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California, once the "land of milk and honey", now leads the nation in poverty

RJ~PWCM~JLA 2012/11/20 13:28:28
That's right.

California now leads the nation in poverty.

California's poverty rate - 23.5% - is higher than Washington, D.C.'s - 23.2%!

That's what 40 years of Democrat rule will do. (High taxes. Great welfare benefits. Insane environmental regulations.)

So write your Representative. Write your Senator. Write the "president".

And tell them - NO CALIFORNIA BAILOUT!

Read More: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2235059/Ca...

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  • PoliticallyIncorrect 2012/11/20 13:37:09
    PoliticallyIncorrect
    +16
    Democratically run, bountiful welfare, sanctuary cities for illegal aliens, Hollywood, yes, I see all kinds of reasons to let them go bankrupt and regroup. They've screwed the pooch way too often and then want to be bailed out. I don't think so. Let the rich liberals in Hollywood bail them out. Actually, it would be a lot healthier for them to go bankrupt and regroup. Failure is an option.

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  • princess 2012/11/23 12:19:13
    princess
    +1
    Further validates that all things Democrat controlled, ALWAYS result in FAILURE & DESTRUCTION.
  • Mark P. 2012/11/21 12:28:43
    Mark P.
    +1
    California is what America is becoming.
  • RJ~PWCM... Mark P. 2012/11/21 14:16:12
    RJ~PWCM~JLA
    Unfortunately.
  • dallasjoe 2012/11/21 04:41:45
    dallasjoe
    +2
    Daily Mail of England a Murdock Rag here is a question Would you think that Food Stamp use would be tied to Poverty. Here is a list of the states with Food stamp use Food stamp use by state  Food stamp use by state
  • RJ~PWCM... dallasjoe 2012/11/21 14:16:39
    RJ~PWCM~JLA
    FAIL!

    The article uses data from the Census Bureau.
  • dallasjoe RJ~PWCM... 2012/11/22 04:26:16
    dallasjoe
    No you failed look at the Map the Deepest Reds except for Oregon and Maine are Southeren States Lets see the Murdock Census Data
  • RJ~PWCM... dallasjoe 2012/12/01 03:38:48
    RJ~PWCM~JLA
    Murdock?

    You freaking fool!
  • dallasjoe RJ~PWCM... 2012/12/06 01:41:20 (edited)
    dallasjoe
    California does not hit the top ten Food Stamp use they are WV AL MS LA ME OR NC KY TN and SC. Murdock I refer to the NEW LORD of the RIGHT SIr Rubert Murdock
  • tommyg - POTL- PWCM-JLA 2012/11/21 04:32:34
    tommyg - POTL- PWCM-JLA
    +1
    The bailout won't be done overtly.
  • tony.deisla 2012/11/21 03:31:17
    tony.deisla
    +11
    Hows that liberalism working out for ya?
  • darthtbone 2012/11/21 03:12:34
    darthtbone
    +1
    As California goes, so goes the country. We voted for it, now we're going to get it.
  • marcuss LIBERALS ARE TRAITORS 2012/11/21 02:45:44
  • StarWarsBob 2012/11/21 02:22:36
    StarWarsBob
    If California has a 23.5% poverty rate, then why is it that one out of nine Californians are on food stamps, while one out of six Texans are on food stamps?
    http://www.usdebtclock.org/st...
    http://www.usdebtclock.org/st...
  • marcuss... StarWar... 2012/11/21 02:46:59
    marcuss LIBERALS ARE TRAITORS
    +1
    The illegal alien population? I bet that is the answer you seek.
  • RJ~PWCM... StarWar... 2012/11/21 14:17:58
    RJ~PWCM~JLA
    Go to the Census Bureau website, do your research, and find out.

    That's where the data in the article came from.
  • StarWar... RJ~PWCM... 2012/11/22 01:14:11
    StarWarsBob
    Yea, I read the article. And the number (23.5%) was a projection based on 2010 census data.

