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Judgment Day: Broke California Faces Shutdown

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posted on Jun, 14 2009 @ 03:45 PM
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Best of luck to California.

Has anyone thought that if it does go under, it would make a very good testing ground for FEMA? A large portion of the populace unemployed, with no hope of employment, crime is going to shoot through the roof - even from people with no criminal background, just to feed them and their families. The state will be in chaos and it would be the quickest solution to send FEMA in.

This may also be the shape of things to come in other states.




posted on Jun, 14 2009 @ 07:56 PM
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So, I'm compelled to ask...
How is it that their spending and lack of return and decline of fiscal responsibility could allow for such a dramatic problem?
What the heck is happening there?
Isn't California something like the 3rd largest economy in the Western World?



posted on Jun, 14 2009 @ 08:08 PM
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Originally posted by HunkaHunka
I'm not saying he's a good Governor... he isn't mine. However the fact that he was an actor doesn't mean anything. There have been plenty of actors who made fine politicians and statesmen. Sonny Bono, Clint Eastwood, Ronald Reagan, etc... Hell Roy Acuff of country music fame even ran for Governor of Tennessee...

Historically there is no evidence that being an actor or entertainer makes you a bad politician...




Very true. Acting is basically pretending to be someone else, so lying should come naturally to actors turned politicians. I imagine in the future many such people will turn to politics after they get old and ugly. Tom cruise and people like him.

So anyways Arnie was a pretty awful actor, and has made an equally awful politician.

I'm all for it, let's have people running our countries who are great at pretending and making stuff up, and fooling the people into thinking they're really great. Heck, lets get some before they're all old and ugly, if we had good looking young politicians we wouldn't even care they're lying to us.

I'm pretty sure Brad Pitt could get the female vote if he ran for governor!

Honestly I think this is beyond stupid, there is no way to measure moral integrity, so we think we can tell that by watching someone in movies? The political system is already in a state of style over substance, what possible good could come from running our countries, using people who already run our shallow lives in terms of how we dress, how we talk, and things like that.


[edit on 14-6-2009 by Lazyninja]



posted on Jun, 14 2009 @ 09:17 PM
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I honestly believe the government will take over states next...and once they do that we wont have individual states...we will be one state. This isn't just bad for California...This is bad for everyone and affects us all. This is all too convenient as well. This government is run like a mafia. They'd love to control states. We'll give billions to AIG. We'll spend trillions on stimulus packages that no-one has benefited from...but California's flatlining and we're just going to watch the ship sink. If California goes under than its only a matter of time before we all go under.

SOMETHING IS FISHY.

We are being fooled. And someone is laughing about it.

[edit on 6/14/2009 by AceOfAces]



posted on Jun, 14 2009 @ 09:51 PM
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You get what you pay for. Investing in people that don't pay taxes gets you people that don't pay taxes.



posted on Jun, 14 2009 @ 09:56 PM
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Anybody who could do a better job would be governor or at the very least have ran agianst him.

Cali will not fall into anymore of a state of chaos than it is already in or has been, the world wont end prematurely.

Quote me on that.



posted on Jun, 14 2009 @ 09:58 PM
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Originally posted by LeftyBrown

Originally posted by slicobacon
California. Can anyone think of a greater example of liberalism in action? Obama better take heed - his socialist leanings are taking the fed govt in the same direction.

Tell me how he is a socialist, please.


Oh, how about the government takeover of GM, for starters?



posted on Jun, 14 2009 @ 10:05 PM
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I guess I'm making the right decision on moving to Denver, Colorado.



posted on Jun, 14 2009 @ 10:08 PM
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RUUUUUN! GOOOOO! GET TO DA CHOPPAH!



posted on Jun, 14 2009 @ 10:20 PM
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Originally posted by Whine Flu
RUUUUUN! GOOOOO! GET TO DA CHOPPAH!


lol...that is some funny ish right there.



posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 03:05 AM
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so it is ok to bail out all the private business that we did but dont help a state out were millions of people live some times i cant beleave how mean and cold people are to there fellow man if we only took a step back and understand that could be you one day



posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 03:13 PM
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And meanwhile, back on the farm, in sunny California, measures were
taken in preparation for the ceding that was about to take place. The vast
acres of rich farmland now grew crops strictly for the residents of the
state. Interstate commerce was halted until prices and tariffs were put into
place that would insure that California enjoyed the fruits of its labor.

All roads leading into California were now blocked off, and guarded by
newly formed state militias that sprung up everywhere. Many residents
found new jobs in these militias. Unemployment fell in the state. Borders
were guarded. Desalination plants provided unlimited water supplies, and
more jobs were created to build pipelines and transport the life-giving
water to every corner of the state.

And meanwhile, back on the ranch, in sunny California, herds of cattle
grew. Milk production increased and efficient warehouses were built,
(creating more jobs), to store the surplus of dairy products now
accumulating throughout the state. Wines were produced on a cost/plus
contractual basis, and wine cellars and storerooms had to be built, creating
even more jobs.

And so on and so forth.

All because the rest of the states abandoned California in her time of need.



posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 03:48 PM
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Originally posted by Skadi_the_Evil_Elf

Originally posted by LeftyBrown

Originally posted by slicobacon
California. Can anyone think of a greater example of liberalism in action? Obama better take heed - his socialist leanings are taking the fed govt in the same direction.

Tell me how he is a socialist, please.


Oh, how about the government takeover of GM, for starters?

Not Socialism. Nice try



posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 04:22 PM
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This has been building for quite a while.

The legislators are all guilty of sever mismanagement.

When ever there was a little more money, the spent it. They never learned how to live withing a budget and/or save a dime.

This has been building for decades and now it's here. They need to look at all the services that the state provides and chose the ones that they can afford.

The first thing they could cut is aid to illegal immigrants that is estimated to be over 10 billion per year. They should look at legalizing pot and setting any jailed pot offenders loose. You could also tax it and create a revenue stream.

It's going to be very difficult here in this state for the next few years.



posted on Jul, 4 2009 @ 07:43 PM
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the reason california is so broke is because they only moved the headstones and left the caskets underneath all those homes in california, typical army screw screw up



posted on Jul, 5 2009 @ 05:14 AM
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The United States is a shopping mall, and all the rich people took off with the good merchandise....leaving cheap junk for us to piece together and support our family with.

They could care less what happens to you shoppers, all the value has been cleaned off the shelves.

Even the employees are gone, and you're walking around in the dark..looking for the checkout.



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