May each of you have the heart to conceive, the understanding to direct, and the hand to execute works that will leave the world a little better for your having been here. -- Ronald Reagan

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

California's Leftist Establishment Debt Reflects the Rest of Us

How or why is it possible the Democrat Party gets away with being the establishment since the 1930’s, with a couple years off here and there, running up massive city, state and federal debt, increasing poverty, crushing liberty, and keep getting re-elected by successfully blaming Republicans?  Truly a mystery.

California is a microcosm of this. Arnold Schwarzenegger joked in his actor days, when asked about his being a Republican and his wife a Democrat, that being a Democrat was a disease. Guess so. He went from being a Libertarian to a Socialist due to this destructive virus that convinces people submission to the State equals freedom.

Democrats have forever been in power in California. Businesses are fleeing, and even Leftist Hollywood types are claiming residences elsewhere to protect their incomes and assets. Not that there’s any inherent hypocrisy there. The main result of this massive fleeing is the state has had a $3.5 billion tax income shortfall. They are now $16 billion in debt.

The in control forever Democrats mumble about budget cuts and never do. They raise taxes, causing more people, even hypocritical Leftists to leave, further reducing the tax base. Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown, repeat failed governor of the late great state, while advocating (but apparently not meaning it) budget cuts is also trying to convince voters to give themselves a tax increase. The voters need to do that because two thirds of the legislature is needed to raise taxes and there's barely enough Republicans to vote no. Of course what the Dems want to cut is fire and police protection, education and other things that should be the priorities of government. They could cut providing free health care, social security, and myriad other benefits to undocumented Democrats (illegal immigrants) and save $billions. That’s the main budget buster.

Yet, even though they created the problems (assisted by RINO’s), when Republicans offer up a budget that just may work, they are racists and fat cats wanting to oppress the poor even more. Same at the Federal level.     

Under Governor Brown’s tax plan, the state sales tax would “temporarily” be raised by a quarter of a cent, and an income tax increase on people making $250,000 and up. I used to live in California and there are temporary taxes from the 1970’s still in place. Of course more business and people will leave as a result. The result of that result is the bulk of the population are the illegal, the poor, and the barely making it middle class.

The top ten states most in debt, per capita are Hawaii, California, New Jersey, North Dakota, Massachusetts, Delaware, Rhode Island, Oregon and Connecticut. Want to guess which political party rules the roost in those? Top cities in debt trouble are New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Diego to name but a few, and are controlled by what political party?

Here’s a couple California Democrat legislators and their attitude toward the problem and Republicans. Even though they’re federal, the groupthink mindset is the same of state legislators.

Nancy Pelosi:
“This isn’t just about them saying we should reduce the deficit.”  “This is an excuse. The budget deficit is an excuse for the Republicans to undermine government plain and simple. They don’t just want to make cuts, they want to destroy. They want to destroy food safety, clean air, clean water, the department of education. They want to destroy your rights.” …“What we’re trying to do is save the world from the Republican budget. We’re trying to save life on this planet as we know it today.”

Rep. Barbara Lee:
“The current, so-called ‘debt crisis’ has been completely manufactured by House Republicans attempting to advance an extremist agenda. This should be a simple vote to allow the US Treasury to fund all of the programs and obligations of the entire federal government that are already in the law.” (Just how stupid is this woman? Where does she think the money in the Treasury comes from? Does she not know there is no money in the Treasury, the we’ve shot down way past zero?)

There’s a bunch of these characters calling Republicans terrorists for wanting to have a sensible budget. Really.

Beginning in the 1960’s being antiestablishment really took off, though it was just increasing the power of the Leftist establishment. Now the real antiestablishment people are conservatives. It’s tough to overcome nearly eighty years of the entrenched Leftist establishment. Back to the opening question, how or why are citizens still supporting an establishment and political party that have put us $trillions in debt, graduate uneducated children, protect criminals more than law abiding citizens, reduce fire and police support, reduce military protection, not protect the borders, and support deviant behavior over traditional behavior that has proven beneficial to individuals and society. Boggles the mind.

I can only hope this election can at least slow down this decadent destructive disastrous diminishing of America. Become a radical, overthrow the establishment!  

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