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CALIFORNIA IS $175 BILLION IN THE RED. Jerry Brown will tell you everything is wonderful because he ignores this elephant in the room. Meanwhile, he wants to blow $60 billion on his choo-choo train to beautiful downtown Delano, CA,

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Navyvet2 March 22, 2016 at 1:57 pm

No problem. Raise taxes on the extremely wealthy. Just hit Beverly Hills, George Soros, the Silicon Valley libs. No worries. Surely that bunch will gladly kick in for all the liberal bullshit they so admire.

Not so silent March 22, 2016 at 9:16 am

Take away the money for Jerry’s Choo Choo and you got about 68 Billion paid off…..I am sure there is more money out there but with all the transgender bathroom conversions, free college for illegals, free healthcare for everyone, and all the other free shit we just can’t afford to pay our bills right now, you know buying votes is a lot more expensive than in the olden days…

BarbR March 21, 2016 at 10:56 pm

$175 billion in the red? Y’all are such amateurs!

Province of Ontario up here in the frozen wasteland, population 13 million, $300 billion in debt. Largest sub-sovereign debt in the world.

We’re number one! We’re number one!

poppajoe49 March 21, 2016 at 11:08 pm
KimmyQueen March 22, 2016 at 1:42 am

One of those few times when you hate to win…

danybhoy March 21, 2016 at 10:29 pm

The real problem will be when CA goes to the feds & look for them to make the rest of America pay for Cali’s cockups. Brown will have the CA state congressional delegation work to bring federal money back home to ease the pressure of not living within their means. It’s immoral, & they don’t give a damn.

poppajoe49 March 21, 2016 at 11:09 pm

Hey, it’s not like we aren’t already paying for a much larger debt nationally. Why should we all have to pay for Ass Clown Brown’s fuck up too?

KimmyQueen March 21, 2016 at 7:08 pm

There is a lot of thievery going on. Go to PJTV online or on Youtube and listen to the lady that is informing about thethievery going on with Obamacare (I think that it was a story here as well). People should really spread that about. It is easier for people to listen to it than read it sometimes.

Progressive Hemrrhoid March 21, 2016 at 2:21 pm

Only 175 billion that we know of, wait till all the accounting gimmicks with the pensions start coming due. It’s going to make Detroit look good.

Dave K March 21, 2016 at 3:35 pm

Detroit, Chicago, LA, SF, they all have one thing in common. Guess what that is? You might say it’s a “progressive hemorrhoid” that just keeps getting worse and worse over time. 😉

Dave K March 21, 2016 at 2:14 pm

The saying goes that as goes Kalifornia, so goes the country. If that’s the case, we’re fvcked.

Kalifornia has as large or greater an economy than most *countries*, yet they’re so far in debt and so overpriced thanks to taxation and regulation that they’re in the red.

When do people fvcking learn? When? There is no such thing as “free” yet some states and countries base their citizens’ prosperity/welfare on free sh!t(The USSR, Venezuela, Greece, Spain, France etc and yes, the US). It fails every time but they keep trying to make it work.

Wake the F up already, people. Socialism is and always has been unsustainable. It might take 10, 15, 20, 80, 100 years but in the end, the result is always the same.

Look at when the USSR went down. The aftermath included most of the population being completely clueless as to how to provide for themselves once the government teat was pulled away.

Is free market capitalism perfect? Nah, no system is. However, when you remove or minimize the middle man(Also known as the government and the crony capitalism it promotes) it works as well or better than any system that has been developed.

Argh. I need to stop or I’ll be typing for several more hours.

jukin March 21, 2016 at 12:00 pm

The answer, of course, increase regulation (which would be hard in CA), increase taxes and fees, Lower retirement age for government workers from 55 to 45, Increase the cost of power. But most of all increase the number of illegals….. getting benefits…. and increase those benefits.

poppajoe49 March 21, 2016 at 4:30 pm

Are you trying to fix the problem, or speed up the total destruction?

Never mind, I repeated myself.

poppajoe49 March 21, 2016 at 5:54 am

Only $175 Billion? He’s a piker compared to Barky. Barky spends that in a day!

RGB March 21, 2016 at 5:09 am

Not just CA… I had no idea that Hawaii actually began erecting a rail system… The shocking part is that it too is behind schedule and needs more financing than originally planned. (Seems costs for projects go up much quicker than salaries… )

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/21/us/hawaii-struggles-to-keep-rail-project-from-becoming-a-boondoggle.html?emc=edit_th_20160321&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=50804684&_r=0

Joe Redfield March 21, 2016 at 7:58 am

Next they’ll expand this project to inter-island, with a high speed connection to the mainland.

GhostntheMachine March 21, 2016 at 11:28 am
jukin March 21, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Obama already thinks we have done that. In the 1800s we did it. World’s smartest man ever.