Skip to comments.California: The Lindsay Lohan of States
Posted on 11/08/2010 12:05:07 PM PST by Mikey_1962
Listen up, California. The other 48 statesyour cousin New York excludedare sick of your bratty arrogance. You're the Lindsay Lohan of states: a prima donna who once showed some talent but is now too wasted to do anything with it.
After enjoying ephemeral highs and spending binges, you suffer crashes that culminate in brief, unsuccessful stints in rehab. This cycle repeats itself every five to 10 years, as the rest of the country looks on with a mixture of horror and amusement. We'd feel sorry for you if you didn't constantly flip us the bird.
Instead, we're making bets on how long it will be before your next meltdown. Oh, waityou're already melting down.
You've racked up nearly $70 billion in general obligation debt, and that doesn't include your $500 billion unfunded pension liability. Your own analysts predict you'll face a hole of at least $80 billion over the next four years.
Your government's run by a brothel of environmentalists, lawyers, public-sector unions and legislative bums. When they're not taxing or spending, they're creating regulations and commissions like the Board of Barbering and Cosmetology and the California Blueberry Commission. Many businesses would leave if it weren't for your sunny climate.
Which may explain why you're so obsessed with climate change. If your climate changes, no one, including your Hollywood friends, would tolerate you anymore. So you've created a law to tax carbon emissionsno matter that it will kill jobs.
It's not as if you don't recognize that you've got problems. Roughly three-quarters of you say you're headed in the wrong direction.
We've tried to help you, California. Some spent millions on campaigns to entice you to change your reckless behavior.
So here's our final warning: When you inevitably crash and burn, don't count on us to bail you out.
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And Mexico would drill for oil off shore and then sell it back to the US...
All the more reason why these CA fascists should push for a huge reduction in federal income taxes...
We already have deadbeats in Texas. It’s called Austin. Austin is the one city in the country that takes it’s cues from all of the goofy, silly and stupid ideas from California. Just about every major street corner in Austin Texas has at least two bums working the corners for money.
Steve Greenhut of the old OCR fame moved to Sacramento and wrote a book and speaks on this.
Not true. What was thrown out was the 3/3 requirement for passing a budget, not tax increases.
Not true. What was thrown out was the 2/3 requirement for passing a budget, not tax increases.
Sorry for the typo.
California is like the sex organs on an eighty year old woman, everyone knows it is down there but no one gives a damn
OK, my mistake. But clearly, everything is in the DemocRATS’ lap now.
California is “Toast!”
Ironic that came from Mickey Rourke’s lips , too.
Also amazing is that Rumblefish came out in 1983, 27 years ago, when the governor's office had just switched to George Deukmejian from... you guessed it... Jerry Brown.
Wow, another smarmy thread about California. How original. I wonder how many Freepers were going to get claiming they ran from California with their tale tucked between their legs this time?
Well if California is the LILO of states, then Oregon is the Charlie Sheen of states.
Big difference: Lindsay Lohan still has money.
What a great analogy.
Generally speaking, leftwing states vote for high taxes on themselves and send them money to rightwing states that opposed the plan (but gladly cash the check).
(Al Franken is my senator)
California has to borrow $40 million a day just to pay unemployment benefits.