No employment yet huh???
Okay We'll see how long that lasts being how bankrupt you guys are & I can pull up posts from sites with stats as well.These stats don't account for the crimes not reported as well. I find many that all sound pretty much the same about California now you can refute & I can as well but i've seen far to many news broadcasts on CNN & the like sounding the same so I'll just close with one I've found & let you ponder on these stats from both post & how they may soon relate to crime numbers reaching all time highs .....cheers.
For many Californians today, there are very few reasons to stay in the state but a whole lot of reasons to leave: falling housing prices, rising crime, budget cuts, rampant illegal immigration, horrific traffic, some of the most brutal tax rates in the nation, increasing gang violence and the ever present threat of wildfires, mudslides and natural disasters. The truth is that it is easy to understand why there are now more Americans moving out of California each year than there are Americans moving into the state. California has become a complete and total disaster zone in more ways than one, and an increasing number of Californians are deciding that enough is enough and they are getting out for good.
Sadly, the state of California is facing such a wide array of social, economic, and political problems that it is hard to even document them all. It is really one huge gigantic mess at this point.
Just consider the following facts about what life is like in the state of California today….
Unemployment in the state of California was 12.4% in September
– one of the highest rates in the nation.
The number of people unemployed in the state of California is approximately equivalent to the populations of Nevada, New Hampshire and Vermont combined
Not even state government jobs are safe in California these days. Last month, government agencies in California slashed a total of 37,300 jobs
California has the third highest
state income tax in the nation: a 9.55% tax bracket at $47,055 and a 10.55% bracket at $1,000,000.
California has the highest
state sales tax rate in the nation by far at 8.25%. Indiana has the next highest at 7%.
Residents of California pay the highest gasoline taxes (over 67 cents per gallon
) in the United States.
Even with all of the taxes, the budget deficit for the California state government for the current year is approximately 19 billion dollars
#8 According to an article in the Wall Street Journal
, California’s unfunded pension liability is estimated to be somewhere between $120 billion and $500 billion.
#9 20 percent
of the residents of Los Angeles County are now receiving public aid.
Budget cuts are making life very difficult in many California cities. For example, Oakland, California Police Chief Anthony Batts says that due to severe budget cuts there are a number of crimes that his department will simply not be able to respond to any longer
. The crimes that the Oakland police will no longer be responding to include grand theft, burglary, car wrecks, identity theft and vandalism.
Things have gotten so bad in Stockton, California
that the police union put up a billboard with the following message: “Welcome to the 2nd most dangerous city in California. Stop laying off cops.”
According to one survey, approximately 1 in 4 Californians under the age of 65 had absolutely no health insurance last year
California’s poverty rate soared to 15.3 percent
in 2009, which was the highest in 11 years.
California’s overstretched health care system is also on the verge of collapse
. Dozens of California hospitals and emergency rooms have shut down over the last decade because they could not afford to stay open after being endlessly swamped by illegal immigrants and poor Californians who were simply not able to pay for the services they were receiving. As a result, the remainder of the health care system in the state of California is now beyond overloaded. This had led to brutally long waits, diverted ambulances and even unnecessary patient deaths.
California home builders began construction on 1,811 homes during the month of August, which was down 77%
from August 2006.
Earlier this year, it was reported that in the area around Sacramento, California there was one closed business for every six that were still open
The “lawsuit climate” in California is ranked number 46
out of all 50 states.
Residents of California pay some of the highest electricity prices
in the entire nation.
#18 Over 20 percent
of California homeowners are now underwater on their mortgages.
Large tent cities have been springing up all over the state of California.....
Well the vid couldn't be posted but you get the idea. But tent cities!!???