California! Liberal Paradise

California is the focus of a new Wall Street Journal article.  The article, California’s Greek Tragedy, is an absolute must read.  California is a liberal state, and it is reaping the fruit of its failed policies.  When you look at what California once was, and how prosperous it was, the impact is striking.  It demonstrates that what has happened in California could indeed happen nationally, especially as we pursue the same failed policies and ignore the will of the people as California has.

Speaking of California, I’m sure y’all have heard of ESL classes, but San Diego is going for Duel Immersion as a cost cutting measure by combining ESL and regular classes.  Oh sure, never mind that Californians have voted English only, who wouldn’t want their kid to learn Spanish?  But ask yourself this, if this becomes the standard, who gets the teaching jobs in California?  Who gets laid off because of the budget?  As we continue building a “bi-lingual” state, it is native-born English speakers who are sent to the back.  “Americans Need Not Apply!”

Ah poor bankrupt California.  All those six figure pensioners draining the state of cash!  I know, the golden days were suppose to last forever, but they did not.  California is losing their companies and their middle class who are fleeing in droves, and even the illegals have slowed their invasion.  No jobs!  Not that they replace what California lost with the middle class exodus.

This is the state that has Los Angeles and other cities impounding (rightfully) unlicensed drivers cars.  That is UNLESS they are illegal.  The police chief reasons that Americans can get licenses so they are still expected to uphold the law.  So two sets of laws with Americans having less rights than those who are criminals?  And yes, they are criminals.  All those illegal aliens cost L.A. county $1.6 billion a year.  That is a heck of a money pit there.  Consider the high cost of calling yourself a sanctuary city.

California will even pay for hormone therapy for transgendered illegals, all while screaming for more taxes.

Highest taxes in the nation!

They just keep taxing away all those jobs to states like Texas.  Matter of fact, here is a list of 100 companies leaving California.  That’s right, people are fleeing the liberal paradise by the thousands.  I think even ol’ Jed and Elly Mae have packed up and left.  Here are 19 reasons to leave California, a little old as the picture is even bleaker now, but I will list their reasons here.

Unemployment in California was 12.4% in September – one of the highest in the nation.  The unemployment rate is over 20% in eight California counties.  This is even higher when you consider the odd way California counts unemployed.

The Unemployed in California is equal to the populations of Nevada, New Hampshire and Vermont.

Not even state government jobs are safe in California these days. Last month, government agencies in California slashed a total of 37,300 jobs.

California has the third highest state income tax in the nation: a 9.55% tax bracket at $47,055 and a 10.55% bracket at $1,000,000.

California has the highest state sales tax rate in the nation by far at 8.25%. Indiana has the next highest at 7%.

Residents of California pay the highest gasoline taxes (over 67 cents per gallon) in the U.S.

Even with all of the taxes, the budget deficit for the California state government for the current year is approximately 19 billion dollars.

California’s unfunded pension liability is estimated to be somewhere between $120 billion and $500 billion.

Twenty percent of the residents of Los Angeles County are now receiving public aid.

Budget cuts are even jeopardizing public safety.

1 in 4 Californians under the age of 65 had absolutely no health insurance last year.

California’s poverty rate soared to 15.3 percent in 2009, which was the highest in 11 years.  Considering how poor you have to be to make that list the number is shocking.  The standard is $22,113 for a family of four.  Current rate is now 16.3%.  A two bedroom apartment in Los Angeles averages $1,689 a month.  That is $20,268 a year just for rent.

California’s overstretched health care system is also on the verge of collapse.

California home builders began construction on 1,811 homes during the month of August, which was down 77% from August 2006.

Earlier this year, in Sacramento, California there was one closed business for every six that were still open.

The “lawsuit climate” in California is ranked number 46 out of all 50 states.

Residents of California pay some of the highest electricity prices in the entire nation.

Over 20 percent of California homeowners are now underwater on their mortgages.

And no one can forget the Sacramento tent cities (they are in quite a few cities)

The “Terrible, Absolutely Terrible” Cuts California Must Make To Balance The Budget.

 

 The only real question is, why haven’t I moved yet?

 

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12 thoughts on “California! Liberal Paradise

  1. Yeah and every dat-gum one of them that left are coming here. Now ask me how we feel about that??? On second thought better not:>) God Bless, SR

  2. Immagration has gone far beyond being a minor problem. If you haven’t checked out NumbersUSA.com. From there you can send free faxes to your legistators to fight illigal immagration. It is a great site. Watch the video.
    Tom

  3. I live in central Cali and I work for a school district. You can only imagine the pandering B.S. I have seen, and still see. A few yeears back, we exited a student who was 18 and had less than 25 credits. He was in our district since the 3rd grade. He was laughing when we told him we were bouncing him out, but the laughing stopped, and the crying started, when he realized the law was on our side. He said he was worried becasue he was, and his family, were illegal aliens. I told him that I would give him a day’s head start before I contacted the authorities!
    This young man cost our district a fourtune in services and man hours; and he is only one person. Multiply this by millions and even the most blinded liberal can see what a huge money pit this is.
    BTW: There are more conservatives in California than most folks think there are.

  4. Reblogged this on theconservativehillbilly and commented:
    I live in central Cali and I work for a school district. You can only imagine the pandering B.S. I have seen, and still see. A few yeears back, we exited a student who was 18 and had less than 25 credits. He was in our district since the 3rd grade. He was laughing when we told him we were bouncing him out, but the laughing stopped, and the crying started, when he realized the law was on our side. He said he was worried becasue he was, and his family, were illegal aliens. I told him that I would give him a day’s head start before I contacted the authorities!
    This young man cost our district a fourtune in services and man hours; and he is only one person. Multiply this by millions and even the most blinded liberal can see what a huge money pit this is.
    BTW: There are more conservatives in California than most folks think there are.

    • You are right about the number of conservatives in California. Odd thing is there are so many liberals in L.A. and S.F. that we tend to get drowned out and drug along into their insanity. There was a move recently to break the conservative part of the state away from the liberal part of the state. A Riverside county official has purposed it and I think it is an excellent idea, but I doubt it will go anywhere. Check it out http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/06/new-state-of-south-california.html Honestly, you could probably divide east west and have California and Coastal California with the latter stretching the coast from San Diego to San Francisco and leaving the rest of us alone. It is a glimpse of what is starting to happening in this nation, with large population centers imposing their ideas on the rest, something that was feared as we forged out this Republic, and thus the reason for a House/Senate and the Bill of Rights. Thanks so much for the comments and the reblog!

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