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Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 01-17-2018 at 20:36:53 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Kalifornia is now the poverty capital of America?
  • Kerry Jackson

    Guess which state has the highest poverty rate in the country? Not Mississippi, New Mexico, or West Virginia, but California, where nearly one out of five residents is poor. Thatís according to the Census Bureauís Supplemental Poverty Measure, which factors in the cost of housing, food, utilities and clothing, and which includes noncash government assistance as a form of income.

    Given robust job growth and the prosperity generated by several industries, itís worth asking why California has fallen behind, especially when the stateís per-capita GDP increased approximately twice as much as the U.S. average over the five years ending in 2016 (12.5%, compared with 6.27%).

    Itís not as though California policymakers have neglected to wage war on poverty. Sacramento and local governments have spent massive amounts in the cause. Several state and municipal benefit programs overlap with one another; in some cases, individuals with incomes 200% above the poverty line receive benefits. California state and local governments spent nearly $958 billion from 1992 through 2015 on public welfare programs, including cash-assistance payments, vendor payments and ďother public welfare,Ē according to the Census Bureau. California, with 12% of the American population, is home today to about one in three of the nationís welfare recipients.

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    Island Mike    Posted 01-17-2018 at 21:39:19 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • The Cascadia folk that promote leaving the US and Canada, and forming their own outfit, does not include California. Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Alberta and Idaho. And definitely not CA. If too many move North, OR may get dropped. It is all a pie in the sky dream, as the Loonie Left of WA would never get along with Conservative AB, or rural BC. The loonie left seems to favor the wet coast. Conservatives are inland.

    Island Mike, out left.

    Dean    Posted 01-17-2018 at 21:00:27 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Kalifornia is now the poverty capital of America?
  • dems are capable of astonishing feats.

    Dean

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