It does provide all the public assistance that it can afford (and more that it borrows for), and apparently waives enforcement of most of California’s burdensome regulations and civic statutes that increasingly have plagued productive citizens to the point of driving them out. How odd that we overregulate those who are citizens and have capital to the point of banishing them from the state, but do not regulate those who are aliens and without capital to the point of encouraging millions more to follow in their footsteps. How odd — to paraphrase what Critias once said of ancient Sparta — that California is at once both the nation’s most unfree and most free state, the most repressed and the wildest.Read it all.
On a related note here's BlogProf's view on Detroit.
Funny how everytime the Left gets total power over an area it decays into a corrupt, impoverished, crime-riddled, wasteland overseen by a bloated state that is only effective at hasseling the law-abiding and productive. But I suppose that's what happens if you take the Welfare-State, identity poltics, and union graft to their end run.