California’s Comeback Miracle Turns Out to Be a Mirage — Gov Brown’s Tax Hike Has Negative Economic Consequences

California Ranks Very Poorly in Services for School Children With Disabilities

A special kind of classChildren Are All Special –Image: A Special Kind of Class

(LA Times) In another special distinction which California owns, the state ranks in the bottom rung of states and territories in the academic achievement of children with disabilities, according to new federal rankings released today.

In the bottom group together with California are: Delaware, Texas, the Bureau of Indian Education, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia.

On the 22 June, I wrote here that Gov Jerry Brown and State Lawmakers are due to receive a pay hike we’re told for their dubious job performance, all the while the state budget deficit swells out of control, the state is ranked as the worst state in the nation to do business according to an annual survey of CEO’s across the country and now we also learn that ‘special needs’ children would be better off to receive their education in practically any state other than California.

So Sad!

California Spending Millions of Taxpayers Money to Build Eco-Unfriendly ‘Green Car’ Charging Stations

California Elec CarsCalifornia Investing Wasting Millions to Build Hundreds of
EV Charging Station Locations –The Climate Group

(UPI) Woops…Electric cars despite their alleged ‘Green Credentials’ are among the environmentally dirtiest transportation options a U.S. researcher says.

Writing in the IEEE Spectrum researcher Ozzie Zehner says electric cars lead to hidden environmental and health damages and are likely more harmful than gasoline cars and other transportation options.

Now what are the Loony Liberal Environmentalists going to do?

California Governor & Lawmakers Receive Pay Hike Despite Exploding $421,850,000,000 Deficit and Ranked as Worst State for Business

Gov Jerry Brown

(LA Times) After eliminating opposition to a pay hike for California lawmakers Gov Jerry Brown, 120 state lawmakers together with 10 other elected state officials were granted a 2% pay hike on last Friday by a state panel whose members claim, that California’s (dubiously) improving economy and budget situation justifies their raises.

Huh???

What improving economy and budget situation?  California’s rapidly expanding budget deficit is $421,850,000,000 (per person is presently $10,961)

On the 01 June, I wrote here subsequent to a recent audit of state books it revealed accounting irregularities and an additional budget shortfall of $31+ Billion that together with a $78 Million+ forecast (ObamaCare) ‘Covered California’ deficit next year and ranked as the worst state for business in 2014 according to an annual survey of CEO’s across the United States doesn’t exactly sound like anyone in Sacramento deserves the salary they’ve been receiving, let alone a pay hike.

Be Sure to Thank Liberal Dems in Sacramento as Southern California Rental Property Costs Expected to Continue to Rise

For Rent in MalibuMalibu Rental –Image: AceRenting@Twitter

(LA Times) Rental home costs are going to continue to rise–nearly 78% of Southern California apartment building owners say they plan to hike rents in the next 12 months according to a new survey from real estate broker Marcus & Millichap about 22% plan to increase rents by at least 3%

On the 04 June, I wrote here that over half of Americans reportedly are already struggling to keep their homes and the problem is only going to get worse.

LA Rental PricesIn April, ‘Curbed LA’ Published a Chart Showing the Best & Worst Rental Prices Throughout Los Angeles Area

Say Good-Bye to Prop 13 ?

In May, The Sacramento Bee–Capitol Alert reported after decades of wrangling by Democrats (that just can’t seem to confiscate enough of taxpayers money to spend, I digress) during a hearing of the ‘Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee’ lawmakers agreed on changes to the 1978 law governing reassessments of commercial property when it changes hands, citing one of their old stand-by favorite liberal arguments ‘fairness’ of the tax system, as if voters were not smart enough when Prop 13 passed by a 2 to 1 margin.

Will confiscating more money from commercial/business property owners actually result in more “fairness” that Democrats like to claim or just raise the costs of doing business and make things (such as rental costs) more expensive?

The latter of course, as Forbes correctly points out–Corporations (such as rental property owners) don’t pay taxes they pass on their business costs and expenses to their customers or in this case, to their tenants in the form of higher rents.

Why is it that California voters continue to reelect liberals to Sacramento is anyones guess–Just as, how many licks does it take to get to the ‘Tootsie Roll’ center of a “Tootsie Roll Pop” the world may never know?

Related: Squeezing Out the Working Class Through Higher Rents

Lack of Housing Trouble–That Might Be Trouble –LA Register

California Voter Apathy: Tuesday’s Primary Election, Lowest Turnout in History

Jerry Brown RerunsJerry Reruns… –Image: CalWatchDog

(The Tribune/AP)  So Sad–Preliminary figures show that just 18.4% of California voters turned out to vote in Tuesday’s Primary, the lowest voter turnout in any regular statewide election in the state’s history.

