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Who do YOU think will be made to pay for this - if it happens?

They guys they want to pay, are packing their bags and moving away

LA Considers Proposal To Give Housing To ALL Homeless...

The Los Angeles City Council Friday is considering a motion that would enact a plan to provide housing for every transient in the city, as it continues to grapple with a housing shortage which has spiked rents and sent thousands of people into homelessness.

The motion, introduced last month by Councilmen Mike Bonin and Marqueece Harris-Dawson, says there is little evidence that anything is being done to create or improve shelters for the homeless in the city and that a true sense of emergency is needed to deal with the problem.

The 2017 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count found that 57,794 people are living on the streets of L.A. County, a 23 percent jump from the year before. Within the city of L.A., that number is more than 34,100.

The city has explored multiple options for dealing with its growing homeless population. In February, the council unanimously approved putting about 60 homeless people in trailers on a downtown lot at Arcadia and Alameda streets. The trailers, which contain bathrooms, showers and beds, are expected to cost about $2 million to build and another $1 million to operate.

However, the plan has received pushback from nearby restaurant owners, who say the high concentration of transients in the area has already hurt their business, and the trailers could make it worse.

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"the Golden state has lost its glow"

Fabio: Why California is falling apart

TC: "Fabio is an immigrant, but not one of those the politicians care about"

Fabio: "the leaders of California act like criminals."

"The library looks like soddam and gomorrah"

"They have totally destroyed the middle class... Every single company is running away"

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A Three-State solution

Billionaire boosts movement to break up California

 

Or SIX states

What would happen if California was split up? | The Economist

 

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Democrat-run cities is US are losing residents, esp. in Calif.


The Great Exodus From America's 'Blue' Cities Accelerates
These facts are not coincidences. In fact, in 2016 the Golden State lost almost 143,000 net residents to other states — that figure is an 11 percent increase from 2015. Between 2005 and 2015, Los Angeles and San Francisco alone lost 250,000 residents. The largest socioeconomic segment moving from California is the upper-middle class. The state is home to some of the most burdensome taxes and regulations in the nation. Meanwhile, its social engineering — from green energy to wealth redistribution — have made many working families poorer. As California begins its long decline, the influx outward is picking up in earnest.


> https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-04-25/great-exodus-americas-blue-cities-accelerates

 

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California Residents Flee, Chased Away By Soaring Home Prices And Cost Of Living

Last month, a Wall Street Journal op-ed posited that the new tax bill could create a mass exodus of roughly 800,000 residents from the state of California who will flee the state for low-tax red states. 

In the years to come, millions of people, thousands of businesses, and tens of billions of dollars of net income will flee high-tax blue states for low-tax red states. This migration has been happening for years. But the Trump tax bill’s cap on the deduction for state and local taxes, or SALT, will accelerate the pace. The losers will be most of the Northeast, along with California. The winners are likely to be states like Arizona, Nevada, Tennessee, Texas and Utah.” -WSJ

Taxes aside, a new report by Next 10 and Beacon Economics suggests the California exodus may get a lot worse, as new housing construction since the Great Recession has been tepid at best, and as a result, California faces a housing backlog of 3.4 million units by 2025 if the trend continues - and 2.8 million units at the current rate of construction. 

From 2007 to 2017, only 24.7 housing permits were filed for every 100 new residents in California – much lower than the U.S. average of 43.1 permits.

By 2025, California would have a housing backlog of 3.4 million units if the trend continues. At the current pace of construction, California would add just a minimal amount of new housing – about 600,000 new housing units (net of housing unit losses due to demolition and other causes) – leaving the state with a housing gap of 2.8 million units by 2025. -Next10

"California’s current housing supply is not able to support its growing population," the report concludes, and as such "the low levels of construction will likely result in further increases in home prices, such that fewer and fewer California residents will be able to afford homes."

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FREE CASH! California city fights poverty with guaranteed income...

Nearly half of Bay Area residents want to leave...

STOCKTON, Calif. (Reuters) - Michael Tubbs, the 27-year-old mayor of Stockton, California, has a radical plan to combat poverty in his cash-strapped city: a “no strings” guaranteed basic income of $500 a month for its residents.

Starting in early 2019, Tubbs plans to provide the monthly stipend to a select group of residents as part of a privately funded 18-month experiment to assess how people use the money.

“And then, maybe, in two or three years, we can have a much more informed discussion about the social safety net, the income floor people deserve and the best way to do it because we’ll have more data and research,” Tubbs told Reuters.

The city has not yet decided how many people will receive income from the trial project, which is funded by The Economic Security Project, a philanthropic network co-chaired by Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes.

