"Poverty By Design": Why Has the Golden State Lost Its Luster?
If Democratic policies worked the way Democrats claimed they would, California would undoubtedly be the most prosperous, safest state in the nation.
Spoiler alert: It isn't. In fact, far from it.
In a state where a full 43% of voters are registered Democrats, nearly every leftist measure proposed in the Golden State gets passed, much to the chagrin of the Republicans, who make up just 29% of the population.
The result is almost a sort of comically-sad social experiment that asks: Exactly how long can we keep our heads buried in the sand?
Travis Allen, one of the rare Republicans in California, currently serves the 72nd District as an Assemblyman. In a classic tale of David vs. Goliath, he has his eyes set on the role of Governor come the 2018 elections:
Labelled by the LA Times as "conservative and controversial," Allen will inherit one hell of a mess if he's elected, a feat in of itself as leftist incumbent Jerry Brown continues to bully his way through the state, gathering over $30 million for his reelection campaign.
In a particularly refreshing piece for the Chronicle earlier today, Allen paints a harrowing picture of the problems plaguing California. No holds were barred as he tore apart every issue from crime to cost of living, pointing correctly at the source of it all -- Democratic policy:
As California becomes increasingly uninhabitable under Democratic rule, it may very well take a complete collapse of the formerly glorious state before it can be rebuilt.
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