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Old 03-07-2014, 08:13 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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Uhhhh... voters?
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Old 03-07-2014, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Cold Springs, NV
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Is there any reason why the legislature has always been democratic for that long?
Yes, California is an educated state, and the people who typically take time are educated. Blue states have proven to be superior in education and less likely to adhere to backward mantra's as the conservative party ideals. Clearly statistics have proven red states to be under educated and dependent on federal dollars generated by blue state economies. California's world class economy is dependent on progressive thought and has been proven by the failure of proven red state high poverty pet capita poverty rates like states like Texas which is number 4 in the nation.

Because failure is unacceptable!
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Old 03-08-2014, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Dana Point
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Yes, California is an educated state, and the people who typically take time are educated. Blue states have proven to be superior in education and less likely to adhere to backward mantra's as the conservative party ideals. Clearly statistics have proven red states to be under educated and dependent on federal dollars generated by blue state economies. California's world class economy is dependent on progressive thought and has been proven by the failure of proven red state high poverty pet capita poverty rates like states like Texas which is number 4 in the nation.

Because failure is unacceptable!
Ha!

California has a poverty rate of 22% according to a study done by the Public Policy Institute of California.



That's 8.1 million people under the poverty line in the state. That population alone could be the 13th largest state in the U.S.

What were you saying about Blue states having great economies and low poverty rates?
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Old 03-08-2014, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Cold Springs, NV
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Ha!

California has a poverty rate of 22% according to a study done by the Public Policy Institute of California.



That's 8.1 million people under the poverty line in the state. That population alone could be the 13th largest state in the U.S.

What were you saying about Blue states having great economies and low poverty rates?
List of U.S. states by poverty rate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This is real, and you can't fake this.
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Old 03-10-2014, 12:25 AM
 
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Is there any reason why the legislature has always been democratic for that long?
It's mostly because through most of it's history California has enjoyed miraculous growth and could afford the luxury of a spendaholic Democrat legislature.

Note that the Democratic legislature was never the cause of said miraculous growth, and that the pre-1970s Democrat's were much less insane in the sense that industry and commerce could exist without being regulated out of existence.
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Old 03-10-2014, 12:29 AM
 
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Yea because it's not fair taking California's insane real estate prices and general living expenses into account when calculating the poverty rate. PAYING FOUR DOLLARS FOR GAS IS A UNIQUE PRIVILEGE!
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Old 03-10-2014, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Cold Springs, NV
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Yea because it's not fair taking California's insane real estate prices and general living expenses into account when calculating the poverty rate. PAYING FOUR DOLLARS FOR GAS IS A UNIQUE PRIVILEGE!
You mean like Calexico where you can get a 3bd house for $30,000, and the average family income is about the same? Hate to tell you, but the poor don't live in Beverly Hills. Ever been to Ridgecrest, Fresno, or Stockton?
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Old 03-10-2014, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Kirkland, WA Formerly Clovis, CA
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You mean like Calexico where you can get a 3bd house for $30,000, and the average family income is about the same? Hate to tell you, but the poor don't live in Beverly Hills. Ever been to Ridgecrest, Fresno, or Stockton?
I hope ur exaggerating about getting 3 bd homes for 30k in calexico, because you cant even get a lot of land for that much if you google search it. And decent 3 bedroom homes are in the high 100s it looks like. Far from the 30k you quoted.

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Old 03-10-2014, 08:32 AM
 
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I hope ur exaggerating about getting 3 bd homes for 30k in calexico, because you cant even get a lot of land for that much if you google search it. And decent 3 bedroom homes are in the high 100s it looks like. Far from the 30k you quoted.
The cheapest homes are about 60-70k. It's not like the poor would live in decent homes in the first place. 30k is way below the national average.
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Old 03-10-2014, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Cold Springs, NV
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I hope ur exaggerating about getting 3 bd homes for 30k in calexico, because you cant even get a lot of land for that much if you google search it. And decent 3 bedroom homes are in the high 100s it looks like. Far from the 30k you quoted.
You're right, my mistake, but under $100,000 can be had easily. my point was everyone compares California's expensive real estate compared to the deep South, but it's a much bigger, and diverse state with plenty of cheap area's. my nephew rents a place outside of Weaverville for $700 a month.

Point: To factor in even the average cost of real estate in CA is not right when the poor don't live in these average places. The poor don't live in Monterey, Santa Cruz, or Lake Tahoe, but rather areas with much cheaper housing costs.

This would be like comparing Dallas Fort Worth to border towns like El Paso, and Brownsville, but claiming the poor lived in Dallas.
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