A Terrible Distinction for a Failing State
At the end of the Second World War, California opened its golden gates as a capital of middle class wealth. Millions of people from across the nation and even the world came to our state to live out the American Dream. Now, after decades of Democratic Party dominance, the state is moving in the opposite direction. Of late, much of this terrible track record lies at the feet of Governor Gavin Newsom. It gives me no pleasure to report on this trend. In fact, it is many years in the making. Our state has gone from incredibly wealthy to a bizarre mix of the rich on the coast and everyone else.
All of this has terrible results for the middle class. With the Republican Party in retreat in the state, there is no organized resistance against such a series of policies. In addition, Dems hold a veto proof majority in both houses of the legislature. Any means of escaping this man made tragedy will be long and difficult, to say the least.
The San Diego Union Tribune did a really interesting piece on the topic. Of course, if you have lived in the state for any moment in the last several decades, none of this should come as a surprise at all. This contributes heavily to the state’s growing homelessness problem.
Crippling liberal policies California is the poverty capital of America (one in three of the nation’s welfare recipients) in spite of spending $958 billion 1992-2015 on welfare creating dependency on govt & raising min wages that created more unemployment https://t.co/c3X6Zis1m6
— Wayne Dunlap (@wdunlap) December 26, 2019
How to Fix the Issue
Fixing this problem will be far harder than creating it. Considering that the state leads the nation in poverty at every level, politicians would have to find true solutions instead of simply pandering to the lowest common denominator.
Recalling Gavin Newsom would be a nice start, to be sure.