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What is your opinion on Democrat California voters?

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California is almost completely controlled by the Democratic Party political leadership (from the Governor, congressman, senators and local leadership).

How would you rate the California Democratic Party's job performance?


Reminder : Incredibly high taxes, ilegal aliens, sanctuary cities, high crime rates, smog, poor infrastructure, homelessness, heroin addicts leaving needles on the streets, feces on the streets, property values declining, constaint major fires every year, businesses destroyed, protests/riots, etc .. etc...
 
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There used to be a saying: "As California goes, so goes the nation", but nobody says that anymore, and I think the reason is because any sane person would be terrified of that happening.
 

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California is almost completely controlled by the Democratic Party political leadership (from the Governor, congressman, senators and local leadership).

How would you rate the California Democratic Party's job performance?


Reminder : Incredibly high taxes, ilegal aliens, sanctuary cities, high crime rates, smog, poor infrastructure, homelessness, heroin addicts leaving needles on the streets, feces on the streets, property values declining, constaint major fires every year, businesses destroyed, protests/riots, etc .. etc...

It's obvious to everyone but them that their policies don't work.
 

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Life long Californian.

I'm not a fan of super majority rule which we have here.

We're too dependent on taxes from the ultra rich. A few bad years in the stock market leaves us in even worse shape than we're already are due to the pandemic.

Can't ignore some issues at state run agencies like unemployment(EED) and DMV with outdated software and computers.

Homelessness and housing affordability is a complex issue and seemingly unsolvable at the moment imo.

Insistence of continuing trying to build the Bullet(Crazy Train) is STUPID.

Have to address unfunded retirement benefits which could be crushing if not solved.

Not a big fan of our Govenor, but he means well.

Love the people here and enjoy being so close to beaches, mountains, concert and sporting venues, but will admit we have some issues to address.
 

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For me it's like the Mencken quote: "Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard."

I have come to be a big believer in federalism of late. Let the progressives have the progressive states to illustrate the awesomeness of their policies -- in a way that allows people to easily flee the wreckage.
 

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California is almost completely controlled by the Democratic Party political leadership (from the Governor, congressman, senators and local leadership).

How would you rate the California Democratic Party's job performance?


Reminder : Incredibly high taxes, ilegal aliens, sanctuary cities, high crime rates, smog, poor infrastructure, homelessness, heroin addicts leaving needles on the streets, feces on the streets, property values declining, constaint major fires every year, businesses destroyed, protests/riots, etc .. etc...

Democratic voters in California are in a tough place, incredible high taxes and housing costs and no way to pay for them except to tax more. Sanctuary cities, interfering with federal officers in the execution of their duties, supporting open borders witch allows more competition to the job market. Again in a state that is bleeding from debt. Citizens leaving the state for more affordable states and yet with all those issues they continue to vote for democrat policies.
 

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California is almost completely controlled by the Democratic Party political leadership (from the Governor, congressman, senators and local leadership).

How would you rate the California Democratic Party's job performance?


Reminder : Incredibly high taxes, ilegal aliens, sanctuary cities, high crime rates, smog, poor infrastructure, homelessness, heroin addicts leaving needles on the streets, feces on the streets, property values declining, constaint major fires every year, businesses destroyed, protests/riots, etc .. etc...

Given that their economy is bigger than most countries and they are just a state ... pretty awesome
 

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Given that their economy is bigger than most countries and they are just a state ... pretty awesome

It's "bigger" because of demographic size, The state is not being run properly by the Democrats and the world knows this.

Do any Democrats here deny this? Please offer specifics.
 

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It's "bigger" because if size, It's not being run properly by the Democrats and the world knows this.

I've heard people declare that california is doomed for over 15 years now, yet its economy keeps growing ...
 

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See, these last couple posts are exactly why I take the attitude "if they want it let them have it".

Indeed I would encourage ultra progressives from all over the country to move there and keep the momentum going. Seems like it will make people in both the state they leave and the state they come to happier.

The lose-lose is when progressives flee the state they screwed up and try to inflict progressivism where they land. Given the significant negative net migration from the paradise that is California in recent years this should not be underestimated.
 
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