As a native Californian, I laughed when I first came across Murphy’s Laws and saw the one that said, “Everything east of the San Andreas fault will eventually plunge into the Atlantic Ocean.”
It’s not so damn funny now in the age of Obama when everything east of the San Andreas fault IS pretty much plunging into the Atlantic Ocean. Especially given the fact that liberals dominate California and are plunging that state into its own special form of hell.
Then again, Murphy – never much for looking at the bright side – predicted Obama would become president in one of his darker moods.
Things were not going well for California. People and businesses were flooding out of California.
It was 2009 when I cited an article which stated an amazing fact regarding the competition for businesses between liberal California and conservative Texas:
Don’t look now, but there’s a new War Between the States under way, and the south is winning. The most dramatic winner is Texas. The cover story of a recent (July 9) issue of The Economist compared California with Texas and implied that the Golden State is falling apart, while the Lone Star State is leading the nation out of the recession. Then, in a mid-July issue of National Review, Kevin D. Williamson said the nation is “Going Alamo,” with new jobs and businesses tipping southward, draining California, the Midwest, and Northeast of their former economic glory.
One indicator of the trend, according to Williamson, is the cost of renting a U-Haul truck for a one-way move. From Austin, Texas to San Francisco, California, the cost is $900, while a one-way rental from San Francisco to Austin is $3,000, due to the exodus of trucks from California.
All this makes sense. We are a mobile nation. People can move easily enough (especially if they rent), and capital can move even faster. Capital, jobs, and businesses will go where they are most welcome, while capital leaves places where it is punished by higher taxes and over-regulation.
Why was it 233 percent more expensive to go from Texas to California than it was to go from California to Texas in a U-Haul truck? Because rats were fleeing the sinking liberal ship of Statism, that’s why.
We found that the most liberal states with the highest tax rates were not only seeing by far and away the most flight as people poured out of states that simply were dead-ends for anybody wanting a damn JOB, but that it was these same liberal states that also had the highest budget deficits. While states that were run by conservatives had the budget surpluses.
Well, of course, it got even worse for California. In the 2010 election, California was pretty much the only state to defy the massive and historic Republican landslide as people across the nation voted against liberalism. California actually gained power for Democrats that year.
Now where are we?
Well, we elected liberal Democrat Jerry Brown. Jerry Brown hiked taxes. And businesses increased their rate of flooding out of the state.
I was in a Burke’s Outlet store today. The store in my town was almost completely empty of merchandise. I asked the manager what was going on and he said that Burke’s – which has more than 500 stores nationwide – was leaving California entirely.
I asked him why that was and he was brutally honest: because of the new tax hikes. There were other states that didn’t piss on their businesses the way California pisses on their businesses via the Democrat Party.
Well, I’m sure all of those Burke’s Outlet employees are thrilled to be out of their jobs. I’m sure those tax hikes on the rich are working out just swell for those poor workers.
You don’t hear this very often, but the Los Angeles Times – in one of their incredibly few honest moments – published the fact that California has a $500 billion deficit because of their giveaways to liberal labor unions:
California’s $500-billion pension time bomb
April 06, 2010|By David Crane
The staggering amount of unfunded debt stands to crowd out funding for many popular programs. Reform will take something sadly lacking in the Legislature: political courage.
The state of California’s real unfunded pension debt clocks in at more than $500 billion, nearly eight times greater than officially reported.
That’s the finding from a study released Monday by Stanford University’s public policy program, confirming a recent report with similar, stunning findings from Northwestern University and the University of Chicago.
We’re doomed in California. And we deserve to be doomed. Plunging into the ocean would be about the best outcome we could dream of compared to the economic collapse we’re eventually going to be unable to keep papering over with insanely bogus “math.”
Liberalism is pure evil, and anybody who has a clue knows that.
Fortunately for liberals, most Americans are stunningly ignorant and depraved people. So it’s working out great for the Democrat Party machine which has succeeded by lying to the most ignorant and stupid populations (such as young people who pretty much are the definition of “stupid”).
