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Old 07-16-2012, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Hopefully this threat to liberty and prosperity can be contained and confined to California.

Welcome to California: America without Republicans | WashingtonExaminer.com

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Apparently Obama believes that if he wins this November, Republicans on Capitol Hill will all begin to act like Chief Justice John Roberts by betraying their conservative beliefs and signing on to Obama's unprecedented expansion of the federal welfare state. But what would America look like if the Republican "fever" did break?



We already know. It would look a lot like the state of California, where no non-cyborg Republican has been governor since 1996. Democrats have also enjoyed complete control of the state legislature since 1997. And they have governed exactly the way you'd expect Democrats to govern.
Spending has more than doubled, from $45.4 billion in 1996 to more than $92.5 billion today. Income, sales and car taxes have all been hiked. As a result, California has the most progressive income tax system in the nation, with seven income tax brackets, and the second-highest top marginal rate.
Even with all those tax hikes, California's 2012 budget is still $15.7 billion in the red. So what does Gov. Jerry Brown want to do? Raise taxes again, of course. He has proposed a ballot initiative that would: 1) raise sales taxes on everyone and 2) raise incomes taxes on those making more than $250,000 a year (like Obama has proposed to do nationally). But even this $8.5 billion tax hike would still leave the state $7.5 billion short. Where will California get that money? Who knows?
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:53 AM
 
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Arnold does not count as a Republican. He was more liberal than Gray Davis.
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:35 AM
 
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We are in the same situation here in Texas, but in reverse. It's not good for any state to have group think.

Something that has always been curious to me is this: Texas is allowed to say that illegals are a drain to the economy and education funding while California is not. Why is that?
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Old 07-16-2012, 11:24 AM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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Dont forget all the costs to cover illegal aliens and their spawn

Don't you just love it!
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Pluto's Home Town
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California has the worst of both ends.

Crazy SF libs. and Orange County conservative sleazeballs. The housing bubble had plenty of bipartisan supporters.
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:01 PM
 
Location: On the "Left Coast", somewhere in "the Land of Fruits & Nuts"
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Hopefully this threat to liberty and prosperity can be contained and confined to California.

Welcome to California: America without Republicans | WashingtonExaminer.com
Get used to it... and be nice or we'll take away your movies, tv programs, cheap groceries, imports, oil, computers, software and iPhones (among other things)!!
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:06 PM
 
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Oh boy, another self-loathing circle jerk of right wing nuts.

Mississippi is heavily Republican, is socially backwards, in debt(one of the worst in the nation) and has the lowest HDI in the entire country.

Is this the platform of "freedom" that you want the country to run on?
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:09 PM
 
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Oh boy, another self-loathing circle jerk of right wing nuts.

Mississippi is heavily Republican, is socially backwards, in debt(one of the worst in the nation) and has the lowest HDI in the entire country.

Is this the platform of "freedom" that you want the country to run on?
Mississippi was run by Democrats for decades. Mississippi Republicans need time to dig out of the huge mess the Democrats left them.
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:17 PM
 
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Mississippi was run by Democrats for decades. Mississippi Republicans need time to dig out of the huge mess the Democrats left them.
Ahem? How many years do the Republicans need to do this? Is it more than 4?
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:18 PM
 
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Ahem? How many years do the Republicans need to do this? Is it more than 4?
Don't like lib logic used on you, do you?
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