Sacramento, at least we’re not Stockton (yet?)

Man, this Stockton bankruptcy thing is quite the mess.

The city of Stockton in California’s crop-abundant Central Valley has the second-highest foreclosure rate in the nation and one of the highest crime and unemployment rates. It was named America’s most miserable city in a national magazine — twice.

Of course, this is a loaded issue full of politics and rhetoric. One scan of the comments area of this particular article will give you an idea of what I mean.

California re-elected every single incumbent in 2010 ..the majority of voters of California are the dumbest on earth..Liberals have destroyed the state from the environmentalists to the sanctuary cities for illegal immigrants ..its also the highest taxed state in the nation ..Central California has 25% unemployment because the idiots cut the water to farmers because it endangered a fish…the people voted to raise the gas tax so now gas is at 4.30 a gallon ..they just made it illegal to throw a frisbee or football on the beach…

And the best reply to this I’ve read so far:

Ya got nice weather and…nice weather!

Ha! Zinger.

So, what can Sacramento do (or continue to do) to avoid finding itself in a similar situation? Build a new arena for a professional basketball team?

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2 Responses to Sacramento, at least we’re not Stockton (yet?)

  1. Turty_Squip says:

    Only the southern coast and inland valley has the famed weather. The trade-off is that those locations have little natural water. If the wet northern California area has to ship water south, it should be conditional on cool summers and warm winters being shipped north. Your CAPTCHA links suck more than So-Cal’s water use.

  2. cogmeyer says:

    Proponents of an EU funded Greek bailout defend their positions by highlighting that California is in worse fiscal shape than Greece (at the 1:15 m844Fark).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v82xy-bH9Hc&feature=player_detailpage

    We really need our own Daniel Hannan here in Cali.