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Old 12-30-2011, 05:23 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Hey..not even her family wanted her; they kicked her out when they found out she was pregnant and not a word is mentioned about the father.

So the state picks up the slack.
OK..that's the reason. But I'm sure that CA isn't giving that money "Scott Free". I'm sure she has to go to school or get some type of job training or work for the state cleaning parks...something.
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Old 12-30-2011, 07:41 AM
 
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OK..that's the reason. But I'm sure that CA isn't giving that money "Scott Free". I'm sure she has to go to school or get some type of job training or work for the state cleaning parks...something.
You'd think so, but no. It's clearly that easy. If there was work involved, why would so many people leech?
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Old 12-30-2011, 09:24 AM
 
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Just because 33% of welfare recipients are from California does NOT mean it's the top welfare state. That just means the population in California is huge.

You have to calculate the percentage of individuals from each state who receive aid to find the top welfare state.
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Old 12-30-2011, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Just because 33% of welfare recipients are from California does NOT mean it's the top welfare state. That just means the population in California is huge.

You have to calculate the percentage of individuals from each state who receive aid to find the top welfare state.
Well read the article. The Census Bureau did that very thing and CA still came out #1.

From the OP link:

California's caseload far outnumbers the rest of the country, with 3.8 percent of its population on welfare in 2010. According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Health and Human Services, Maine, the state with the second highest percentage, had 2.9 percent of its population on welfare. Tennessee, New Mexico and Washington, the next three states, were at 2.5 percent.
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Old 12-30-2011, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Just because 33% of welfare recipients are from California does NOT mean it's the top welfare state. That just means the population in California is huge.
33% of Americans live in California? That's news to me.
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Old 12-30-2011, 09:32 AM
 
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Well read the article. The Census Bureau did that very thing and CA still came out #1.

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California's caseload far outnumbers the rest of the country, with 3.8 percent of its population on welfare in 2010. According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Health and Human Services, Maine, the state with the second highest percentage, had 2.9 percent of its population on welfare. Tennessee, New Mexico and Washington, the next three states, were at 2.5 percent.
I stand corrected.

But that said, why all the buzz about California and rants of "damned liberals!". Half of the top four are conservative, the other half liberal. It has nothing to do with party, and everything to do with greed and need (which crosses party lines, I'm afraid).

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33% of Americans live in California? That's news to me.
Reading comprehension issue?
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Old 12-30-2011, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Reading comprehension issue?
No. I was just pointing out that California's population doesn't really explain why it has 33% of welfare recipients. I understand it should have more than other states.

Regardless, a higher percentage of people in California receive welfare than in any other state.
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Old 12-30-2011, 10:43 AM
 
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No. I was just pointing out that California's population doesn't really explain why it has 33% of welfare recipients. I understand it should have more than other states.
Um, what? Of course it does. It has the largest population in the USA, so statistically (unless it has a 0% unemployment rate), there will be more, in number, of Californians on welfare than any other state (assuming uniformity).
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Old 12-30-2011, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Um, what? Of course it does. It has the largest population in the USA, so statistically (unless it has a 0% unemployment rate), there will be more, in number, of Californians on welfare than any other state (assuming uniformity).
But it's skewed. CA has 1/8 of the US population but 1/3 of US welfare recipients.
The article said it was because of their generous benefits.
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Old 12-30-2011, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Texas
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The situation in California is only going to get worse. A slew of pro-illegal immigration laws go into effect with the start of the new year. I posted about it on our illegal immigration forum.

While I don't believe the new laws expand welfare eligibility for illegals, they do expand other taxpayer-funded benefits for illegals and will clearly attract more illegals to the state, indirectly resulting in an increase in the number of illegals receiving welfare.
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