[Editor’s Note: Only in Californian would you get a politician who publicly claims to be for gun control, yet traffics guns on the side. How is it that 300,000 locals voted for this guy? Read the details of this case, it’s quite mind blowing.]
Somehow, this story doesn’t surprise me.
In case you missed it, disgraced former State Senator and champion gun control advocate Leland Yee of San Francisco has been indicted on charges ranging from racketeering to GUN TRAFFICKING.
Yet even so: 287,590 voters STILL cast their ballot for the nefarious hypocrite Leland Yee for Secretary of State.
Seriously California? What does it take for some of you to take your head out of your collective 4th point of contact?
Let’s run this down.
You like gun control? Ok.
Leland Yee believes in gun control as much as Hitler believes in not using gas chambers. In that, they both don’t want it applied to them.
Not only is Yee above the notion of being personally limited by the legislation that he has proposed over the years but he also is THE EXACT REASON that bad guys have guns including terrorist.
To be honest, the people of California make a STRONG argument against democracy.
Here’s the result of what a majority of Californians voted for or actions of those they elected:
#1 The California state government is facing a potential state budget deficit of 19 billion dollars this year, and California debt is rapidly approaching junk status.
#2 California Governor Jerry Brown (elected THREE times) unveiled a “draconian” budget plan for 2011 that includes 12 billion dollars more in spending cuts and that maintains 12 billion dollars in recent tax increases.
#3 The state of California currently has the third highest state income tax in the nation: a 9.55% tax bracket at $47,055 and a 10.55% bracket at $1,000,000.
#4 California has the highest state sales tax rate in the nation by far at 8.25%. Indiana has the next highest at 7%.
#5 Residents of California pay the highest gasoline taxes (over 67 cents per gallon) in the United States.
#6 California had more foreclosure filings that any other U.S. state in 2010. The 546,669 total foreclosure filings during the year means that over 4 percent of all the housing units in the state of California received a foreclosure filing at some point during 2010.