Kalifornia Leads U.S. in Poverty

Posted on Nov 19 2012 - 10:29pm by Harrison

Democrats sure have done a bang-up job in Kalifornia… high taxes, heavy regulations, businesses fleeing, sanctuary cities, illegal immigration, budget deficits and, now:

The Golden State has reached a poverty rate that is now twice as bad as West Virginia’s and substantially worse than the rates of poverty in Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas and Texas, according to a new measure of poverty developed by the federal Census Bureau.

Democrat-run California earned its last-place rank under the federal government’s new measure of poverty, which incorporates more detailed analyses of welfare payments and the local costs of food, gasoline and housing.

I can’t say as though I’m surprised.

Kalifornia now beats Mississippi!

The gap between rich and poor in Kalifornia is also at an all time high:

The new measure, however, also incorporates a controversial calculation of relative equality that demotes states, including California, that have wide gaps between wealthy people and people with less than one-third of state residents’ average income.

With new taxes on the books for January 1, 2013, Kalifornia is about to get even more tax and regulation happy and the Democrats in the state legislature have the votes to pass whatever spending bills they want as the Republicans are now, effectively, a minority party.


3 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Steve Dennis November 20, 2012 at 2:08 AM -

    I would like to feel sorry for these people but at this point all I can say is that they are getting what they deserve for their policies out there, and they willingly voted to raise their own taxes again!
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  2. LD Jackson November 20, 2012 at 3:05 AM -

    Wait just a minute! I thought higher taxes would fix everything? If that’s the case, then why is California continuing its slide into the trash pile? I feel sorry for you, having to live in a state where people willingly vote to raise their own taxes.

    You could always move to Oklahoma. 😉
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  3. Always On Watch November 20, 2012 at 3:42 AM -

    I believe that California has reached the point of no return.

    California actually does have a substantial number of conservatives living there. However, they are vastly outnumbered by the takers. It’s awful — according to my in-laws who live in Southern California.
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