Whichever way Cali can rip off the state so goes the nation.
Huh? What are you even talking about? How does CA rip itself off?
How about the bullet train?!!!
What about it?
We're getting ripped off by spending more on the project than agreed upon by voters. We voted to spend $33 billion when the actual cost is upwards around $68 billion.
How does that equate to getting "ripped off"? Ripping off means selling someone something that isn't as valuable as the seller claims, or that doesn't work the way the seller claims. Going over budget is a different kind of problem.
While I totally understand your point and agree with you to some degree, we just have different ideas of what it means to get ripped off.
Fair enough. And I can understand if someone thinks that the HSR project is a ripoff in the sense that the value of the project is way lower than the cost, and the contractors are making out like bandits. I disagree but can understand - I just don't
see that as California being the one *doing* the ripping off.
Weren't they running a coil under a road for a driverless car?
Weren't they paying councilmen and mayor $600k a year? They were finally caught.
The taxes are ripped off and end up in politicians pockets. As per the article.
Who's "they"? City council and mayor are local offices, not state offices. And what coil? Driverless cars don't need a special track...
At one time they wanted or did run an electric coil under a freeway with the expectation of cars following it's path.
Tax payers, wish I knew the city, was broke and these people ripped them off. state is no better.
Are you perhaps talking about a study undertaken at Stanford - a private university located in California - about the possibility of laying coils in the roadway to charge electronic vehicles while they drive?
And as for the city council scandal,
you're probably talking about the tiny town of Bell, CA. The scandal was uncovered by LA Times journalists. Which city would you argue is more representative of California: Bell or Los Angeles?
Btw, I was familiar with both issues but was interested
in whether you were interested enough in what goes on in MY state to do five minutes of googling about it, rather than relying on amorphous anti-California sentiment.
When we stop driving the country's economy, I'll accept complaints.
Not complaining. Just wonder if it's more corrupt the NJ.
I don't think the state overall is particularly more corrupt than the average state. They're often *ineffectual* in a number of ways, but just because we have a do-nothing Democratic supermajority doesn't equate outright to corruption.
Do you think the working citizens of Cali are over taxed?
I think they're charged too much for rent.
I try to ignore California, don't always succeed. 🙈🙉🙊
The liberals would love it to be that way. So far, we only get some of the stupidity that comes from CA.