California accounted for nearly three-quarters of US jobs added in February

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California accounted for nearly three-quarters of US jobs added in February

Unread post by Ulysses » Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:00 pm

California accounted for nearly three-quarters of US jobs added in February

(Granted this is about seven months old, but it still shows how important California is to the nation's economy.)

The downside is that the freeways are clogged 7x24 (well, almost), housing prices have soared, and ... well, there really isn't anything more not to like.

Fifth largest world economy... is it on its way to be fourth largest?
California accounted for nearly three out of every four nonfarm jobs created in the U.S. during February, according to data released Friday.

Employers in the state added 14,600 nonfarm payroll jobs last month, the California Employment Development Department reported Friday. Earlier this month, the U.S. government reported nonfarm payrolls in the U.S. rose by just 20,000 jobs in February, or the weakest national showing since September 2017.

“Whatever caused the nation as a whole to have a subpar job gain didn’t have as much influence in California in February,” said Aubrey Henry, a spokesman for the state’s EDD agency.

Even so, Henry said California’s February job gain was below trend for the state in terms of its average for the entire nine-year expansion. California — the fifth-largest economy in the world — has added more than 3.13 million jobs since the economic expansion began in February 2010.

But wait, there's more... (from about 1.5 years ago)...

California's economy is now the 5th-biggest in the world, and has overtaken the United Kingdom
New economic data puts the California economy at $2.747 trillion — bigger than most nations.
The ranking puts in fifth in the world, just ahead of the United Kingdom, which is on $2.625 trillion.
The difference is striking given California's population of 40 million to the UK's 66 million.

According to the Associated Press, California's boom has been especially pronounced because of its thriving tech, entertainment and agricultural industries.
From the AP (linked in previous article):
California's economic output is now surpassed only by the total GDP of the United States, China, Japan and Germany. The state has 12 percent of the U.S. population but contributed 16 percent of the country's job growth between 2012 and 2017. Its share of the national economy also grew from 12.8 percent to 14.2 percent over that five-year period, according to state economists.
I confess I do have fond memories of the lower traffic and less crowding during the Bush Recession. Obama ruined all that!

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Re: California accounted for nearly three-quarters of US jobs added in February

Unread post by O Really » Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:53 pm

So I just realized I've been staying in Devin Nunes' congressional district for about a week, and still have most of a week to go in the district. He has from Fresno down to about Visalia in the Central Valley. So here's a real question: how in the Hell can a district that is Hispanic plurality and has an agricultural economy totally dependent on immigrants actually elect a fool like Nunes who backs Trump's racist anti-immigrant policies? I can't think of any reason right off unless they only let Caucasian Repugs vote.

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Unread post by Ulysses » Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:07 pm

O Really wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:53 pm
So I just realized I've been staying in Devin Nunes' congressional district for about a week, and still have most of a week to go in the district. He has from Fresno down to about Visalia in the Central Valley. So here's a real question: how in the Hell can a district that is Hispanic plurality and has an agricultural economy totally dependent on immigrants actually elect a fool like Nunes who backs Trump's racist anti-immigrant policies? I can't think of any reason right off unless they only let Caucasian Repugs vote.
Nunes represents a rural area of California. Generally speaking, the more populous coastal regions are far more liberal than the more conservative rural areas. Most likely the political power in his district is dominated by wealthy agribusiness interests, who have the financial clout to flood the region with pro-Republican propaganda. And even though there's a lot of immigrant labor that the agricultural sector depends upon, I suspect most white citizens there don't give a fig about the rights of the farm workers.

Nunes himself is of primarily Portuguese ancestry, but it's possible he tries to portray his Hispanic sounding name into votes from those Hispanics who can vote. And, remember, California has not always been a liberal leaning state. We sent Reagan to the governor's mansion, and then to the White House. Sorry about that, America.

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Unread post by O Really » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:07 pm

Understood, but there are more Hispanics than Caucasians, and surely not all the Caucasians are rabidly right-wing enough to elect Nunes. I'd be interested in looking at the voting demographics. Gotta be either voter suppression or Hispanic lack of interest.

No apology necessary for Reagan. I didn't care for him politically, but overall he played a good role. I guess then only thing one needs to do to look like a great statesman is to wait until a Trump is elected.