Obamanomics: Over Half of Americans Struggling to Keep Their Homes; Teenage Unemployment Higher Than Natl Average in California

Obama's America“How’s That Hopey, Changey Stuff Working Out for You? ” –Sarah Palin

(Market Watch) More than half of Americans (52%) have had to make at least one major sacrifice in order to cover their rent or mortgage over the last 3 years.

In related Obamanomics news, the Employment Policies Institute released a recent analysis of Census Bureau data that shows that many of America’s top U.S. metropolitan areas–including Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco have youth unemployment rates that average far higher than the national average of 21.6%

Four of the Top Five Worst Metro Areas are In My Beloved California:

  • No 1.  Riverside–San Bernardino 52.4%
  • No 3. Los Angeles–Long Beach–Santa Ana 39.0%
  • No 4. San Diego–Carlsbad–San Marcos 37.5%
  • No 5. San Francisco–Oakland 35.2%

More here ‘Summer Bummer for Teens in Country’s Largest Metro Areas’

Run by California Democrats, Audit of Books Finds Accounting Errors in Excess of $31 Billion

California Rainy Day FundGov Brown’s Rainy Day Fund –Cartoon: CalWatchdog

(Breitbart) California’s Democrat Majority in Sacramento have lots of issues, the latest according to CBS Sacramento an audit of state books revealed accounting irregularities in excess of $31 Billion

The Audit Revealed:

  • $7.7 Billion Understated federal trust fund revenues and expenditures;
  • $653 Million Overstated general fund assets and revenues;
  • $8 Billion Overstated California State University’s bond debt;
  • $9.1 Billion Reporting Errors that understated a public building construction fund;
  • Also there was a deferred tax revenue figure posted as $6.2 Billion that was actually $6.2 Million

When will Gov Brown and Democrats apologize for their malfeasance and accept responsibility for the mess they created ?

Crickets Chirping…

Feds to Tap Friant Dam First Time in Decades to Help California Central Valley Farmers

California Drought

(NBC Los Angeles) Water stored from behind Friant Dam north of Fresno will be tapped for the first time in decades today according to a U.S. Bureau of Reclamation official to help Central Valley farmers.

Despite Central Valley farmers desperate need for water to irrigate their fields, man-made wetlands have been used to provide temporary resting places for migrating birds while farmers go without much needed water for crops.

On the 29 January, I wrote here that California’s man-made drought problem were made worse in 2009 in large measure, thanks to then California Atty General, now Gov Jerry Brown’s disastrous environmental law suits to save the mountain yellow legged frog to increasing regulations and prohibitive costs on big construction projects, that had over the years been a driving factor that created new job opportunities, wealth and prosperity for millions of California residents.

If not for California’s wacky environmentalist policies and want for more crippling regulations that are now driving away business investment legislators in Sacramento could have helped out everyone had they invested in the future years ago by constructing life saving desalination plants along the coastline such as Israel’s Sorek Desalination Plant that provides 26,000 cubic meters or 7 million gallons of clean portable water every hour to over 1.5 million people.

So Sad! My Beloved State of California Ranks as Worst State for Business in 2014

Texas Best State for BusinessTexas Continues its 10 Year Historical Position as the Best State
Overall for Business in 2014

Florida Second Best State for BusinessFlorida Ranks #2 is Edging Up and Even Overtaking Texas in its
Quality of Living Environment

California Worst State for BusinessCalifornia Ranks Dead Last as the Worst State for Business in 2014

(Chief Executive.net) In the 10th annual survey of CEO’s concerning their views  of the best and worst states for business, over 500 CEO’s across the United States responded, grading states which they were familiar on measures including taxes and regulatory regime, the quality of the workforce and the quality of the living environment.

California, New York and Illinois continue to rank among the worst three states for business with virtually no change from 2013

What CEO’s are saying about California:

  • California goes out of its way to be anti-business and particularly where one might put manufacturing and/or distribution operations;
  • California continues to lead in disincentives for growth businesses to stay;
  • California’s attitude toward business makes you question why anyone would build a business there;
  • We relocated our corporate office from Los Angeles to Atlanta in 2006 largely because of the regulatory and unfriendly tax environment in the State of California. We considered Dallas but settled on Atlanta for customer-related and other secondary or marginal reasons. Would make the same decision if I had to do it all over again;
  • California could hardly do more to discourage business if that was the goal. The regulatory, tax and political environment are crushing. The only saving grace is that there are still a lot of affluent areas that drive local economic zones but the trend line on these is not good for the mid to longterm.

Read full report here from Chief Executive.net