Why would anyone ever vote Democrat?
Democrats have had their way in California for decades. I think it's been what, 60 years since Democrats have not controlled Sacramento? Sure we've had Republican governors but a governor cannot write or pass any law.
Look what a fucking mess California is. We should have the greatest economy in the US. Our state used to be the 5th largest economy in the WORLD. Yes world. The US, and 3 other whole nations, then California. Now we're 8th, slipping to 9 and maybe even more.
Our unemployment is over 10%, third highest in the US. Third highest.
We have one of the highest income tax rates, we have one of the highest sales tax. Some states have one or the other. We have both, and they're both high. In the largest state economy in the US. I'm going somewhere with this.
So, with all of the above, we should have a ton of money for schools and shit right? With the largest economy in the US, one of the largest in the world, with high state taxes in income and sales, with all of that, we can't fix our roads and we spend at the bottom on education.
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California is 47th in education spending per pupil. Let that sink in. So we have all this money, yet we keep running a deficit each year, and we don't spend on our kids. Where is the money going to?
Ask the Democrats in Sacramento.
Than ask me why I vote Republican again. I live in a Democratic wet dream and it sucks, trust me. Democrats are running California into the ground.
Go to Wisconsin. Republican Scott Walker goes in and busts up the public unions. Look I don't have a thing against public unions and I'm perfectly fine with responsible, good unions. But the Unions and Democrat politicians were so in bed together it was fucking the state up. This is the scam. Taxpayer money is used to pay the salaries of public workers. That's fine. But the unions get the Democrats to pass a law mandating that each worker, whether they join the union or not, to pay the Union dues. Take this job, you pay dues. That's it. The union, contributes 99.99% of their money to democrats.
See the scam? Democrat politicians wrote into law their cash cow. Take taxpayer money, pay the workers, take the workers money, pay the unions, unions pay us. That's a win.
Except it was fucking shit up in Wisconsin. High deficits, unemployment, high costs. Walker comes in, busts up the unions a little, fucks up the Democrat's cash cow.
What do the Democrats do? Them cowards ran to Illinois as fugitives, refusing to vote like little kids! These are the adults in the room? Because, Walker was going to bust their cash cow up. Unions were going to lose their cash cow. Instead of earning the dues on merit like everyone else, they want to cheat.
So what happens after the draconian cuts by Walker? Walker closed their $3.6 billion deficit without raising one tax. T hey are projected to have a $154 million surplus next year. Quite the reverse, isn't it?
He saves school districts Millions in health care costs by introducing competition. Property taxes for the residents went down. Under his first year they broke records in number of school districts not reporting layoffs, smaller class sizes, keeping all extra curricular activities, and keeping or adding art, music and shit.
Gov. Walker's reforms were devastating to public unions and their democrats, but great for the state of Wisconsin.
A teacher under Walker now gets to keep $1,100 of her own money and gets to decide whether she wants to join the union or not. Before that, she had no choice. The reforms were so successful that the #1 reason for the recall election, collective bargaining, was dropped as an argument before the election. It would just be stupid.
When Republicans act like Republicans, they do good. They get elected. When they get bought out by corporate money, than they do bad.