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    Failures Of Governance Is The Reason Why The “State Of California” Is Bad And Getting Worse



    By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views

    Affordable housing does not exist in most of California.  Crime is going up, but not reported since police no longer arrest illegal aliens, those who steal under $950 worth of good, at a dime.  Drugs and addiction is rampant.  CalPERS has an unfunded liability north of one trillion dollars.  This is a State committing suicide and the media cover the “woke” celebrities, not the broke government.

    “Let’s parse this. California is home to about 12 percent of the population, so the state should be creating about 1 in 8 new jobs in any case. The reason why employment growth looks a bit better than that since 2010 is that California had the worst recession of any major state, losing nearly one million jobs between 2008 and 2010. In fact, California’s job loss accounted for about 25 percent of the nation’s job loss during this period.

    By choosing the year 2010, Newsom’s dating of California’s job growth makes California’s job performance look as good as it can be. But much of this growth since 2010 was about restoring the enormous number of jobs lost during the last recession.

    More recently, California’s job growth is far below the national average. Year over year, California’s employment has increased just .1 percent, whereas it is up 1.5 percent in the rest of the country. Put differently, if California was performing as well as the rest of the country’s economy, California would have added about 300,000 jobs in the last year, not just 30,000. California is among the lowest ranking states in the country in terms of job creation.

    To paraphrase Disraeli, “there are three types of lie.  Lie, damned lies and Newsom.”

    Related article: Failures Of Governance Is The Reason Why The “State Of California” Is Bad And Getting Worse

    Editor’s Note: This is an opinion article.

    The views and opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official position of Citizens Journal.

    Stephen Frank: Is the the publisher and editor of the California Political News and Views.  Mr. Frank speaks all over California and appears as a guest on several radio shows each week. He has also served as a guest host on radio talk shows and is a full time political consultant.

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    William Hicks
    William Hicks
    2 years ago

    We have built in constraints to any housing, not to mention affordable housing. This is particularly true in Ventura County with SOAR and the various city regulations limiting housing under the guise that we need open space over housing. The only option to increase housing is vertical, attached wall housing; much like other States section 8 housing.

    Is that what the average person in california want for their future, and their children future?

    Charleen Schuss
    Charleen Schuss
    2 years ago

    Every state gas issues with affordable housing. The issues needs to be reframed. Mist workers don’t have enough bargaining power to obtain a living wage. An interesting article about housing in all the states.

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