I live in California and I don't think anyone has destroyed the California economy. We've just reached a crossroads and we need to figure out which way to go.
Republican ideas are grand, but if the Republicans were in charge, people would be buying and selling "view lots" in Yosemite. Republicans exploit natural resources, leaving nothing but waste behind. Even the Chinese learn from California.
Ok, Anonymous, don't take this the wrong way, but GET YOUR DAMN HEAD OUT OF THE SAND. WAKE UP.
Companies leaving CAhttp://jan.ocregister.com/2010/02/24/list-names-100-companies-leaving-california/31805/ http://thebusinessrelocationcoach.blogspot.com/2010/05/updated-again-californias-hostile.html
Man made dust bowlhttp://beetlebabee.wordpress.com/2009/06/01/dead-and-dying-californias-central-valley-dust-bowl/ http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/water-shut-off-to-california-farms-because-of-endangered-fish/blog-129611/?page=4
Budget Crisis (possibly caused by a toxic business environment and decreased farm production not being able to support public paychecks and programs?) http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2010/0729/California-budget-emergency-bid-to-recoup-6-billion-in-pensions http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1910985,00.html
And how about those electricity rates? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_electricity_crisis http://solveclimate.com/blog/20100402/eye-popping-electric-bills-spark-smart-meter-investigations-texas-california
And as far as your "Republicans hate the environment" ad hominem attack, FUCK YOU. Teddy Roosevelt and a couple other conservatives like Gifford Pinchot and John Muir started our National Park system. The difference between CONSERVATION and "Non-Use" is that Conservation means "WISE USE" and what you think of as "wilderness preservation" is non-use. Your assertion that "republicans would be selling view lots in Yosemite" is a blatant falsehood and you should be ridiculed for your stupidity, you mouth breathing sub monkey twit.
But hey, if Anonymous is typical of Califonia voters, the state deserves to fail. And as far as China learning from California? You bet, the Chinese know a bad example when they see one.