Skip to comments.There is no California
Posted on 08/16/2012 3:46:36 AM PDT by Kaslin
click here to read article
This is just another example of Liberals preference for equality of outcomes over equality of opportunity.
Much can be learned from failure, as I can attest to in my own life. The best lessons are usually the hard ones. Watching a fool can often help us avoid being a fool.
Mexico will eventually take the American southwest without firing a shot...
We (in California) used to have a part-time Legislature, ‘corrected’ if I am not mistaken, by Governor MoonBeam (first round). If legislators came for a vote and LEFT Sacramento to work real jobs, a whole lot could be changed. And the state would be flush.
Gorbachev once said this about Russia. What emerged, however flawed, was better.
Let CA crash and burn.
California deserves to eat its lunch. The LIBs are fools. There is nothing like a beaten-down fool. They must learn from their mistakes. Can you believe these Cali fools reelected Governor Moonbeam??????
You CANNOT petition the Lord Satan with prayer!
California needs to be fixed. They are the 8th largest World Economy. America cannot afford to let California die. We obviously cant afford to let them go down the road they are on. Something drastic has to be done....what is that? I wish I knew. But the bottom line is, We cannot allow them to fail!!!!
Are you kidding? That’s the beauty of federalism...allow the states to experiment. Some will fail in their efforts and others will prosper in theirs. If CA continues on the same path, there will be an even further exodus of the “producing class” and the state will go bankrupt.
The 40 year decline of Detroit should serve as an stark example to the voters of CA.
Yeah, we can ... gleefully.
My wife and I took a trip through parts of California two years ago. We drove out of the Sierras after visiting Yosemite through Fresno, Bakersfield, and other desert towns. (Actually, we were on the interstate, so we didn’t really see a lot of those towns.) I still remember driving into Barstow on old Rte. 66 coming back from Victorville. Southwest Barstow looked like it had been hit by a tornado. Junky houses and trash everywhere. I wonder what it looked like when the song first came out back in the forties.
We cannot allow them to fail!!!!
We cannot allow California to extort the rest of the states, most of whom try to live within their means and balance their budgets.
Are you saying that there should be no expectation of responsibility from California. Why should California even worry about spending and their deficit if they are rewarded with “we cannot allow them to fail” speech? We sure as heck can allow them to fail. That’s the only thing that will save the state. California legislature needs a massive failure on their hands before anything will improve.
“America cannot afford to let California die. “
“Too big to fail” is a dumb idea.
I think that may have been a federal court, and Gray Davis refused to appeal.
No, I was agreeing with your statement to napscoord.
The demographics and political ideology have shifted even further to the left since then
This isn't even close to the California that GHW Bush won in '88
It has to come to an end at some point--Texas, take note how big liberal cities can destroy the rest of the state...
I respectfully disagree. What are the real downsides to a bankrupt California? As a state, it would suck to live there. They ran a failed model and now they want a bailout. The purpose of Federalism is to allow the states to pursue different options: good, bad, or indifferent. But it would be better for the country if they do fail rather than draining the coffers of everyone else. Most of the productive people/businesses would move and so it would not greatly impact federal revenues.
Let them be the ultimate bad example... no one is too big to fail and you better get your house in order because the rest of us aren't going to pay for your stupid policies! Unless we let states fail they know that bailouts are always right around the corner.
Maybe it is due to the August recess, but it is really dead.
Three tables were sat at The Broiler steak house last night - being from Texas I am not used to seeing any restaurant that dead, even on a Wednesday.
A harbinger of things to come?
CA should be allowed to fail, if nothing else, to act as a testament to the rest of the nation. A failure of a large economy, large states are not unprecedented. The Civil War left the South in ruins for generations, but overall, the nation as a whole still grew economically. But unlike the South, CA will have no one to blame but itself.
General Motors Is Headed For Bankruptcy — Again
GREEN SCAM: 80% Of Green Energy Loans Went To Obama Donors - 19 Companies Went Bust
Bailouts have worke so well ever where else... Just a few more wind farms , a super- train , and more plastic bag bans, and CA be the 3rd largest economy in the galaxy!