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The Top Four Reasons California Is Unsustainable
Forbes ^ | Apr 19, 2018 | Thomas Del Beccaro

Posted on 11/10/2018 2:08:03 PM PST by RedMonqey

California is a place unlike any other on the Globe. It boasts perhaps the greatest natural resources of any state along with shining high-tech industries. However, like many good economic stories, government policies threaten its future.

Indeed, its government has made California unsustainable.

Of course, it wasn’t always this way. As the 1960s came to a close in California, it had a population of nearly twenty million. In the decade before, its economic strength afforded the construction of a vast State Water Project and higher education system that was the envy of the world. Matched with a majestic and trade friendly coastline, along with visionary business leaders, California’s future seemed secured.

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When I was a lad growing up in Tennessee, all my friends wanted to leave and head to California where all the girls were beautiful, you surfed all day and danced all night.

The living was easy.... or so it seemed.

Now the Golden State is more renown for being flooded with illegals, wildfires and crap in the streets.

Sooo glad I never moved to the West Coast.. I'd be packing to leave right now where the dreams are real and the living is easy... Tennessee Dreaming!

1 posted on 11/10/2018 2:08:03 PM PST by RedMonqey
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To: RedMonqey

Not enough city sidewalks to ‘house’ the unhousebroken homeless.


2 posted on 11/10/2018 2:10:16 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!)
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To: RedMonqey

1. Governor Moonbeam
2. Don’t get rid of his policies
3. Re-elect Governor Moonbeam
4. See #2


3 posted on 11/10/2018 2:17:41 PM PST by Reily
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To: RedMonqey
California can be so intoxicating, people who spend time there think anything is possible.

So many voters bought into this illusion that the politicians learned to promise anything, and people would believe you. Politics in California became a fight between the people who promised paradise, and the people who said "wait a minute, let's think this through."

Of course, you can see who won that argument.

Now the bills are coming due, and the California power elites have hit on a new strategy: as the number of natives who have "gotten wise" increases, they can just import more naive dummy voters from south of the border. Problem solved, or at least problem kicked down the road for a future generation to solve.

Meanwhile, California Nights beckon!

4 posted on 11/10/2018 2:22:59 PM PST by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrat's John Dean])
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To: Reily

Moonbeam is just a symptom of a much bigger problem.

If liberal took their ideals to a state without all the natural resources and instead had the economy of said, Arkansas, the collapse of the government would have been much, much sooner.

But because they have the ports, silicon valley and the natural beauty, the rot was overlooked.

But it has gone for too long and it’s collapse is eminent. It’s a matter of “when’ “not if”


5 posted on 11/10/2018 2:23:33 PM PST by RedMonqey ("Those who turn their arms in for plowshares will be doing the plowing for those who didn't.")
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To: RedMonqey

Basically in the sort of trouble that the Soviet Union and East Bloc and even EU members like Greece, Spain, Italy, and Portugal. When Big Daddy consumes all sorts of resources needed to pay everyone, that sort of thing is going to collapse under it’s own weight. We conservatives get to see a good number of ugly and unpleasant things, but it is likely going to be far worse for those who depend on the free lunches and related things.


6 posted on 11/10/2018 2:24:25 PM PST by OttawaFreeper ("The Gardens was founded by men-sportsmen-who fought for their country" Conn Smythe, 1966)
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To: RedMonqey

Agree!

Communism collapses the society when it’s spent all the society’s wealth. The bigger the society the longer it takes. It really has all the characteristics of a parasitic infection.


7 posted on 11/10/2018 2:26:46 PM PST by Reily
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To: RedMonqey

Hell, I saw all this coming way back in the late 1970s, and that is why I got the hell out of California in 1979. I went back for a few days in 2016 when my Mom dies, but since then there have been weddings of nephews and nieces that I have passed on attending. My 50th high school reunion is coming up next year and I won’t be going back for that, either. I will never again spend a dime in or on California. It used to be paradise, but the f**king Democrats destroyed it. Perhaps it is fitting that the California town that was just destroyed by the fire — and a town they are now saying will never be rebuilt — was named Paradise.


8 posted on 11/10/2018 2:28:03 PM PST by ought-six (Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Steely Tom
Of course, you can see who won that argument.