The idea of governments providing a universal basic income to their citizens has been gaining traction globally. The Finnish government is running a two-year trial to provide 2,000 unemployed people with monthly payments of approximately $660.

. . .

The idea of a Bay Area "exodus" is no joke, and appears to be growing more vivid and real with each year.

A poll released Sunday by a local advocacy group showed that 46 percent of Bay Area residents surveyed said they want to move out of the area within the next few years. That number is up from 34 percent in 2016 and 40 percent last year in the same poll.

The reason for the urge to leave might be pretty obvious, at least to anyone knowledgeable on California: It's just too expensive. Cost of living (45 percent) and housing prices (27 percent) were the main reasons cited among the 461 residents who said they want out.

Bay Area median home prices hit $850,000 in April, The Mercury News reported based on data from real estate firm CoreLogic. In Sacramento, that number has trended more toward $300,000.

Many residents in the Bay Area Council survey expressed pessimism for the overall economic health of the Bay Area. About 60 percent said they think an economic downturn is coming within the next five years.

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Splitting California Into 3 Pieces Is Long Overdue

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"...splitting up the state would help put a dent in California's utterly unrepresentative and unaccountable political class..."

As Ryan McMaken, via The Mises Institute, notes, this latest move is just one of many efforts over many decades to split California up, and make its constituent parts more responsive to the people who live there. This effort, however, is more successful than past ones — for example, the 2016 proposed ballot measure breaking up California into six states. That one failed to qualify for the ballot.

To say the least, breaking up California into smaller pieces is something that is long overdue. The population of California is a massive 39 million, making it larger than either Canada or Peru. And the GDP produced by that state is enormous as well. If California were an independent country, it would have an economy larger than that of the United Kingdom.

This means the California government - which can (and does) skim off substantial portions of that wealth - is among the richest governments in the world.

Moreover, the government holds a monopoly of power over a vast area which includes some of the best real estate in the world. Much of North America's best coastlines, mountains, natural harbors, forests, and mountains are contained within California.

And, here's one of the best things about being a huge state (from the government's perspective): the government can make it extremely inconvenient to escape it: "You don't like our policies? Well, then, feel free to move hundreds of miles away to Phoenix or Reno."

It's no wonder then, that the government of California has been able to abuse its taxpayers so freely...

A State Divided

Indeed, the state isn't nearly as united in its love of the dominant political agenda as we're supposed to believe. As recently, as 2008, the vote on the same-sex marriage measure Proposition 8 illustrated some meaningful divisions in the state. Opposition to the measure (i.e., support for gay marriage) enjoyed a majority only in the northern parts of the state and along the central coast. A majority of voters in the south supported the measure, and even a majority in Los Angeles County voted for the measure. Whatever one's opinion on the subject of marriage, the vote reiterated what has long been known: what we regard as "progressive California" has long been pushed primarily by Californians centered around the Bay Area and Silicon valley. While it would be silly to call Southern California a bastion of right-wing thinking, that fact is that Southern California is less about Hollywood than it is about miles upon endless miles of suburban neighborhoods filled with middle class people who have better things to do than push for Dianne Feinstein's latest political hobbyhorse. A middle-class insurance worker in an unglamorous LA suburb with three kids has precious little in common with a pair of Princeton-educated Silicon Valley workers who live a dual-income-no-kids lifestyle, and who bring to the state the "enlightened" views we've come to expect from upper-middle-class suburbanites with expensive designer college degrees.

Moreover, this latter group has been increasingly growing as the influential majority both in terms of population, and in the wealth and resources it can bring to the political game.

So, it's hard to not be sympathetic to Californians who might be happy to break free of the current political stranglehold and perhaps embrace a smaller, more flexible political community that might be slightly more responsive to local taxpayers and citizens.

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California is the Poster Child for Un-Responsive Government

And it's easy to see why many Californians might regard their political system as un-responsive to their particular personal and regional needs: California has, by far, the most unrepresentative state government in the United States.

For every state legislator, there are more than 310,000 California residents. Second-place Texas, with 139,000 residents per legislator, doesn't come close. These numbers aren't even in the same league, though, with quite a few other states — including especially safe, wealthy, and healthy ones — like Minnesota, Utah, and Massachusetts. Those states have 1 legislator for every 23,600; 23,500; and 33,000 residents, respectively.

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> https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-06-15/splitting-california-3-pieces-long-overdue

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HOW LEFTISTS (DEMOCRATS) TURNED SAN FRANCISCO INTO A FECAL INFESTED SLUM!

Note that pictures are available on the internet of people defecating in the street, but this writer thought that inappropriate to show.

