A fine example of how Democrats screw up everything can be found in California.The Democrats/Unions got what they supported and now are whining!
Democrats believe anything, then cry when they get their wishes!
Democrats are screwing the USA.
"The AFL-CIO approved a resolution saying that President Obama's health care overhaul will drive up the costs of union-sponsored health plans to the point that workers and employers are forced to abandon them."
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Despite what God and man in the past have given the state, CA has often squandered its inheritance,it is called Death by Liberal Policy.
For all its costly investments in wind & solar power, CA electricity rates are the steepest in the nation.
The tab falls most heavily not on the green elites of the affluent coastal communities, but on the poor and middle classes concentrated in the hotter & colder interior. For many in Fresno or Bakersfield, keeping on the air conditioning when August temperatures hit 100 is a fantasy from a bygone age.
Californians pay among the highest gas prices in the country. Again, those astronomical costs seem surreal, given that the state sits atop huge untapped deposits of gas & oil.
The California paradox of having among the highest taxes and among the worst services is also echoed in state-by-state rankings of public school test scores. California continues to place near the bottom.
Do those sky-high California gas taxes translate into superb roads? Not yet at least. Reason Foundation's 20th annual highway report ranked California roads 47th in the nation.
In the last 20 yrs, 3.4M middle- and upper-middle-class Californians have fled paradise for low- or no-tax states. In contrast, the state currently has had the largest influx of residents who immigrated ILLEGALLY.
Although exact numbers are impossible to obtain, estimates suggest that about 3M Latin American nationals are residing in California. Many are hardworking immigrants, but most arrive illegally, don't speak English, and don't have money or a high school education.
Ensuring foreign nationals minimum parity with US citizens requires huge state inputs in education, law enforcement and health services. The 2012 census listed CA as having the highest poverty level (23.5%) of any state in the union.
A state with roughly 12% of the U.S. population is now home to 33% of the nation's welfare recipients.
What, then, is the state's strategy for recovery? More taxes, regulations and government.
Apparently, officials in Sacramento assume that the state's rich inheritance, coastal culture, and natural beauty and climate will ensure that most Californians stay put, keep innovating, and pony up far more in sales, income and gas taxes.
The exorbitant cost of living will simply be the shakedown price of being a resident of hip Newport Beach or Palo Alto -- places believed to be safe, if not immune, from the turmoil growing elsewhere in the state.
So will California recover its past glory -- or go the way of Detroit?
It may do both.
Coastal greens, progressive Bay Area gays, liberal urban elites and hip dot-com workers will probably not soon flee the temperate, scenic corridor from Berkeley to San Diego. For at least a while longer, they will be wealthy and confident enough to afford the living costs that high taxes and myriads of regulations ensure.
Yet for the strapped middle classes in the interior of the Los Angeles basin and the Central Valley, there is a perfect storm raging. They can ill afford the soaring taxes, high unemployment, costly illegal immigration, escalating crime rates, substandard roads, record power and gas prices, underwater home values and dismal schools.
In short, the California coastal corridor still resembles Germany, while much of the interior is BECOMING GREECE.
"How goes California..."