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  • Does the California Model Really Work?

    01/19/2018 5:20:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 19, 2018 | Jonah Goldberg
    The alleged success of the California model is one of the more intense controversies in the nerdier corners of public policy debate. For many progressives, California's metastasizing liberalism proves you can have Scandinavian-style social policies and tax rates and still have robust economic growth. For conservatives, California is like a bumblebee. On paper, the damn thing shouldn't be able to fly -- and yet it does. Thus the cottage industry on the right of prophesizing California's inevitable demise. What's always bothered me about the whole argument is how it leaves out important factors. For me, the biggest one was always...
  • California’s Poverty Rate Tops 20.6 Percent, Nearly Twice The National Average

    01/17/2018 2:34:15 PM PST · by Thalean · 31 replies
    National Economics Editorial ^ | Jan 17, 2017 | Spencer P Morrison
    According to the US Census Bureau’s Official Poverty Measure, California’s poverty rate hovers around 15 percent. But that doesn’t tell the full story. The Census Bureau measures poverty in reference to a uniform national standard, which doesn’t account for differences in living costs between states, ie. the cost of taxes, housing, and medical costs can differ greatly depending upon where you are. The Public Policy Institute of California found that, when accounting for these differences, California’s true poverty rate is 20.6 percent—the highest in America. In fact, it’s nearly twice the national average of 12.7 percent.
  • Why is liberal California the poverty capital of America?

    Guess which state has the highest poverty rate in the country? Not Mississippi, New Mexico, or West Virginia, but California, where nearly one out of five residents is poor. That's according to the Census Bureau's Supplemental Poverty Measure, which factors in the cost of housing, food, utilities and clothing, and which includes noncash government assistance as a form of income.
  • What's the Matter with California? (The State Now Leads the Nation in Poverty)

    01/16/2018 11:35:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/16/2018 | BY MICHAEL WALSH
    This just in from what was once the best state in the Union: Guess which state has the highest poverty rate in the country? Not Mississippi, New Mexico, or West Virginia, but California, where nearly one out of five residents is poor. That’s according to the Census Bureau’s Supplemental Poverty Measure, which factors in the cost of housing, food, utilities and clothing, and which includes noncash government assistance as a form of income. Given robust job growth and the prosperity generated by several industries, it’s worth asking why California has fallen behind, especially when the state’s per-capita GDP increased...
  • Why California is the 'poverty capital of the America'

    01/15/2018 5:52:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/15/2018 | Rick Moran
    An excellent op-ed in the LA Times today by Kerry Jackson on why California - with its liberal politics and generous welfare system - is the "poverty capital of America." According to the Census Bureau, one out of five California residents are poor. This despite the state's per capita GDP rising twice as fast in the last 5 years as the national average. From 1992 to 2015, state and local governments spent nearly $1 trillion to help the poor. The state, with 12% of the American population, is home today to about one in three of the nation’s welfare recipients....
  • Why is liberal California the poverty capital of America?

    01/14/2018 6:42:24 AM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 56 replies
    LA Ti,es ^ | 1/14/18 | Kerry Jackson
    Guess which state has the highest poverty rate in the country? Not Mississippi, New Mexico, or West Virginia, but California, where nearly one out of five residents is poor. That’s according to the Census Bureau’s Supplemental Poverty Measure, which factors in the cost of housing, food, utilities and clothing, and which includes noncash government assistance as a form of income. Given robust job growth and the prosperity generated by several industries, it’s worth asking why California has fallen behind, especially when the state’s per-capita GDP increased approximately twice as much as the U.S. average over the five years ending in...
  • Punish Poor People

