The GREAT SOCIALIST CALIFORNIA WELFARE STATE IS DYING

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    Alarming Title, but I like the ones that make you think.

    Having lived in California off and on since 1958 when I was ten years old, I have seen it turn from a conservative state run by transplanted Okies
    Okies, Dust Bowl Migrants from Oklahoma & the Plains on the city and county level to a state run by liberals who had no idea where the money was to come from for the grandiose Socialist schemes.

    About a week ago California admitted that it had to cut more Billions off of its budget because the tax revenue simply was not there. As the unemployment continues to increase (Forget about the Federal numbers as they are all lies.), the revenue continues to fall and fall. Ironically most of the Socialist Welfare provisions are not being cut because the liberals have grandfathered many of them, so the liberals are cutting education funding to the school districts. That is so damn ironic, but it is a reality. Most of the money for sports will be cut next. No more high school football in many of the districts will be the norm rather than the exception. The exceptions will be the districts that still have Okies in charge, even if they are second or third generation.

    My home town from ten on was Escondido. Okies ran everything. They were the mayors, the principals, the police, the small grocers, the small businessmen, and most of the coaches in the community. Escondido was known for fielding the hardest hitting teams in the Forties, Fifties and Sixties because the coaches insisted on that as the team trademark. Our schools won the regional championships as it was expected. I have traveled the country and, based upon my experience in attending high school football games from coast to coast, I always tell people that if I was blindfolded and taken to any part of the country to listen to a high school football game, I could always tell when I was in Texas or Oklahoma because of the impact that one would hear at the line of scrimmage.

    Escondido High is on its way to another football championship again this year, but I have listened to their games, and they are not hitting at the snap of the ball like they used to. The Okie influence has finally worn off. Shame that. Those were damn good people.

    Now, with all the liberals screwing up things, it is all going to hell. We need to rewrite the State Constitution to throw out all the recent "state constitution revised" mandated socialist programs. We simply can not afford them. The other forty nine states will have to take millions of Californians once we stop all the socialist welfare paid for by the state. The immigrants out of the state will not be as hardy as the Okies were coming into the state in the Thirties. We got some damn good hard working people who were of good breeding stock. I am sorry to tell you other states that we will be sending you a lot of people who only qualify as free loaders who think Socialism is a birth right. I think we will hold on to our Okies. We will need them. Damn Straight People.
     
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    I think attacking welfare expenditure is a jolly spiffing idea. Such expenditure is a clearcut example of economic waste, with income distributions and involuntary unemployment ensuring that government bureaucracy is required to maintain the physical efficiency of the workforce. Socialism, by enabling income distributions to adapt to supply and demand conditions, would actually reduce the need for that waste. Hate welfare? Join the socialists
     
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    Thjats called replacing one form of welfare with another. It has worked so well in France we need it here too.
    Now get the fuck back on ignore where you belong, dickhead.
     
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    France is liberal democratic. It certainly will use its welfare system in support of the inefficiency engineered by capitalism
     
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    Many decades of illegal aliens using a system, and not paying their taxes.
    To many Prisons, California incarcerates more people than any other state.
    To many Highways, and interstates. To much pollution.
    To many people flooding the State for to many years, using state resources.
    And a State government that did not take in enough taxes.
    They need to institute a water tax, and a overall general purpose tax now!
     
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    California is already overtaxed. It is one of the most expensive states to live in. That is the reason why whole businesses are pulling up stakes and leaving for other states with less of a tax burden

    The solution is not more taxation. IT IS LESS TAXATION!
     
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    SOme solutions just seem obvious. I guess too obvious for politicians.
     
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    Only if you ignore the rationality of public good provision! The call for less tax becomes an example of the inconsistency of individual self-interests with the maximisation of economic activity
     
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    Psychic spies from China
    Try to steal your mind's elation
    Little girls from Sweden
    Dream of silver screen quotations
    And if you want these kind of dreams
    It's Californication

    It's the edge of the world
    And all of western civilization
    The sun may rise in the East
    At least it settles in the final location
    It's understood that Hollywood
    sells Californication

    Pay your surgeon very well
    To break the spell of aging
    Celebrity skin is this your chin
    Or is that war your waging

    [Chorus:]
    First born unicorn
    Hard core soft porn
    Dream of Californication
    Dream of Californication

    Marry me girl be my fairy to the world
    Be my very own constellation
    A teenage bride with a baby inside
    Getting high on information
    And buy me a star on the boulevard
    It's Californication

    Space may be the final frontier
    But it's made in a Hollywood basement
    Cobain can you hear the spheres
    Singing songs off station to station
    And Alderon's not far away
    It's Californication

    Born and raised by those who praise
    Control of population everybody's been there
    and
    I don't mean on vacation

    [Chorus]

    Destruction leads to a very rough road
    But it also breeds creation
    And earthquakes are to a girl's guitar
    They're just another good vibration
    And tidal waves couldn't save the world
    From Californication

    Pay your surgeon very well
    To break the spell of aging
    Sicker than the rest
    There is no test
    But this is what you're craving
     
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    Or may I keep much of what I earned rather than pay you to live off what I earned.
     

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