Mitt Romney Trashes California, Comparing Golden State to Financially Screwed Europe

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Mitt Romney is in trouble with California Democrats -- not that he really cares. The Republican Presidential candidate was heard popping off again, but this time he was trashing California instead of Palestine.

While speaking to a group of Iowans, Romney talked about how another four years with Obama would lead the United States down a path similar to Greece, et al. Here's what he said:

Entrepreneurs and business people around the world and here at home think that at some point America is going to become like Greece or like Spain or Italy, or like California -- just kidding about that one, in some ways.
And here's what Gov. Jerry Brown's Office had to say back:

"Mr. Romney's weak grasp of foreign affairs was painfully evident during his recent trip to Europe, but these comments underscore the fact that he knows just as little about the Golden State as he does about the rest of the world," Gil Duran, a spokesman for Brown, told reporters.

Duran then gives Romney, who by the way owns property in San Diego, a crash course in just how great California is:

  • California has a $1.9 trillion economy, the ninth largest in the world;

  • It leads the nation in the number of jobs created, even if it's the leader in unemployment;

  • Its bond rating outlook has improved and its borrowing costs have fallen, making it the "exact opposite" of Spain, Italy, and Greece;

  • Unlike a country, which can run a deficit, California is constitutionally mandated to adopt a balanced budget each year;

  • Greece's government spending makes up a much larger portion of its economy than that of California;

  • Also, three words: Google, Apple, and Intel.

And don't forget, Romney, we are home to your No. 1. fan, the Queen of Porn, Jenna Jameson, who has certainly done plenty for California's economy.


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labmonkey
labmonkey

but he loves coming to Newport Beach and do fundraisers!

hypocrite

lovelife
lovelife

Headline should read, Mr Romeny, acknowledges and recognizes the damage done by his BoHorts,  who systematically gutted California's infrastructure, while digging in the pot o' gold with both hands,  known as Prop 13.

Russell D. Kurson
Russell D. Kurson

Sell your home in Southern Cal and move elsewhere, you FILTH

Michael Threadgill
Michael Threadgill

I thought pompous, know-it-all, windbags from Tracy were a more significant portion of the problem than people pithily expressing their dislike for politicians. Maybe Sean Kerns can write a lengthy post telling the rest of us what to think and then we can all "like" it to demonstrate our "common sense", "real world intelligence" in a "constructive" fashion?

NorCal Crowe
NorCal Crowe

^^^^another part of the problem. Too many people react and have nothing constructive to say..because they have nothing to bring to the table...stop embarrassing us!!

Ian Sethre
Ian Sethre

Problems a-plenty here in the Golden State. Peculiar, ins't it, that this onetime Stanford student and current La Jolla resident doesn't acknowledge his own ties to the Left Coast?

NorCal Crowe
NorCal Crowe

Rosemary. Other States do have problems but we currently seem to have the worst of it. If you asked what State was going to go bunkrupt first California would be the answer. He pissed people off because he is such a high profile individual holding up a mirror and showing us the ugly truth. It seems like there are a lot of people happy as can be to party it up while the Titanic takes on water...pretty sad. I have met the most intellectual people I know here too bad that doesn't always translate to real world intelligence.

Rosemary Bliss
Rosemary Bliss

He just offended a lot of voters with an obviously less than well thought out remark. Aren't other states in just as much financial trouble - it's not just a California problem Mitt and if you don't understand that then maybe you don't understand enough to be the next president.

Marc Escuro
Marc Escuro

I love CA, but CA has some very very serious problems that our leaders are consistently failing to address. Plus the state is being driven by the special interest groups that are only looking out for themselves. CA needs some common sense leadership up in Sacramento. It might be Gov. Brown, then again, it might not. I could care less if it were a Republican or Democrat who helps fix CA's mess, but it just needs to be fixed.

NorCal Crowe
NorCal Crowe

does anyone actually disagree that the state has been run poorly? anyone.....anyone......no. because you know its right. This guy is a douche we can agree on that but we have the worst kind of people as Leaders for this State, and it deserves so much better!!!

NorCal Crowe
NorCal Crowe

This guy is right...for once. This place is being run into the ground. Misguided people voting in corrupt people that are driving the train right off the track. Speaking of track...we approve billions for a section of high speed rail and then turn around and plead broke and ask us to raise our taxes or our child will feel the impact in school cuts. Holding our child's future hostage while heaping the burden upon them to clean up the mess. Misguided values. Its embarrassing at best and shameful in all reality ..

NorCal Crowe
NorCal Crowe

This guy is right...for once. This place is being run into the ground. Misguided people voting in corrupt people that are driving the train right off the track. Speaking of track...we approve billions for a section of high speed rail and then turn around and plead broke and ask us to raise our taxes or our child will feel the impact in school cuts. Holding our child's future hostage while heaping the burden upon them to clean up the mess. Misguided values. Its embarrassing at best and shameful in all reality ..

NorCal Crowe
NorCal Crowe

its not about being right....how are there so many short sighed people that like this page???

Griffen Naif
Griffen Naif

Obviously poll tested and most of country doesn't like California either... Advantage Romney! He can run against the horrible GOP and DNC governorship of California and Obama Can't.

Joel Ede
Joel Ede

I'd say we're doing something right then. I'd hate to have him endorse us.

Jessica Rose
Jessica Rose

That's fine - we don't care much for him either.

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