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Destroying the California Dream

Aggie9595 Wrote: May 03, 2012 8:16 AM
* SHRUG * .....why bother to save it .....instead use it like we use Detroit and all the other liberal versions of paradise they have created ....we have yet to have them give us an entire state that they have compleatly destroyed .....and what a object lesson this one will be ....Cal perhaps the most easy living on the planet .....a liberal waste land and entirely self created
garageman Wrote: May 03, 2012 12:33 PM
You miss the point. Seattle and Portland are liberal and yet highly livable. The issue is race: Is California prepared to take steps to raise the percentage of its population who are Caucasion?
rob1633 Wrote: May 03, 2012 9:16 AM
You folks that express the idea that we can just allow CA to fall obviously don't understand that CA's geographic size is the same as Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia...combined! It has more agricultural production than twice that number of states, not to get into every other industry that produces there. To just shrug and ignore CA is to hand the Dems a huge advantage that is pretty difficult for us to ever recover from. The rest of the US just does not have the population to overcome the political advantage in electoral votes, let alone every other advantage. The only thing we have going for us right now is that CA government is self destructing at every level. Now is the time to prevent us being drug down with them
beefonrocks Wrote: May 03, 2012 10:47 AM
If our recent recession has taught us anything, it should be that there should be no classification of "too big to fail"

California will suffer whatever fate its citizens allow. The remainder of the country has no influence or vote.

As for the economy of California, it is moving, rapidly, to other parts of the country. There is nothing in California's economy that cannot be replaced elsewhere.

The best thing for our country's future is to see California swirl down the drain, so as to place a resounding punctuation on the fate of a nanny state.
rob1633 Wrote: May 03, 2012 9:06 AM
The problem with your argument is that California is not Rhode Island. We, as US Citizens, need to be concerned about California that makes up 1/7 to 1/5 of our US GDP depending on how you measure the GDP. Detroit can go to hell in a hand basket and maybe it impacts three other states directly. California has been dragging the US down with it and will destroy us if we don't support the California GOP in pulling it back from the brink. We have been treating CA as the Left Coast, too far away to bother us. Right now, CA license plates are all over NC in advance of the convention. They aren't here to enjoy nature! You cannot run from this because CA politics eventually makes it's way to the most remote corners. We have to make a stand!

Cuba is a one-party state. North Korea is a one-party state. California is a one-party state.

I'm not trying to draw any false parallels.

But I've noticed bad things happen when one political party has complete control of a government for too long, whether it's the Communist Party that's wrecked Cuba for 50 years or the Democrat Party that's wrecked California for 40.

So far, the Democrat monopoly in Sacramento has done nothing to cause Californians who seek greater freedom, lower taxes and a better business climate to begin taking rafts to Oregon or Mexico. But give the Democrats time.