metta8 saidAll that talk of liberal California becoming a disaster and everyone leaving the state for Texas does not seem to be working very well for conservatives.
At first glance, perhaps, even if I've never heard such an exaggerated description of CA's fiscal woes, except from the left when it comes to funding their various permissive giveaway social programs. Regardless of the financial facts, CA would do better to pay down its debt and actually lower individual income and property taxes, so even more earned income could be spent, if not saved.
Actually, we voted that in a couple elections ago. When we have surpluses, a certain amount must be used to help pay down our debt. It was one of Jerry Brown's bills.
Yes, we also voted for a governor and an AG who took oaths to enforce the laws, but promptly violated them. Also, we voted for money for education, which was then steered towards other purposes. Like the argument that "illegal aliens can't get welfare benefits!", this one suffers from the fact that the laws are not being enforced as enacted. We'll see how much goes to pay down our debt. I'm perfectly willing to be corrected if the statutory amounts are met, but my belief, based on the CA Demos' past behavior, is that they won't be.