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Tue Jun 11, 2019, 11:25 AM

What's the matter with California?



California wants to look after its people, so it keeps expanding its social safety net. It also wants to welcome all comers and so embraces illegal immigrants and protects them in sanctuary cities.

To see how this is working out, visit Skid Row in L.A. or neighborhoods in San Francisco or elsewhere where homeless camps are spreading.

Caring for all Californians is made harder by the state importing as many non-Americans as possible.


It's almost incredible, but also entirely characteristic, that California lawmakers have now decided to give healthcare free to nearly 100,000 illegal immigrants aged 19 to 25.

California has covered illegal immigrant children since 2016 under MediCal, the state’s version of Medicaid, at a cost of some $360 million. Now Gov. Gavin Newsom has agreed with state lawmakers to add another $98 million to California's spending by expanding coverage to young adults.

Just as California lacks enough homes to house its inhabitants, so it also lacks enough doctors to care for them. The additional budget bloat on healthcare will worsen that shortage.

The promise of unlimited free stuff from the government isn't just an unfunded liability. It’s also a magnet for illegal immigration. California already faces a border catastrophe. In the past year, its San Diego and El Centro border sectors have seen respective increases of 611% and 345% in family unit apprehensions. MediCal expansion creates incentives that will make that problem much worse.

If the damage were confined to California, one might be tempted to shrug and suggest that Californians choose themselves a better government. But the problem will spill over to the rest of the country, and to Americans who did not elect the irresponsible Sacramento government.

Border enforcement is mostly a federal responsibility, and we will all have to live with and deal with the consequences of an influx of illegal immigrants and a further strain on detention facilities' ability to cope.

When California raises taxes to pay for foreigners' healthcare, it weighs down on the federal budget because state and local taxes are partly deductible from federal income taxes. The rest of the country must subsidize more than $100 billion of spending by the Utopians in Sacramento.

When the Golden State's finances deteriorate, watch for Sacramento to beg for a bailout. Even before then, the rest of America must foot the bill for California’s overstuffed classrooms, decaying infrastructure, and everything else funded federally.

The California dream of taking care of everyone's needs is undermined by the California dream of open borders. State lawmakers were forced to choose between them, and they chose open borders. One must hope that one day the state's voters choose different lawmakers.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/editorials/whats-the-matter-with-california


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Squeek Jun 11 #1
GoldwatersSoul Jun 11 #5
Squeek Jun 11 #6
GoldwatersSoul Jun 11 #7
Lira Jun 11 #8
Red Bull Jun 11 #2
joefriday6 Jun 11 #3
Goldengirl Jun 11 #4
PrescientWon. Jun 11 #9
KittyCatIdiots Jun 11 #11
KittyCatIdiots Jun 11 #10
batcat Jun 12 #12

Response to JanetS (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 11:50 AM

1. Maybe the author of that article doesn't realize

"If the damage were confined to California, one might be tempted to shrug and suggest that Californians choose themselves a better government. But the problem will spill over to the rest of the country, and to Americans who did not elect the irresponsible Sacramento government."



or maybe doesn't care to acknowledge, is that we all have to live with the consequences of someone else's voting.

City...state...federal...

What else can ya do?




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Response to Squeek (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 03:50 PM

5. Indeed...

There are states willing to cede the power of their vote to California by forcing their electirs to vote with the popular vote. Federalism will be destroyed. That is their aim.

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Response to GoldwatersSoul (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 05:24 PM

6. I live in a very small state

that cedes its power all the time to larger states like CA and OH and FL and TX and I feel like my individual vote doesn't count in presidential elections.

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Response to Squeek (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 06:07 PM

7. If the electors in your state...

Are forced to vote for the winner of the popular vote, your vote doesnt matter.

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Response to Squeek (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 07:26 PM

8. Hope that

one of their secessionist movements catches fire. I doubt anyone who try to hang onto that state.

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Response to JanetS (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 11:52 AM

2. They keep voting for utopia

It sucks that when the dumb fuckers move out because it is do fucked up they continue voting for utopia in their new state.🤯

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Response to JanetS (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 11:59 AM

3. Living here in California is like living in a warm, sunny sewer with Nutria running the State.

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Response to JanetS (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 03:42 PM

4. The liberals think it is a good thing to do and the Democrats love them.

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Response to JanetS (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 08:14 PM

9. I've lived here for 30+ years... its a fucking DUMP.

This is what happens when the immigrants and the freaks become the majority in State government.

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Wed Jun 12, 2019, 12:32 AM

12. Democrats. (n/t)

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