Minnesota’s Future!

What does one-party rule look like?


As bad as last Tuesday night was for the national Republican Party, it was far, far worse for the California Republican Party. Not only did Golden State Democrats maintain control of every statewide elected office; not only did Gov. Jerry Brown’s $6 billion Proposition 30 tax hike pass by solid margins; but Democrats also secured supermajorities in both state legislative chambers. Now, Brown and the Democrats can raise taxes by as much as they want.

The California Republican Party is functionally dead. And how is California doing, now that liberals have successfully terminated the state’s remaining conservatives?

You know where this one goes.  The state is drowning in debt.  There’s a $2Billion deficit next year, they state is committed to almost $400 Billion in state and local debt over the past ten years.

And what does that do to a state’s economy?

Smashes it faster than you can say “Medical Device Tax”:

According to a new census report released Friday, almost one-quarter, 23.5 percent, of all Californians are in poverty. One-third of all the nation’s welfare recipients live in the state, despite the fact that California has only one-eighth of the country’s population. That’s four times as many as the next-highest welfare population, which is New York.

(Wait – didn’t Paul Krugman tell us that blue-states carry the rest of us?)

Unemployment in California is 10.2% today.  It’s in the sixes in Minnesota.

I should start a poll for people to predict where Minnesota will be after two years of one-party rule in Minnesota.


15 thoughts on “Minnesota’s Future!

  1. Minnesota is similar to California. People move here because it’s a nice place (Iowa with something to do), so people keep coming here and staying here in spite of excessive taxation and poor governance.

    It works until it quits working.

    What’s going top happen in California is going to be brutal.

  2. FWIW, last weeks and this weeks Financial Sense News Hour has some brutal stories and analysis of California. Jim Puplava is very, very good.

  3. You gloom and doomers are all alike: you cherry-pick facts and draw sexist, racist and homophobic conclusions from them.

    Democrats have been piling on taxes and restrictions for decades; the economy hasn’t collapsed under the weight yet so that proves it never will. And even if it did, it would be Bush’s fault, and the fault of middle-class White men in general, because you stole that land from the Indians and Mexicans – yes, you, personally – so you deserve to be foreced to support Indians and Mexicans in perpetuity.

  4. My sisters live in California, and being good Irish-Catholic gals wearing their hearts on their sleeves, both are reliable Democrat voters, so with mixed emotions have I witnessed their socio-political education’s from afar.

    They *used* to roll their eyes when I railed at the seat of the pants fashion leftists have been ruling over one of the world’s biggest economies. They *used* to cluck their tongues when I predicted there was a bottom down there, despite what their clique was telling them. They *used* to call me a racist when I dared to observe that it was bad policy to encourage illegal immigration on a massive scale by people that can’t even read and write their *own* language.

    They *used* to say a lot of things they’re not saying now.

    Suffice it to say, I’ll be employing epic restraint on our Thanksgiving reunion, as I listen to their tales of woe these days…I hope to be able to continue to do so while I watch the inevitable fall of Minnesota.

  5. Now that Cali has joined Mississippi and Alabama in worst performing schools, I wonder if ‘blah-gher’ Nick “Knows Stuff” Coleman will make it his new whipping boy when he trots out his stories of how all children in MN are above average due to our not yet high enough but higher than most other places rates of taxation.

  6. FWIW, I’ve heard part of the problem in California is term limits. The bureaucracy, career legislative staff, and special interests love it. Power is skewed toward them because of term limits.

  7. Fed, term limits mean absolutely nothing when you keep electing the same people with different names.

  8. Swiftee, I got that from a very sophisticated finance site. In D.C. the damn place is so complicated that the only ones that understand it are the permanent apparatchiks. Plus the congressman must spend 40% of his time raising money.

    Too much central government doing too much is a disaster any way you slice it.

  9. how bad is it? do the U-haul test.
    It costs >$1300.00 plus applicable taxes to rent a truck big enough to move an efficiency apt from the Bay Area to Austin TX.
    If you are moving that efficiency apt to the Bay Area from Austin Tx it costs just over $600.00. U-haul can’t keep enough trucks on hand in CA but is flooded with them in TX.

    DG (who still hasn’t produced her homework) will assert that it is not the market working efficiently its just racist profiteering and she will soon be plastering a Boycott U-Haul poster on her garbage site.

  10. I get that Fed; and I agree with it. My point is that in California (and now, MN) the people being sent to lead do not even have the motivation to demand change from the people serving under their direction. It’s one, big, smelly, leftist spooge fest.

  11. I can’t remember them now but there are some just staggering statistical and demographic facts on those podcasts. California is so screwed it’s almost unbelievable.

  12. California….two group dominate the state.
    -Ultra wealthy Hollywood, San Francisco, techies, Napa Valliers, etc.
    -People who want and get free stuff from the gov’t

    The first makes so much money so easily, that high tax/high spend really doesn’t affect them directly. And the second….well, go figure.

  13. The California myopia is so predictable. When their train crashes, we’ll all be asked to help put it back together again. The chatter about secession is predicated on the fact that unchecked liberalism has only one likely outcome. It’s no surprise gun sales are going through the roof.

  14. We need to start it here and now, and make it an irresistible and unstoppable internet meme: NO BAILOUT FOR CALIFORNIA!!!

  15. Bubba, when you stop to consider the chance that their thoroughly besotted residents might start fanning out across the country, I’d be in favor of a “bale-in”…as in bales of barbed wire fencing.

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