Roger Simon of Pajamas Media offers "Is California Hopeless?" . It's yet another article by fiscal conservatives and free market types in which they fail to account for the highly negative role that their support for massive immigration has played in bringing California to its current state. And, not only does he fail to reveal his ideology's role in heavily damaging California, but he even wants us to suffer:
The only solution is for California to suffer — and to suffer badly. The citizens of this state need a serious beat down. This was the place where Jane Fonda popularized “No gain without pain.” Well, time for the pain. Remember the “Summer of Love”? Time for the “Summer of Tough Love.” And the Winter, Fall and Spring as well.
The alternative is presented in the comment I left (below): go to Simon's public appearances and press him on why he won't discuss the role that his ideology has played in hurting California. And, do the same with Joel Kotkin, John Yoo and others (and others) who refuse to take responsibility for what they had a hand in.
Here's the comment I left:
Why do those who like to raise taxes have such power, and why do taxes have to be raised for social welfare spending in the first place?
Isn't it odd how Roger Simon won't tell you that?
Since Roger Simon won't tell you, I will. One of the major reasons - if not the top reason - why CA is in the shape it is is because of massive immigration. It's driven Americans out of the state at the same time as increasing spending and at the same time as increasing the power that the free-spending far-left has.
And, those in Roger Simon's circle - libertarians and "free marketeer" types as well as the GWB types - allowed it to happen.
So, considering that Roger Simon's circle is responsible for allowing CA to fall to this level, it's not surprising that he wouldn't mention that to you. You might want to bring it up to him however such as when he makes public appearances.
Instead of revealing the root causes of CA's problems and adjusting his ideology or his circle, Roger Simon turns his back on his fellow Americans and wishes them to suffer.
Fri, 11/05/2010 - 10:47 · Importance: 4