Do you want to know who IS flooding in to bankrupt California right now?
SACRAMENTO — Although many of California’s cities and counties have been struggling financially, putting off road repairs, cutting back library hours and reducing police patrols, there is one way in which they have not held back: hiring Sacramento lobbyists.
Local governments’ spending on advocacy in the Capitol has surged in recent years, topping $96 million during the two-year legislative session that ended last fall — an increase of nearly 50% from a decade ago.
The sum dwarfs the lobbying bills of the state’s largest labor unions, big oil companies and other energy interests combined, according to the California secretary of state’soffice. No sector spends nearly as much trying to influence government in California as government.
And, of course, after all of his lies and slander and demagoguery and bogus promises, Obama turns out to be the worst whore for lobbyists’ money in the history of the republic as he sells out this nation like no one has ever even thought of selling it out before.
It’s actually pretty easy to explain what’s happening and why: liberalism is the worship of the State. God is dead. The State is God. And in liberal theology, the State as God sovereignly chooses as our God who wins and who loses, who gets Marxist redistribution and who is forced to pay higher and higher and higher taxes to pay for that Marxist redistribution. And under ObamaCare, the State even gets to decide who lives and who dies as the death panels Sarah Palin predicted turn out to be all to damn real.
And, of course, there too, the State gets to decide who wins and who loses, as liberals grant waivers to the unions and the big corporations that most helped Obama pass his socialist takeover of what used to be the finest medical system on planet earth.
After Black Friday in 1929, just as shortly after the Titanic hit that iceberg, there was a period when things didn’t seem that bad. As an example, after that infamous Black Friday in September of 1929, “In early 1930, credit was ample and available at low rates.” Things were looking up. Everything seemed swell.
Just like now.
Mind you, during the Great Depression, which FDR prolonged by seven years according to economists, we had plenty of lobbyists whoring for more government influence and government money, too. When the government is running everything on the one hand and spending money it doesn’t have on the other, there are always dishonest whores waiting to suck it out of corrupt politicians.
All you have to do is worship Obama and take the mark of the beast, and you too can have a fancy job as a lobbyist. But otherwise, just give up because things are a lot worse than they seem for decent people.
The way of California is the way of Cain. And Cain is burning in hell for his wickedness just like every liberal will soon be.
Update, 3/20/13: What Democrats are doing in California and everywhere else is a firehose of evil that just keeps pouring out of the left. I wrote this article the evening of the 18th and published it so it would come out the 19th. When I woke up the morning of the 19th, what did I learn? That Democrats are doing in California what socialists were trying to do in Cypruss: steal their citizens’ money by any vile means possible.
In California, Democrats actually tried to retroactively tax small businesses five years back. California had provided a tax break for small businesses and other entrepreneurs and Democrats are whores who suck other people’s money. Democrats not only wanted to end the tax break, but they demanded that businesses pay the socialist State BACK every single penny they had received in those tax break – complete with interest and even penalties:
California’s top-end taxpayers — already steamed over a recent hike in the nation’s highest state income tax — are now fuming over a new $120 million retroactive tax grab on small business owners.
In December, the state’s tax authority determined that a tax break claimed over the past few years by 2,500 entrepreneurs and stockholders of California-based small businesses is no longer valid and sent out notices of payment.
“How would you feel if you made a decision, which was made four years ago, (and) you absolutely knew was legally correct and four years later a governing body came in and said, ‘no, it’s not correct, now you owe us a bunch more money. And we’re going to charge you interest on money you didn’t even know you owed’,” Brian Overstreet told Fox News from his office north of San Francisco.
Last year, Overstreet and his fellow investors sold Sagient Research Systems and immediately reported the sale to the California Franchise Tax Board, the state’s version of the IRS. “It was good for the shareholders, it was good for the employees and good for those of us who founded it,” Overstreet said about the sale of the data mining company. “We paid the tax based on the law at the time.”
Here’s the question: how would YOU feel, not that you liberals are capable of mustering up that kind of actual empathy or anything.
The vileness of the left simply has no limits and knows no boundaries.