Somehow, this story doesn’t surprise me.
In case you missed it, disgraced former State Senator and champion gun control advocate Leland Yee of San Francisco has been indicted on charges ranging from racketeering to GUN TRAFFICKING.
Yet even so: 287,590 voters STILL cast their ballot for the nefarious hypocrite Leland Yee for Secretary of State..
Seriously California? What does it take for some of you to take your head out of your collective 4th point of contact?
Let’s run this down.
You like gun control? Ok.
Leland Yee believes in gun control as much as Hitler believes in not using gas chambers. In that, they both don’t want it applied to them.
Not only is Yee above the notion of being personally limited by the legislation that he has proposed over the years but he also is THE EXACT REASON that bad guys have guns including terrorist.
To be honest, the people of California make a STRONG argument against democracy.
Here’s the result of what a majority of Californians voted for or actions of those they elected:
#1 The California state government is facing a potential state budget deficit of 19 billion dollars this year, and California debt is rapidly approaching junk status.
#2 California Governor Jerry Brown (elected THREE times) unveiled a “draconian” budget plan for 2011 that includes 12 billion dollars more in spending cuts and that maintains 12 billion dollars in recent tax increases.
#3 The state of California currently has the third highest state income tax in the nation: a 9.55% tax bracket at $47,055 and a 10.55% bracket at $1,000,000.
#4 California has the highest state sales tax rate in the nation by far at 8.25%. Indiana has the next highest at 7%.
#5 Residents of California pay the highest gasoline taxes (over 67 cents per gallon) in the United States.
#6 California had more foreclosure filings that any other U.S. state in 2010. The 546,669 total foreclosure filings during the year means that over 4 percent of all the housing units in the state of California received a foreclosure filing at some point during 2010.
#7 20 percent of the residents of Los Angeles County are now receiving public aid of one kind or another.
#8 The number of people unemployed in the state of California is approximately equal to the populations of Nevada, New Hampshire and Vermont combined.
#9 Residents of California pay some of the highest electricity prices in the entire nation.
#10 The state of California ranks dead last out of all 50 states in the number of emergency rooms per million people.
#11 At one point last year it was reported that in the area around Sacramento, California there was one closed business for every six that were still open.
#12 In the late 70s, California was number one in per-pupil spending on education, but now the state has fallen to 48th place.
#13 In one school district in California, children as young as five years old are being forced to watch propaganda films that tout the benefits of “alternative lifestyles”, and parents are being told that no “opting out” will be permitted.
#14 The crime rate in the San Diego school system is escalating out of control. The following is what San Diego School Police Chief Don Braun recently told the press about the current situation….
“Violent crime in schools has risen 31 percent. Property crime has risen 12 percent. Weapons violations (have gone up) almost 8 percent.”
#15 Oakland, California Police Chief Anthony Batts announced last year that due to severe budget cuts there are a number of crimes that his department will simply not be able to respond to any longer. The crimes that the Oakland police will no longer be responding to include grand theft, burglary, car wrecks, identity theft and vandalism.
#16 Things have gotten so bad in Stockton, California that the police union put up a billboard with the following message: “Welcome to the 2nd most dangerous city in California. Stop laying off cops.”
#17 The farther you look into the future, the worse California’s financial problems become. According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, California’s unfunded pension liability is estimated to be somewhere between $120 billion and $500 billion at this point.
Surprise surprise, elections have consequences and California’s long slide since Ronald Reagan was at the helm is just a testament to how continued and willful ignorance about who you are voting for can damage a state.
Still, nearly 300 THOUSAND voters cast their vote for a criminal under federal indictment who was all but caught unloading RPG’s and machine guns off the back of a truck.
All in all, the notion that anything California does should be the “lead” that the rest of America should follow is ridiculous at best and completely asinine and suicidal at worst.
Regretfully, with so many Californians willing to support criminal gun trafficker/gun control hypocrite Leland Yee, the chances for them to send another Obama to the White House remains a real possibility.
All the more reason that those in states without a large mentally diseased population of progressives must work all the harder to ensure the ignorant voters of California do not use those 55 electoral votes to christen yet another four years of gun control asininity and general corruption of America.
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