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    Gov. Jerry Brown's advice for Washington

    Source: LA Times

    WASHINGTON--As Washington tries to find a way past the political dysfunction that triggered the shutdown of the federal government, Gov. Jerry Brown came to town Thursday to suggest it look for inspiration in California.

    Brown told a ballroom of liberals celebrating the anniversary of the Center for American Progress, one of the left’s favorite think tanks, that it was only a few years ago California had been written off by the pundits as a lost cause.

    “Three years ago California was called a failed state,” he said. “They were virtually chortling in the conservative venues.”

    Brown credited California’s turnaround to a series of ballot measures. The measures allowed a state budget to get passed with a simple majority of lawmakers, put an independent commission in charge of voting boundaries, and raised taxes by billions of dollars.

    Read more: http://www.latimes.com/nation/politi...,6860597.story

    Taxes fix everything.

    I don't see any of the DUmmies talking about the residents of CA that had to move to avoid the high taxes.

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    2. And he is able to do so only with the support of a totally non-Republican Congress.

    Speaks volumes as to the efficacy of the Democratic vs Republican philosophies.

    I wish more of the country would realize this.
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    California's turnaround? Did I miss something? Are the schools suddenly performing? Has the state balanced it budget? Are the cities suddenly safer? No wonder they call him Governor Moonbeam.

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    Taking creative bookkeeping to the edge of criminal fraud is not really the same thing as saving a failing state. The basic problems are still there, just as untreated as before, all he has done is delay the inevitable collision with reality from happening on his watch, while magnifying the effect when it eventually does come.
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    Only a Moonbat would call thousands of people and hundreds of businesses leaving to avoid the high taxes and massive regulations a success.

    Its like calling a forest fire a great success for the trees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DumbAss Tanker View Post
    Taking creative bookkeeping to the edge of criminal fraud is not really the same thing as saving a failing state. The basic problems are still there, just as untreated as before, all he has done is delay the inevitable collision with reality from happening on his watch, while magnifying the effect when it eventually does come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan D. Doty View Post
    Only a Moonbat would call thousands of people and hundreds of businesses leaving to avoid the high taxes and massive regulations a success.

    Its like calling a forest fire a great success for the trees.


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