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Golden State turns to lead, now leads poverty rankings
daily caller ^ | 11-15-12 | neil munro

Posted on 11/16/2012 9:30:14 AM PST by TurboZamboni

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 California snatched the last-place prize from Mississippi, which had the highest poverty rate under the older and simpler measure, which gauged people’s ability to buy basic services and goods. Democratic California Gov. Gerry Brown’s office did not release a comment Nov. 15 about the new ranking, but did note that he would be attending a housing conference , the “Greenbuild International Conference and Expo,” in San Francisco Nov. 16.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: brown; ca; debt; democrats; illegals; poverty; spending; turdworld; welfare
helluva a job, Brownie.
1 posted on 11/16/2012 9:30:20 AM PST by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni
notice how NOW after the election the people are poorer, sicker, fewer jobs to have, housing worse, student debt crushing more, more homeless.....

all in the plan because now we'll need another big fat stimulus up the arse for the bankers and the elites to steal....

2 posted on 11/16/2012 9:33:03 AM PST by cherry
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To: TurboZamboni

Well, I’ll be damned: “enlightened” liberal policies do not create the socialist utopia that they purport they do?!?!? I’m sure that the argument will be: “if the few Republicans here would have not gotten in the way by being the party of ‘NO’, we could have accomplished more to prevent this”.

Yeah, right!!!!!!! Eat corn, maggots!


3 posted on 11/16/2012 9:39:09 AM PST by RobertClark (Inside every "older" person is a younger person wondering what the hell happened?)
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To: cherry

“what can Brown do for you?”

(apparently, make you poor and keep you poor)


4 posted on 11/16/2012 9:45:04 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: TurboZamboni

Great news that the Census Bureau had the balls to rejigger the way the measure poverty and that put California at the top — where they belong. So now, Mississippi, Alabama and West Virginia can look down their noses at California.


5 posted on 11/16/2012 9:45:53 AM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: TurboZamboni

“We want Democrats! We want Democrats!”

“Only Democrats are compassionate!”

“After they enslave us and make us wholly dependent on them for our every need they treat us real good! So everyone should vote Democrat.”


6 posted on 11/16/2012 9:46:18 AM PST by Obadiah (Americans said, "Give us Barabbas!")
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To: RobertClark

just remember, no gubmint program is ever a failure, it’s just ‘underfunded’.

when will we have spent enough?...we’ll get back to you later.


7 posted on 11/16/2012 9:46:36 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: TurboZamboni

Califorinia is the model for Obama’s America. There will be an upper class and a shrinking middle class, most of those will sink lower. Then there will be third world areas. When I get to travel there I drive my rental car into the barrios to get a sneak peek of what’s in store for all of us.


8 posted on 11/16/2012 9:52:58 AM PST by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: palmer

Indeed, California is fast becoming a fuedal state, populated by a handful of very wealthy and millions upon millions of poor, unskilled, uneducated immigrants and their decendants. Meanwhile, the middle class has been streaming out of the state for Texas, Arizona, Nevada and Colorado for decades. The only “middle class” to speak of in California will soon be unionized public employees.


9 posted on 11/16/2012 9:59:33 AM PST by altsehastiin
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To: altsehastiin

Our sorry state of Minnesota is going to do all they can to ‘catch up’ to CA between more sanctuary cities and higher taxes on producers.


10 posted on 11/16/2012 10:08:15 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: TurboZamboni

The old: three guesses and the first two don’t count.


11 posted on 11/16/2012 10:08:54 AM PST by Will88
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To: TurboZamboni
Fascinating. So, part of the measure of poverty is the disparity between the richest of the rich and the poorest of the poor. The vast majority of the richest of the rich donated to the 0bama campaign. They need to have their wealth confiscated and redistributed. It is only fair, and are they not all about fairness? BTW, I am California born and bread here is getting really expensive.
12 posted on 11/16/2012 10:09:46 AM PST by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Forget about the succession movement, can we just vote them out?


13 posted on 11/16/2012 10:11:19 AM PST by Gamecock (Bayonets, Benghazi, Balls, Binders, Big Bird, Birth Control, BS.....)
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To: TurboZamboni
Remember when Detroit was a rich, booming, ascendant metropolis?

Remember when California was a golden state?

Millions can neither learn from experience nor comprehend the obvious.

14 posted on 11/16/2012 10:20:48 AM PST by Savage Beast (The forces of decadence are the forces of evil.)
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To: TurboZamboni
swimmin' pools, movie stars!
15 posted on 11/16/2012 10:28:18 AM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Now that the DEms own it all,, just think of what they can do to make it even more likely most companies will pull out in 5 years.


16 posted on 11/16/2012 10:52:05 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: TurboZamboni

California’s turning into a John Steinbeck story .


17 posted on 11/16/2012 11:00:07 AM PST by Morris70
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To: TurboZamboni

“Our sorry state of Minnesota ....”

Living in the state of Connecticut, we just skipped off the cliff. n/s


18 posted on 11/16/2012 11:03:15 AM PST by cameraeye (A happy kuffir!)
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To: TurboZamboni
Our sorry state of Minnesota is going to do all they can to ‘catch up’ to CA between more sanctuary cities and higher taxes on producers.

Well, you still haven't yet caught up to the People's Democratic Socialist Republic of Illinois.

19 posted on 11/16/2012 11:03:49 AM PST by Marathoner (Benghazi = Watergate on steroids)
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To: Marathoner

Marx Dayton will die trying.


20 posted on 11/16/2012 11:04:58 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: TurboZamboni

Yeah but we are getting a 6 billion dollar bullet train. The poor can ride the rails all day long.


21 posted on 11/16/2012 11:10:35 AM PST by windcliff
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I read the LA Crimes this morning and they had letters responding to an article about the train. They said the train would need the equivalent of 25% of the output of Hoover Dam to power the system.

I have never seen something so wrong being pushed so hard, except maybe OB care.


22 posted on 11/16/2012 11:17:23 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: windcliff

ours is only about a billion(so far)...but the homeless are only going back and forth from MPLS to St.Paul.


23 posted on 11/16/2012 11:21:45 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: WashingtonSource

Or, bad news, they are readying us up to bail out the “poorest of the poor” states and doing this to make California a qualifier for that dole. Hate to be a “glass half empty”, but...


24 posted on 11/16/2012 11:33:34 AM PST by Donkey Odious ( Adapt, improvise, and overcome - now a motto for us all.)
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To: RobertClark

According to the public employees it’s because the stingy taxpayers didn’t pay them enough.


25 posted on 11/16/2012 12:20:37 PM PST by Rusty0604
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To: Excellence

Bread expensive because those evil bakeries have to pay for their carbon emmissions.


26 posted on 11/16/2012 12:23:16 PM PST by Rusty0604
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To: TurboZamboni

No problem. Still lots of tax sources to mine. Kill Prop 13, and re-define the “rich” down to 200K per year, then 150k, and so on. By the time he gets to 50k per year, he should be out of office, and comfortably retired in Tahiti.


27 posted on 11/16/2012 12:26:11 PM PST by DPMD
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To: Morris70

Microchips of Wrath.


28 posted on 11/16/2012 12:28:22 PM PST by DPMD
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To: Marathoner

I once liked vacationing there, but refuse to do so any more.I fund enough welfare in my own state.

Another reason I don’t spend money in MPLS or St.Paul any more if I can possibly avoid it and why I moved out of St.Paul.


29 posted on 11/16/2012 2:15:02 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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