Friday, July 08, 2016

California Steaming


Will California ever thrive again?

The wealthy elite escape the regulatory hell they’ve created for the underclass

Victor Davis Hanson - - Wednesday, July 6, 2016

There was more of the same old, same old California news recently. Some 62 percent of state roads have been rated poor or mediocre. There were more predications of huge cost overruns and yearly losses on high-speed rail — before the first mile of track has been laid. One-third of Bay Area residents were polled as hoping to leave the area soon.

Such pessimism is daily fare, and for good reason.

Grass-roots voter pushbacks are seen as pointless. Progressive state and federal courts have overturned a multitude of reform measures of the last 20 years that had passed with ample majorities.
The basket of California state taxes — sales, income and gasoline — rates among the highest in the United States. Yet California roads and K-12 education rank near the bottom.
After years of drought, California has not built a single new reservoir. Instead, scarce fresh aqueduct water is still being diverted to the sea. Thousands of rural central California homes, in Dust Bowl fashion, have been abandoned due to a sinking aquifer and dry wells.

One in three American welfare recipients resides in California. Almost a quarter of the state population lives below or near the poverty line. Yet the state’s gas and electricity prices are among the nation’s highest. [Full]

Game on?


Juice said...

As a 4th generation native who evacuated in spring 2009, the answer is: Not as long as Liberalism exists. What??

pdwalker said...

And those idiots will leave their fouled nests and then foul their new ones.

The US needs internal borders.

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