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The California dream is dying – HotAir

The California dream is dying – HotAir

“They want the state to grow, and yet they don’t want it to grow,” he explained.The most powerful factions of residents do not want their state to grow and do not accept the fact that it surely will.“They like the idea of growth and expansion, but withdraw from the practical implications.For 40 years, they haven’t just failed to adequately plan for the housing needs of California’s current population; upper-income residents in San Diego and the Bay Area as surely as those in Los Angeles have deliberately fought to restrict the supply of housing.

And no opposition is correcting for the worst shortcomings of the Democrats, because despite the efforts of some tolerant and farsighted GOP legislators, like Fong, much of the California GOP flunks the inclusion-threshold test voters now demand, most recently by tying its fortunes to Trumpism even as the state’s voters overwhelmingly rejected it.And the forces paralyzing the state are all the more entrenched because some of them believe themselves to be protecting the California Dream.

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