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Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:06 PM

As the California economy improves, Fox seems to be doubling down on their attacks

Gov Brown has been impressive in turning the state around. Fox News seems to be ramping up their disdain for the Golden State. I guess this plays well to their demograhic.

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Response to itsrobert (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:12 PM

1. Well it has been the conservative pinata for years!

The rallying cry has been, "Do you want your state to turn into California!", yes please! Arizona sucks!

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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 03:08 PM

11. Yes, please! Texas sucks too!

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Response to itsrobert (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:16 PM

2. Brown has said a lot of good things, but its not clear if they are all going to come true

Unemployment is still high and wealth disparities are increasing.

Not saying he is wrong, but I for one am waiting for some results before getting out the pompoms. The economy is fairly fluid and some pernicious actions could make it hard for most of us.

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Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:39 PM

7. California has been suffering for years since Enron killed Gray Davis' administration

Then Conan was elected. It's not going to turn around overnight, right?

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Response to catbyte (Reply #7)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:57 PM

8. Some of the problems go back to Brown's first tenure in office

When Prop 13 and then Prop 4 passed, Brown had the state step in and fund what was really local things. Those organization got dependent on that and now that he is withdrawing it, many places are in a world of hurt, especially the more rural areas. One can argue the history from a variety of view points but at this time the state is pulling back its funding to make its ends meet, pushing things back to the counties at record levels and declaring things good. They are not.

When the localities try to raises funds they have to go to the voters with decidedly mixed results. Eventually Prop 4 (Gann Initiative) will kick in there.

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Response to itsrobert (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:23 PM

3. You will hear a lot more how excessive regulations & taxes are driving business out.

That is a flat-out lie. Fact is, once again a Democrat has sucessfully mopped up after a republican's fiscal chaos, and the Koch bro's propaganda machine has to make sure nobody knows that actually happened.

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Response to MindPilot (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:58 PM

9. In the DFW area they count coup on the local news when CA companies relocate

Net numbers are never mentioned

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Response to itsrobert (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:27 PM

4. fox lies most of the time

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Response to itsrobert (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:36 PM

5. They've been deliberately feeding us self-serving bullshit for 30+ years.

You think they are EVER going to admit that?

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Response to itsrobert (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:37 PM

6. Yes. All you have to do is read posts from rightwingers posting for asswipe, basketcase,

beggar red states to see how the right insanely looks down on California. If California kept 20% of the tax money that it sends out to broken red state economies, California would run perpetually larger and larger cash surpluses and be able to fun their education system lavishly.

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Response to itsrobert (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 03:06 PM

10. I have watched this channel maybe once for ten minutes

but I didn't realize they were at war with my home state of California. Guess I shouldn't be surprised, but they should keep in mind that millions of people live there and don't want to hear this negative garbage.

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