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Old 09-25-2017, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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We are numero uno for poverty
Kind of funny to hear all these people talk about all the poor people in "fly over" country . When the big poverty problem is really right here in CA.

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One in five Californians live in poverty, according to a new U.S. Census Bureau report.

Using the Supplemental Poverty Measure, which accounts for regional cost-of-living, the average poverty rate in California from 2014 through 2016 stood at 20.4 percent, the highest among the states and second only to the District of Columbia’s 21 percent average. The national average over that period of time was 14.7 percent.

Despite boasting one of the largest economies in the world, California has consistently topped national rankings of poverty. While the state only accounts for about 12 percent of the national population, for example, Californians comprise one-third of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families beneficiaries.

California leads the nation
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Old 09-25-2017, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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And yet another source places CA at #18.


US Poverty Level By State - WorldAtlas.com
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Old 09-25-2017, 07:03 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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I'd rather be dirt poor in CA than in Detroit, Cleveland or Chicago.
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Old 09-25-2017, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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And yet another source places CA at #18.


US Poverty Level By State - WorldAtlas.com
You gotta take cost of living into account. Can't live in CA for Louisiana prices.
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Old 09-25-2017, 07:10 PM
 
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We are numero uno for poverty
Kind of funny to hear all these people talk about all the poor people in "fly over" country . When the big poverty problem is really right here in CA.

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One in five Californians live in poverty, according to a new U.S. Census Bureau report.

Using the Supplemental Poverty Measure, which accounts for regional cost-of-living, the average poverty rate in California from 2014 through 2016 stood at 20.4 percent, the highest among the states and second only to the District of Columbia’s 21 percent average. The national average over that period of time was 14.7 percent.

Despite boasting one of the largest economies in the world, California has consistently topped national rankings of poverty. While the state only accounts for about 12 percent of the national population, for example, Californians comprise one-third of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families beneficiaries.

California leads the nation
Probably because housing is so expensive.
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Old 09-25-2017, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Orange County... Arizona bound
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How can we not be #1?? The COL is double ior triple other states. You have to make over 100,000 a year in coastal Ca to live a economically normal life where you can buy a house, pay your bills and still have anything left over for entertainment. This boogies people's minds in other states. No wonder if you move out of Ca you can never move back.
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Old 09-25-2017, 07:21 PM
 
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How can we not be #1?? The COL is double it triple other states. You have to make over 100,000 a year in coastal Ca to live a economically normal life where you can buy a house, pay your bills and still have anything left over for entertainment. This boogies people's minds in other states. No wonder if you move out of Ca you can never move back.
People are free to move to the swamp/desert/snowy wasteland found in the other parts of the country.
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Old 09-25-2017, 08:48 PM
 
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We are numero uno for poverty
Kind of funny to hear all these people talk about all the poor people in "fly over" country . When the big poverty problem is really right here in CA.

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One in five Californians live in poverty, according to a new U.S. Census Bureau report.

Using the Supplemental Poverty Measure, which accounts for regional cost-of-living, the average poverty rate in California from 2014 through 2016 stood at 20.4 percent, the highest among the states and second only to the District of Columbia’s 21 percent average. The national average over that period of time was 14.7 percent.

Despite boasting one of the largest economies in the world, California has consistently topped national rankings of poverty. While the state only accounts for about 12 percent of the national population, for example, Californians comprise one-third of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families beneficiaries.

California leads the nation
What are you going to do about it?
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Old 09-25-2017, 09:44 PM
 
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People are free to move to the swamp/desert/snowy wasteland found in the other parts of the country.
Yourself included.
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Old 09-25-2017, 09:58 PM
 
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Yourself included.
I am not white and I am no coward so I can't and won't leave but others are free to. It'll just make it cheaper for those of us who don't leave.
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