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    Re: California has worst 'quality of life' in US, study says

    Quote Originally Posted by danielpalos View Post
    Only the right wing is that clueless and that Causeless. We don't care if we lose, low wage jobs.
    With that logic, you certainly do come off as a liberal. What you do not seem to want to grasp is that a 15 dollar an hour minimum wage would not just kill low wage jobs. An enormous number of high wage jobs would also be lost to automation.
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    Re: California has worst 'quality of life' in US, study says

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    However there is considerable blight.
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    Re: California has worst 'quality of life' in US, study says

    Quote Originally Posted by ObamacareFail View Post
    With that logic, you certainly do come off as a liberal. What you do not seem to want to grasp is that a 15 dollar an hour minimum wage would not just kill low wage jobs. An enormous number of high wage jobs would also be lost to automation.
    lol. no, they wouldn't. automation requires higher paid labor.

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    Re: California has worst 'quality of life' in US, study says

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    You are assuming that they did because it fits your political agenda. I have no agenda other than the truth.

    If I am understanding correctly since there is no proof that they didn't vote that means they did because their is circumstantial evidence that they might have.
    Finding and knowing truth of all kinds, regardless of where the chips fall, is an honorable principle; conversely, avoiding the discovery of truth and assuming the posture of the ostrich (head in hole) is a sadly all too common and shameful fear of using one's brain.

    To that end, there is statistical evidence of voting by non-citizens (which could also include those legally residing in the US but who do not have citizenship). Jesse Richman, Gulshan Chattha, and David Earnest published their study in the journal Electoral Studies and the authors found that a small percentage of noncitizens do report having voted — roughly 6 percent in 2008 — and they concluded that their votes might be enough to affect very close elections, such as the Minnesota Senate race between Al Franken and Norm Coleman.

    It is difficult to estimate how many non-citizens of voting age that there are in California. California's illegal population (between 2.5 and 3 million) suggest (proportionally) that there is another 3.6 million legal non-citizens (background data available upon request). As 78 percent of all non-citizen immigrants were over the age of 15, the potential pool non-citizen voters is (6.6 x .78) is 5,150,000.

    Hence, in a Presidential election year upto 6 percent of that total number (309,000 votes) could be by non-citizens, 80 percent of whom vote democratic.

    Unfortunately, most social scientists are fiercely opposed to further research and determined to close inquiries down before they begin. In other words, they don't want to know where the chips might fall -

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    Re: California has worst 'quality of life' in US, study says

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Poor by whose standards
    By almost everyone's standards. Or are you really going to argue that it is better to be a state where the median income is lower than other states?
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    Re: California has worst 'quality of life' in US, study says

    Quote Originally Posted by Fledermaus View Post
    No other state comes close to California in terms of total welfare spending

    California, with its suffocating cost of living and huge population, is home to an inordinate number of households receiving public assistance. In fact, with $103 billion going toward welfare, the Golden State’s spending on the financially needy is more than the next two on the list combined.

    New York, at number two, paid out $61.4 billion in 2015, while Texas, in the third spot, spent $35.4 billion, according to U.S. Census Bureau data.

    Cost-estimating website HowMuch.net used the numbers to create this map. Each bubble represents a state, and the size of the bubble corresponds to the size of the welfare expenditure. Blue means the state spends relatively little, while pink and red indicate a higher-than-average amount.


    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/no...ing-2017-11-28
    Of course the highest pop. state has the most welfare spending.

    In per capita terms, the District of Columbia had the highest level of state and local public welfare spending at $5,316 followed by state and local governments in New York ($3,110), Vermont ($2,765), New Mexico ($2,751), and Massachusetts ($2,739).3 State and local governments in Utah spent the least on public welfare at $1,135 per person, followed by Georgia ($1,177), South Dakota ($1,224), and Texas ($1,290).


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    Re: California has worst 'quality of life' in US, study says

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoist View Post
    Of course the highest pop. state has the most welfare spending.

    In per capita terms, the District of Columbia had the highest level of state and local public welfare spending at $5,316 followed by state and local governments in New York ($3,110), Vermont ($2,765), New Mexico ($2,751), and Massachusetts ($2,739).3 State and local governments in Utah spent the least on public welfare at $1,135 per person, followed by Georgia ($1,177), South Dakota ($1,224), and Texas ($1,290).


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    No where near proportionate to the population....

    34%

    Of the nation’s welfare recipients live in California but only …

    12%

    … of the U.S. population resides here.


    Is California the welfare capital? - The San Diego Union-Tribune
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    Re: California has worst 'quality of life' in US, study says

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoist View Post
    By almost everyone's standards. Or are you really going to argue that it is better to be a state where the median income is lower than other states?
    So cost of living doesn't resonate with you?? All that money spent in California and to have it rank last is a true tribute to liberalism.

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    Re: California has worst 'quality of life' in US, study says

    Quote Originally Posted by Fledermaus View Post
    No where near proportionate to the population....

    34%

    Of the nation’s welfare recipients live in California but only …

    12%

    … of the U.S. population resides here.


    Is California the welfare capital? - The San Diego Union-Tribune
    Context is important. For example, according to your article, California continues to provide aid to children even when the parents no longer qualify.
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    Re: California has worst 'quality of life' in US, study says

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    So cost of living doesn't resonate with you??
    Higher cost of living means higher demand. California invests into its infrastructure and institutions and that is the result. The problem they have, like pretty much the rest of the world, is that they tax and untax the wrong things. If they were truly progressive, California would untax productive activity and tax site speculation and create a citizens dividend from that. The result would be far less poverty/welfare.
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