    01/09/2018 9:36:37 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Jan 10, 2018 | John Stossel
    Store owner Kamal Saleh was just hit with thousands of dollars in fines. His crime? He sold three cigars for $8.89. "Too cheap!" say New York City bureaucrats. "The cigars should have cost 11 cents more." Politicians want you to spend more for tobacco. They decided this after anti-smoking crusader Dr. Kurt Ribisl told the Centers for Disease Control, "Higher prices will deter children from smoking." A pit of socialist micromanagers called the New York City Council quickly embraced the idea. "It's also being considered very seriously in a number of jurisdictions in California," Ribisl told me. When health totalitarians...
  • Feminists want women to be liberated from men, marriage and children -- no wonder they never use[tr]

    12/23/2017 6:10:54 PM PST · by simpson96 · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/23/2017 | Suzanne Venker
    Merriam-Webster has just announced its “word of the year” for 2017. Drum roll, please…it’s feminism! The word peaked as an online search after various events occurred this past year, beginning with the Women’s March in January, then again when the film “Wonder Woman” was released, and now it has spiked yet again as a result of the #MeToo movement, which Time magazine has recognized as its “Person of the Year.” The word feminism was simply “in the air” this year, notes Peter Sokolowski, Merriam-Webster’s editor at large. Except it kind of wasn’t. For instance, nobody marched in the Feminist March...
  • Statistical Bigotry

    12/01/2017 10:40:20 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 02, 2017 | Sheriff David Clarke (Ret.)
    The Democratic Party and the liberal left’s obsession with disparate impact race politics crept into K-12 public education. Their latest social engineering experimentation uses black and Hispanic kids in poor urban classrooms as pawns for political power. Education is secondary. Liberals believe they can artificially wipe away serious behavior problems that are cultural in nature. They do this by labeling reasonable standards of classroom discipline as racist or discriminatory. When urban schools with predominantly black and Hispanic students enacted protocols that create an environment where learning can take place, more suspensions and expulsions resulted, accompanied by a widening of the...
  • Republican Senator Has Best Response Ever When Hollywood Brat Asks If He’s Ever Been Poor

    12/01/2017 4:36:31 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 65 replies
    GP ^ | December 1,2017 | Joshua Caplan
    <p>On Friday, Hollywood actress Alyssa Milano urged her Twitter followers to watch Republicans debate the tax overhaul bill hours before its scheduled vote.</p> <p>“watching…..Senator Tim Scott “$100 a month is real money” to struggling families ? Is he F**KING kidding ? HOW MUCH does $100 buy in this day ? Costs me $50 to fill my f**king gas tank FFS,” replied Twitter user Cherl Criss.</p>
  • Are Parents of Newborn Children Automatically Blessed? No.

    11/26/2017 8:01:55 AM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 33 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | November 26, 2017 | JP
    The 31-year-old mother of four made an announcement to family and friends on Facebook: She and her husband of four and a half years were expecting a fifth child. “We’re blessed,” wrote she. Most Christ followers believe an automatic blessing awaits mothers- and fathers-to-be, no matter the circumstances under which their newborns are brought into the world. But the Bible does not say that the actions of expectant parents can displease God, yet the arrival of their newborn guarantees the Almighty’s blessing. In fact, it teaches us the opposite – that God does not reward parents-to-be whose actions run contrary...
  • Many college students going hungry, need donated food groceries, food stamps.

    11/24/2017 11:55:31 AM PST · by Az Joe · 96 replies
    SF GATE ^ | 11/23/2017 | Nanette Asimov
    I thought there was a work requirement in order to get food stamps.
  • Africa: What Africa Needs - Roads and Bridges, Cooking Oil and Cement

    11/23/2017 8:31:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    allAfrica ^ | November 2, 2017 | Boakai Fofana
    Addis Ababa — Roads and railways, bridges and harbours - that's what we need to invest in if we are to grow Africa's economies and provide jobs for the millions of young people who want to become part of the continent's growth. That - and the need for trade among African countries in goods ranging from cooking oil to cement - is the message coming from a major conference in Addis Ababa. The executive secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Vera Sogwe, told delegates at the conference that "overcoming infrastructure gaps remains critical if the continent is...
  • Oakland’s mayor wants you to house the homeless

