I Regret To Inform You That California Is At It Again

Sep 2013
On a hill
Private industry was only private during the aptly named Gilded Age. Which libertarian Ayn Randers yearn to return to with it's cheap child labor and wonderful working conditions with dilapidated buildings ready to burn, locked exits and 18-20 hour days. They didn't call them sweat shops because they were comfortable and well ventilated

Too bad private industry proved they could NOT be trusted to regulate themselves. But they have only proven that they are incapable without coercion hundreds of thousands of times.

But as long as businesses need capital and then pay a return on it to the investors most industry still operates on the capitalist system. Although it's impossible to tell if Trump does or not.
You'd think the Great Recession would have been enough to teach the lesson once again - business can not be trusted to regulate itself.

I think republicans have just about achieved their ends.

The Presidency was at an all-time low in power and influence, and the Congress was rife with corruption. State and city leaders shared in the graft, and the public was kept largely unaware.


One President impeached, one President drowning in corruption, one President elected by possible fraud, one President assassinated, and one disgraced by his own party for doing what he thought was right. Clearly this was not a good time in Presidential history.

Congressional Supremacy
This was an era of CONGRESSIONAL SUPREMACY. The REPUBLICAN PARTY dominated the Presidency and the Congress for most of these years. Both houses of Congress were full of representatives owned by big business.

Laws regulating campaigns were minimal and big money bought a government that would not interfere. Similar conditions existed in the states. City governments were dominated by political machines. Members of a small network gained power and used the public treasury to stay in power — and grow fabulously rich in the process.

Not until the dawn of the 20th century would serious attempts be made to correct the abuses of Gilded Age government.



Former Staff
Jul 2014


Dec 2014
As a conservative, we should be looking after our homeless and kicking illegal immigrants out.

I agree, but conservative governments as a rule never do that. They just try to trash health care systems and suck up to bankers instead. It's a shame the ideology and actual practice are separated by selfishness and greed.
Jul 2015
Maryland USA
Wow ....

Government trying to fix a problem they created.

Problem creators aren't problem solvers.

Any guesses on how this will work out?
Regarding the instant topic, I'm not sure why government is relevant. While I live on the other coast, it appears to me that WellSpace and Sutter Health are not for profit organizations and are not governmental entities. Accordingly, how could anyone object to their mission and operations. It seems to me that they should be applauded.

Rev. Hellh0und

Former Staff
Jul 2011
315 bowery/DMS
In Effort to Help Homeless Residents, Sacramento Hires Street Nurses | California Health Report

There they go again, trying to take care of their citizens. Giving away free healthcare to people who can't afford to pay for it? Which liberal fluffhead came up with that stupid idea? They should be locking them up or kicking them out. I tell you one of these days those fruits and nuts are going to fall into the ocean, and then we'll finally be free from their Godless oppression.

Snowflakes. Back in my day you shoved a dirty sock into your ear and kept working. Only a pussy needs hearing out of both ears.

Meanwhile in LA....

Los Angeles Is Seizing And Destroying Tiny Houses Donated To Homeless People