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Re: California accounted for nearly three-quarters of US jobs added in February

Unread post by Vrede too » Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:52 pm

Ulysses wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:07 pm
O Really wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:53 pm
So I just realized I've been staying in Devin Nunes' congressional district for about a week, and still have most of a week to go in the district. He has from Fresno down to about Visalia in the Central Valley. So here's a real question: how in the Hell can a district that is Hispanic plurality and has an agricultural economy totally dependent on immigrants actually elect a fool like Nunes who backs Trump's racist anti-immigrant policies? I can't think of any reason right off unless they only let Caucasian Repugs vote.
Nunes represents a rural area of California. Generally speaking, the more populous coastal regions are far more liberal than the more conservative rural areas. Most likely the political power in his district is dominated by wealthy agribusiness interests, who have the financial clout to flood the region with pro-Republican propaganda. And even though there's a lot of immigrant labor that the agricultural sector depends upon, I suspect most white citizens there don't give a fig about the rights of the farm workers.

Nunes himself is of primarily Portuguese ancestry, but it's possible he tries to portray his Hispanic sounding name into votes from those Hispanics who can vote. And, remember, California has not always been a liberal leaning state. We sent Reagan to the governor's mansion, and then to the White House. Sorry about that, America.
California's 22nd congressional district

Wiki doesn't break down its demographics, but it's been red for awhile.
The vote for Nunes has been dropping, just 52.7% in 2018.
The Repug vote for POTUS has also been dropping since 2004, just 52.1% for 45SHOLE.

Given what's happening nationally and the trend in CA22, flipping blue for Rep. and POTUS in 2020 is a real possibility.
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Re: California accounted for nearly three-quarters of US jobs added in February

Unread post by Ulysses » Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:12 am

Vrede too wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:52 pm
Ulysses wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:07 pm
O Really wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:53 pm
So I just realized I've been staying in Devin Nunes' congressional district for about a week, and still have most of a week to go in the district. He has from Fresno down to about Visalia in the Central Valley. So here's a real question: how in the Hell can a district that is Hispanic plurality and has an agricultural economy totally dependent on immigrants actually elect a fool like Nunes who backs Trump's racist anti-immigrant policies? I can't think of any reason right off unless they only let Caucasian Repugs vote.
Nunes represents a rural area of California. Generally speaking, the more populous coastal regions are far more liberal than the more conservative rural areas. Most likely the political power in his district is dominated by wealthy agribusiness interests, who have the financial clout to flood the region with pro-Republican propaganda. And even though there's a lot of immigrant labor that the agricultural sector depends upon, I suspect most white citizens there don't give a fig about the rights of the farm workers.

Nunes himself is of primarily Portuguese ancestry, but it's possible he tries to portray his Hispanic sounding name into votes from those Hispanics who can vote. And, remember, California has not always been a liberal leaning state. We sent Reagan to the governor's mansion, and then to the White House. Sorry about that, America.
California's 22nd congressional district

Wiki doesn't break down its demographics, but it's been red for awhile.
The vote for Nunes has been dropping, just 52.7% in 2018.
The Repug vote for POTUS has also been dropping since 2004, just 52.1% for 45SHOLE.

Given what's happening nationally and the trend in CA22, flipping blue for Rep. and POTUS in 2020 is a real possibility.
Perhaps some of us who live in California, and recently have had a lot of time freed up as a result of no longer being able to post on a certain den of conservative deplorables, could devote some our not inconsiderable powers of persuasion to canvass Nunes' district and help tip the balance in favor of someone more deserving of his spot in Congress?

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Re: California accounted for nearly three-quarters of US jobs added in February

Unread post by Vrede too » Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:04 am

Ulysses wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:12 am
Perhaps some of us who live in California, and recently have had a lot of time freed up as a result of no longer being able to post on a certain den of conservative deplorables, could devote some our not inconsiderable powers of persuasion to canvass Nunes' district and help tip the balance in favor of someone more deserving of his spot in Congress?
Missionary work in the Central Valley? You're a brave man.

Literally:

10 shot, 4 killed at backyard football party in California

It’s not like it’s your tranquil and edenic East Bay ;) .
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Unread post by O Really » Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:26 am

"Police were going door-to-door in search of surveillance video that might help them track down the suspects." Didn't they know they could get Google to send them a list of everybody who was within two miles of the shooting and just haul in everybody on it?

