U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > California
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
View Poll Results: What will happen at the end of the California Budget Crisis?
The Federal Government will bail out California 5 31.25%
Taxes will be raised to incredible levels 5 31.25%
Budget cuts will be so severe that riots will occur 3 18.75%
The economy will improve and things will go back to normal 3 18.75%
Voters: 16. You may not vote on this poll

Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 05-28-2009, 04:24 PM
 
943 posts, read 2,897,035 times
Reputation: 709

Advertisements

Now the media and politicians are having a good time with proposals, attacks, scare tactics and posturing about the terrible situation in California State Government. But eventually something real has to be done. What do you think the final solution is going to be when the dust settles?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 05-28-2009, 04:54 PM
 
12,824 posts, read 21,541,839 times
Reputation: 10961
With tax and spend liberalism there is only one possible correct answer.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-28-2009, 05:05 PM
 
Location: RSM
5,113 posts, read 18,181,426 times
Reputation: 1902
Final solution may be a total upheaval of the govt. I imagine a constitutional convention may come sooner or later to reform the proposition system. It's too easy for the populace to pass spending as it is now.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-28-2009, 05:45 PM
 
Location: The High Seas
7,376 posts, read 14,223,995 times
Reputation: 11778
More businesses leave the state to more tax-friendly states, taxes increase further (or Sacramento finds way of adding new taxes that they call by another name), more lost jobs, angrier people who can't sell their houses and move on to economically greener pastures elsewhere. A riot here and there.....
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-28-2009, 09:15 PM
 
1,158 posts, read 3,502,290 times
Reputation: 768
Generally, what typically happens is that in times of high unemployment (and its accompanying ripple effects), you will see increasing tensions between native Californians and illegals. However, it isn't really certain how that plays out. You aren't going to see nightriders rousting immigrants like what happened in California with the Japanese in the early 20th century and demographic realities will keep politicians from really addressing the immigration question as it needs to be. A lot of people will leave the state to where the jobs market looks good and so will immigrants. This will shrink the tax base, which may further encourage the idea of legalizing pot. California congresspeople may also become more militant about receiving back from DC what we put into the treasury and so that will promote conflict with states such as Mississippi, Alaska and Louisiana, among others, who are basically America's welfare queens. That might be worth loading up on some popcorn for.

However, if California has another boom somewhere (say, Tesla is a smashing success, for example) then it is entirely foreseeable we could end up paying our debt off in the next ten years. Of course, that will make illegal immigration worse since more people will be encouraged to come here.

However, without definitive across the board systemic reform, that will be a pyrrhic victory.

Or California could go into depression and become Brazil (the wealthy living in fortified gated communities, everyone else in massive slums). I hope not. I love that state.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > California
View detailed profiles of:

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2021, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top