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Originally posted by Anonymous Avatar
I completely agree with him. California has mismanaged themselves and overspent for years. The problems they have their are huge. I don't want to bail them out. Texas has maintained a balanced budget since state hood and we are quite prosperous here. If we can do it along with many other states then so can California.
reply to post by Dbriefed
I blame most of the states' problems on the older generation, the hippies. They made it seem as if everyone who had a hippie mindset should hop in their VW buses and head west. Most of the leftists here are either from socialist countries and expect to be taken care of, or emigrated here from other states with leftist mindsets. How would you expect these people to vote? We don't even require an ID for voting. Ever wonder how many foreign tourists visit during election days? I do.
Originally posted by Dbriefed
Just like when the '60's anti-war movement was backed by the KGB, these politicians seem to have been influenced by the KGB ideology, to subvert American principles that made it a strong country. I blame most of our states' problems on the older generation, the hippies. But we do have occasional bright stars like Ronald Regan and Duncan Hunter.
Originally posted by Maban
If things continue the way they are, if we don't look past our differences. We will be looking at a Second Civil War. West versus East, and the grain states will be reduced to war zones.
We need to see what we have in common, not what makes us different, look at the civil rights movement. Look at what it accomplished when we think that way. We need to realize that we are all in this together and need to solve it together, not criticize each over over semantics and flaws in plans. Work to correct and make these plans better. If we keep tearing each other apart, there won't be a US left to fight over.
Originally posted by Vitchilo
Glenn Beck is no better than Rush Limbaugh... California is almost communist, but they are still part of the USA. And if you want to kick all states that are gonna be bankrupt, you'll be pretty much alone, when 46 states are in huge deficits and could declare bankruptcy this year or next year.
And if you don't like California, as many people in the US do, just don't care about any info coming out of there.
[edit on 31-1-2009 by Vitchilo]