Highest poverty rate in the nation. #4 in homeless rate. Millions without power. Highest taxes in the nation. Filthy cities. Third-world diseases. Corrupt state-run boondoggles. These are just a few of the symptoms of a leftist-borne crisis. Leftist politicians and special interest groups are destroying California. I have traveled to many places around the world, including Bangkok, Jakarta and Sao Paulo. What you see there is fabulous wealth and very close to it abject poverty. Right now I would say California has much more in common with those cities and countries than it does its fellow American states. California is failing and it will soon be a crisis.