    The state debt clocks, on the other hand shows current debt data for all the states. I just find it interesting that Texas has a little more residents on food stamps than California has (4.152 million v 4.148 million), yet California has almost 12 million more residents.
  • RJ~PWCM... StarWar... 2012/12/01 03:39:03
    RJ~PWCM~JLA
    Read. Learn. Grow.
  • WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA 2012/11/21 02:18:30
    WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA
    +2
    That is what Socialism does, we should learn what NOT to do by observing them.
  • mike j 2012/11/21 01:42:32
    mike j
    +3
    The well placed and wealthy of California want to run out the middle class citizen of California , the wealthy have no use for the middle class , all the middle class do is gripe about their rights and take up lots of land with their middle class neighborhoods , middle class schools , middle class needs , middle class complaints. The well placed and ultra wealthy want everybody out of California except for the essentials and the serfs. The wealthy want to clear out California and build a utopia for the rich,famous and wealthy. The wealthy need little from government , because the wealthy can buy what they want ,the wealthy dont need a lot of cops, the wealthy have their own security, the wealthy just need cheap , poorly educated serf class to wash cars and upkeep the huge sprawling estates. The ultra wealthy can and will keep just enough trained folks around to operate and upkeep the infrastructure. Other than that , California wants the manufacturing and the working middle class to pack up and go , just go away.
  • RENEGAD... mike j 2012/11/21 03:08:03
    RENEGADE 34
    This is true for most of the country.
  • AL 2012/11/21 00:35:50
    AL
    +3
    WOW! It sounds like Obamas share the poverty plan is working out great in California now anyway!
  • cut and paste king 2012/11/21 00:25:57
    cut and paste king
    Thanks to arnold and his republican party
  • RJ~PWCM... cut and... 2012/11/21 14:20:10 (edited)
    RJ~PWCM~JLA
    At least you didn't just come here and spout some inane, moronic, idiotic and 100% wrong stupid knee-jerk Liberal response!

    At least you didn't idiotically blame it on one GOP figure, given that both houses of California's legislature has been controlled by Democrats for the last 40 years!

    Thanks for really thinking about your comment before posting, and not making a total jackass out of yourself!
  • Wahvlvke 2012/11/21 00:18:10
    Wahvlvke
    +2
    The whole state reminds me of New Orleans ... a crat utopia ... trickle down poverty ... extensive dumbing down.
  • ronbo51 2012/11/21 00:10:19 (edited)
    ronbo51
    +3
    and the fornicator state!
    californicator state
  • Diana 2012/11/20 23:51:31
    Diana
    +3
    That's what they get for voting Liberals in.Every state run by Liberals is going down the toilet.
  • TheBadOne 2012/11/20 23:49:19
    TheBadOne
    +1
    40 years of Democratic Rule? I guess Ronald Reagan, George Deukmejian, Pete Wilson, and Arnold Schwarzenegger are now Democrats...

    I can't blame just one or the other but rather a mess of bad decisions and situations that lead to this. I think it's funny to bring up that California's excessive regulation has brought about their current scenario because when Wilson brought about a plan that deregulated the energy sector, Enron turned around to use this deregulation so they could intentionally cause blackouts with the intention of getting a portion of their fraudulent earnings through their speculators on the derivatives market (and it worked.) This ended up costing the state somewhere in the neighborhood of $40 Billion because instead of using the deregulation to provide the market-oriented results that conservatives claim they're for, the energy companies used this to price gouge their consumers (and Gov. Davis) like liberals claimed was going to happen (and because of bankruptcy rules, California was only able to recover $202 Million of that $40 Billion pie.) Of course, Gray Davis came through and never found anything he didn't like to spend or tax on, which led to him being recalled in favor of Schwarzenegger. I also don't blame the citizens of California for wanting en...





    40 years of Democratic Rule? I guess Ronald Reagan, George Deukmejian, Pete Wilson, and Arnold Schwarzenegger are now Democrats...

    I can't blame just one or the other but rather a mess of bad decisions and situations that lead to this. I think it's funny to bring up that California's excessive regulation has brought about their current scenario because when Wilson brought about a plan that deregulated the energy sector, Enron turned around to use this deregulation so they could intentionally cause blackouts with the intention of getting a portion of their fraudulent earnings through their speculators on the derivatives market (and it worked.) This ended up costing the state somewhere in the neighborhood of $40 Billion because instead of using the deregulation to provide the market-oriented results that conservatives claim they're for, the energy companies used this to price gouge their consumers (and Gov. Davis) like liberals claimed was going to happen (and because of bankruptcy rules, California was only able to recover $202 Million of that $40 Billion pie.) Of course, Gray Davis came through and never found anything he didn't like to spend or tax on, which led to him being recalled in favor of Schwarzenegger. I also don't blame the citizens of California for wanting environmental regulations considering the smog problem that persists in California; there's been a long-standing history as to how this adversely affected the population I don't believe we're a better nation for exposing our citizens to chemicals that will prematurely end their life.

