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Old Yesterday, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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Phoenix is a typical large city with the usual large city issues. However, in my travels around Phoenix, I've found the streets to be remarkably poop-free.

 
Old Yesterday, 01:02 PM
 
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Thanks to a series of idiot Governors who value indigent diseased illegals more than successful millionaires and those who contribute to society,
They're the ones controlling the city. We have no power here, they do..

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we are now descending into a blue craphole. Hard to believe Ca was once the golden state in the 60's with the best roads and schools and conservative leadership. We now have cities that are fighting disease and rat infestations and feces in the streets. The same things faced by third world backward countries. It continues to look grim as the "free handout party" of corrupt DEMS get voted in year after year.
L.A. is paradise spoiled by it's own weight. You build a paradise, tell everyone about it and don't adapt to a growing population, you get the problems we have now.

Since millionaires control everything and even tried to kill a subway going under Beverly Hills because they didn't want the poor nearby. Money controls it all. Millionaires control city council,they control the CA government.

Gov elite and rich elite in bed together.
 
Old Yesterday, 01:10 PM
 
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Thanks to a series of idiot Governors who value indigent diseased illegals more than successful millionaires and those who contribute to society, we are now descending into a blue craphole. Hard to believe Ca was once the golden state in the 60's with the best roads and schools and conservative leadership. We now have cities that are fighting disease and rat infestations and feces in the streets. The same things faced by third world backward countries. It continues to look grim as the "free handout party" of corrupt DEMS get voted in year after year.
I wonder how CA has gotten around their balanced budget requirement?

Regardless the clock is ticking on it's insolvency, and the massive pensions the politicians allowed the unions to negotiate (in exchange for votes to stay in office) cannot possible be met. You have public employees retiring making more money that the guys replacing them.


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Old Yesterday, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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[quote=[B]Avondalist[/b];55965925]You'd sing a different song if you had maxed out the salary in your line of work and realized that even then you will never be able to buy a house where you live, as many people find out now.

The slow disappearance of the middle class has been very acute in California. I don't think it's at all controversial to say life was better there in the 70s and 80s.[/QUOTE

More of the workforce was unionized and there was less income inequality overall in the 1970's...in California and the US overall. So not a California only phenomenon.
 
Old Yesterday, 01:53 PM
 
Location: In The Thin Air
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Phoenix is a typical large city with the usual large city issues. However, in my travels around Phoenix, I've found the streets to be remarkably poop-free.
Probably because it incinerates on contact with the concrete.

If I was homeless, Phoenix would be low on the list to move to.
 
Old Yesterday, 02:29 PM
 
Location: 130 Miles E of Sacramento
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That would be a third-world state with the highest GDP in the country - - and sixth highest in the world?

The other 49 states should have such idiot governors - - maybe they wouldn't be fifth-world states then.
Yet more people are moving out of California than people moving in.
 
Old Yesterday, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Pacific Beach/San Diego
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Yet more people are moving out of California than people moving in.
Cool - - more housing. Wish more would do it.
 
Old Yesterday, 02:51 PM
 
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Thanks to a series of idiot Governors who value indigent diseased illegals more than successful millionaires and those who contribute to society, we are now descending into a blue craphole. Hard to believe Ca was once the golden state in the 60's with the best roads and schools and conservative leadership. We now have cities that are fighting disease and rat infestations and feces in the streets. The same things faced by third world backward countries. It continues to look grim as the "free handout party" of corrupt DEMS get voted in year after year.
California has a higher GDP than most first world nations. It’s not about to become “third world” anything.
 
Old Yesterday, 03:10 PM
 
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The irony is that greed and wealth rotted places like Los Angeles. Except for their little enclaves. Rich voted for policies to restrict public transit or to stop building.

Same exact policies that caused the problems we have now..

Nimbyism. And its not restricted to one party.
 
Old Yesterday, 03:31 PM
 
Location: SGV
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The irony is that greed and wealth rotted places like Los Angeles. Except for their little enclaves. Rich voted for policies to restrict public transit or to stop building.

Same exact policies that caused the problems we have now..

Nimbyism. And its not restricted to one party.
The State eventually rapes everyone and every place that has capital or is capable of producing capital.

It isn't greed or wealth that rotted areas of L.A. It was the State's monopoly of force that did so.
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