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Showing posts with label california. Show all posts
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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

California and New York ready to join Seattle in destroying jobs with new minimum wage laws

Economics is a social science, and as such it can be greatly affected by the emotional demands of a given people or culture.  And just as the government, Federal Reserve, and Wall Street helped create the political climate of the 2016 election through their full buy-in of crony capitalism, so too are states signing their own economic ‘death warrants’ by giving into the demands of a $15 minimum wage.
Last year, places like Seattle, Washington signed new legislation imposing a $15 minimum wage on businesses and government employees, and the results were as expected by economists who look at the true data rather than those who are bought into the political spin.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Drought becoming so bad in California residents are having to rely upon water charity

For those that remember the 1930′s, the growth of California’s population in the 20th century had a large part to do with the migration of Mid-West residents travelling to the Golden State in the midst of a drought that would become known as the Dust Bowl.  And 80 years later, the pendulum appears to be shifting back as it is no longer the Mid-West that is crying out for fresh water, but instead it is California who is going through a drought not seen in the state for hundreds of years.


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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

California: Socialiam works until you run out of other peoples money

California, and its sister state Illinois, are two prime examples of what happens to states when emotional activists gain power, and socialist policies are implemented to drive economies and budgets.  For years, the state of California was not only the most productive state in the union GDP wise, but its the 8th largest GDP in the entire world.

However, with sancutary policies for illegal immigrants, over-regulation to the point where hundreds of thousands of businesses have left the state, environmental regulation which has destroyed a large sector of California's bread basket, and a tax rate that is nearly equivalent to socialist Europe, the spectre of Margaret Thatcher's famous quote has finally entered the scene.

"The problem is with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money."


Picture courtesy of Americaandproud.net

California, and Governor Jerry Brown have finally capitulated as on May 14th, the state government found it necessary to propose billion dollar cuts across the board, after a referendum to increase taxes failed in recent elections.

Hit with a soaring state budget shortfall of $15.7 billion - up from $9.2 billion as recently as January - Governor Brown announced proposals Monday to make $8.3 billion in painful, cross-the-board cuts that quickly elicited outcries from those affected.
Most telling of his predicament, and his strategy, Brown admonished California voters that if they don’t pass his tax-hike initiative in November, $6 billion more will have to come out of budgets for public schools and higher education.
 “We have so much money from the people, and we have so much spending,” the governor said at a press conference in Sacramento before jetting to Los Angeles to release further details. “We can be out of alignment for awhile, but now - given the decade of fiscal disconnect - I’ve committed to right the ship of state and getting it into balance.” - Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo News

California now joins the long list of Democratic and Progressively run cities and states, which have bankrupted its citizens through massive welfare, taxation, and over-regulation.  New Orleans, New Jersey, Illinois, Detroit are just a few municipalities and states that stand on the brink of insolvency, and which for decades refused to even perform a modicum of fiscal responsibilty.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Escape from California (Before it's too late)

The once breathtaking and economic marvel known as the state of California, which boasted the 8th largest GDP in the world, has become a cesspool of liberal ideologies, anti-business sentiment, and a psychopathic montage of finding new ways to screw their citizens.



In a breakdown of the decline of the state of California, the End of the American Dream broke down 16 different areas where Californians are running out of time to either escape from the coming disaster, or be consumed by it.

We will post just a few of the reasons here.



#2 California Is A Horrible Place To Do Business

For seven years in a row, CEOs ranked California as the worst place in the United States to do business. Thousands of good companies have left the state in recent years, and yet California lawmakers continue to pile on more rules, regulations and taxes.

#5 Desperate Municipalities Are Severely Slashing Government Services All Over The State
When you have no more money, you have to start cutting somewhere. In many cities in California, government services are being curtailed dramatically. Just check out what is going on in Costa Mesa....

Costa Mesa, a city of 110,000 south of Los Angeles, has slashed its payroll from 611 to 450. It is selling its police helicopters and has hired a neighboring city for air patrols. It's also pursuing a controversial effort to convert to a charter city from a general law city, which would give City Hall more power to outsource more work, said councilman Jim Righeimer.

 #7 California Has Some Of The Highest Tax Rates In The Nation
The last thing many California taxpayers want to hear is that taxes might be raised again. Californians already get absolutely hammered by taxes. California has one of the highest state income tax rates in the nation, one of the highest sales tax rates in the nation and the highest gasoline tax rate in the nation.

Unfortunately, it is only a matter of time before the politicians come around for even more.

#8 Poverty Is Absolutely Exploding In California
Once upon a time, California was viewed as a land of great opportunity.

Now it is a land of crushing poverty in many areas.

Sadly, the number of children living in poverty in the state of California has increased by a staggering 30 percent since 2007.

In addition, 60 percent of all students attending California public schools now qualify for free or reduced-price school lunches.

