Run by liberals, California now takes the prize as the most IMPOVERISHED state in America

Sunday, January 21, 2018
By Paul Martin

by: Robert Jonathan
Sunday, January 21, 2018

Once governed by Ronald Reagan, California is a prime example of the wretched failure of big government socialism. A high-tax, excessively regulated state — measures which primarily target law-abiding, middle-class workers and their families — in the death grip of virtue-signaling, far-left Democrats now has the highest poverty rate in America.

From 1992 through 2015, the Golden State, which is home to about 30 percent of the entire country’s welfare recipients, spent about $960 billion on various kinds of handouts. All that largess resulted in more dependency and impoverishment, as a Los Angeles Times Op-Ed explains.

The generous spending, then, has not only failed to decrease poverty; it actually seems to have made it worse…

With a permanent majority in the state Senate and the Assembly, a prolonged dominance in the executive branch and a weak opposition, California Democrats have long been free to indulge blue-state ideology while paying little or no political price.

The Times also notes that 55 percent of immigrant families in California collect some form of welfare.

Would it surprise you that the thousands of public-sector functionaries in California (sometimes referred to as poverty pimps) who administer a byzantine array of anti-poverty programs are, according to the Times, resistant to pro-work reforms?

With 883,000 full-time-equivalent state and local employees in 2014, California has an enormous bureaucracy. Many work in social services, and many would lose their jobs if the typical welfare client were to move off the welfare rolls.

California has also made itself a sanctuary state in an attempt to thwart President Trump’s efforts to detain and deport violent illegal alien felons.

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