Monday, October 5, 2009

Sad state of affairs

The Guardian UK asks: Will California become America's first failed state?

Very interesting... but with problems.
Salon points out:
"How is it possible to write a story about California's woes, and never mention Proposition 13, or California's government-by-initiative system, or even begin to investigate the question of whether Californians are over or under-taxed?"

Consider that "Joblessness in California is at 12.2%, a 70-year high andfar past the national average of 9.7%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And between August 2008 and August of this year, Los Angeles lost more jobs than any other U.S."

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