#11 California Has Some Of The Worst Schools In The Nation
Many families are moving away from California because the public schools are absolutely nightmarish. The truth is that California has some of the worst schools in the entire nation. In the late 70s, California was number one in per-pupil spending on education, but now the state has fallen to 48th place.

#14 California Has One Of The Worst Health Care Systems In America
All over California, hospitals are shutting down. A big reason for this is because of the massive numbers of poor people and illegal aliens that are taking advantage of "free" medical care at hospital emergency rooms. A number of good hospitals have been forced to shut down in recent years and now the state of California ranks dead last out of all 50 states in the number of emergency rooms per million people.

When corrupt and liberal politicians are allowed to run wild over a city and state government, the results are inevitable.  Detroit, New Orleans, Cleveland, and now, the entire state of California.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

California welcomes America to $5 gas prices

A customer of Gasbuddy.com today posted a gasoline price in the state of California that to date, appears to be the first location in the continential United States to have prices over $5 a gallon.


$5.04 - Regular Grade

Bo-Gas    6 Wharf Rd & Brighton Avenue in Bolinas, California

Billy3369 - 4 hours ago - California Gas Prices, Gas Buddy.com

With oil prices up another $1.43 today, and having crossed $105.00 per barrel over the weekend, chances are very good prices will rise nationwide towards the $5 mark as events escalate both in the Middle East, and in the central banks increasing money printing.

Friday, January 13, 2012

California's Governor 'Obama Light' ready to raise taxes again

Since Governor Jerry Brown took office, the state of California's economy has improved little, and in fact, has continued to lose jobs, income, and GDP.

Of course, for a progressive liberal like the 'moonbeam', the answer is not in changing the regulatory state of California, or lower taxes to attract businesses, but his answer is like another well known Progressive in America:  raise taxes on the rich.

Thus, Jerry Brown is simply 'Obama light', and his lack of economic intelligence runs the gambit of every other Keynesian progressive who can't keep his budget within his means.

California has more folks on food stamps than any other state, has added so many benefits and higher rates to Medicaid that we call it "Medi-Cal." Our K-12 schools have more administrators than teachers, and smaller classes but lower test scores and higher dropout rates with twice the per-student budget of 15 years ago. Good job, Brownie.

This week, the once and current Gov. Jerry "Moonbeam" Brown had to confess that the "balanced" state budget adopted five months ago was billions in the red because actual tax revenues were billions lower than the airy-fairy revenue estimates on which the balance was predicated.
Brown's proposal would add 2% for income over $250,000. A million-dollar income would then be taxed at 12.3%. And that's just for the state.

Brown also proposed a one-half-cent sales tax increase, which would bring sales taxes (which vary by county) to 7.75% to 10%. Both tax increases would be on the ballot in 2012. -
Human Events

Thursday, January 5, 2012

The best laid plans of California and eco-nuts

California is still sitting on massive budget deficits, and with a falling muni bond market still hovering over the landscape, now is not the best time to spend cash on a massive boondoggle.  But California has never been known for sound thinking, especially in the fiscal arena, and the power of the eco-nuts to push through a high speed train project is another microcosm of the California fiscal nightmare.

They offered voters a plan and a website with renderings of cool-looking trains. It would connect LA and the Bay Area with extensions to San Diego and Sacramento. The initial stage would be funded with California general obligation bonds and federal dollars. The vast majority would be funded later in some unknown manner. Cost would be $35.7 billion. Voters approved it by referendum (Proposition 1A). That was November 2008.

By November 2011, cost estimates had ballooned to $98.5 billion. Voters realized they’d been had and became restless. The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) made a formal request for $2.7 billion—the first tranche of the $9.95 billion in Prop 1A bonds. The federal government would chip in $3.5 billion. It would fund a 130-mile segment of civil works and track between Bakersfield and Fresno in the Central Valley. However, it would lack electrification as well as high-speed train control and communication systems. So it can’t be used as testing ground for high-speed trains. At the most, it might be used by regular diesel trains. - Testosteronepit.com


Progess and attempting to move away from fossil fuels is one thing, but not when you are nearly bankrupt and losing both jobs and industry at alarming rates.  This isn't the 1930's, when WPA projects can be built in a cost efficient manner, but instead it is a time of growing inflation, and progressivism that doesn't realize the money they are spending is limited, and that when people can't find work, they can't be taxed.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Students feel the wrath of the police at Occupy Berkeley

Berkeley, California has always been the home of radicals, liberals, and students who would rather find a cause than turn in homework.  So it is very interesting that the local police force would turn to brutality on the students of Occupy Berkeley when these types of protests have been occurring for decades.


Maybe the 'useless idiots' can suddenly come to the realization that their belief in a marxist or socialist state no longer has any room for them at the table now that they are in power.