Where are the pink vagina hats? John and Ken ask that question as sex offenders and other violent criminals — who happened to plead their case down to unburden the financial cost of prosecuting violent drug and sex related crimes — are going to be released into the California population via Prop 57… coupled with the earlier Prop 47, which has led to law-enforcement death — will harm Californians (via my post election commentary):
HOTAIR notes the most recent example of California’s horrible water policy:
I find it amazing the amount of disconnect people in my state have in regards to how we have gotten to this point in our water policy. California has known for MANY DECADES of the types of cyclical droughts we encounter and had plenty of time to prepare. Instead of preparring, we pumped out 30,000 acre feet and 15,000 acre feet of water 29-Steelhead and 6-steelhead fish, respectively.
What does this mean practically? This:
- The 15,000 acre feet of water based on a statewide per capita use average could supply 174,301 Californians with water for a year to the combined populations of Tracy and Santa Barbara. Combined with last month’s pulse flow release, the 30,000 acre feet of water is the equivalent of the combined annual water needs of the cities of Stockton, Lathrop, Ripon, and Escalon (Water Pulsing, Insane Policies Keeping California “Back-Woods”)
And why haven’t we built reservoirs? Environmentalists and the Democrats who support them (like Jerry Brown)….
The main reason this is the case — I mean besides the Democrats tendency to “spend-spend-spend,”
- California’s Real Debt Is $1.3-Trillion
- Jerry Brown Just Destroyed California’s Economy (SB 32)
- Jerry Brown Attacks California’s Dairy Industry
- John & Ken Discuss CalPERS Ponzi Scheme
- Minimum Wage and Regulations Killing L.A.’s Garment District
- John & Ken Discuss Rising Gas Prices via California Bill SB-350
HOTAIR tells the story of our fine State’s fudging of budgets:
John and Ken speak to Marc Joffe of the CALIFORNIA POLICY CENTER in regard to these recent articles on the subject of California’s fiscal emergency:
One aspect Marc Joffe mentioned would be a way to overcome this “debt” is to increase California’s population… however, we see through some recent stories…
…this is not a viable option… nor will it be as long as Democrats are in charge:
In other words, Californians are doomed if remaining on this course.
John and Ken detail just how out of control California’s (and really, society as a whole) “fiscal common sense” is and why we as a state will stay in the red. So when someone says schools are broke… point this story out to them:
Here is FOX NEWS‘ story on this lunacy:
California taxpayers will be funding a convicted murder’s sex change operation, according to the prisoner’s attorneys.
Shiloh Heavenly Quine, 57, who is serving a life sentence for murder, will be receiving “sex-reassignment surgery” and will be transferred to a women’s prison, the Los Angeles Times reported.
The state of California will cover much of the funds for Quine’s operation, which will be the first to take place under a new Golden State standard.
Quine, who was born Rodney James Quine according to CNS News, killed a man in 1980 and stole his car during a drug and alcohol-fueled rampage, Abby Huntsman reported.
The Times reported that Farida Baig, the daughter of victim Shahid Ali Baig, legally petitioned to block the surgery but was unsuccessful:
“My dad begged for his life… I’m helping pay for [Quine’s] surgery… It’s kind of like a slap in the face,” Baig said….
Dennis Prager discusses a Los Angeles Times Op-Ed article regarding minimum wage entitled: “Leaving for Las Vegas: California’s minimum wage law leaves businesses no choice.” Here is the bottom line from the article (and this will definitely make it into my ECON 101 page):
The pension crisis in California is the worst in the country, and it will continue to get worse as Jerry Brown and the environmentalists strap this state with regulations that choke businesses to death — see:
IBD has this article on the issue:
Steve Hayward ends with this in a recent article on the direction California is headed:
John and Ken read from an L.A. TIMES article that raises the alarm a bit too late for Californians.
- Californians are likely to pay more for gasoline, electricity, food and new homes — and to feel their lives jolted in myriad other ways — because their state broadly expanded its war on climate change this summer. The ambitious new goals will require complex regulations on an unprecedented scale, but were approved in Sacramento without a study of possible economic repercussions. Some of the nation’s top energy, housing and business experts say the effort may not only raise the cost of staples, but also slow the pace of job and income growth for millions of California families.
Not that most them care about the business climate anyways. The attrition has been happening for many years (More Businesses Leave California), and California is chasing alternative energy companies (Two Models: Prosperity or Egalitarianism) out of the state as well. An earlier discussion mentioned these new regulations hurting the economy of California (Jerry Brown Just Destroyed California’s Economy), but this article is just another nail in the coffin. Not to mention the many other factors killing California… like the teachers unions (California Teacher Unions Draining State Budget) and the pension promised benefits to the state’s other unions (State Deficits Budget Shortfall on Pensions || The Author of “Plunder” Interviewed).
ZERO HEDGE has some info on this as well:
John and Ken discuss how Governor Jerry Brown may have just bankrupted California.
Some main points about the bill:
Energy prices, food prices, car costs, etc., will all go up. As California becomes more expensive as a state to do business in, MORE businesses will leave and jobs will be lost. It will leave only the giants in business being able to pay for the extra costs, thus, whittling out competition. California will have a few large corporations left in it as well as a few large unions… all subsidizing the Democrat Party to force competition out of their markets.
The L.A. Times notes this as well:
This is really a back-door way to implement the previously failed SB 350 and more in order to tax people for California’s unfunded liabilities. JOHN & KEN previously discussed SB 350 noting the harmful effects it would have.
In an excellent article over at the WASHINGTON TIMES, we read this:
Of course I have been talking about this for years (CARL’S JR. as one example), and posting audio on this issue for years as well…
When California makes it too expensive for alternative energy companies to survive in this state… you know the chickens are coming home to roost!
The question my wife asked, very astutely, is what are these numbers we are talking about. Here they are:
Here is page one of a more bullet pointed and graphed path (click it for the PDF) to these reductions that are impossible and is only a way for the state to gain more monetary resources to pay for their B.S.
- A mere 2% of the carbon emissions credits that the California Air Resources Board (CARB) put up for auction in May were sold. The quarterly auction raised only $10 million of the $500 million that CARB projected. That’s awful news for Democrats in Sacramento who planned to spend the windfall on high-speed rail, housing and electric-car subsidies. (WSJ)
According to the Vermont Senator’s website, the Democratic Party draft platform reads:
- “Democrats believe that climate change is too important to wait for climate deniers and defeatists in Congress to start listening to science, and support using every tool available to reduce emissions now.” (Global Warming Is Too Important To Wait For Democracy)
Too important to wait for Congress? Which is why stuff like the above have to be passed via executive order — like Jerry Brown did. Whether on the state or federal levels, Democrats love growing government and regulating every aspect of the citizens life… by fiat. King George is back. It is merely “King George” forcing policies the public would never approve of:
THERE MAY BE A FAIL-SAFE HOWEVER!
In an excellent post at CLIMATE UNPLUGGED, it is noted that this signing into law by fiat would still need to pass a “California appellate court will soon rule as to whether it violates Proposition 13”
I hope the court sees the unconstitutionality [California’s constitution] of this and kills it all!