I take no pleasure in seeing California collapse. Because. as rats abandon a sinking ship so shall liberals flee the land of their dreams to other states to start the process again.(See Colorado, Arizona)

Failure spawns more than failure, it creates a lifestyle.
9 posted on 11/10/2018 2:28:57 PM PST by RedMonqey ("Those who turn their arms in for plowshares will be doing the plowing for those who didn't.")
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To: ought-six

Ironic... Paradise Lost.


10 posted on 11/10/2018 2:30:05 PM PST by RedMonqey ("Those who turn their arms in for plowshares will be doing the plowing for those who didn't.")
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To: OttawaFreeper; Reily

I often wonder why the great empires of yesterday collapsed. Rome, Greece Persia etc.

Now I have a front seat to see it in living color.


11 posted on 11/10/2018 2:32:52 PM PST by RedMonqey ("Those who turn their arms in for plowshares will be doing the plowing for those who didn't.")
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To: RedMonqey

California is run by communist hard left Democrats. That should explain it.


12 posted on 11/10/2018 2:34:38 PM PST by Logical me
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1. Los Angeles
2. San Fran - Oakland - San Jose
3. Sacramento
4. so cal in general

Parts of the far north and central valley are okay. I guess the Boss lives there so I can’t be too critical.


13 posted on 11/10/2018 2:42:14 PM PST by Peter ODonnell (vote Democrat -- and become the first living American to do so)
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To: RedMonqey

“Now the Golden State is more renown for being flooded with illegals...”

“Legals” from back east like Pelosi and Boxer are the ruination.


14 posted on 11/10/2018 2:43:07 PM PST by Bonemaker (invictus maneo)
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yes, the top reasons the once-great (and beautiful) state of Californication is going to Hell
now

are
1. commie style political hacks that raise your taxes skyhigh
2. commie style political hacks that restrict your liberties
3. commie style political hacks that are corrupt as HELL
4. commie style political hacks that pay the highest welfare benefits to millions of able-bodied lazy bums (not just to those persons who are disabled or otherwise genuinely may need some help)
5. commie style political hacks that destroy the living environment (such as by selling favors to developers allowing many huge new, mostly ugly apartment blocks bringing in thousands of new cars without adequate parking or any new highways)... while bullsheitting 24/7 about same
6. commie style political hacks that lie to the voters in every election, and also in between elections
7. as was famously said about the Shitty of San Fransicko politicians many years ago, “they’re so damned corrupt that they’d eat the paint off city hall’s walls if they thought they’d get paid a nickle for doing it)”

oh yeah, did I mention Californcation is infested with many commie-style political hacks (sell-out-the-people whores)?

I hope I didn’t forget to mention them...
/s


15 posted on 11/10/2018 2:56:16 PM PST by faithhopecharity ("Politicians aren't born, they're excreted." -Marcus Tillius Cicero (3 BCE))
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oh yeah, i DID forget to mention...
one more thing at least,

that
Californication’s commie-style political whores
have rigged the ballot
so that (in most races) the public only gets a choice between two commie-style political hacks (with ZERO opposing candidates, not even GOP-e sell-out country club Republicans)

just like elections in the old Soviet Union


16 posted on 11/10/2018 2:58:06 PM PST by faithhopecharity ("Politicians aren't born, they're excreted." -Marcus Tillius Cicero (3 BCE))
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To: Bonemaker

“Legals” from back east like Pelosi and Boxer are the ruination.”
“Welcome to California, now go home.” The Texas people sound like us back in the 70s and 80s.

Beware, they are like locus. Flew in from the east and turned this place into a SH. Now their brood wants to move on.


17 posted on 11/10/2018 3:00:26 PM PST by Dawggie
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To: Steely Tom

18 posted on 11/10/2018 3:00:37 PM PST by Chode ( We’re America, Bitch!)
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To: RedMonqey

I may have just lost my house in Magalia due to the Camp fire. Might be the right time to get the heck out of Cal.


19 posted on 11/10/2018 3:00:46 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: RedMonqey

part 3

so therefore, the Californication commie-style political whores CANNOT be voted out of office

they’re in there forever, barring only the national GOP party coming in with some real leadership and real money and real media (all the major Californcation mass media is 24/7 commie propaganda)

the state IS salvageable imho.. but it will take a major investment that maybe the GOP doesn’t think worth the fight?


20 posted on 11/10/2018 3:00:50 PM PST by faithhopecharity ("Politicians aren't born, they're excreted." -Marcus Tillius Cicero (3 BCE))
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