Tuesday, January 13, 2009

What happened to California?

As a California native and current resident (I left for about 8 years for my and my hubby's college educations), I have long enjoyed all the Golden State has to offer. But like this article states, I would like to leave! California is not a family-friendly state to live in.
The public school system is a mess. Lack of funding, increased ESL (English as a Second Language) students force teachers to teach to the lowest common denominator, and now homosexual indoctrination (under the guise of teaching "tolerance") combine to make a public school education in CA a joke for many families. Home schooling is on the rise.
The state economy is also a mess. Which means that already sky-high taxes will be going up again. In spite of falling home prices, young families cannot afford to live here. Property taxes are too high. And much of the state budget is going to pay for illegal immigrants who don't pay taxes but collect welfare like crazy (I had a friend who worked in the county welfare office...you wouldn't believe the stories she told me!).
We could blame it on the Democrats who want to give hand-outs to everyone...or we could blame it on Republicans who won't sign a state budget...I wouldn't even know where to start to fix the mess. And I think it is a shame that such a beautiful place with so much to offer is slowly bleeding to death.

7 comments:

Liz said...

Yes, and here's the latest shmuckity muck drivel they have forced on our children under the guise of political education.

Laura said...

MY POINT EXACTLY, Liz! Thanks for sharing!

Euripides said...

I left California after the Northridge Quake and haven't looked back. I don't miss the state at all.

Liberty Belle said...

Ah California. We left MA for CA, but so many battles are the same. What are there, six new states considering same sex marriage laws now?

the pomegranate apple said...

thanks for the article laura. i grew up in california, and i always knew i wouldn't be able to live there when i grew up. so now i don't, but maybe someday...

the article actually made me really sad because it's totally true.

Heather said...

It is so sad because CA is such a beautiful place and the weather in So Cal is perfect all the time... but I, who have lived here the majority of my life, want to move also. However, I'm afraid that this is something that we aren't going to be able to move from. Like they say, "As California goes, so does the rest of the nation." That's why these battles are so important to keep fighting. It's not just for California, but the rest of the nation!

Nicole said...

This is so depressing.