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.
That is why we need to elect people who believe in what this country was founded on.
So Paul Norwood
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
If the GOP does not welcome and support everyone on the GOP ticket they will go the way of the WHIGS. They let the Tea Party guy in VA hang out to dry and he lost by 2%. The democrats supported the libertarian guy who pulled 6.6% , so the GOP establishment better stand with everyone willing. If not they will all hang together , politically speaking. If we lose 2014 and 2016 the US will be one party rule and maybe anyway if Obama gives amnesty to 11 to 20 million illegals .
California is currently being run just like Detroit was many years ago. you have all of the same formulas, a democrat controlled....well...everything, from the governor, all the way down to the janitor. the corruption goes into all the areas of California, education, unions, transportation, funding.....and all of it comes with the usual kickbacks, bribes and payoffs. 3 cities have all gone bankrupt, with many more on the brink, many services are running on the very bottom line, criminals are being released early, and crime is either higher or just breaking even when compared to last year. the open immigration policies, are breaking the cities budgets, and in southern California, 75 percent of the warrants for violent crimes are for illegals, for such crimes as beheadings, driveby shootings, stabbings, and even hangings. the Mexican drug cartels have been entrenched here for years, and are so integrated that they are not even noticed anymore. if you track some of the funding for things such as education, what starts out as education funding, eventually turns into a bailout, payoffs, or some social program. the voters that approve the taxes are fooled at the voting booth, with false rhetoric and promises, and obviously nobody is watching the henhouse....then as a final slap to the taxpayer, you have nancy Pelosi and diane Feinstein who have been so entrenched in the government Ponzi scams, that the voters are fooled before the votes are counted.
Get ready for the "big one", to hit and send CA into da sea. God's judgement, doncha know. Warning to fellow Patriots and believers - GET OUT OF CA. NOW!
I agree with you.