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#1 The high-speed rail to almost no where? I feel sorry for the honest, hard-working, responsible people of Kalifornia who get a lot of unwanted tax sucking and unwanted projects forced upon them. Kalifornia does not deserve 55 electoral votes. These votes should be redistributed to other states who are fiscally responsible and their people sane.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-10-09 09:33||
#2 Electoral votes are determined by population, which is determined by the census. Next census isn't until 2020.
Posted by gromky 2012-10-09 10:32||
#3 And if California is home to one-third of the nation's welfare recipients and the largest number of illegal aliens, it is nonetheless apparently happy and thus solidly for Obama, by a +24 percent margin in the latest Field poll. The unemployment rate in my hometown is 16 percent, the per capita income is $16,000 -- and I haven't seen a Romney sticker yet.
Poor people have poor ways. That's why they're poor. You can give them all the money you want and they will squander it. You might as well put your money in the fireplace and burn it.
But I will say, yet again as I have here many times before, that not all of this is the fault of Californians. The lack of enforcement of US immigration laws and the failure to secure our border with Mexico is a FEDERAL FAILURE NOT A CALIFORNIA FAILURE. In this respect we really are victims. And remember, if it can happen here it can happen to all of the rest of you.
You can talk about Jerry Brown all you want, and I'm with you on that. But...
It's hard to teach the children in our schools who don't speak English.
A lot of the prisoners in our overcrowded prisons are illegal aliens.
Finally, if your were unemployed, homeless, shiftless, drug addicted and had nowhere to sleep but outdoors where would you rather be, California or New York? Personally, I would let them starve but as a society we seem unwilling to do that. So what are we in California supposed to do when these people from other states and other nations show up here?
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2012-10-09 13:19||
#4 In a booming economy, large numbers of hard working Amigos are very much needed. In a busted economy with nearly zero new home starts and business construction, who can blame them for not taking the dole? Demographics, they do matter, and cheap labor comes with a price. I have no problem with documented Amigos. If there is work to be done, you'll find few who will worker harder.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-10-09 13:45||
#5 People think that low price means low cost. Got to add up all the costs of the low price. This applies to illegals and it applies to the goods dumped on our shore from China.
Posted by Alaska Paul 2012-10-09 15:49||