May 12th, 2013, 3:16 pm #1Hannitized
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California has highest poverty rate in the country. Republicans have no power there.
It's amazing as it's one of the highest taxed states, certainly the most liberal including the few republicans that remain. Yet, they produce poverty faster than any other state by far. The article pretend it's budget cuts ignoring the generous nature of cal welfare compared to any other state even after the "cuts". You would think they would eventually learn something from the experience, but nope.... The state workers are doing great though...
May 12th, 2013, 4:30 pm #2
I couldn't pull up the link on the Android, but could just now on the home computer.
It reminds me of the Australian heiress who said that the poor in that country not only had their mindset & work ethic to blame, but their voting habits.
Don't the majority of California voters consistently vote Democrat? Yet in some parts of this state, it is next to impossible to develop land to build more housing, driving up prices for the housing available.
Add to that the influx of illegal migrants and social benefits like MediCal that simply allow a woman to cross the U S border to give birth to qualify, and before long the state is broke.
Haven't many Californians who could afford to do so migrated to other states like Oregon, citing difficulties like a lot of red tape when it came to transactions like setting up small businesses?
Looks like government being revered as a deity has proved a failure in this state. It's a shame, because a state this size and with its population should have great potential.
May 12th, 2013, 5:03 pm #3
And those Californians who migrate to other states to get away from the disaster that is California are taking their politics with them.......... which is proving disastrous for the states they migrate to.Democrats : THEY LIE TO US!! THEY PLAY ON OUR FEARS!!
May 12th, 2013, 5:19 pm #4
May 12th, 2013, 5:21 pm #5Banned BannedMan On The Street
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From your link.
The stunning number will fuel California's perpetual political debate over the state's "safety net" of health and welfare services, which have been reduced sharply due to budget deficits. With voter approval of new taxes, advocates for the poor are demanding that some of the benefit cuts be rescinded.
Like the nation, California has woken up to this and last election pass Tax increases that balanced the budget and started funding the government again.
The steep climb in California's poverty rate under SPM, adding nearly 3 million to the poverty rolls, is apparently driven largely by the state's high cost of living.
Under the old - and still official - system, California's poverty rate is 16.3 percent, which translates into slightly over 6 million of the state's 38 million residents. That rate is somewhat higher than the national rate of 15 percent, but by no means the highest in the nation.
May 12th, 2013, 5:30 pm #6
California sucks. I did not like the place when i was there many years ago. Phony people, stinky air, ocean like ice. Cost more than its worth. Alabama is better all around. And, duh, on the last paragraph.Democrats : THEY LIE TO US!! THEY PLAY ON OUR FEARS!!
May 12th, 2013, 5:33 pm #7
Eh, I personally wouldn't be so quick to point the finger at one state and blame a political ideology. If you do that you have to admit much of the the south, traditionally conservative and Republican, is the trailer court of the US. High rates of poverty, unemployment, drug abuse, domestic violence, child abuse and a depressing level of poorly educated people.
How about we admit life is far too complex to shove under the single prism of politics?"Inside every cynical person there is a disappointed idealist." George Carlin
May 12th, 2013, 5:38 pm #8
There are still Republican area's here in mostly commie California. The cost of doing business here is slowly killing this state. Socialism is a cancer... The proof is California.
May 12th, 2013, 5:45 pm #9
May 12th, 2013, 5:52 pm #10
Democrats consolidate power by creating poverty. As Obama is doing even now.Well, someone came and took the lamp away
May 12th, 2013, 6:02 pm #11
May 12th, 2013, 6:10 pm #12
High taxes, too many regulations and out of control spending is a recipe that hurts the working class.
OT but has anyone seen those "New New York" commercials, they are advertising that taxes and red tape is being cut trying to entice businesses and people to move there.2012 ...The year conservatism endorsed health insurance mandates, entitlements, adultry and covert actions against Cuba.
May 12th, 2013, 6:26 pm #13Honored Guest
Originally Posted by Crypt Quill
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May 12th, 2013, 6:35 pm #14Hannitized
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Tennessee 15.0% 872 16.7% 14.3% 41 South Carolina 15.0% 626 13.8% 13.8% 42 Arizona 15.2% 917 21.3% 21.6% 43 West Virginia 15.4% 276 16.0% 11.3% 44 Oklahoma 15.6% 543 13.0% 10.8% 45 Arkansas 15.9% 509 19.1% 15.9% 46 Texas 16.2% 3,681 17.4% 16.5% 47 Alabama 16.7% 750 16.8% 15.9% 48 New Mexico 17.9% 347 19.6% 15.8% 49 Louisiana 18.3% 748 14.3% 12.8% 50 Mississippi 20.1% 571 23.2% 17%
They look to be be mostly Republican States.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...y_poverty_rateRepeal the 20th century. Vote GOP.
May 12th, 2013, 6:42 pm #15