Liberal California now has the distinction of being the state which leads the nation in poverty. All of their big government and big spending policies haven’t helped at all.
PJ Media reports:
What’s the Matter with California?
This just in from what was once the best state in the Union:
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. That’s according to the Census Bureau’s 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, it’s worth asking why California has fallen behind, especially when the state’s 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%).
The Left’s first, last and only instinct is to throw more money at the problem, but California’s already done that. and guess what?
It’s not as though California policymakers have neglected to wage war on poverty. Sacramento and local governments have spent massive amounts in the cause.
Maybe the state of California should get its own house in order before rushing to take in more illegal immigrants. Perhaps that’s even part of the problem.