But after a generation of socialist impositions, one in three American welfare recipients resides in California, and almost a quarter of the state population lives below or near the poverty line.
Government trusters frequently claim that high taxes, socialism and redistribution of wealth are needed to attack “income inequality.” Yet California is among the most unequal of all states. California depends on a tiny elite class for about half of its income tax revenue.
(Many of these wealthy taxpayers are fleeing the state. See here.)
In addition to high taxes, California has the nation’s highest gas and electricity prices (despite bountiful natural resources), homeless people living almost everywhere, and one of the sickest populations of any state. (About a third of hospital customers suffer from diabetes due to lack of exercise and poor diet.)
Socialism is a curse that people should wish only on a hated enemy.