Plato once said we must be involved in politics or be prepared to be governed by our inferiors. The Congress and the California State Government put that truism into the dustbin of history.
California is broke. California is as much an economic basket case as Greece. So what are they doing?
They are spending more money!
California lawmakers approved billions of dollars Friday in construction financing for the initial segment of what would be the nation's first dedicated high-speed rail line connecting Los Angeles and San Francisco.
The state Senate voted 21-16 on a party-line vote after intense lobbying by Gov. Jerry Brown, Democratic leaders and labor groups.
The bill authorizes the state to begin selling $4.5 billion in voter-approved bonds that includes $2.6 billion to build an initial 130-mile stretch of the high-speed rail line in the Central Valley. That will allow the state to collect another $3.2 billion in federal funding that could have been rescinded if lawmakers failed to act Friday.
"The Legislature took bold action today that gets Californians back to work and puts California out in front once again," Brown said in a statement. He later celebrated with Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg of Sacramento, a fellow Democrat.
Brown pushed for the massive infrastructure project to accommodate expected population growth in the nation's most populous state, which now has 37 million people. He said the project is sorely needed to create jobs in a region with higher-than-average unemployment.
What kind of idiots are running the show in Washington and Sacramento?
Oh wait, they are Democrats.
If California wants to put more of their citizens back to work, here is a suggestion. Cut taxes. Cut your insane regulations that have anyone with the capacity to start a business or run one and the ability to leave California doing so.
So California is going to spend more money that it does not have. The taxpayers are going to be on the hook for the cost.
Here’s a thought for California. If this high-speed rail was really good idea, the private sector would have done it a long time ago.
Meanwhile will the last Californian with a job leaving for another state, please turn out the lights.
Yes, this is a political payoff to unions to keep voting in Satans to destroy this state. Those who vote for them dont care where the money comes from, dont care about bankruping the state. They all care about being paid off for their vote. Then when there is no money and major debt, blame the rich for not paying "their fair share".
A bunch of lies from people who lie all the time. Morons believes these lies because it gains them entitlements based on someone else hard work. Politicians dont care about debt, they care about power and reelection. So bribe today, debt today, dont care about tomorrow. Moron college kids say yes to entitlements, are not smart enough to know that the debt will fall on their backs if and when they start working. Ignorance is bliss, morons voting for criminals. Dig your own hole moron progressives, then throw yourself in the hole.
You are so right Brother.....we have to find a way to "shut off the money" and keep the money that we have and earn.
Maybe selling California back to Mexico could be an idea. It is mostly occupied by Mexican's or illegals so I don't want the federal government to waste any . They keep throwing good money after bad. Moonbeam Brown is such a loser!more money on this huge money pit. Watching this train wreck run by the Democrats is exactly like watching the movie "The Money Pit". Unbelievable that they think if you keep trying losing ideas eventually one may work.
The more likely buyer is China. They could try to turn it into an American Hong Kong so that they would have control of both sides of the Pacific. Obama would probably regard that as a brilliant solution if it didn't threaten his remaining base of support in Hollywood. Maybe they can start by just selling San Francisco so that Nancy Pelosi no longer has a district..
This project will only create temporary jobs, while the rail system is under construction. After that, then what?
It will never operate. The billions will be wasted on planning work by cronies.
We have moron unions here that have destroyed this great state. If your not bought off and paid off by the union, you cant be on the school board, supervisor, city employee or State representative. You should hear from the mayor of LA, or State legislators. He is immoral. They are morons, complete idiots with pea size brains. Biden would fit in well. We have Piglosi who is brain dead. Feinstein and Boxer not very smart. Boxer is a complete moron. Sanchez is a moron, along with Maxine Waters. We have morons running this states, and morons voting them back in. Democrat=morons! You can have an ape run and win in Ca, as long as it has a D behind the name. Moonbeam is the Governor again. Last time he stated he had no clue how to run State. He has proven once again he is an idiot. Does not matter, he won the election. Again, bonzo the chip could win here as long as he has a D by his/her name. Im sure Hitler would win also. Morons here, complete morons who vote for morons.
Why aren't you telling the people that the Lite/rail is part of the UN agenda 21?
The transformation of the United States continues..
Map it and read whats happening... California is following orders from the United Nations and bo..
The last Flag in California will be a Mexican or a New World Order Flag.
It is against the law to fly the American flag in Los Angeles, it annoy's the Hispanic invaders. In fact any display of Americanism is illegal. Must not show we are not part of Mexico. By the way, the constitution says states may form an army to fight invaders. It's time we Restore the American Dream, not the Dream act.
California Democrats aid and abet the illegal alien invaders, and Democrats have total control of our state government. If the voters in California and the nation are unable to drive out the new world order socialists in November, I fear we will have a revolution on our hands.
I feel, by this behavior "of any area in the United States" where our flag, National Anthem, United States Constitution and "The Rule of Law"....brings contempt from the residents that "The Leaders" of that community, town or city has failed to "Enforce" the Constitution which they "Swear to upon taking office".
I believe the same about "High Crime Areas" ( East Los Angeles, Watts, Detroit, Philadelphia) where "Any" American is not safe......Then "This is a Toxic" and Needs "Special Attention".
If, the "Criminals" or "Separatists" Control an Area...then that are needs to be brought under control. The "Law of the Land" must prevail or the Rights of Citizens are Compromised.
Our Southern Border (which Borders Mexico) is a "War Zone" where U.S. Citizensa lives are at risk, therefore, if it Takes the 1st, 2nd and 3 Marine Divisions...that are needs to be "Conquered".