…Today, California is the most spectacular failure of our time. Its government is broke. Productive citizens have been fleeing for some years now, selling their homes at inflated prices (until recently) and moving to Colorado, Arizona, Texas and even Minnesota, like one of my neighbors. The results of California’s improvident liberalism have been tragically easy to predict: absurd public sector wage and benefit packages, a declining tax base, surging welfare enrollment, falling economic production, ever-increasing deficits. Soon, California politicians will be looking to less glamorous states for bailout money. Things have now devolved to the point where California leads the nation in poverty…
Where California (and Detroit, and Chicago) are now is where Obama and his liberals want to lead us tomorrow – a place of bloated, corrupt government, spreading poverty compelling spreading dependency on government and a tiny, fabulously rich ruling elite living in guarded enclaves. Is it part of plan? In a certain sense, yes – liberals don’t believe in people doing for themselves, so their policies are all designed to take control away from people and give it to government. The problem is that when you do that the ability to create wealth withers away until all the wealth is concentrated in people who either inherited it or got it from government while the mass of people wallow in welfare-drugged poverty.
The good news is that liberalism is completely collapsing – Obama’s re-election is not the glad morn of a new liberalism; it is the death rattle of the liberalism brought to us in FDR’s New Deal. In the end, it is probably better that Obama won – this way the complete failure of liberalism will rest upon the liberals, themselves. While they will continue to blame Bush – and anything else they can point a finger at – I believe that by 2016 the finger of the people will point squarely at the liberals. As long as we craft a positive program of reform and get a reasonably decent nominee, we’ll send them packing – and likely for good.
Keep the faith, keep fighting – and save as much money as you can: its going to be a rough four years.