Kirsters Baish| President Donald Trump made his way to California on Tuesday to look at prototypes for the wall that is on its way.
The Census Bureau’s Supplemental Poverty Measure found that the state of California has the highest poverty rate in all of the United States of America. This measures the cost of housing, food, clothing, and utilities. This includes non-cash government assistance as a form of income. Roughly one out of four Californians is below the poverty line. We are left wondering why California’s poverty rate is so high since it is the tech hub of the country.
California policymakers have not neglected to wage a war on poverty. Massive amounts of money have been spent by Sacramento and local governments. Roughly $958 billion was spent between 1992 and 2015 by California state and local governments on welfare programs. This includes cash assistance payments, vendor payments, and “other public welfare.” California has 12 percent of the American population and roughly one in three of our country’s welfare recipients live there.