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Re: California accounted for nearly three-quarters of US jobs added in February

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Ulysses wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:12 am

Perhaps some of us who live in California, and recently have had a lot of time freed up as a result of no longer being able to post on a certain den of conservative deplorables, could devote some our not inconsiderable powers of persuasion to canvass Nunes' district and help tip the balance in favor of someone more deserving of his spot in Congress?
Getting one elected might be a trick, but finding someone "more deserving" of the spot would be very easy. Walk into any Walmart and point at the third person in line.

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Re: California accounted for nearly three-quarters of US jobs added in February

Unread post by Vrede too » Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:57 pm

Vrede too wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:52 pm
California's 22nd congressional district

Wiki doesn't break down its demographics, but it's been red for awhile.
The vote for Nunes has been dropping, just 52.7% in 2018.
The Repug vote for POTUS has also been dropping since 2004, just 52.1% for 45SHOLE.

Given what's happening nationally and the trend in CA22, flipping blue for Rep. and POTUS in 2020 is a real possibility.
:oops: My bad, the ethnicity is right there in the side bar:
42.4% white
2.8% black
7.3% Asian
44.8% Hispanic
2.8% other
If one assumes that white turnout is greatest, that Ag-heavy CA22 whites vote more con than the average for CA whites, that some of the Hispanics are not citizens, and that about 20% of the citizen Hispanics vote Repug, Nunes getting 52.7% is not so mysterious. Not sure about Asians these days - 50/50?
2020 United States House of Representatives elections in California: District 22

Declared

Phil Arballo (Democratic), financial adviser
Bobby Bliatout (Democratic), healthcare executive, entrepreneur, and candidate for California's 22nd congressional district in 2018
Dary Rezvani (Democratic), management consultant

Potential

Devin Nunes (Republican), incumbent U.S. Representative
Ulysses, retired IT/Machinist, possum/ivy zapping and composting, recent transplant from the East Bay. Nunes is already demanding that he explain that Sirens scandal.

Declined

Ricardo Franco (Democratic), candidate for California's 22nd congressional district in 2018[51]
Andrew Janz (Democratic), Fresno County prosecutor and candidate for California's 22nd congressional district in 2018 (running for mayor of Fresno)
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Unread post by Ulysses » Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:19 pm

Um, I would be up for canvassing/getting out the vote in that district. But I'm not interested in relocating for running for Congress.

Also, I consider possums to be beneficial and do not "zap" them. Ivy, however, is evil.

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Re: California accounted for nearly three-quarters of US jobs added in February

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Ulysses wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:19 pm
... Also, I consider possums to be beneficial and do not "zap" them....
You SAY that it wasn't intentional :P .
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Vrede too wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:31 pm
Ulysses wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:19 pm
... Also, I consider possums to be beneficial and do not "zap" them....
You SAY that it wasn't intentional :P .
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Unread post by Vrede too » Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:55 pm

O Really wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:37 am
Ulysses wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:12 am

Perhaps some of us who live in California, and recently have had a lot of time freed up as a result of no longer being able to post on a certain den of conservative deplorables, could devote some our not inconsiderable powers of persuasion to canvass Nunes' district and help tip the balance in favor of someone more deserving of his spot in Congress?
Getting one elected might be a trick, but finding someone "more deserving" of the spot would be very easy. Walk into any Walmart and point at the third person in line.
Top Dem says ethics investigation into Devin Nunes likely

The top Democrat on the House armed services committee said Saturday that Republican Rep. Devin Nunes is likely to face an ethics investigation over allegations he met with an ex-Ukrainian prosecutor at the center of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

“Quite likely, without question,” House Armed Services Committee chairman Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash) said when asked by MSNBC’s Joy Reid whether Nunes (R-Calif.), the House Intelligence Committee’s top Republican and a longtime Trump ally, could be investigated.

CNN reported late Friday that an associate of Rudy Giuliani, the president's personal lawyer, has information on meetings Nunes allegedly had with former Ukrainian prosecutor general Victor Shokin.

The CNN report says that Lev Parnas, according to his attorney, put Nunes in touch with Shokin to help him gather damaging information on former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter's dealings with Ukraine.

Nunes called the CNN report “demonstrably false” in an interview with Breitbart....
:---P
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