It’s little wonder then that the middle class and businesses are fleeing the state, leaving behind the plutocrats of Silicon Valley and Hollywood, wannabe plutocrats in the government and a growing population of destitute residents dependent on the state. California currently hosts a third of the nation’s welfare recipients and more than one in five Californians live below the poverty line.
One of the biggest reasons for so much poverty is immigration.
Charles Krauthammer said the core issue creating the struggle for Republicans to repeal Obamacare is not necessarily a messaging problem or a failure of leadership by Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mc Connell, but, rather, the out-of-control growth of entitlements, namely Medicaid.
As noted by the scholar, Medicaid was "inflated by Obamacare to include able-bodied workers up to 400 percent of the poverty line"; such a large entitlement is almost impossible to reign in once unleashed. It’s not the lack of coordination between the House and Senate. It was supposed to be for women and poor children and the disabled.
However, this adage was lifted from John Locke’s “life, liberty and estate.” While Jefferson’s version is more encompassing and arguably more eloquent, one of the founding principles of the United States has been the ability to own property during a time when many of the original colonists did not have that opportunity in Europe’s aristocracies.
The phrase can be traced back to Thomas Jefferson’s “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” found in the Declaration of Independence.
Usage of welfare by families with children was even higher.
Overall, 52 percent used some form of welfare with usage by blacks at 82 percent; Hispanics 76 percent; whites 41 percent and 36 percent by Asians. In 2012, 51 percent of households headed by an immigrant used at least one welfare program compared to 30 percent of native households across the country.
More than a trillion dollars that could have been invested elsewhere.
Analyzing the numbers, according to what the federal government alone spent in 2012, at least 30 percent of Americans used at least one welfare program with 55 percent of blacks using welfare; 54 percent of Hispanics; 23 percent of whites and 22 percent of Asians.