Paul Krugman, the liberal Nobel Prize-winning columnist for the New York Times, thinks California is making an economic comeback. 

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.

Views: 812

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

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.




Political Cartoons by AF Branco

Political Cartoons by Lisa BensonPolitical Cartoons by Tom Stiglich


Pay-Back !!! Pedophile Who Assaulted Nearly 200 Kids Stabbed To Death In Prison

A convicted pedophile who abused almost 200 children was stabbed to death in North Yorkshire, England, on Sunday.

Richard Huckle, 33, from Ashford, Kent, was given 22 life sentences in 2016 after he admitted to sexually abusing 71 kids whose ages ranged from six months to 12 years between 2006 and 2014, according to the BBC.

The report said Huckle was attacked with a makeshift knife while inside his cell at the Full Sutton Prison.

At the pedophile’s trial in 2016, investigators said they found over 20,000 indecent photos and videos of his assaults, which were shared with other pedophiles via a site on the dark web called The Love Zone.

Reports said that prior to his arrest, Huckle posed as an English teacher and Christian volunteer worker in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where he groomed impoverished children.

In one of his online posts, Huckle reportedly wrote “Impoverished kids are definitely much easier to seduce than middle-class Western kids.”

Reports said he attempted to make money from his crimes by crowdfunding the release of the photos.

“Huckle also created a 60-page ‘how-to’ guide for other pedophiles seeking to evade being caught, and kept a scorecard and points system regarding the children who were abused — leading investigators to speculate he may have as many as 200 victims,” a Fox News report stated.

At his sentencing in 2016, Judge Peter Rook condemned Huckle for his heinous crimes he said had become routine for the pedophile.

Rook commented:

Your offending behavior became entrenched in your everyday life. Your life revolved around your sexual activities with young children. Your distorted beliefs in respect of children are deep-seated. Your self-delusion knows no bounds. It is also clear that, had you not been arrested, you planned to continue the same lifestyle using the expertise that you were keen to show off to and share with other abusers so as to continue your sexual exploitation of the children of such communities.

Reports said prior to his death, Huckle refused to cooperate with authorities when they tried to unlock a cache of encrypted files he had access to that may contain the names of victims and other pedophiles, according to Fox News.


© 2019   Created by Steve - Ning Creator.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service