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San Francisco is a Sh*thole

Thanks to  Democratic Leadership

SF's New Mayor : "She seems more concerned about protecting Illegal Immigrants from ICE"

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JOB Creation : California Democratic style

In Dystopian San Francisco, City to Pay Six Figure Salaries to Turd Removal Squads

"Sounds like a hellhole to me"

Don't want to raise taxes to pay for this nonsense?  Just borrow more

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California’s Income Inequality Now Worse Than Mexico’s, Poverty Level Highest In America.

This is an embarrassment! All that welfare and nothing to show for it .

“But but we are the 5th largest economy “

“But but tech companies !”

Were California a Country It’d be the 17th Most Unequal Nation on Earth, Ahead of Mexico & Guatemala

Californians love sermonizing on the plight of America’s poor and disenfranchised—if only penny-pinching republicans would shell out for a bigger welfare state then all our problems would be solved. Why not build more homes for the homeless, or invest in better education for our kids? The state can solve the problem of poverty, they argue.

 

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Instead of Revolting, taxpayers are quietly moving away

...Leaving the unproductive, the dependent, and the mere parasites behind

Who will be left to foot the growing bills??

(Venezuela crisis here we come)

California Here I Come - Al Jolson - No More!

 

Blue Wave: Nearly 60,000 Californians Escaped to Arizona Last Year

TUCSON – New statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau show 262,000 moved to Arizona from other states last year.

Of those thousands, nearly 59,233 came from the state of California.

The second state with the most people flocking to Arizona was Washington, with more than 14,000 people trading in the cold for the desert sun.

Coming in at No. 3 was Illinois, with more than 13,000 moving to the Grand Canyon state.

The data also shows a large number of people coming to Arizona from outside the country, with about 45,000 people moving here after living abroad.

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Jolson's "blackface" act would be career suicide now

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Outbreak Of Flea-Borne Diseases Typhus: Los Angeles Descends Into Third World Hellscape

Residents and officials in the city of Los Angeles, California are horrified that their city has descended into a third world hellscape of poverty and disease. The typhus outbreak raging through the city is a flea-borne disease often reserved for socialist and poverty-stricken dystopias such as Venezuela.

But that’s modern Los Angeles. Typhus is spread by fleas hitching a ride on rats. While the general population struggles under the weight of the government (local, state, and federal in LA’s case) and the homeless population continues to climb up, the same cannot be said for the rats that carry fleas the cause typhus. The rat population in LA is doing just fine, however, as piles of garbage dot the cityscape, making it Thanksgiving Day every day for the city’s fat, happy rodents, wrote the American Thinker.

I had family in Greater Los Angeles, which have migrated to the mid-west, and I am delighted that they have.

I hope that the local, and national health workers will be able to jump on this outbreak; not being able to do this has horrific potential consequences for the national as a whole.

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Is California becoming like an open-air prison??

POLL: Majority of California Residents Want to Leave!

(who can blame them?)

A new poll reveals that 53% of California residents are considering leaving the Golden State

...because of the high cost of living.

The “Trust Barometer” poll, by Edelman Intelligence, was conducted January 4-20 among 1,500 California residents, with a margin of error of 2.5%. A special oversample of 400 tech workers in the San Francisco Bay Area was also conducted, with a margin of error of 4.8%.

The results are sobering. Nearly two-thirds, 62%, of respondents said they believed the best days of California were in the past.

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CA has 20.6% Poverty rate... Highly unequal

DYSTOPIA California: Window to America’s FUTURE

Residents can do better on welfare than in many working jobs

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NEEDED in California too?

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WEEKEND: Exorcism for entire city...

Holy water from helicopter...

He told local radio: “We have to drive the devil out of Buenaventura, to see if we can restore the peace and tranquility that our city has lost due to so many crimes, acts of corruption and with so much evil and drug trafficking that invades our port.

“We want to go around the whole of Buenaventura, from the air, and pour holy water on to it to see if we exorcise and get out all those demons that are destroying our port, so that God’s blessing comes and gets rid of all the wickedness that is in our streets.”

Colombia’s army is reported to be providing the bishop with a helicopter for the aerial exorcism during the city’s annual patron saints’ festivities.

Buenaventura, on Colombia’s Pacific coast, was named as the country’s most violent place in 2014. According to Human Rights Watch, “many of the city’s neighbourhoods are dominated by powerful criminal groups that commit widespread abuses, including abducting and dismembering people, sometimes while still alive, then dumping them in the sea.

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Buying Votes: Democrat-Run California Officially Becomes First State To Provide Health Benefits to Illegal Aliens

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