I was surprised to read (in The Los Angeles Times) that the Biden administration’s “role model for America” is… California! He wants to “Make America California.”
That’s is a terrible idea.
Californians now rush to move out of California.
Some hopeful folks still move there, but so many more leave that California now loses more than 10,000 citizens every month. In fact, the state will soon lose a congressional seat.
Why do Californians leave? “Exorbitant tax rates, high crime rates, the failing public school systems, the exorbitant cost of living,” says reporter Kristen Tate in my new video.
So many Californians move away that there’s now even a shortage of U-Hauls. Renting one to go from Los Angeles to Houston costs four times as much as it does to go from Houston to LA.
“People are just emptying out!” says Tate.
But this seems crazy. California has great weather and all kinds of natural advantages.
The state’s politicians drive people away with bad policies.
Asked by Stossel TV whether it’s a bad idea for President Joe Biden to “make the U.S. more like California,” Governor Gavin Newsom’s office replied with a statement saying, “Before the COVID pandemic, California saw job growth and record low unemployment.”
Oh, it was a record for California. Before the pandemic, the state’s unemployment was 12th worst in America. Now, it’s 3rd worst.
The statement continues, “We remain the fifth largest economy in the world… home to 20 of Fortune’s fastest growing companies.”
But that only means California was hospitable to business years ago. Now Oracle, Tesla and many other companies are moving operations to other states.
A big reason is California’s onerous regulations. They make it hard to create anything new. It’s also a reason housing costs so much.
California passed a law raising its minimum wage from $13 to $15/hr. That’s one reason many Californians can’t find any legal work.
A good thing about America having 50 states is that when states fail, we can learn from their mistakes. People defeated by California’s rules move to Nevada or Texas. But if the federal government adopts California’s rules, where can we move?
The Congressional Budget Office says a national $15 minimum wage will help some people, but it will cost 1.4 million jobs.
Yet, Biden wants the higher minimum.
Biden’s plan for America also includes a new version of Cash for Clunkers, the absurd program that once paid people to junk old cars. California has its own version, which the state claims helps reduce emissions.
“But most of the cars that were turned in were not even actively registered,” says Tate. “It means they probably were just going to be scrapped anyway! These programs are failures… but they make environmentalists feel good.”
Like California’s “clean energy” rules. How long until all American motorists pay the $4/gallon Californians pay? Or the $7 people pay in Norway and Denmark?
Biden also picked lots of Californians for his administration.
When Vice President Kamala Harris was San Francisco’s district attorney, she oversaw 1,900 convictions for pot offenses. Yet, she’s since joked about her own marijuana use. When the Biden administration fired staffers for using marijuana in the past, Harris was spared.
“Unfortunately, there’s been a trend in the Biden administration of giving jobs to people who might check (race and gender) boxes,” says Tate. “But they have horrendous track records.”
Biden made Alejandro Mayorkas America’s new secretary of Homeland Security even though he was cited by the inspector general for pressuring his staff to approve visas for politically powerful Democrats.
“In government, you always fail up,” complains Tate.
The LA Times wrote that Biden wouldn’t nominate California Labor Secretary Julie Su because “rampant levels of fraud scuttled (her) prospects.” Biden then made her deputy secretary of labor.
“If we make America California,” concludes Tate, “we are all going to be paying for it.”
At least Californians can move to other states.
But I don’t want to leave America.
Photo by Maarten van den Heuvel on Unsplash
11 thoughts on “Biden’s California Dream”
With Biden’s plan to add another 2 trillion in infrastructure for BIG projects, one can only imagine how much waste there will be. He points to who America should be a California. But wait, lets look at Ca’s track record on big infrastructure projects, like the twin delta tunnel (water) and the the bullet train. Both have cost Californians billions of lost revenues that could have been used to pay down their pension obligation or to fund projects of real importance.
With Biden’s plan to add another 2 trillion in infrastructure for BIG projects, one can only imagine how much waste there will be. He points to how America should be a California. But wait, lets look at Ca’s track record on big infrastructure projects, like the twin delta tunnel (water) and the the bullet train. Both have cost Californians billions of lost revenues that could have been used to pay down their pension obligation or to fund projects of real importance.
John, I’ve, like you, lived thru the war of the Johnson administration, the corruption of the Nixon, The malaise and general mental depression of the Carter administration, the upbeat pro America joy of the Reagan, the disappointment of the Bush 1 and the Bush 2, the anger of the Slick Willy Administration, the high expectation, low result Obama and the chaotic Trump administration. But for the first time in my life, I actually fear that our great country has seen it’s best days, and is in a spiral of descent. I simply don’t see the greater side of our people triumphing once again over the sloths and the “give me more” Generation. they seem to have tipped the scales into the majority. I am afraid and despondent. God help us…
If we are aware about the fraud and unlawful behavior of these people then WHY are we NOT getting them OUT of office? Bottom line we need to get ride of Biden, Kamala-mala & Pelosi to start with and have another vote for President & VP.
get rid of your governor
Elections have consequences, stolen elections have deeper consequences. The republicans had their opportunity with Trump and they blew it by playing politics, a game the Republicans were never very good at.
Great work John! I’m one who’s looking to leave CA soon too! To move to a freedom state like FL or TX or Idaho. Maybe Utah or the South. There’s NO way I’m going to allow the Communism take me over & force vaccinations by passports. I feel the time is nigh.
Common Sense, as usual! Love the topics you bring up, encourages one to actually think! Please keep it up.
I am growing fearful for my country. Once I said we should build a wall around CA to keep it from infecting the rest of the country. Now the Democrats want to make the rest of us like them. Maybe I should take advantage of my duel citizenship and move to Britain.
“Exorbitant tax rates, high crime rates, the failing public school systems, the exorbitant cost of living,” include fraud in the unemployment benefit system, and you have 5 good reasons to recall Newsome, his failure to recognize these issues and to correct them. Thanks for the article that I read today, Sunday, April 11 in the OC Register.
Keep United States, United States. California is in the crapper and don’t want any part of it.
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