Thursday, November 4, 2010

California's Woes

On Tuesday a Republican wave swept the nation, a wave that didn't reach California. We wrote about this yesterday. Explaining this refusal by Californians to face reality is hard to do.

The Investor's Business Daily has an editorial that summarizes just how screwed up things in the Golden State have become. They do an entire column on the indications of CA's disaster, let me give you three samples:
• With just 12% of the U.S. population, California has almost a third of the nation's welfare recipients.
• The state's sales tax is the nation's highest, and its income tax the third-highest, the Web site recently noted.
• California is home to 25% of America's 12 million to 20 million illegal immigrants.
One eighth of the U.S. population supports one third of those on welfare and copes with one quarter of the illegals. Poor California has more than its share of trouble; and Californians just voted to make it worse. Merde alors.

This Los Angeles Times article explains from whence the votes for CA Democrats are thought to have come. The author gives most of the credit to Hispanics.