Never forget or doubt that the democrats and the left in this country want the entire nation to go the way of California.
Decades and decades of mush-minded liberal voting has turned California into one of the nation’s biggest economic and socialist shitholes. So bad has it become in California that people are fleeing to other states like Texas and Arizona, if they aren’t living in a tent on the streets. Fine. Great. However, those same people have, time and time again and again, voted for the mass destruction that is the current California. And with them comes their asinine voting habits that very well could bring other more sane and productive states down like the “Fool’s Gold” state…
This phenomenon has numerous implications, but let’s talk about two: In time, if taxpayers tend to migrate from high-tax states to low-tax states, and if people receiving government benefits tend to stay in place or migrate from lower-benefit states to higher-benefit states, then over time lower-tax states will tend to accumulate more people with high earnings, while higher-benefit states will tend to accumulate more people who live on the dole.
It gets worse, of course, if high-benefits states are also high-tax states (as is often the case) since then states with high benefits will accumulate more people who draw on them, while shedding the taxpayers they need to support them.
The problem is that the result isn’t stable: High-tax, high-benefit states will eventually go bankrupt because they won’t retain enough taxpayers to support their welfare spending. And, in fact, that’s the direction that California, New York, and especially Illinois seem to be heading, even as places like Texas and Florida flourish.
There are two things that might get in the way here. One is that high-tax, high-benefit states might lower their taxes and reduce their benefits. That does happen, though it’s difficult: Politicians extract a lot of power from high taxes (and from selectively reducing high taxes for favored constituencies) and high benefits are an effective way of buying votes. Generally, the situation has to be absolutely desperate (think Greece) before they’ll change.
The other thing that might happen is that the migrants from high tax states might bring their political attitudes with them, moving to new, low-tax states for the economic opportunity but then supporting the same policies that ruined the states they left. This seems quite plausible, alas, and I’ve heard Coloradans lament that the flow of Californians to their state involved a lot of people doing just that. (I suppose that migrants from lower-benefits states to higher-benefits states might support change the other way, but people who live on the dole seem to have pretty similar voting patterns regardless of location, which is why the dole is so popular with certain politicians)…
Read the whole thing.
Residents feeling California in droves https://t.co/vqpk5tlsx7
— Maggie (@drillanwr) June 5, 2018
How bad is it? The hardworking middle class can no longer survive and thrive the two class system of California…
Everyone thinks California is our most progressive state. And why not? It imposes the highest tax on the richest one percent. It is aggressively implementing Obamacare. And it is standing up to President Donald Trump on everything from immigration to the environment.
And yet the Golden State is also number one in poverty and inequality in America.
How can this be? Around the world, progressive economies like those of Sweden, France, and Germany, which redistribute wealth through high taxes and generous social welfare policies, boast far less poverty and inequality than other nations.
What gives? And how does California maintain its reputation as a progressive leader given the reality on the ground?
If racism is more than just saying nasty things — if it is, as scholars like James Baldwin, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Michelle Alexander and countless others have described, embedded into socioeconomic structures — then California isn’t just the least progressive state. It’s also the most racist.
Real World “Elysium”
In the 2013 science fiction film, “Elysium,” the rich have fled to a luxury satellite orbiting Earth while the poor toil in dangerous conditions below. Life in California today differs in degree, not in kind, from that dystopian vision…
It’s a long read, but please read the whole thing because it is actually describing communism. In any communist country you have two classes; the party and its favorites elites living high off the hog, and the poor and oppressed who can’t even scrape together a cup of rice to feed themselves and are forbidden by the elitist government from doing anything to better their personal situations. Cuba and Venezuela are perfect examples of the societal culture collapse. North Korea is a perfect example of the Mao-esque ‘Great Leap Forward’, while China builds outrageously expensive and massive ghost cities that have very few residents (if any) because the Chinese people cannot afford to live there and those who can afford it do not want the desolation.
This is California. It has taxed, regulated and restricted its state and Californians into a social gulag. Only the hoity-toity celebrity elites and rich tech-types thrive there amid prohibitive real estate prices, high cost of living, and restrictions on utility usage that is unreliable at best…
California's GOP is collapsing. Is that a warning for Republicans nationwide? https://t.co/GlxwVNbvfJ
— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 4, 2018
This article states GOP's failing in California because they didn't diversify their white base.
What a lazy analysis @NBCNews
The party is collapsing because conservatives left in droves due to California's failed ecomomic policies and replaced by leeches feeding on the state. https://t.co/lx9Gww6Ip0
— Jessie Jane Duff (@JessieJaneDuff) June 4, 2018
Republicans are outnumbered in Calif. We have an open primary system, that almost assures 2 Dem. candidates in many races and gives Repubs. no one to vote for. It happened in the last race for Senate.
