24 January 2013

Suicide Of A Superpower

Apologies to Pat Buchanan.  Here’s some bad news from California:

New ethnicity trends outlined in Gov Jerry Brown's 2013-14 budget proposal revealed the state's expected new majority while reasoning the state’s declining birth rates and increasing migration as causes.
As early as July Hispanics are expected to be equal in size to non-Hispanic whites before outpacing them, according to the report, with both demographics in that month reaching 39 per cent of the population.
It's a swap that comes earlier than experts had expected.
Gov Brown, responding to the outlined future of his state, has since proposed shifting more school funding to those schools with more students in poverty and/or don't speak English.
Currently 40 percent of the state's students are living in poverty and 20 percent are non-native English speakers he said.

A number of progressive and libertarian policies are finally coming to fruition in California.  Thanks to the influx of impoverished workers, California saw its government expenditures rise because a) a lot of immigrants went on the dole and b) those immigrants that didn’t go on the dole took jobs from productive citizens who, in turn, went on the dole.  Of course, this required the government to raise taxes in order to compensate for the newfound budget deficit.  As a result, wealthy citizens and residents left the state, which, thanks to the magic of democracy, gave immigrants more control of the government, which, unsurprisingly, caused the government to take on some of the characteristics of the government that recent immigrants had left behind.  It’s a real mess, to say the least, and is an indicator of the future of America.  At least all the citizens of California are wealthier because prices are lower.