In baseball terms - this is a decoy. Intended to "fake out" anyone
intending to vote for Romney. CA could be a red state if every registered
republican would cast a ballot on Nov 6.Don't let propaganda
like this fool you.
Utah should wake up and be careful to not fall into the liberal democrat welfare
state that California has become. It is really scarry to see the once great
Golden State now bankrupt with a debt and deficits about as wide as the Pacific
No coincidence that the two states, California and New York, listed as having
the highest migration are both staunch Obama (Democratic) supporters. Both
states are turning into the equivalent of third world countries and both are
governed by Democrats.
Ai would not put too much faith in this liberals paper article. The only places
CA is liberal is in LA and SFO, other than that's the state is
conservative. The only reason the LA Times is writing this article is because
they BO is in deep trouble even in CA.CA is in trouble financially
because the liberal democrat legislatures in Sacramento have made the state a
welfare state....no body works in CA and most are on dole not to mention all the
illegas who are sucking every government system dry and the liberals are
allowing it to happen.Also, the state also has an over 50%
unemployqment rate. Lesson to be learned....only give goods and services those
who earn it.
Re: williary Kearns, UT"What a waste of time. Neither campaign will
spend any money in California. Why even bring it up?"Because the
Left Coast (California) is a perfect example of the liberal mentality, and the
associated consequences. They are drowning in a sea of red ink, can't even
be honest about a budget they don't have money to fund, and fail to
understand that when you borrow money you have to pay it back ..... with
Though I probably can agree with what you have said about California, the people
there just keep believing Obama. They don't care what reality is. They
think Obama can save them. I think this is what is so dangerous--overload all
of the government systems until the whole thing fails. I guess I do worry a
lot. We need in the worst way to get rid of Obama.
California is transforming into a Mexico, and soon most will be in poverty.
Can't figure out how to vote in quality, and honest leadership. Go on
Barack--"make their day".
What a waste of time. Neither campaign will spend any money in California. Why
even bring it up? Did someone believe Mitt had a chance to break into
California, the state that raided their 9/11 funds which were collected and
designated for families of victims of 9/11 but which were used instead to try
and help plug the state's budget deficit.It's no wonder
that liberals in California supports Obama. It makes perfect sense ..... to
California, the state that started off with a $9.2 billion dollar deficit for
2012 that quickly ballooned to $16 billion. It is no wonder that California
supports Obama. They want things they can't afford and which expect their
children to pay for.
Just because California follows the left plan and Obama does not mean it is good
for the nation! This state needs a leader willing to make cuts and not be
beholding to the unions of any type! In California it costs 3 times as much as
in Texas to house a prisoner? Why? Prison Guard Union! In California they pay
the highest teachers salaries but have the highest drop out rate! Why? The
Teachers union! In California state employee counts have rocketed up even with a
declining population. 30-40 percent increase in state employees over the past
ten years? Why? State Employee union! Unions dumped tens of millions into Jerry
Brown's campaign as well as into the Assembly members campaigns and all it
gets us is more debt and sweetheart deals to their supporters at the expense of
the average citizen! That is the model Obama is working with! It does not work!
look at Illinois they have the same plan! High taxes(raised a third this past
year, declines in business and huge debt! The spending plans on the left
don't work and Obama has proved that for going on 4 years! He has failed!
Again if California and the Democrat philosophy is the answer why is it that 1/3
of all those on Food Stamps live in California but California represents 12
percent of the US population. California wants to spend 219 billion to build a
high speed rail line using Federal and State dollars that will still leave
tickets more expensive than airfare. The Governor says enough people will ride
to make it profitable but yet systems in New York City, Chicago and Toyko fail
to turn a profit in dense metro areas with ridership exceeding 37 percent of the
population! California is surviving with smoke and mirros and its past
reputation! California has chased the entire Airplane industry out which used to
be the largest area for airline employment! Over regulated and over taxed and
the state is cracking apart! Los Angeles(240 million dollar deficit) and
it's schools(300 million dollar deficit) are broke with 70 percent failing
to graduate! The streets are filthy every street corner has someone in need,
thousands now mull around the Salvation Army center but, President Obama calls
the Los Angeles mayor the best in the United States! Really? By what standards?
If the people of California were so smart about politics in general then why is
California so bad off? California leads the Democrat trends year after year, but
rational people see what is happening in California! California has a 11 percent
unemployment rate for those getting benefits but it is a fact that unemployment
in California is 15.9 percent. California's deficit this year is running at
16 billion after the legislature and Governor had predicted just a few short
months ago it would decline! California has 600 billion in unfunded mandates. If
tax increases were the answer this state would not be in this mess. California
has the highest income tax rate! Make 45 k and pay 9 plus percent to the State!
And they want a larger increase this year! Try a 13 percent rate. California
spends over 1/2 of all taxes taken in on Education yet over 50 percent of kids
state wide fail to graduate! 1 million people left the state since 2000 and
California lost 2 electoral votes/House seats. 1/3 of all the millionaires left
the state after the last tax increase! 6,000 businesses left the state this past
Just another attack on Mitt Romney by a reporter at a left wing paper. The
report fails to state that in State after State President Obama has been pressed
to win that State's delegates running against nameless opponents including
prisoners! Oklahoma, Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia and ect .. the President
is getting a wake up call in the voting booth. In some cases losing over 40
percent of the vote!President Obama has his running mate, Mitt
Romney does not! What happens if Romney picks a prominent Latino? Maybe 3
million votes switch in California. As more and more Asian and Mexican citizens
in California find out how the President's policies have hurt their ability
to help their families overseas they will switch too! Voters in California have
repeatedly the last two years struck down attemps by the Democrat Assembly and
Governor to raise taxes through legislation and by Propositions! Failing to
report loses for tax increases of 66-70 percent on economic issues and taxes
does not bode well for the President!Neither does 46.6 million on
Food Stamps, 23.5 million unemployed and pay to play loan guarantees to failed
President approved bankrupted companies! Obama Failed!
California will continue to suffer, because they keep doing the something over
and over again.