— Bev (@BevH111) June 4, 2018
California is a Liberal sh_t show. Conservatives are leaving this dystopian nightmare for a better life. It happened in Detroit for the same root cause, but different reasons. Even Democrats who aren't fanatical liberals have left. Google and Apple will leave too in a few years
— Wraith (@zwraithz) June 4, 2018
He ain’t wrong.
Democrats are so worried that their long-predicted “blue wave” will be dashed on the rocks of California’s top-two primary that the national party is trying to generate momentum for their candidates any way they can—including spending to prop up Republicans.
National Democrats in Washington have spent millions of dollars over the last year to flip three key House seats in Southern California. However, Democrats have failed to turn fervent anti-Trump sentiment up and down the state into solid leads as voters head to the polls Tuesday.
The state’s “jungle primary,” in which the top two vote-getters regardless of party move on to compete in the general, has party Democrats so worried in one race they spent $110,000 to prop up John Gabbard, a Republican, in the 48th District, according to the Center for Responsive Politics…
California “motor voter” program registers thousands of voters twice … And they ain’t voting republican twice.
For example, dems want illegals here because ‘voters’: Documents: Murdered Illegal Alien Heroin Dealer Was Somehow A Registered Democrat … Yup!
And intentional shit like this from a California based company: Google listed “Nazism” as the ideology of the California Republican Party … It’s how communists roll.
Sarah Hoyt addresses this “Nazi” infatuation of the left: The Left Needs Nazis
California schools are short of teachers. One reason? They’re going to Texas … Good or bad? Because you know they are taking their liberal/ leftist indoctrination tactics and like-minded voting habits with them. It’s twofold with lifelong California leftist hacks like the teachers. One, to flee the high taxes and even the jamming of non-English-speaking unruly illegal alien children into their classrooms. Two, to spread their indoctrination and democrat voting into red states in order to make them blue. It’s how communists roll.
Even movie and television production companies have set up shop outside of Hollywood and California in general. Georgia is a thriving venue for movie and TV production right now, thanks a lot to the huge success of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” that built its own production haven in the red clay state of lower taxes and real estate prices. By the way, my sister called from there last night and said it’s been running around 100 degrees (heat index, dontcha know) already down there. Anyhow, the fact remains California is not business friendly, or free and independent citizen friendly. The most compassion and empathy California government can show is for illegal aliens flowing into the sanctuary state and sucking off the tits of hardworking and taxpaying and strictly restricted Californians…
really — why the hell would anyone want to move to California? Unless you have a tight bid and think you're gonna be a movie star. https://t.co/UHxYvrNTz5
— Neal Boortz (@Talkmaster) June 4, 2018
California Democrats Push Communist Holiday Over U.S. President’s Birthdays … It’s how communis— you know.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 5, 2018
— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 5, 2018
California elites: Tori Spelling makes California’s Top 500 tax delinquents list
VDH (2016): Will California Ever Thrive Again?
VDH (2018): California and Conservatism
Conservatives know that the problem with California is not skin color, ethnic affinity, or race, but rather a juxtaposition of historically unprecedented great wealth on the coast and the culture it spawns — especially in high technology, government, finance, entertainment, and academia — with dire poverty in the state’s north and interior, some the result of years of open borders and illegal immigration. The result is a state in which the pernicious consequences of elite policymaking are never quite experienced by their insulated architects.
Open borders are fine, but then so are their proponents’ gated communities and the growth in coastal private academies and prep schools, as the public schools score near bottom in the nation’s test scores. Water transfers are the obsolete projects of a bygone age, but not those such as Hetch Hetchy, vital to Bay Area survival. Expensive gas and electricity are good green policies, but their deleterious consequences fall most heavily on the distant inland poor of the much hotter and colder interior. The nation’s highest basket of income, sales, and gas taxes can be either avoided or easily paid by those who are most in favor of them.
And, yes, there are enormous demographic changes in the state going on. One in four residents was not born in the U.S. Somewhere near 4 million Californians have left in recent years. The Democratic party has largely bifurcated into a pyramidal, medieval organization of the few very wealthy and the many very poor, the former pursuing iconic green and identity politics and gender issues, the later increasingly dependent on social services.
California is a state with the nation’s most billionaires and some of the highest per capita income communities in the country, while home to one-third of the nation’s welfare recipients, with a fifth of the population living below the poverty line. My own rural community is now part of a tri-county region that is more impoverished than Appalachia; most of my former neighbors’ farmhouses now have ad hoc trailers and shacks behind them, often resulting in ten or 15 residents per home. Sheriff raids to break up drug production, prostitution rings, and gang violence are not trumped-up conservative angst, but common in our rural neighborhood.