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Thursday, February 20, 2020

In his State of the State address Wednesday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom said: "California is still, proudly, America's coming attraction." Consider yourselves warned. The comment by the Democratic governor of the most populous state in the nation summed up what is at stake in this year's presidential election.

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Newsom noted California's successes in his speech, pointing out that the state is the fifth-largest economy in the world and has enjoyed 118 consecutive months of net job growth. He said that more than half of all U.S. venture capital flows to California companies, and that California has averaged 3.8 percent gross domestic product growth over five years.

The governor failed, however, to point to a single California policy that is responsible for these successes. Truth be told, these successes have come in spite of California's governmental policies, not because of them.

That's some pretty typical pathetic Faux News spin right there. California is the fifth-largest economy in the world and enjoys year after year of growth because of spite???

Come on. Republican states wish they had half of California's economy. There are problems, but it's not like Republicans care about the homeless.

#1 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2020-02-20 08:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

LOL @ Boazo!!!!! Fox News?????
You really are a Fox News zombie.
If Fox News didn't exist you wouldn't know WHAT to think.

#2 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2020-02-20 08:44 PM | Reply

Boaz threads are as predicable as ------ threads in the "Guess the OP" category.

#3 | Posted by REDIAL at 2020-02-20 08:45 PM | Reply

California is the fifth-largest economy in the world and enjoys year after year of growth because of spite???

Ohhhh!!!!! We hate those other states soooo much we have to beat their economies!!!!!!!

Hmmmm... thats some good motivation... :)

Republican states wish they had half of California's economy.

They do just fine, once the federal government redistributes our tax dollars.

it's not like Republicans care about the homeless.

Considering most their policies create homelessness, you are correct.

That's some pretty typical pathetic Faux News spin right there.

It's a Boaz thread, it's basically hot garbage.

#4 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-02-20 08:54 PM | Reply

"Ohhhh!!!!! We hate those other states soooo much we have to beat their economies!!!!!!!"

The old "we're the fifth largest economy" is lame. Put it up per capita. California's GDP is 8th by state $58,619 which is lower than the US GDP per capita of $65,111. But hay, if the yelling of "We're number 5!" without putting it in perspective gets your minds off of ---- filled streets and tent cities, go for it.

en.wikipedia.org

en.wikipedia.org(nominal)_per_capita

Since you couldn't figure it out, I'll explain -- larger populations tend to produce more. That's why per capita is a much better metric than absolute.

Hope this helps.

#5 | Posted by goatman at 2020-02-20 09:07 PM | Reply

Since you couldn't figure it out, I'll explain -- larger populations tend to produce more. That's why per capita is a much better metric than absolute.

Hope this helps.

#5 | Posted by goatman

California beats the hell out of Texas in your stated preference of GDP per capita by 5k a year.

#6 | Posted by Scotty at 2020-02-21 02:34 AM | Reply

Someone ought to alert Boaz up there in his fortified holler that this is one country.

#7 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2020-02-21 06:02 AM | Reply

"California beats the hell out of Texas in your stated preference of GDP per capita by 5k a year.

#6 | POSTED BY SCOTTY "

So?

What does that have to do with the subject matter and Clownshack's original post I was replying to?

#8 | Posted by goatman at 2020-02-21 06:34 AM | Reply

#5 Thanks for posting that and proving how much more productive blue state residents are than lazy red staters.

Of the 18 states above the national GDP per capita average, i believe only 4 of them are red states, and they're insignificant places like Wyoming.

I guess that's why blue states are net givers to the federal government and red states tend to be net takers - they can't produce anything themselves and need Democrats to buy things for them.

#9 | Posted by JOE at 2020-02-21 08:23 AM | Reply

LOL a rightie complaining that a successful state will spread its ways and make red state schitholes look bad.

I would think you'd look up to CA, boaz. It's a producer, not a taker.

#10 | Posted by jpw at 2020-02-21 08:28 AM | Reply

Since you couldn't figure it out, I'll explain -- larger populations tend to produce more. That's why per capita is a much better metric than absolute.