    11/21/2017 9:13:58 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 89 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | November 21, 2017 | By Marisa Kendall
    OAKLAND — For everyone who has ever passed one of this city’s sprawling homeless encampments and wondered how to help, Mayor Libby Schaaf has an answer — open your door to someone in need of shelter. The Oakland mayor is asking residents to offer their spare rooms, Airbnb units and rental properties to the city’s homeless, a radical proposition that has prompted both cautious optimism and scathing criticism from her constituents. In her annual “State of the City” speech, Schaaf challenged Oakland residents to “give up that Airbnb. Fix up that back unit,” and offer the space to people in...
  • Lopez: $6B Japanese investment pledges to create 500,000 jobs (The Philippines)

    11/02/2017 9:55:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    ABS-CBN News ^ | November 2, 2017 | Davinci Maru
    MANILA - Investment pledges from Japan worth $6 billion are expected to generate at least 500,000 jobs in the Philippines, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said on Wednesday. "We had a successful visit, bringing home about $6 billion of fresh investments from various companies that are tying up with several Philippine companies," Lopez said on ANC's Business Nightly. The latest batch of 18 business ventures, which include investments in manufacturing, infrastructure, and information and communications technology, were secured following President Rodrigo Duterte's official visit to Japan, he said.....
  • Trump Improves Transparency by Ending EPA Sue-and-Settle Agreements

    10/28/2017 7:25:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 28, 2017 | H. Sterling Burnett
    Poverty remains, by far, the biggest killer of humans, and government-imposed regulations have been proven to create economic costs that make poverty more likely. As a result, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget estimates every $7.5 million to $12 million in regulatory costs imposed on the economy results in a life lost. Federal and state government regulatory costs top $1.9 trillion annually, amounting to $14,842 per U.S. household. That’s nearly $15,000 that’s unavailable to families to pay for health insurance, medicine or medical bills, college expenses, groceries, a new car, or vacations. These facts clearly show why substantive and...
  • Housing a "Necessary Right" Says Congresswoman [semi-satire]

    10/18/2017 11:18:20 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 18 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 Oct 2017 | John Semmens
    Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif) declared "it is everyone's human right to have a suitable house to live in. Life, liberty and pursuit of happiness mean nothing if you don't have a decent place to live." Waters demanded that Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson "implement a program that provides a house to everyone that needs it. For too long access to a decent home has depended on the ability of individuals to afford to pay for it and maintain it. This is an injustice when we have the means to solve this problem." Part of the Congresswoman's reasoning cited...
  • Why the Black Community is Poor

    10/15/2017 4:00:20 AM PDT · by FrdmLvr · 27 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2/2/17 | MyNameIsJosephine
    Video at https://youtu.be/Ru4SVUlNfMY
  • The Poor Will Be Worse Off: It’s not possible to design a truly egalitarian health-care system

    10/11/2017 8:16:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/11/2017 | By Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
    Editor’s Note: Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry, a conservative writer and fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, is writing a series of columns on uncomfortable truths about health care in America. Some will make conservatives more uncomfortable, others will make progressives more uncomfortable, but most should make everyone uncomfortable. ‘The poor you will always have with you,” says the Good Book. Jesus might as well have been speaking at a health-policy seminar. We don’t, mostly, speak about health-care policy in the cold language of efficiency, productivity, and resource allocation. We also use a moral language about fairness, justice, and righteousness....
  • American Indians Need Help Not Indigenous People’s Day

    10/08/2017 5:15:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 8, 2017 | Bruce Bialosky
    There is a move afoot to cast Christopher Columbus as an evil person instead of the person celebrated as the first to traverse the Atlantic Ocean, discovering there were two major continents not previously known to the world as it existed in 1492. In another feel-good moment, some cities are renaming Columbus Day as Indigenous People’s Day. American Indians are desperate for real help, not placating moments. Naomi Schaefer Riley has defined how bad things are for American Indians and how Washington, D.C., bureaucracy is destroying the lives of these Americans in her terrific and terrifying book "The New Trail...