far as relative information as to the capital City. Right now we are trying to get a Sheriff Raney out of his position in Ada County as finally the people in that county are starting to see what the Federal agencies move into power within the counties has accomplished..
the Agencies BATFand DEA have a foot hold in Idaho as this State is still but a Territory . this is little known except throughout the judiciary system of this State it changes the nomer of what a Federal citizen )14thamendment), State citizen and a free individual or person.
Lots going on behind the scenes and the illegimate person in the Executive branch has little bearing on the freedom's and justice that the masses want unless they wish it so. And Frank too many in this country wish only to be servants to their masters. How say you ? and if you need sites or organizations in Idaho to help you then dont be afraid to ask.