California may be one of the largest and certainly the most populated of all the states, but that doesn't change the fact that it's also the most broke of all the states. The Liberal lunacy that goes on in the California legislature has been one of the most destructive forces for the California taxpayer and, even though many in the state are supportive of their pockets, wallets and paychecks being fleeced every week, they are nevertheless no better off for all these expensive and wasteful programs.
Governor Jerry Brown knows very well what misery looks like; he has been waging war on the California taxpayer for decades. His current policies and the policies of the past that he had a hand in creating and implementing have been by and large the whole reason for the Golden State's decline.
Recently, in an effort to pump some Fake News life back into his state, he spoke with a news organization about his “ultra-important” trip to China two months ago and how we, as a nation, could learn a lot from a country like China, who are eminently more qualified to comment on global issues like weather and science than we ever could hope to be!
California Gov. Jerry Brown (D.) praised Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday, comparing his government favorably to the one in Washington.
Speaking to MSNBC's Chuck Todd, Brown discussed his June meeting with Xi. The two men met in China for a discussion of climate policy, shortly after President Donald Trump officially decided to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord.
Brown said that California and others states are forming a climate alliance, but that they need leadership from Washington more like Xi's in China.
“I met with President Xi for almost an hour. This is a very determined man,” Brown said. “He's building roads and high-speed rail and not just in China, but all over the world.”
Just for a point of reference, governor, we are also building those things all over the world…only, we're doing it for other nations and our military is running those operations. Realizing how difficult it is to imagine that the Military is doing anything but killing innocent civilians, they are nevertheless assisting foreign people with clean water delivery systems, medical centers, roads, airports, rail lines, schools and civic centers. While it's true that we're not building these particularly for ourselves (and of course, by your standard, we're not half as saintly as China) we are helping other nations to form a stable foundation for its own population.
“Washington can't even build roads and bridges in our own country, much less spreading the American dream all around the world,” he said. “If we're going to be the great power we all want to be, we're going to have to start rolling up our sleeves, raising some revenue, and getting the job done.”
“Raising some revenue?” What's the matter, governor? Taxes not high enough for you yet? How about you fix your own state's ridiculous infrastructure problems before you go pointing to the federal government?
Brown centered his argument on climate change, and he made thinly veiled references to Trump's comments on the matter.
“In terms of climate change, it is an existential threat,” he said. “It is not a hoax. It was not created in China. It is something that the majority, 95 percent of scientists believe in the science of climate change.”
And there are the laughable percentages Leftists always throw around so cavalierly. I could be wrong, but I believe I need to correct this Leftist in the proper statistics, because as I remember it, the actual Fake News percentage was 99%. I mean, that was the one that Obama kept spewing whenever he was trying to take away more control of our everyday lives in the name of Global Warming.
Xi has struck a chord with some in the West by signaling increased willingness to work on global partnerships. This has led some to go as far as to call China a leading power for liberalism, using arguments similar to Brown's
“We've got to do something,” Brown concluded on climate change. “It is life-threatening over a relatively foreseeable amount of time.”
The “relatively foreseeable amount of time” refers to next week, for all of you who aren't quite up on the Leftist vernacular. Every time a Leftist quotes a study beyond that, it always gets them into trouble. Their 10-, 25-, 50- and 100-year predictions always end up being more trouble than their worth, especially those pesky 10-year predictions (because they show up a bit too fast for Leftists who then must explain why the ocean levels are going down instead of up, by ice caps aren't melting, and why there's still no hole in the ozone layer!
Perhaps if Governor Brown spent more time trying to figure out why his state continuously loses money, instead of trying to spend the state into insolvency, he might have a valid argument.
Source: The Washington Free Beacon