Time for Thorns

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Can California be saved?

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I copied the title of Victor Davis  Hanson’s piece,  but I am increasingly prone to think the better question might be “Is California worth saving?”

The two hardest-hitting points are these:

“The state devolved into a pyramid of the coastal wealthy and interior poor — the dual constituencies of the new progressive movement.

A third of America’s welfare recipients reside in California.   Nearly a quarter of Californians live below the poverty line.”

Yet the coastal elites are billionaires,  and their money and prestige are behind the politics.   Progressive governance fails every time.   Just consider Chicago and Detroit and Baltimore,  cities where progressive Democrats have been in charge for many years without interruption,  and where poverty,  crime,  gang violence and crumbling infrastructure is the rule,  not the exception.

California welcomes the largest number of illegal immigrants,  which the Pew Research  Center found  in 2014 constituted over 6% of the population,  yet were nearly 10% of the state’s labor force.   If you think this does not really affect you,  please reconsider.   Many of your tax dollars are given to states based on population without regard to whether that population is legal or illegal.   That is one reason Democrats want increased immigration,  and don’t care whether it is legal or not.   The more poor there are,  the more votes they can influence with your money,  and the more they can retain and grow their power and control.





Written by timeforthorns

October 22, 2015 at 11:49 pm

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  1. I forwarded to my moonbat in California

    Sent from my iPhone


    Sherry Garner

    October 23, 2015 at 9:46 pm

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