oped: Yes indeed Kawlifornia has been taken over by the inmates...been on a downhill slide since the late 1960's.
When I arrived in Los Angeles on August 22, 1960 with my wife Carol, recruited from Illinois to teach Chemistry, I thought it was perfect, busy and a little scary, but just about the finest place on this planet. As the years went by and I traveled to other countries that idea was enforced. “LA had it all,” and I was there for 26 years watching it decay imperceptibly and that would flash on me once in a while. What is it like today? Here following is a controversial list that has been seen in several publications with no challenge to the facts, but plenty of objections to their release. 40% of all workers in L. A. County’s 10.2 million people are working for cash and not paying taxes. It is because they are predominantly illegal immigrants working without documents. 95% of warrants for murder in Los Angeles are for illegal aliens. 75% of people on the most wanted list in Los Angeles are illegal aliens. Over 2/3 of all births in Los Angeles County are to illegal alien Mexicans on Media-Cal, with births paid for by taxpayers.
Nearly 35% of all inmates in California detention centers are Mexican nationals here illegally and not incarcerated for that crime, but others they have committed since arriving. Over 300,000 illegal aliens in Los Angeles County are living in garages, substandard housing by any measure and dangerous to public health and safety. The FBI reports half of all gang members in Los Angeles are illegal aliens from south of the border. Nearly 60% of all occupants of HUD properties are illegal aliens. How does one qualify for this program without being a citizen? 21 radio stations in Los Angeles broadcast in Spanish, which is a strongly negative factor in assimilation. In L.A. County 5.1 million people speak English, 3.9 million speak Spanish, and many have no interest in learning English, which is very harmful to them economically.
When this list of facts was published it produced a huge, angry controversy, not because anything was false, but simply that it was published, a behavior that encourages and welcomes despotism. Less than 2% of illegal aliens are picking our crops, but 29% are on welfare. Over 70% of the United States population growth, and over 90% of that in California, Florida, and New York results from immigration. 29% of inmates in federal prisons are illegal aliens, more than double “their fair share.” This is not immigration; it is invasion and this is only one State. Much the same is happening across the nation. The Democrats see this as a way to permanently control the nation as they will grandly announce all these people are welcome to gain their allegiance, promising them more and more benefits, higher wages and power for their votes, but they will get neither.
These are the symptoms of a sick city, state and nation. While we should expect good and bad to come and go in cycles, this is one of “going south” has been going on too long, too deeply and now developed a life and energy of its own. We are now led by a bunch of insane people who are stealing us blind. Nancy Pelosi wants to put a Windfall Tax on all stock market profits, including Retirement funds, 401K and Mutual Funds, to help 12 Million Illegal Immigrants and unemployed minorities, saying: “We need to raise the standard of living of our poor, unemployed and minorities. For example, we have an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in our country who need our help along with millions of unemployed minorities.
Stock market windfall profits taxes could go a long way to guarantee these people the standard of living they would like to have as Americans.” This is classic liberal thinking and promoting an idea with the wedge and political power of “guilt.” We have more and they have less, so we should give them enough to make up the difference. That we earned it and they did not is never considered in the liberal mind. It has never occurred to a liberal, the likes of Nancy Pelosi, that these people need to repair their country instead of turning what was a wonderful city into the world’s largest insane asylum.