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The great California train wreck
Washington Times, by Robert Knight

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 3/19/2018 5:00:09 AM

Let me just say from the outset that I still miss California. When I see news about my former state, it’s like reading the details of a train wreck after having safely disembarked a comfortable time ago. I and my family got to live in Orange County for seven glorious years and another year in the Bay Area when the state was not convulsed with insanity on stilts.(Snip)Meanwhile, California is in the midst of yet another fiscal crisis. It’s fast becoming the mother of all welfare magnet states while welcoming a surge in illegal immigration. In January, Gov. Brown announced

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: TexaTucky, 3/19/2018 7:16:55 AM     (No. 11576254)

Maybe it´s because I´m just a tourist and don´t have to pay to live there, but every time I go to California I feel like I´m in a special place (special in a good way, not the short bus way). I still love it despite its problems.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: F15 Gork, 3/19/2018 7:34:25 AM     (No. 11576269)

Dumping Moonbeam was the smartest thing Linda Ronstadt ever did.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Sam1, 3/19/2018 8:02:29 AM     (No. 11576290)

I admire and respect our California L-Dotters who continue to fight the good fight .. like President Trump they never take their eye off the ball and just keep on keeping on.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Ribald1, 3/19/2018 9:18:51 AM     (No. 11576361)

Robert. I understand your need to justify cutting and running, and deep down you feel remorse for doing so, and that this article was an attempt to dull the pain.
The train is a bad idea, not because we can´t afford it, just compare the cost to the almost $2.5 trillion we generate every year. It is a bad idea because it will never live up to it´s promises and is not economically viable. Sound like projects going on in every state? Sure does.
When wealthy and successful fighting off parasites becomes a full time job, and the Federal government´s refusal to stop the foreign invasion is hurting a bit right now, but we are doing just fine.
Enjoy licking your wounds.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: smcchk, 3/19/2018 9:20:08 AM     (No. 11576364)

California is a heartbreaker. So beautiful but so intent on destroying itself (and dragging us down with it).

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Reply 6 - Posted by: strike3, 3/19/2018 9:59:27 AM     (No. 11576408)

Things have a way of balancing out. One day the crazies will spread themselves around to most of the other states and California will not be such an exception. The trick is to not elect them to public office.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 3/19/2018 11:42:18 AM     (No. 11576520)

What appears to be mud in the photo at the top of this article isn´t....

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Griller1, 3/19/2018 12:20:06 PM     (No. 11576586)

As much as I would love to take a little glee in the failure of California an its policies, I feel remorse and anger knowing that we, being the rest of the country, will be left having to pay for its decisions.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: dvc, 3/19/2018 1:10:14 PM     (No. 11576650)

I heard an interesting statistic the other day. California has 12% of the US population, but 30% of US welfare recipients.

How wonderful is that? So a person is almost three times as likely to be living on welfare in California as they are in the rest of the country.

I am sure that the Dems are very proud if this.

Train wreck, indeed.

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