On Election Day next November, the nation will be watching California to see whether the Democrats can retake the House of Representatives. Nearly one-third of the congressional districts represented by Republicans that Hillary Clinton carried in 2016 are in the Golden State, and if the Democrats are to regain the gavel in the House, they'll need to win most of those districts. ... The outcome of these elections, however, will be determined not only by the appeal and resources of the candidates, the mobilizations on their behalf, and President Trump's unpopularity. A host of other factors -- California's top-two primary system, the likelihood of viable Latino candidates for governor and U.S. senator, the probability of a gas-tax repeal initiative, and the efforts of Democratic candidates for statewide office to win Republican voters -- will likely play a crucial role in deciding the congressional contests the Democrats need to win.
What will make the biggest difference is this POS massive tax cut for the 1% and massive tax increase for the middle class in blue states bill. Whether or not it survives reconciliation Dems need to hang it on EVERY person running for the Grand Old Pedophile party next year. Every member of the CA delegation and their BLOTUS voted for an immediate tax increase on people in blue states like CA, NY, MA, WA and OR.
#1 | Posted by _Gunslinger_
A LOT of people in California are going to feel the pinch of this tax ploy. I think most of those districts in California are already Democrat though. The mortgages for most and the state taxes for all in CA are both huge.
I do want to add for those of addled wits here - don't forget California is one of the biggest net losers in paying for the Federal Government. They pay in far more than they get back dollar wise.
I live here, most of the Districts outside of Orange County and San Diego County that would go Democrat have already. This writer is in direct conflict with long tenured LA Times political editor George Skelton, who wrote an article several weeks ago which predicted only 4 districts in Southern California that were truly in play: 1 in Santa Maria, 2 in the OC and 1 in Northern SD County.
There is a lot of time for that to change, but the interior and northern parts of the State are as entrenched on the GOP side as the coasts are for the Dems.
here is a lot of time for that to change, but the interior and northern parts of the State are as entrenched on the GOP side as the coasts are for the Dems.
#5 | Posted by Rightocenter
How interesting that the people who couldnt figure out how to get rich are the ones voting republican. The wealthy are smart, and they vote dem.
Most self-made wealthy people vote Democrat. Look at the list of Billionaires and where they are politically generally speaking. There is a reason for that. The ones that come from money are entrenched in the right and interested in hoarding while the people that made their own Billions are more interested in doing good with their money.
The wealthy are smart, and they vote dem.
...the people that made their own Billions are more interested in doing good with their money.
Wow you guys are obtuse, deliberately or otherwise...eliminate the Family Trust and Carried Interest deductions and eliminate stepped up basis on stock holdings (which are sacrosanct to the Dems so as to not piss off their patrons) and see how quickly the Zuckerbergs, Gates and Buffetts of the world become like the Kochs and Waltons.
How interesting that the people who couldnt figure out how to get rich are the ones voting republican
You obviously know nothing about agribusiness:
The dollar value of U.S. agricultural exports rose to a record $152.5 billion in 2014, making up about 9% of total U.S. goods exports for the year. It's one of a short list of sectors in which the United States has continued to consistently post a trade surplus -- $42 billion last year.Some of the richest families in the country live in the Blue parts of California, their income driven by agriculture.
For 2013, the USDA estimated that agricultural exports supported about 1.1 million full-time private-sector jobs.
Six of our top 10 U.S. agricultural economies are in California, including No. 1 Madera, No. 3 Merced and No. 6 Bakersfield. These California regions have a similar profile: an outsized concentration in agribusiness, roughly 10 times the national average, reasonable growth, and low but rising wages.
But go right ahead and continue to dismiss them and their votes, it has worked so well for the Democrats over the past ten years.
www.forbes.com"www.forbes.com/a">The Uncelebrated Places Where America's Farm Economy Is Thriving
"eliminate the Family Trust and Carried Interest deductions and eliminate stepped up basis on stock holdings (which are sacrosanct to the Dems so as to not piss off their patrons) and see how quickly the Zuckerbergs, Gates and Buffetts of the world become like the Kochs and Waltons."
And what tax policy change would make the Koch Bros liberal?
The Uncelebrated Places Where America's Farm Economy Is Thriving
#11 | Posted by Rightocenter
What's your point? The tractor driving high school dropout is still more likely than a doctor to believe fox news and support trump. The GOP thrives on a stupid voters. In fact its entirely reliant on them.
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