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Old 06-01-2016, 04:15 PM
 
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California is much like Italy ; a prosperous north subsidizes a dirt-poor south.
Except perhaps not.

In real life, the Northernmost counties (Del Norte, Siskiyou, Modoc, Humboldt, Trinity) are poor, as are the inland desert counties (no big surprise there). On the other hand, the decidedly southern counties of Ventura, Orange and San Diego are doing fair-to-middlin'.

Los Angeles County looks poor, but it's such an outlier, population-wise, that it's hardly a fair comparison. If it was broken up in SF-sized chunks, it would show up with some very rich and very poor areas.
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Old 06-01-2016, 04:29 PM
 
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Amid rising disgust, S.F. scrambles to flush stench from streets - San Francisco Chronicle


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City officials are responding to the rising tide of public disgust by stepping up their “poop patrols” — with the goal of cleaning up human waste on downtown streets within an hour of when it’s reported.
Yes, glad he stepped up the "poop patrols" great job, and before anyone complains, this is a SF newspaper....
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Old 06-01-2016, 04:47 PM
 
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#8 in per capita debt.

#1 in gross state debt.


Would love to see liberals cry when a smarmy republican controlled state puts the same laws and restrictions on gays or abortions.
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Old 06-01-2016, 04:49 PM
 
Location: louisville
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I'll be consistent. I'm not a Californian. Not my concern (the debt part sucks for all Americans but almost every state is guilty of that to an extent).
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Old 06-01-2016, 04:50 PM
 
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I'll be consistent. I'm not a Californian. Not my concern (the debt part sucks for all Americans but almost every state is guilty of that to an extent).
That's a LONG extent....there since most states do not have sanctuary cities....
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Old 06-01-2016, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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"California is one of the few states in the country, and easily the largest, where Democrats are completely in control, holding every statewide office as well as overwhelming majorities in the Assembly and the Senate, not to mention both United States Senate seats. Mr. Brown and his party are using that power to try to enact legislation — on guns, tobacco, the environment, the minimum wage and immigrant rights — that suggest the kind of agenda that has eluded national Democrats."

"The Democrats’ more recent success in the state is in part the result of good fortune. California has been going through a period of prosperity, and in recent years Mr. Brown has been spared the need to impose politically contentious spending cuts."

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/30/us...=top-news&_r=1
Eh, then why have so many of their residents left for Texas and now trying to turn that state into the mess they left?
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Old 06-01-2016, 04:55 PM
 
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Eh, then why have so many of their residents left for Texas and now trying to turn that state into the mess they left?
We are getting them in Missouri too, but fruitcakes don't do well here.
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Old 06-01-2016, 05:02 PM
 
Location: louisville
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That's a LONG extent....there since most states do not have sanctuary cities....
What they do is what they do. If the government won't enforce federal law consistently, then let states create their own mess. If federal funding is going towards it, I blame the Feds vs a stupid (santuAry cities are flat dumb) state/local decision.

In some ways, it's almost a good 'back to states rights' topic. Again, the funding of it can cause ire, but that's the state gaming the system, meaning federal 'under'sight/malfeasance.
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Old 06-01-2016, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Florida
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California is much like Italy ; a prosperous north subsidizes a dirt-poor south. When Silicon Valley bails California will be in deep ****.
The "dirt poor south" of California? Like La Jolla, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, etc.?

Ok.

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Old 06-01-2016, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Would anyone here who lives in California speak up.
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