I’m thinking, to explain California’s relatively fewer moochers, that maybe the rural poor don’t do food stamps as much because it is not as easy to get over to wherever you sign up?
Also, good produce and staples are not that expensive, compared to some place like Maine that is nowhere near where it is actually grown.
We’d have a lot less poverty in California if the farmers were allowed some water again. The last time I drove on I-5 in the central valley, there were acres and acres of dead orchards.
if you read the link it states that Calif gives state food stamps to over 1.3 million
and that 1.3 million people is not included in the YSDa number
so you are getting hosed twice, once with taxes to Fed to pay for food stamps
and again with your state taxes.