7 of the top 10 are blue states.

The three red states are oil/gas and tourism heavy.

Seems red states could learn a thing or two from blue states.

#11 | Posted by jpw at 2020-02-21 08:33 AM | Reply

LOL a rightie complaining that a successful state will spread its ways and make red state schitholes look bad.

If you consider high-income inequality, high housing prices, high cost of living a success.

I bet there are more "schitholes" cities and more poverty stricken in CA than any other state.

Thanks for posting that and proving how much more productive blue state residents are than lazy red staters.

Doesn't prove anything..

High income inequality, High cost of living, high housing prices, of course, the GDP will be higher.

It doesn't mean its a high quality life.
worldpopulationreview.com

#12 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2020-02-21 10:14 AM | Reply

If you consider high-income inequality, high housing prices, high cost of living a success.

Like you care about a single one of those things.

Success has its own problems, but I'll take them over crushing poverty, lack of services, lack of housing ect ect.

#13 | Posted by jpw at 2020-02-21 10:29 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

-If you consider high-income inequality, high housing prices, high cost of living a success.

I would consider it a by-product of success. It's inevitable. If folks are succeeding financially, then expect to see the demand for things like housing, private education, etc..all things folks with means will consume more of if given the $$$ to do so...there is no stopping it.

#14 | Posted by eberly at 2020-02-21 11:01 AM | Reply

Like you care about a single one of those things. ~ JPW

As someone that lives and works here of course I do, it affects the quality of life.

Success has its own problems, ~ JPW

10 million Californians"1 in 4"suffer from some type of behavioral health condition.
It's not a narrow issue.
It's not a new issue.
Physical health and brain health are inextricably linked.
And our healthcare system has been designed to treat only one of those.
twitter.com

It's not successful if your people have 1 in 4 suffer from behavioral health issues.

#15 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2020-02-21 11:41 AM | Reply

I would consider it a by-product of success.

Define success?

Its a by-product of unmitigated unskilled labor, housing restrictions.

Finally if the definition of success of you and JPW is high-income inequality, high housing prices then what are Liberals complaining about?

#16 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2020-02-21 11:47 AM | Reply

-Define success?

an increase in the demand for housing driving the prices up. Many people, at the same time, experiencing financial success to the point where they are competing with one another to buy the same house....thus, driving up the price.

A "problem" we don't have where I live. Houses are moving but it's not a sellers market.

-Its a by-product of unmitigated unskilled labor, housing restrictions.

I think we're arguing chicken vs the egg...which came first. I think the financial success followed by increase in demand causes unskilled labor showing up because contractors can't build houses fast enough.

Housing restrictions? Again, I live where that's not a problem and I'm sure that's a real issue in many places....so I'll concede that point.

#17 | Posted by eberly at 2020-02-21 01:04 PM | Reply

Someone ought to alert Boaz up there in his fortified holler that this is one country.

#7 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis

And someone needs to give Doc Sarvis a civics lesson that this is a federation of independent, sovereign states who joined a federation of other states.

#18 | Posted by boaz at 2020-02-21 02:12 PM | Reply

I agree with other posters here that a lot of the problems in Cali are ones of being too successful and too many people wanting to live their lives there.

So yes, let's have those problems everywhere.

#19 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-02-21 05:32 PM | Reply

"federation of independent, sovereign states"

Incorrect.

#20 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-02-21 05:45 PM | Reply

Dems would spread California's problems to other states

Most California's problems are inevitable for other states simply because California has been so ahead of the curve compared to the rest of the nation.

The nation is also benefiting from California's innovations, but don't let the likes of BOAZ distract you with that.

The Dems are looking to destroy the country via California based liberalism. Everyone WATCH OUT!!!!!

#21 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-02-21 06:34 PM | Reply

#18 That has not really been true since 1865 and you know it. True anti-federalism has been a dead letter since reconstruction. The south LOST, get over it.

#22 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-02-21 08:22 PM | Reply

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