a BIG, WELFARE state? Why do Liberals contend that people should pay TAXES to support useless services & programs instead of logically & maturely realize that people should be able to care for & support themselves? What is WRONG w/Liberals? Have Liberals LOST THEIR MINDS?
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California is already a welfare state, and if as you suggest removing the cause of that welfare CA would collapse. That would be a really good thing for Californians and US.
Uber lefties today are just Anti Americans talking like domestic terrorists
Nobody on welfare can afford to live in California for very long, so I find your argument flawed.
Calling people like me domestic terrorists, instead of developing a valid argument, is just lame. Be gone, before someone drops a house on you, too.
Excellent answer. I work with people in those useless programs in Seattle; and the ignorance so many conservatives have about this subject has always been astonishing to me. Have they never known anyone on these programs that they don't despise?
Lisa, you are an IDEAL liberal, one who I have discussed things intelligently with in the past. Unfortunately I feel you are the minority when it comes to those who claim to be Liberal. If you represented the majority of Libs, I'd probably be one.
Welfare Ca: 34%
Of nation’s welfare recipients live in Ca but only 12%
… U.S. pop resides here.
How we compare
Cal is 3rd among states in per-capita spend on welfare:
Ca has 1/3 of nation’s welfare recipients.
u dn read my comments correctly
There is balance in those nations. They don't have 1/3rd of the population supporting 2/3rds (where America is headed at this pace). They have 3/4s the population supporting 1/4, at worst. It only works when the numbers support it.
Most people who are against social programs have never needed one. May their privilege continue, because not everyone who needs help has access to a program that will help them. They tend to be underfunded, and spread thin.
This answer sort of veers off the question, but my response is that in California, a huge chunk of the economy is based on having low paid immigrant labor. Take away sanctuary protections, and start deporting, and California collapses.
It is my understanding the reason why the US (not just lefties) has never taken a hard hand against illegals is bcuz we profit from them - and as you know, money is everything. Its like our own silent slave trade except people come willingly...
It would be a good thing if CA collapsed for your reason Lisa.
profit? from this cheap labor when in return we give them free education, free medical, and welfare. Also, the prisons and jails in the US are filled with illegal immigrants!
Sadly, CA cannot secede, or be thrown out of the Union. I wish it could, they have too much impact on where our national tax revenue goes (for the worse) and too much impact on our elections. Lovely state, horrible government and politics.