Thanks once again to Michelle Malkin
PLUS! Brilliant commentary as usual by Ann Coulter.
California tried the Obama soak-the-productive “stimulus” plan years ago and was hailed as the perfect exemplar of Democratic governance.
In June 2002, the liberal American Prospect magazine called California a “laboratory” for Democratic policies, noting that “California is the only one of the nation’s 10 largest states that is uniformly under Democratic control.”
They said this, mind you, as if it were a good thing. In California, the article proclaimed, “the next new deal is in tryouts.” As they say in show biz: “Thanks, we’ll call you. Next!”
In just a few years, Democrats had turned California into a state – or as it’s now known, a “job-free zone” – with a $41 billion deficit, a credit rating that was slashed to junk-bond status and a middle class now located in Arizona.
Democrats governed California the way Democrats always govern. They bought the votes of government workers with taxpayer-funded jobs, salaries and benefits – and then turned around and accused the productive class of “greed” for wanting not to have their taxes raised through the roof.
Having run out of things to tax, now the California Legislature is considering a tax on taxes. Seriously. The only way out now for California is a tax on Botox and steroids. Sure, the governor will protest, but it is the best solution …
California was, in fact, a laboratory of Democratic policies. The rabbit died, so now Obama is trying it on a national level.
That’s what the tea parties are about.