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Zorro

(15,948 posts)
Fri Sep 20, 2019, 09:09 AM Sep 2019

Trump Declares War on California



I’m on a number of right-wing mailing lists, and I try to at least skim what they’re going on about in any given week; this often gives me advance warning about the next wave of manufactured outrage. Lately I’ve been seeing dire warnings that if Democrats win next year they’ll try to turn America into (cue scary background music) California, which the writers portray as a socialist hellhole.

Sure enough, this week Donald Trump effectively declared war on California on two fronts. He’s trying to take away the Golden State’s ability to regulate pollution generated by its 15 million cars, and, more bizarrely, he’s seeking to have the Environmental Protection Agency declare that California’s homeless population constitutes an environmental threat.

More about these policy moves in a moment. First, let’s talk about two Californias: the real state on America’s left coast, and the fantasy state of the right’s imagination.

The real California certainly has some big problems. In particular, it has sky-high housing costs, which in turn are probably the main reason it has a large population of homeless residents.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/19/opinion/trump-california.html
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Trump Declares War on California (Original Post) Zorro Sep 2019 OP
we'll win.... dhill926 Sep 2019 #1
Love that woman's sign, "California hates you." Bluepinky Sep 2019 #2

Bluepinky

(2,293 posts)
2. Love that woman's sign, "California hates you."
Fri Sep 20, 2019, 10:42 AM
Sep 2019

Every state he visits should have lots of protesters with similar signs. The majority of Americans hate Trump.

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