NYT Pushing California “Comeback” Over Heads of Poor, Jobless
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  • ojfl

    One things that seems to escape these people is that according to the Census Bureau the policies in California are still making people leave the state. Over the past ten years it is the first time the state has not increased its Congressional contingent because of lack of population growth, even with the influx of immigrants.

  • bigfire

    The mainstream media is hyping California. What else can they do? Hype Illinois that’s also about to go bankrupt?

  • From California Dream to California Nightmare? Almost certainly if present trends continue. And as California goes so goes the nation. Time to take off those PC glasses and take a hard look. Realism is the first disideratum of moral responsibility in this world.

  • Thank you for continuing to point out that the Emperor (an all-inclusive term for Jerry Brown and his MSM boosters) has no clothes. The rosy forecasts following last November’s tax grab are already receding in the rear-view mirror.

  • Why did this happen? Myself and all of my family has been forced out of California. My friends who remain haven’t been able to find work for years.

    It’s weird that the people who practice class discrimination most energetically in this country are liberals.

  • Wow, that Times article is like something from the North Korean newspapers.

  • mbecker908

    At one time California was the “Golden State.” Thanks to Democrats and spineless Republicans it’s morphed into the “Pyrite State.”

  • wolfie773

    Based on the article’s comments, I’d say a number of people share the author’s delusions.

  • Marty Keller

    What’s curious to me is the acquiescence of Californians to the magical thinking. Group fear reaction, perhaps? On the other hand, we’ve always believed ourselves to be exempt from the financial and social laws the beset the commoners (dot-com bubble, anyone?). It’s too bad the state GOP committed hara-kiri; now we’re forced to wait for the Democrats to split.

  • lifeonabudget

    Just wait till they come to the Feds for a bail out. All of us who had no say in the ” the rerouted rivers, the train moving at the speed of Superman, taxing the rich and welcoming a Latino majority ” will be stuck paying for it.

  • Ken G

    This may not be how “progressives used to think,” but the “haves” in California are perfectly happy with the idea of a three-class state consisting of the wealthy, their managers (gov’t), and the serving class. They don’t care if there’s a “real” middle class anymore, the middle class in California will be government workers and union officials.

    • section9

      Instead of the New Deal, it’s the New Serfdom.

    • Caiden

      Of course, liberals are just communists, they want themselves to have all the power and everyone else to dependent to try and remove them. Look at blacks, they devolved back to a slave race to the Democrats for welfare, foodstamps, and section 8 housing, that’s what they’ll do to all the other races if they get their way.

  • section9

    The odd thing is, now that they have Krugman cheerleading the “achievement” of tax increases, increased regulation and rent-seeking for Jerry Brown’s constituent groups, there’s no incentive at all for anyone in the Ruling Party to dial down the looting.
    It’s a bullet train to a Helot State; only the Helots keep voting to keep themselves in chains.

  • And today the city of Stockton, CA declared bankruptcy. Ahh yes, the good old days are back.

  • Gmama

    Well I feel badly for the people of California who didn’t vote Democrats in. However, I wish when they moved to red states they would realize that California has no jobs, high taxes, an overpaid public employees union and too much regulation because of Democrat policies and corruption. Unfortunately they move to other states and turn them blue, repeating the cycle.

    • Caiden

      Liberals are like a disease, when they kill the host body they try and infect another one, I’ve heard this from many places that has had an influx of liberals, they try and put the same destructive policies in place despite having seen it fail with their own eyes.
      I figure thinks won’t get better until the Democrats bankrupt the nation and most liberals are killed by rampaging blacks upset their EBT cards don’t work.

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