January 15, 2018

Did somebody say "Shithole?"

Perhaps it was a reference to "The Golden State" aka The Poverty Capitol of America.

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.

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California, with 12% of the American population, is home today to about one in three of the nation's welfare recipients.

One in three. So in the forty nine other states the total number of welfare recipients is a mere two times the number in Cali.

It is obvious, and more so by the day, that Detroit (and other American inner cities) is not the only place that consistent Democratic control has transformed from prosperity, whether the "Renaissance City" of Detroit or the aforementioned "Golden State", into something resembling a third-world "shithole."

Worth mentioning: Among immigrants to California, more than half of them - fifty five percent - receive means tested benefits. This compares to thirty percent of native Californians.

H/T: PJ Media's What's the Matter with California?

Current Events Egalitarian Socialism We're from the government, and here to help. Posted by JohnGalt at January 15, 2018 2:41 PM

You have to drive in Los Angeles for yourself to believe it. Every freeway overpass shelters its own tent city of vagrants; broad swaths of the city are clogged with villages of tents and their occupants. There are neighborhoods where the sidewalks are literally unnavigable. And to add insult to injury, last election they ran -- and passed -- an increase to the local sales tax, ostensibly to fund a new "program," none of which will actually benefit these vagrants. They pulled the wool over the eyes of the voters by swamping them the week before the election with flyers depicting wounded American servicemen with amputations and PSTD, even though the percentage of these derelicts who were in the service amounts to single digits. The funds reaped from this tax increase will, of course, fund a bureaucracy and some study groups, chosen from their supporters and sponsors.

Most of these vagrants are the chronically dependent, many being illegal aliens relocating from their shithole of origin to disappear into the burgeoning anonymity of the shithole that Los Angeles has become. Why shouldn't they come? The climate is nicer here, and there are multiple layers of government cheese-dispensers ready to redistribute the hard-earned dollars of those who still work for a living to the golden horde of the thousands who will not. It's better than the shithole from which they came.

You're looking at the proverbial moochers and looters, writ large.

Coincidentally -- or not -- there's a recruiting drive going on right now in California for volunteers to count vagrants, and Los Angeles and Orange Counties are full of them. Got to ensure that California doesn't lose Congressional seats or Electoral votes, donchaknow.

Seems to me the Dems want to drive up the count of vagrants, just as they do illegals, to support the influence of this failed state over the rest of the country.

http://www.theycountwillyou.org/

Posted by: Keith Arnold at January 15, 2018 10:51 PM

Lose Congressional seats or Electoral votes because, while vagrants stream in taxpayers stream out? What is the term for reverse gentrification? Shitification?

Even the "enlightened" folk of the DPRB (Democratic People's Republic of Boulder) howled for relief when vagrants blocked access to their trendy shops and bistros. It's bad for business when customers have to clambor across malodorous layabouts to reach the front door. Are those pressures in play in Cali? Or is there a program to "correct" for that too?

Posted by: johngalt at January 16, 2018 11:41 AM | What do you think? [2]