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Self-interest in the social-services community may be at fault. As economist William A. Niskanen explained back in 1971, public agencies seek to maximize their budgets, through which they acquire increased power, status, comfort and security. To keep growing its budget, and hence its power, a welfare bureaucracy has an incentive to expand its “customer” base. With 883,000 full-time-equivalent state and local employees in 2014, California has an enormous bureaucracy. Many work in social services, and many would lose their jobs if the typical welfare client were to move off the welfare rolls.Further contributing to the poverty problem is California’s housing crisis. More than four in 10 households spent more than 30% of their income on housing in 2015. A shortage of available units has driven prices ever higher, far above income increases. And that shortage is a direct outgrowth of misguided policies.“Counties and local governments have imposed restrictive land-use regulations that drove up the price of land and dwellings,” explains analyst Wendell Cox. “Middle-income households have been forced to accept lower standards of living while the less fortunate have been driven into poverty by the high cost of housing.”
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The weather probably doesn't hurt either. If I was going to be homeless, living somewhere where it's 70 every day sounds pretty appealing.
With 883,000 full-time-equivalent state and local employees in 2014, California has an enormous bureaucracy.
Give them food.
I think that one needs an actual address to collect welfare.
California, the local reference shithole from which all other foreign shitholes are rated...
Thanks, liberal delusionists.
This is all government employees in the state. Cops, all other first responders, teachers, yes social workers, everything. For a state that's bigger than most countries.
It would be interesting to see where the highest total % of government employees are, by state. Hell, I can look that up:http://www.governing.com/gov-data/public-workforce-salaries/states-most-government-workers-public-employees-by-job-type.html California seems to be in the middle of the pack.
Ceffer saysThanks, liberal delusionists.Pattern:1) Identify problem2) Blame liberalsSilly in this case, becasue obviously liberals would like there to be affordable housing, more jobs for those with low skills, and social programs that offer homeless better temporary/transitional housing. Not to mention the fact that before Reagan, there were far more public institutions for those with severe emotional or intellectual challenges. How one gets to blaming "teh libruls" on this one is rather amazing.
Is there anything they don’t blame on the liberals?
Liberals are responsible for the amnesty policies that create the drug pipeline that is responsible for 90 percent of the homeless problem.Saying they are just unlucky souls who need more free shit is exactly what fuels the fire.
where the list should probably have Liberals on one side with for everything to blame
liberals would like there to be affordable housing, more jobs for those with low skills, and social programs that offer homeless better temporary/transitional housing.
Trumps trade policies will provide for more jobs in the US, drastically reducing the demand for social programs
How one gets to blaming "teh libruls" on this one is rather amazing.About the Reagan thing...I have no idea how that half truth gets repeated over and over without including info on the court rulings that forced the situation.
How one gets to blaming "teh libruls" on this one is rather amazing.
errc saysIs there anything they don’t blame on the liberals?In California, there really is no one else to blame seeing as the Democrats have held a majority in the state's government for the past 30+ years.
Democrats are not necessarily liberals.
Goran_K sayserrc saysIs there anything they don’t blame on the liberals?In California, there really is no one else to blame seeing as the Democrats have held a majority in the state's government for the past 30+ years.Oh i see, the problem is people don’t know what they’re talking about. Democrats are not necessarily liberals. Corporate Socialist Democrats are more Conservatives than they are Liberals.
why not make the homeless and welfare work the fields-illegal problem solved too.