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  •  No, but it's not for lack of trying (1+ / 0-)
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    California passed universal health care twice by large margins in the state legislature only to be vetoed twice by the governor.  Because California has a useless "rump" party called the Republicans who control just enough seats in the senate to prevent overrides (and passage of things like budgets), the state can't lead the way as it should.

    Now that the state has a Democratic governor again, and some useless Republicans look to be redistricted out of their seats, things could get quite interesting.

    •  And California is a prime example (0+ / 0-)

      of why this has to be a federal program. Some stupid states (like California) have ridiculous constitutions that prevent majority rule, and therefore can't implement statewide laws that simply make sense, both moral and economic. You have to circumvent the crazy minority conservatives in this country to get anything done that freaking saves money, let alone lives!
      And if they finally did implement statewide health care? How many Nevadans would cross the border to get some of that? All of them, and our unemployment would skyrocket (and our social services would be overwhelmed.) You can't do this kind of thing unless you do it everywhere, or you are going to increase the unrest and dislocations in the country as a whole.

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