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Lawmakers…or stick-up artists?

January 23, 2018

Whatever’s in the weed California just legalized has to be some pretty good stuff. As in, if it was  booze, it would be 200-proof.

That’s about the only explanation that makes sense when two California assemblymen introduced legislation to confiscate half the tax savings businesses might receive under the TCJA as detailed in this San Francisco Chronicle article.

Does that make it the tax cut tax?

Apparently trying to out-Cuomo in New York, these geniuses decided to put the arm on businesses to punish them for receiving a break under the tax cut bill.

Never mind that many of the companies that are voluntarily raising wages, increasing hiring, giving bonuses or giving employees a share of the wealth via company stock have offices in California.

No one apparently thinks the tax cut tax bill amounts to anything more than grandstanding, but it still says volumes about the psyche of the state’s ruling elite.

A new British study has declared that adulthood begins at 24, basing that opinion on the fact that the brain keeps developing until that age.

These two are apparently stuck in a state of arrested development.

One good thing about California’s liberals though…they are giving the rest of us ample warning about what happens if we let the rest of them take over.

On a serious note, the anti-business sentiment, unbelievably high housing prices  (up to nine times average annual income) in its most desirable coastal areas, and now coupled with the state’s illegal immigrant sanctuary policies have rapidly destroyed the state’s historic appeal as a good place to raise a family or move to for retirement.

That’s not to say the state is about to become a ghost town. People are still moving there, but increasingly they are coming from south of the border.

Lest you think that everyone in the state is a raving lunatic, there are those who recognize that the state is going down the tubes.

After apparently deciding that liberals weren’t really serious about seceding from the Union or moving to Canada, the New California movement seems to be attracting more national interest in its bid to become the 51st state.

It’s chances for success are slim to be sure, given that it has to receive permission from the state legislature to do so, but the movement does have some standing for its bid through Article 4, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution, which reads as follows:

Article 4, Clause 1. New States may be admitted by the Congress into this Union; but no new States shall be formed or erected within the Jurisdiction of any other State; nor any State be formed by the Junction of two or more States, or Parts of States, without the Consent of the Legislatures of the States concerned as well as of the Congress.

Still, just the fact that New California’s effort even exists is a testament that even some Californians see the folly of living in a pot-hazed fantasy world where the line between right and wrong has blurred to the point of erasure.

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