Skip to comments.Mitt Romney's stump speech just warned America not become like CALIFORNIA!!
Posted on 08/12/2012 11:23:33 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
Fox just ran a live event of Romney/Ryan at a High Point, North Carolina furniture factory...
Twice in his speech, Romney warned that the nation cannot become like CALIFORNIA.
Wasn't it Peggy Noonan who just recently wrote a column urging Romney to make that comparison, because most American voters certainly know what THAT means---as opposed to the allure of Europe?
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Hmmmmmm, another step in the right direction for Mitt.
Impossible, Mitt is equal to or worse than Obama. /sarc
And what would Mitt have America become like? MASSACHUSETTS?
It's the hand we've been dealt, so let's see if it can be played well.
The down ticket races are extremely important and if they go well, we have a much better chance of surviving regardless of which party wins the WH, but an even better chance with Ry...I mean Romney.
As a Californian, I am insulted /s
Amen great line by mitt!
Hey as a Massachusetts native that ain’t right.
The state income tax in MA is flat. That is 5.85% rate.
NOt like Maryland which is progressive. where i am right now. Also
Maryland increased taxes this spring over $100,000.
Also, Mass. has property tax 2.5% -— since 1980-—that Cristie tried to
get for New Jersey.
Gov. Deval Patrick Romney’s successor did raise sales tax to 6.25% from
5% a few years ago.
But Massachusetts has a reform independent streak. Scott Brown, anyone?
But I do admit that Dems have been running the state with too much a
Bwaaa ha ha ha!
ZING....That will leave a mark.
Me too bump from San Diego way.
Is Massachusetts running the same deficit in pensions and budget problems that California is running? More importantly, did Massachusetts do it during Romney’s tenure?
One thing about FR: one can always count on back handed support for Obamugabe from some in a thread that shows Romney doing something right.
What say you, Governor Moonbeam?
And year by year, CA is becoming more and more Democrat.
Seems like Gov Palin had something re: CA on a piece she released this morning...
Yes, they are totally Democratic, i.e. a one-party state which is not a natural condition for human beings. Somewhere somebody will start a counter-movement of some kind within the Democratic party, is my guess, and it will not necessarily be a ‘conservative’ counter-movement.
What I mean is, one-party states almost always break up, or down, as you will, into rival groupings. It seems to be human nature. Political monopolies of thought and opinion are very hard to maintain.
Point taken, but California is even worse. California is a true basket case and tying Greece to California and waring that Obama is taking the entire USA down that path is a good strategy. I am glad to see him saying this stuff.
Uhg ... please please don’t take campaign advice from Peggy Noonan, she’s like George Will without the IQ.
Thank you Mitt.
Also point out that California is going into debt building useless infrastructure (bullet trains, see France’s little used TGV). They could spend on new roads, power plants, water and energy development; but they see themselves as too good for all that.
Not to mention business friendliness, which I’m sure Mitt elaborated on.
Good. As a CA resident, I say “More insults, please”. Mitt’s not going to win CA anyway so he’s got nothing to lose by telling the truth about this F’d up state run by socialists.
This is California Committing Economic Suicide
Just this past week, a field study was released showing that Antarctic ice shelves are not melting, as previously claimed. In fact, a whole website is dedicated to evidence that global warming has been hyped: http://wattsupwiththat.com/ Yet, California still follows its mission to allegedly protect the planet while committing economic suicide.
In 2006, California passed AB 32, the California Global Warming Solutions Act. The Act directed the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to adopt a statewide greenhouse gas emissions limits equivalent to those of 1990 and to achieve that target by 2020. The Climate Change Scoping Plan is CARBs roadmap for achieving the states 2020 emissions limit. E
The San Francisco Chronicle reported that electrical rates could increase by as much as 15 percent as utilities rush to renewable energy power sources to comply with the law. According to a January article by Pete Peterson of Pepperdine’s School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley biogeochemist Margaret Torn used detailed models of power grids to extrapolate the necessary infrastructure changes California would need to make to meet these goals. Her findings, published in the November issue of Science concluded that by 2020 every Californian would have to be driving an electric car powered by the 1.5 new nuclear plants per year that California would have to build between now and 2050. First the legislature would have to approve the new nuclear plants (unlikely.)
