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One of these propositions on tax increases in California these were being.
Matt Diaz said native Californians now this fills my heart with sadness but at Jerry Brown not pushed through proposition thirty which the biggest one.
Increasing taxes in order to help -- cover the budget deficit only on -- rich people you have to make over quarter million dollars.
Here's the big picture on California between World War II in 2008 you know how many years California had unemployment above 10% know.
Okay since 2008.
Above 10% it's going it's above that.
Kind of permanently now based on the sort of blue state model of having public sector unions set their own prices make their own pensions and create these promises that taxpayers are forced to keep and we're seeing the results in California which is a disastrous economy.
And -- you know California used to be the Bellwether state trends started there you know generally -- you know beneficial trends weather was used I think it's not there was -- of the state -- what I was gonna say is beneficial trends.
-- you know it be stuff like freshly prepared in season vegetables at restaurants and things like that.
California is now a Bellwether for and it's a death -- really for what's going on in the United States it has.
Console -- refuse to rein in its spending to a point where it it is no longer attracting people.
So we should watch California not for what is good that is coming next in America for but what to avoid the -- third they're killing them so I and it's also us.
Mythic and that -- I think commit California legislature now we have a supermajority as of last night so they don't need -- Republican to do anything anymore.
There's no veto power the Republicans have over what cal so we have a beautiful experiment right we have a model here's a control group called California.
If you want to see how this line of economic thinking works in practice.
Let's watch this state and unfortunately for those of us who love the state.
On it's going to be car wreck but it's it's also and -- cannot and this vote for more taxes makes me wonder what happened of the Tea Party movement and you two together at a book declaration of independence that independents were.
Replacing Republicans and Democrats I didn't see that this election.
Well in fact when you look at the exit polls -- national data independents were still in major player -- got a third voters who are Democrats a Third World Republicans.
And then the rest -- independence -- the fact is is that independent -- home below their percentage of the general population.
Partly because they were not being offered anything by the that may -- are voting for Gary Johnson and many of them did.
But we have not seen the candidates -- we're going to get independents come out independents overwhelmingly.
Are socially tolerant and fiscally responsible and unfortunately.
Those those types of major party candidates were in very short supply almost in every race to.
-- other political issues gay marriage.
Three states said.
Yes first time been voting for and importantly.
Fourth state Minnesota said no to a anti gay marriage amendment to -- state constitution along the would have band that's right right.
But never I mean many states have legalized gay marriage -- it's always been done by a -- -- and 34 states have voted on before and 32 states voted it down suddenly now three states.
Vote yes and it'll be interesting to see how Republicans reacted this -- this is still in remembered 2004 Karl Rove made that election in part about.
Opposing gay marriage he is -- of the Republican Party is reaping what it -- on this.
I'm David Bos is -- point out there is a huge gap among young voters in particular between affiliation to Democratic Party and Republican Party about twenty percentage points.
That is in my view almost entirely on social issues like this last point and not a happy one for freedom to states voted against political speech free.
Corporate political -- that's right Colorado and Montana I thought they were libertarian.
They are ended this is you know -- -- what they've basically said is date they looked at Citizens United and set other Celeste too much should dark money to comment policy sit on the economic Supreme Court to desist right.
Decision that allows corporations to spend money on election so you can still from a populist perspective you can say others too much money in politics the way to do it is to keep people from speaking about it.
The upside of these ballot initiatives that the state level is that they won't work they won't be effective at all because the technological.
-- around like -- was talked about with politics.
Is even stronger in terms of political speech it's very difficult to keep people from speaking their mind in in kind of larger and larger volume which is good.
And maybe the way Montana phrased it corporations are not entitled to constitutional rights because they are not human beings and most voters will say -- -- there -- human beings right but there -- groups of people and they should have a right to participate in public people always forget that the Sierra Club is a corporation the reason foundation is corporation.
-- -- on that -- -- thank you Matt and nick coming out I'm excited that.
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