Steven Greenhut on Jerry Brown's Failed Vision for California


In his State of the State speech on Wednesday, California Gov. Jerry Brown referred to the growing chorus of Californians complaining about a brain drain to Texas and other states with more favorable tax and regulatory climates as "declinists" with dark visions of the future. Sorry, writes Steven Greenhut, but the true declinists are the ones who stick to the same path of taxing, spending, regulating, and suing the life out of the productive and entrepreneurial class. Gov. Brown is not just a declinist but a denialist, who believes that the same old policies that led to the current mess will lead us to a bright new future.