Ben Shapiro

California is dying. Even Democrats recognize it, which is why they're trying European-style, tepid austerity measures.

And yet, on a national level, Democrats continue to lie to the American public. They suggest that if the federal government pursues the same policies that got California into this mess -- all the way down to California's new $68 billion idiotic high- speed rail -- the country will somehow perform precisely contrary to California.

It's nonsense. But it does suggest one thing: The Democrats, on a national level, don't have America's best interests at heart. Democrats in California never had California's best interests at heart; they merely had their own political interests at heart. The results show it: a bankrupt state, utterly dominated by Democrats. Democratic legislators are fat and happy; citizens are told to eat cake.

President Obama and his Democratic cronies now want to follow California's lead. The rest of the country, however, can look at California and see a domestic Greece at hand. A few more states like it and there won't be anyone left to pay the freight. The United States becomes the European Union.

Ben Shapiro

Ben Shapiro is an attorney, a writer and a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center. He is editor-at-large of Breitbart and author of the best-selling book "Primetime Propaganda: The True Hollywood Story of How the Left Took Over Your TV."
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