In 2010 under Proposition 23, Californians had a chance to postpone implementing AB32 until statewide unemployment fell below 5.5 percent for a full year, but California voters voted it down.
In 2008, the CA legislature passed SB 375, the Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act of 2008. This Act requires 18 regional transportation planning agencies (or metropolitan planning organizations) to adopt plans to reduce auto and light truck emissions in consideration of statewide greenhouse gas emissions goals. The regional agencies are comprised of local elected officials: city council members and members of boards of supervisors from the region. Cities and counties outside of the boundaries of the 18 metropolitan planning organizations may still voluntarily adopt policies and programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through their land use and transportation planning activities. The Institute for Local Government provides Climate Action and Sustainability Best Practices Framework as a guide: http://www.ca-ilg.org/climate-action-sustainability-best-practices
Strategies include: more efficient vehicles; increase in the use of low-carbon fuels to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles and light trucks; and reduction of vehicle miles traveled. The 18 metropolitan planning organizations are required by the act to plan land use patterns in their region to encourage the use of mass transit, to cluster housing near work and to eliminate urban sprawl. The law requires that each metropolitan planning organization develop a sustainable community strategy . ICLEI (International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives) often provides template language for such plans.
AB 857, is a law that requires the Governor to submit annually to the Legislature a proposed five year infrastructure plan needed for schools and agencies. Each proposal must specify how the request is consistent with statewide priorities. These include: the promotion of infill and equity; protecting and preserving the environment and undeveloped lands; the encouragement of efficient development patterns minimizing costs to taxpayers to provide services.
SB 391, passed in 2009, adds new requirements to the states long-range transportation plan to meet Californias climate change goals under Assembly Bill 32. Caltrans has prepared a state level transportation blueprint focused on the states role with regards to the interregional movement of people and goods, which is complementary to regional transportation plans and land use visions. This includes a vision for the high-speed rail authority.
The California Interregional Blueprint will also integrate the states long-range plans with Caltrans-sponsored programs including: the regional Blueprint planning program; smart Mobility framework; complete streets; California essential habitat connectivity project; and the climate action program. Habitat Connectivity Project: (large file) http://www.scwildlands.org/reports/CEHC_Plan_MASTER_030210_3.pdf Interregional Blueprint: http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/tpp/californiainterregionalblueprint/about_cib.html
SB 732, established the Strategic Growth Council funded through water and flood control bond money. The Council coordinates programs of state agencies to improve air and water quality; improve natural resource protection; increase the availability of affordable housing; improve transportation; meet the goals of the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006; encourage sustainable land use planning; and revitalize urban and community centers in a sustainable manner. The council is required to manage and award grants and loans to support the planning and development of sustainable communities, including general plan elements.
A few weeks back, the California Manufacturers and Technology Assoc. (CMTA) released a report entitled The Fiscal and Economic Impact of the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. The Act, also known as AB 32, directed the California Air Resources Board (ARB) to develop programs to reduce Californias Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions to 1990 levels by the year 2020.
The detailed CMTA report projected the following optimistic outcome for the impacts of AB 32 on California: http://cmta.net/pdfs/CMTA%20-%20AB%2032%20Report-Final.pdf
(1) By 2020, it will have cost consumers $135.8 billion cumulatively equivalent to almost two-and-a-half times the annual amount spent on K-12 education. (Cost range in analysis was a minimum of $85.2 billion to a maximum of $245.3 billion in the High Case.)
(2) In 2020, the direct costs for AB32 will total $35.3 billion equivalent to about 40 percent of Californias General Fund revenues. (Cost range was from a minimum of $17.7 billion to $63.3 billion.)
(3) By 2020, escalating energy prices will increase household expenses for the average family by $2,500 per year. When combined with the lost earnings, AB 32 will cost the average California family almost $3,400 per year
(4) 26 percent of emissions reductions realized will actually stem from the economic slowing caused by AB 32.
(5) California will have 262,000 fewer jobs in 2020 because of AB 32.
