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Posted on 11/03/2010 7:43:41 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike
California voters appear to have migrated to Fantasyland, at least when they entered the voting booth yesterday. Electing Jerry Brown, who more than anyone else, wrecked the state government by allowing unionized state employees to donate to politicians and strike -- thereby triggering the fiscal meltdown -- and who was an ineffectual mayor of Oakland, is insane. Inflicting the vile Barbara Boxer on the Senate and the nation ought to be grounds for litigation from the other 49 states.
Voter initiatives were a mixed bag. Prop 19, legalizing marijuana was shot down by the voters, and a redistricting commission, supposedly intended to take gerrymandering out of the hands of politicians, passed. This covers both state and congressional districts, and could negatively impact the Democrats in the Congressional delegation.
But two other propositions more or less sealed the economic doom of the Golden State -- which ought now to be called the Brown State. The state legislature will no longer require a 2/3 majority to pass a budget, thanks to Prop. 25. A simple majority will suffice, which could unleash a torrent of spending and taxation under the Democrats. Jerry Brown has promised to take any tax increases to the voters, but he also admitted that a previous campaign for governor was based on "lies."
Even worse, in my eyes, Prop 23, which would have suspended that state's draconian carbon emissions regulations, was voted down by a large margin, based on a campaign slogan, "Say no to Texas oil." The coming regulations will strangle the local economy. Small businesses will face huge expenses, not to mention larger scale industrial facilities, which will simply have to downsize or close. This is economiuc suicide, imposed to fight an imaginary problem. The only beneficiary will be U-Haul, which will rent trailers to productive Californians fleeing the economic wasteland being imposed by state government.
One very bright spot: AT contributor Dr. Linda Halderman, who wrote in AT about her campaign for the legislature in California, won big last night (2 to 1!). She will become one of the leading lights of the legislature. Unfortunately, she will be in the minority.
Not all of us voted for these fools, but the ones who did are off their rockers.
Hopefully the GOP will put a stop to the presumptive federal bailout of the failed state of California.
Watch what California does during the lame duck session...the window for a bail-out approval from Congress for their near bankruptcy condition is narrow. Of course, Obama could bypass the new Congress next year by dipping into his previously approved Stimulus slush fund for 20 or 30 billion. But that would cause a rush through the door by Michigan, New York, etc.
I just read the text of California Prop 23, along with the Secretary of State’s pro/con statements like they always do (I’m a former resident of CA). As I understand the greenies position, they want to force their fellow residents to use less petroleum. It’s all about punishment of the unwashed, isn’t it? I’m still wating for those wind-powered cars....
But when you stop and consider, sure California has its share of idiot liberals much like other states on both coasts, but we have MORE than our share of union thugs, illegal aliens and welfare piggies who are merely voting their intere$t$.
This is they way its gonna be until things change dramatically.
And they will.
What's Kalifornia worth? Can it be sold to Mexico in a bankruptcy sale?
“Say no to Texas oil.”
Gee let’s match my states economy on yours. Idiots. People are fleeing California in droves we can only hope we don’t let Texas become California II with all the morons moving here.
The nut jobs in this state elected this fossil? Good luck with the budget!....Get ready for taxes through the roof!
Looks like Ca will need a much deeper shaking to wake up the majority idiots within. E’fff ‘em!
We need to build that long overdue border fence and add about 1,000 miles to it, running south to north.
As Glenn Beck says, until you arrive at your “come to Jesus moment” when you truly hit bottom, things just keep deteriorating all the while denying the reality of the problems.
The sad part (as you know) is that we ALL will have to pick up the pieces (as tax payers) for the fools who keep voting as they do in Cal over and over and.....
I would think it bodes well for AZ and NV. Brown will succeed in driving even more of the remaining conservatives in CA into these states.
Unfortunately he'll also drive a lot of libs into other states as well, just look at what happened in Colorado.
Thank goodness we got the house back.
If it weren’t for that, I would have no hope.
I can’t believe they put Brown and Boxer back in.
...’cause they continue to do nothing but “F” themselves.
And Obama promised "Shovel ready" jobs.
The only jobs these guys come up with are the ones they pull on the public.
Moonbeam and the buttholes as Leegislatures in Sacto will be a boondoggle on steroids to behold. Fixing the Ca budget will be a theatre of the absurd in Sacto.
You need to make a graphic of that!! Made my day.
When Californians come here to Texas, we will need to check your Voter Registration Card when you cross the State Line, we will only admit registered Republicans.
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