CA Governor Jerry Brown Tried To Build A Liberal Paradise, But Now Residents Are Awakening To A HARSH Reality

California used to be the bastion of conservative ideals. It is, after all, the home state of Ronald Reagan. However, in the past few decades the state has significantly deteriorated due to its shift towards liberal policies.

Investor’s Business Daily reported on the state of California and it is not pretty:

“Some 62% of state roads have been rated poor or mediocre.

“After years of drought, California has not built a single new reservoir. Instead, scarce fresh aqueduct water is still being diverted to sea. Thousands of rural central California homes, in Dust Bowl fashion, have been abandoned due to a sinking aquifer and dry wells.

“One in three American welfare recipients resides in California. Almost a quarter of the state population lives below or near the poverty line.

“Current state-funded pension programs are not sustainable.”

All of these inadequacies are coupled with the fact that the states continues to tax its residents at a higher rate than just about another state.

“California depends on a tiny elite class for about half of its income tax revenue. Yet many of these wealthy taxpayers are fleeing the 40-million-person state, angry over paying 12% of their income for lousy public services.

“The basket of California state taxes — sales, income and gasoline — rates among the highest in the U.S. Yet California roads and K-12 education rank near the bottom.

“The state’s gas and electricity prices are among the nation’s highest.”

And to think that liberals in congress want to expand these leftist ideals nationwide. Our country would be in ruins!

California has a serious problem on their hands and it needs to be resolved for before that problem spreads nationwide.

  • Simple_Man

    California used to be the envy of the nation and the world. See the list of bad policies and bad decisions by Governor “Moonbeam” Brown to understand why California has been run into the ground. http://www.wnd.com/2010/06/163253/

    • Norbert

      Simple_Man,
      Yeah, I can remember being so proud of California and being a Californian. Reagan was sure right when he talked about what can happen in only one generation.

  • caligirl1960

    Blame all the illegal aliens that voted moonbeam brown into office in the first place! pretty soon they will be gone and we can get someone with a brain in there otherwise we will turn into another city like Chicago,Baltimore, and Michigan!

  • Mark Samarin

    Why do we let Liberals ruin all of the good real estate?

    • dennis w

      because………………………….

  • gobrien

    I’m disappointed — the wealthy elitists are only paying 12% of their income. Based on true socialism they should be paying 100% of their income. Don’t worry, the government will provide them with a small stipend equal to what everyone is allotted. They shouldn’t be allowed to own any property either — it belongs to the socialist government. Just think how many refugees and illegals those mansions could house once converted to public housing.

    • Jay

      with Tongue in cheek, I AGREE, – – – eradicate socialism. , and moonbeam

  • Dave Campbell

    So just where are the “residents awakening (to anything let alone) a harsh reality?” I live in the People’s Republic of California and I don’t see any awakening of any kind. All I see is government breaking things and people then voting for more government.

    • Norbert

      Dave Campbell,
      I agree with you. I don’t think there is any hope for California. I’m not the crying type, but if there was ever a time for that, it’s now. It’s just that it now seem hopeless. Trump MIGHT be able to start a mass exodus of the wetbacks, but the scales have been tipped, and there are now too many that have acquired legal status. You can have multiculturalism; for me, I prefer the stock that built this country and this nation.

  • Howard A Milor Jr.

    The bottom line is Socialist/Marxism does not, never has and never will work!
    The only answer is to get a job and go to,work!

  • Howard A Milor Jr.

    Jerry Brown is a damn fool yet the people of California seem to like him? I guess because you can get a check and do nothing? The state is like a bunch of lemings heading for the cliff!

  • Anonymous American

    If you think Gov. Moonbeam is bad, just wait until one of his proteges runs for POTUS: Senator Kamala Harris. (A San Franciscan and former Attorney General of California, she took over former Senator Barbara Boxer’s Senate seat.) She is just as bad, if not worse. She is the Progressive Queen when it comes to Progressive/Liberal policies. She will try to socialize the USA right down to requiring “open doors” to all.

    Gavin Newsom, former Mayor of San Francisco and current Lieutenant Governor of California, is set to run for Governor once Jerry finally retires. Expect more of the same socialist, “green” policies that Jerry championed while running our once Golden State into the ground.

    How do you like the new law Gov. Moonbeam just signed requiring that California gets 33% of all it’s electricity from renewable sources, i.e., solar and wind by 2020. Soon, all home owners will be required to have solar units on their roofs. Can you home owners afford the cost? I am a home owner, and I can’t afford the cost even with all of the so-called subsidies.

    It’s bad enough that we are forced to support illegal aliens. It’s bad enough that we are forced to pay for “free” legal represention for illegal aliens. It’s ridiculous that we are forced to pay for illegal alien education, health care and to add insult to injury, they are able to ignore the U.S. immigration laws in California.

    Our roads and bridges are crumbling. No new reservoirs or dams have been built in California except the one near Hemet, CA and it is only an 800k dam. No repairs have been made to existing dams/reservoirs since Jerry took office. Instead, the money allocated for repair and maintenance, has been diverted to other “worthy” causes.

    Aren’t you all sick and tired of taxes being diverted for all of these socialist programs? Aren’t you all sick and tired of the moochers flocking to our once Golden State?

    I keep voting against these progressive policies to no avail. Nobody represents me. I feel disenfranchised because the people currently in government do not represent me, my core values or my practicality. I can’t wait to leave California even though I have lived here all my life.

  • flpbpress

    Jerry Brown ought to spend a month in Venezuela.

    • Norbert

      fipbress,
      He could, but he’d rather turn California into another Venezuela.

  • “The goal of socialism is communism” – Vladimir Lenin

    “We are 5 days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America” – Barack Obama

    “…They have infiltrated every conceivable sphere of activity: youth groups, radio, television, and motion picture industries, church, school, educational and cultural groups, the press, national minority groups, and civil and political units…” John Stormer- “None Dare Call it Treason” 1964

    See: “AGENDA – Grinding America Down” – vimeo

    Read: “None Dare Call it Conspiracy” – Gary Allen, 1971 – read online

  • CharlyO

    Governor Moonbeam is proof enough that CA, which is part of the USA, is full of loons and mostly high. However, if that state’s official action gets to serious about leaving the Union you will see more piles of dirt in the desert. Not gonna happen! Now, if they want to leave the USA as individuals go to it. We’ll help you get to Somalia or someplace.