(6) In 2020, AB 32 will reduce state and local tax revenues by over $7.4 billion annually. ($6.8 billion is lost from state revenues and $640 million from local revenues.) The State losses are roughly equivalent to the amount that is needed to fund the Governors entire Local Realignment initiative or more than a decade of funding Children’s Medical Services program under the Department of Health Care Services.
(7) AB 32 lowers Californias 2020 Gross State Product (GSP) by $153.2 billion, amounting to a loss of 5.6 percent of GSP.
All you have to do is look at Obama’s Administration to know that it is dragging the United States right behind California.
I think this is a very savvy little gambit by Mittens. Cali is in fact and more importantly, in perception, different from the rest of the country...everybody has their own little angle and reason why. The chances of CA going for Romney are sub-zero. So Mitt has nothing to lose here. Plus, CA always generates huge goofball headlines, whether it’s dopey HS rail projects, movie stars crashing into light poles or going into rehab or whatever. And even the latest Apple whatsis....isn’t necessary tied to Silicon Valley any more, and other than Silicon Valley, CA is working diligently the chase any sort of industry out of the state.
So for any sort of thinking voter-unit, CA isn’t the paradise it once was and as a resident, I’ll tell you that it’s nothing like it was 30-40 years ago when I moved here. Back then: Best roads, best schools, best biz opportunity. Now: little Tijuana, Welfare cases riding around in Escalades, gang wars. Insane levels of regulations from agencies nobody has even heard of before. Tax propositions and bond issues on upcoming ballots coming at you like 30 mm rounds from an A-10 gatling gun. Some, many of these are gonna pass. It’s going to be quite literally impossible to run or operate a business in this state that has anything to do with touching anything, if it’s not already.
Demography is destiny. In terms of US states, we have plenty of one party states. The Rep one party states will eventually become purple and then blue due to changing demographics fueled by immigration, which accounts for 75% of the population growth of the US.
Can’t wait to hear the indignant huffing & puffing from the inept buffoons who run this state.
I hope this draws a sharp response from that drooling old fool Jerry Brown.
At one time as large segment of my family lived in CA. All of them, including those still employed in the movie industry (save one) have moved out of the state.
The gloves are coming off.
As a Californian I AM insulted; perhaps if the stupid republicans would run some one other than a muscle bound, brain dead, wanna be movie star for for office we might have better luck. Try a couple of real conservatives for a change and lets see what happens. We might get beat but at least we would have an honest comparison between us and the communists that the digustingocrats keep sending to SUUCKRAMENTO.
It's obvious you have no idea California has a $16 Billion deficit - 16% of the 2013 budget.
Massachusetts has a $1.3 Billion - 3.8% of their 2013 budget.
If California or the U.S. had a 3.8% deficit - hell, that's Reagan territory!
More great information, thanks!
My oldest brother (now deceased) lived in LA for 30 years. I'm in NJ. He would continually call me and say, "You've got to come out here, they believe anything you tell them!"
He at one time ,became a partial owner of a movie studio. He lost his option in a card game! That's how f%$cked up California is.
“Good. As a CA resident, I say More insults, please”
Ditto from Chino, CA
Darn, there goes the CA vote.
Don’t become like California? You mean stay America? That would involve ending illegal immigration, deporting the criminal invaders, and reducing legal immigration. Ain’t gonna happen. Romney just picked open borders Ryan.
Thank you. Mitt's a moron and his choice of Ryan guarantees four more years of the Kenyan.
“And what would Mitt have America become like? MASSACHUSETTS?”
Heh. Good question, and it’s a tough choice.
But — if I had to pick between those two, I’d give the edge to Massachusetts (really). Regardless of what else you may say about the dummies up in Mass., they are a long way from being as deep in the hole as is California.
Now if Mitt wants us to be more like his home state of New Hampshire, well, that’s not all that bad an idea . :)
“Demography is destiny. In terms of US states, we have plenty of one party states. The Rep one party states will eventually become purple and then blue due to changing demographics fueled by immigration, which accounts for 75% of the population growth of the US.”
Correct, of course. This is why presidential elections are going to become more difficult, and eventually impossible, for Republicans to win.
Having said that, there are a very few states that will remain “Euro” due to overwhelming (and relatively unchanging) demographic majorities. They aren’t the ones that most folks would suspect...