    As a guy who lives, eats, and sleeps in California, there's many reasons why I feel it's in the state that it's in, but I find that overpopulation is the biggest root of their issues. The state has over 37 Million Residents and accounts for 12% of the entire population of the United States. Yes, sanctuary cities are a problem in attracting illegals from all over the world (not just Mexico), but there's still plenty of legitimate citizens who move here for business reasons or to find work. When that many people are competing to live in such little space, costs go up because renting and real estate becomes competitive, as does purchasing fuel and other day-to-day necessities (grocery prices are still relatively reasonable.) The only way this will be resolved is by having everyone leave the state so real estate could go down (then again, if everyone left, then it would pretty much make it wide open for wealthy Americans to swoop in, purchase land, and inflate the price based on increasing what the "market value" is for the area.) The transient population adds to this as well; most homeless people gravitate towards this area too because if you're gonna be without a home, you may as well live on the streets in a place where you won't freeze or overheat yourself to death.

    Of course, there's the portions which could be rightly attributed to "liberal" causes as well. Pensions need to be revamped, unions need accountability, lawyers need to stop writing proposals that stop serving their intended purpose after the first two sentences, and the tax code needs reform (entitlements don't pay out nearly as much as people want to believe here; I could collect better unemployment in Arkansas than I could in California.) Yet even if all that in effect, companies will still pay more for top talent, more people will want to retire here because of the weather (just ask Romney), and as a result, everything will still cost more because of supply/demand and competition. That's capitalism in it's most pure form.

    Part of me is also skeptical of the fact that while the Daily Mail (a conservative newspaper) may have covered this, that the first news sources to report this were the left-leaning Huffington Post and the ultra-left leaning LA Weekly. Are they trying to bring this up to show what happens when "liberalism runs amok" or are they trying to bring this up to support an argument that the rich aren't taxed enough?
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  • RJ~PWCM... TheBadOne 2012/11/21 14:21:50
    RJ~PWCM~JLA
    A mere 15 seconds of independent thought would have spared you from embarrassing yourself:


    Except for the period from 1995 to 1996, the Assembly has been in Democratic hands since the 1970 election (even while the governor's office has gone back and forth between Republicans and Democrats). The Senate has been in Democratic hands continuously since 1970.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
  • TheBadOne RJ~PWCM... 2012/11/21 18:05:54 (edited)
    TheBadOne
    That's great and I don't recall saying that Davis, unions, lawyers, and career politicians didn't deserve some of the blame. That still doesn't acknowledge the money lost from being swindled, the fact that landlords/landowners still like to charge more, and that the environment's fiscal conditions are overinflated from overpopulation, competition in business, and the wealthy wanting to live in California as badly as the poor.

    Then again, there's this psychological defense called projection, and that's when someone finds flaws in themselves and needs to project that on to someone else. I know of another state that has high taxes, sanctuary cities, high unemployment, and a crime-ridden city that's one of the poorest in the Union. But instead of wishing New Jersey falls into the Atlantic because Murdoch Media tells me so, I hope this country as a whole pulls through, regardless of who's in office.
  • ed 2012/11/20 23:45:34
    ed
    +4
    They can also thank the likes of pelosi and boxer and all the illegals they cater to.
  • mach-1 BL-106 2012/11/20 23:36:31
    mach-1  BL-106
    +4
    That is because the communist run that state and have bled dry of money.
  • DuncanONeil 2012/11/20 23:17:07
    DuncanONeil
    +3
    And yet nobody seems to be able to apply these lessons to the country as a whole!!
  • Chris 2012/11/20 23:13:48
    Chris

    They also generate a lot of money, the reason the poor move there is to chase after that American Dream.
  • RJ~PWCM... Chris 2012/11/21 14:23:07
    RJ~PWCM~JLA
    Where does the chart say it's about California?
  • Chris RJ~PWCM... 2012/11/21 15:03:49
  • RJ~PWCM... Chris 2012/12/01 03:40:35
    RJ~PWCM~JLA
    Ha, here's another chart from that link!!!


    ha chart link
  • Chris RJ~PWCM... 2012/12/01 17:12:31
    Chris
    Yep, unemployment is a problem across the nation.
  • RJ~PWCM... Chris 2012/12/01 20:54:45
    RJ~PWCM~JLA
    Look at how much HIGHER it is in LEFT-WING California!
  • Chris RJ~PWCM... 2012/12/02 01:31:47
    Chris
    The US for that matter.
  • Mr. Smith 2012/11/20 22:50:41
    Mr. Smith
    +6
    If we use the Obama rule, they just haven't had enough time to "fix" things. 40 more years, yeah, that should do it!

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