Assigned Reading: California’s Nightmare Will Kill Obamanomics
I like California. I was born there, and still have more family there than in any other state. I’ve driven up and down the coast, through the hills of Sonoma and Napa, through the desert and valleys between Los Angeles and San Francisco. It’s beautiful country, but California policy should by no means should be inspiration for national policy.
Yet it is, and while the article linked for Assigned Reading is a fantastic article, it only touches upon one or two aspects of how the United States of America, with Barack Obama and the Democrats at the helm, is following the Californian example and expecting different results. Not only are we spending with reckless abandon like California, we’re also adopting Draconian emissions standards like California, turning a blind eye to illegal immigrants like California, prioritizing dumb environmental concerns ahead of jobs and prosperity like California, and looking to insure millions who either refuse health insurance or cannot legally get it, just like California.
When it comes to a state driving itself into the ground, spending money too much and for all the wrong reasons, ignoring immigration laws and handcuffing business and growth, California is leading the nation. This is not the proper model by which this administration should look for America to follow, yet we’re doing it anyway.
Now, I find myself saying things like “California is a wonderful place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there” and “gosh, but for a responsible and laissez-faire state government, California has enough of everything to be the most prosperous state in the union.” Soon, I fear, we’ll be able to say the same thing about America.