The state of the economy in the world is bad - every nation has its woes. A huge part of California's woes are in the millions and millions of dollars the illegal immigrants are costing taxpayers.
Between medical, criminal and supplemental entitlements to illegal immigrants, California is on its financial knees.
Why do our tax dollars have to go to support illegal people? What part of the word "illegal" don't we get? Throw the bums out, close the borders, no anchor babies - if one of the two parents isn't a citizen, neither should the child be declared a citizen just because the mother gained illegal entry to California and had her child born free with taxpayers picking up the cost. Why do you think medical costs are so high? Because thousands of illegals don't pay. You pay for them through higher medical costs.
I am trying to retire and my medical insurance costs are astronomical. I never once thought medical insurance would cost me more than any house payment I ever had. I don't mind paying my fair share, I just don't want to pay illegal immigrants' fair shares, too.