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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.
The FED plans on buying billions of their bad debt. Obama can’t save them because of last night. But the FED is going to buy alifornia bonds. So in the end, the rest of the country will end up bailing them out.
Why has no one in the press reported this? The FED rules were very clear that STATE DEBT WILL BE PURCHASED!!
Oh, and New York too.
Just 8 more years until I retire and flee this communist hellhole of California. The idiot electorate met all of my expectations by re-electing an inept Utopian socialist moron for governer, re-electing a socialist senator who is literally more dumb than a box of rocks, and voting on every proposition in such a was as to wreck the most economic havoc on California’s business climate.
Bully. Bloody good show, chaps.
Just 8 more years and I am retiring out of this communist sheisthole to my adopted home commonwealth of Virginia. Only 8 more years of captivity in the California gulag. Just 8 more years fighting behind enemly lines in communist occupied California in the partisan underground - until I escape and flee to the United States of America, where there is still a modicum of freedom left, unlike the communist cesspool that is the People’s Democratic Republic of California. Puke.
This damn state is tied to the unions as is Washington State. The only reason “The Fossil” won was union backing. Just look at him! On a good day he can’t put two sentences together!
The unions OWN California, and what THEY don’t own, the illegals do. I don’t know if CA can survive this.
Perhaps California could be persuaded to secede from the United States, and form their own republic, one in which all the social and economic experimentation they could want could be carried out on the scale they seem to believe is now possible.
The rest of America would be the better for it.
Total amnesty for any current Californian wishing to migrate to the remaining 49 states would be granted upon the presentation of their conservative credentials. Those who have no such credentials would be turned back at the border.
I guess I’m not the only one who can’t stand Carly Fiona. While she was the lesser of two evils by far, that’s never much of a rallying cry.
“Brown is going to save the economy with green jobs!”....
Bicycle and Kite shops will sustain the economy!
Republicans are outnumbered here 2-to-1. Some are now predicting that the state's unemployment rate will reach 16 percent within two years. Maybe that will be enough to wake up Californians.
I'd have been dumbfounded if there had been any other result.
I'm not that talented, though my brother is...
By the way...I've actually figured them out. It's like trying to get docs and nurses in a county hospital to be customer-friendly. They've already got more business than they want.
California has naturally what anyone would want: weather, coastline, etc. They have always had the burden of more people than they want and more wanting to come. Separate the buyer from the seller, which socialism seeks inherently to do, and you have a population not aware that they just really don't give a #@$# that people (and money) will leave.
For validation of that point...look at Colorado. They're right behind and getting blue-er every cycle.
No California or New York bailout. The rest of the states can’t pay for thier overspending; it’s not fair. They got the gravy train for 30 years and then “we” who didn’t go overboard on spending have to bail them out. No way.
“Brown will succeed in driving even more of the remaining conservatives in CA into these states.”
A CA conservative isn’t very conservative. If they want to leave California, they need to jump a few states and skip Arizona - we have too many of them already.
Vail AZ, along with the rest of AZ, voted 2:1 for a tax increase for the schools in May. 6 months later, Vail AZ narrowly defeated another tax increase for the schools. And east Tucson voted for Gabby “I don’t even live in AZ anymore” Giffords over a former Marine...with Gabby widely boasting of the VFW endorsement (which was taken away by the VFW, but honesty isn’t her strong point).
We don’t need any more “conservatives” who want near unlimited funding for schools, for ‘the children’, for the ‘unfortunate’, or for anything else. Californians can take their green rear ends and go someplace where they’ll do less harm - France, perhaps?
The FED plans on buying billions of their bad debt. Obama cant save them because of last night. But the FED is going to buy alifornia bonds. So in the end, the rest of the country will end up bailing them out.
Will make the Fed very unpopular especially if we have inflation.
For the first time in my life, I’m actually considering moving out of the SF Bay Area. There really is no better place to live in the world than where I live. One can even live with the ridiculous tax levels because salaries tend to make up for it. Yeah, in the past we’ve had a lot of lunacy, and wackiness, but it makes for interesting conversation.
However, this election proves that with all the screwballs that have migrated here from elsewhere, this state may be finished.
There is one potentially positive outcome though... Now that the Dims have utterly complete control of this state, there is nobody left to blame but themselves.
We’re outta here too. And we will be taking our conservative values & incomes right along with us.
Good grief, even Michigan finally figured it out.
Yes there is: It's Bush's fault.
I left Calif for Arizona last January ... and I’m not looking back
Can someone explain how Moonbeam got around the constitutional prohibition against being governor for more than 2 terms?
The term limits weren't in effect the first time he was elected, so he gets a do-over.
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