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Old 12-29-2011, 07:40 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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Anchor baby = 17 years of $937 a month, with cost of living raises.
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Old 12-29-2011, 07:50 PM
 
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And, what percentage of them are illegal aliens?
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Well since you cannot ask we'll never know, will we ?
What a great country ....
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Old 12-29-2011, 08:41 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Damn the California parents who refuse to go get jobs and live off their children's welfare checks..
Sleaze.....
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Old 12-29-2011, 08:41 PM
 
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Doesn't matter to me what state has the highest number of recipients. Just means that they've been hit harder out there.

Just seems like everyone gets a buzz off of kicking Californians around.
California once boasted of a diverse economy, it has the huge Hollywood money, the tourism, all kinds of farming.

You can understand a state like Michigan or Ohio having problems because their economies were always based on manufacturing but California does not have any similar excuse. They didn't stop making movies, they didn't stop having tourism and beaches, they didn't stop growing crops.

California is simply a very very inviting state for the welfare mobs.
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Old 12-29-2011, 08:44 PM
 
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"The main reason California has such a high percentage of the nation's welfare cases is because it is one of the few states that continue to provide welfare checks for children once their parents are no longer eligible.

Damn them for taking care of the children.
Shouldnt taking care of children be the responsibility of the parents
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Old 12-29-2011, 08:47 PM
 
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This is not good for California. Their total population is 1/8 of the nations total yet they have 33% of the nations welfare recipients living there.

There's lots of cuts going on but the welfare in CA is just too attractive even with the cuts.

Nation's largest welfare state makes deep cuts (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2011/12/28/state/n103700S74.DTL&type=politics - broken link)
Advocates of welfare reform in California often cite one, eye-popping statistic as they have pressed for cuts and changes to the program in recent years: The state has one-eighth of the nation's population but one-third of all welfare recipients.
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The main reason California has such a high percentage of the nation's welfare cases is because it is one of the few states that continue to provide welfare checks for children once their parents are no longer eligible.
About three-quarters of California's welfare recipients are children age 18 and younger.
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California's relatively high cost of living and its large number of low-wage jobs make it difficult for residents to make ends meet, she said. By 2009, California saw 1.3 million apply for state assistance, and the number has continued to climb.

Give the coast to Mexico and let us keep the ag area and Pebble Beach. The rest of the state is full of dead beats and liabilities. Let it sink into the ocean.

California is a microcosym of the failures of socialism and political correctness. There was a time when California presented initiative, effort, and the American spirit. Now it us full of loons. The US would be better off without this burden. Let them sink into the ocean, and take the northeastern US with it.
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Old 12-29-2011, 08:49 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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California once boasted of a diverse economy, it has the huge Hollywood money, the tourism, all kinds of farming.

You can understand a state like Michigan or Ohio having problems because their economies were always based on manufacturing but California does not have any similar excuse. They didn't stop making movies, they didn't stop having tourism and beaches, they didn't stop growing crops.

California is simply a very very inviting state for the welfare mobs.
Do you live in California? If not then just butt out. Or better yet assume at least some responsibility for the poor or unemployed in your own state, then perhaps they would not be coming to California. The little sense of superiority to living in California you get from problems here are fleeting. You probably still live in a hellhole and I live in paradise.
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Old 12-29-2011, 08:53 PM
 
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Do you live in California? If not then just butt out. Or better yet assume at least some responsibility for the poor or unemployed in your own state, then perhaps they would not be coming to California. The little sense of superiority to living in California you get from problems here are fleeting. You probably still live in a hellhole and I live in paradise.
Since you liberals in California find welfare handouts such a great business, Medicaid patients fill your maternity hospitals, and your grocery stores are getting rich from all the food stamp customers, what other states should do to reduce their welfare rolls is issue one-way plane and bus tickets to their welfare recipients.

And I see your liberal governor is working on getting the productive citizens of California another tax increase. Should be fun.
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Old 12-29-2011, 08:57 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Where do you live?
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Old 12-29-2011, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Up in the air
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Eh. 65 degrees and sunny today 5 miles from the beach... I'll go ahead and stay in California. There are things more important than money.
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