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Life in California, review and summary – Chico Enterprise-Record


Review: Since 2011, when Gavin Newsom went to Sacramento, Democrats hold every statewide elected office in California, including both U.S. Senators.

Except for a brief period between 1995 and 1996, Democrats have controlled both branches of the state legislature since 1970, including sixteen years with Jerry Brown as governor.

Presently, they have a two-thirds super-majority, which means Democrats pass legislation without the least consideration for the principles, values, and preferences –even the wants and needs– of the minorities.

Summary of Consequences:

  • Botched COVID response.
  • Gas is $1.17 higher than the national average.
  • Expensive, unreliable electricity.
  • Destructive, deadly fires throughout the state every year.
  • Exorbitant insurance rates.
  • Highest state sales tax in America.
  • 7.9% unemployment, third-worst in America.
  • Low wages. (We all know why.)
  • Rents are unaffordable.
  • Lowest percentage of homeowners next to New York.
  • $13,500 a year in property taxes for a modest house.
  • Catch and release arrests.
  • Stores closing because shoplifting is decriminalized.
  • Squatters in vacant houses for sale.
  • $459 to register a 1997 Dodge Ram 2500.
  • At least $11.1 billion of COVID relief lost to scammers.
  • California’s students rank 28th in reading, 34th in math.
  • California’s pension system is technically bankrupt.
  • Companies and businesses (and jobs) leaving the state.

So on and etc. You get the idea . . . for us average folks Governor Gavin Newsom and his Democrats have made a fine mess of California. Now what?

—EJ Donmoyer, Paradise



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