California: 1% Nation/Homeless Capitol

California is headed toward a dead-end. Many state senators and defenders of the land will say “We have the fifth largest economy in the world,”. Yet, what these people don’t seem to get, is just because your over all economy is prosperous, doesn’t mean your population shares in that prosperity.

Poverty in California is rising, one in five people are poor and with a poverty rate at 20.6% it makes you really wonder what they’re doing about it. It contains 12% of the nation’s population but contains a third of America’s welfare recipients.  Every year an estimate 25.3 billion of California tax dollars goes to the estimated 3million illegal aliens living there. In light of ICE raiding and deporting the undocumented, who are in many cases violent criminals, California created a budget just for deportation defense. A total of $45 million to give illegal immigrants heading for deportation a lawyer. However, the LATimes reported that not a penny has been spent to help the homeless. They have a total of $2billion to help house the homeless and there has been no sign that anything has been accomplished.

What’s worse; California has 58 laws just to harass, and sometimes even punish, the homeless. This makes life miserable for the homeless, and if anything, makes it harder for them to get OUT of homelessness. It’s even illegal to feed them in public, as though they weren’t human and nothing more than pests.

I was homeless for four years, I know how hard some things were. People look at you as though you’re nothing more than a burden on their eyes. Yet I firmly believe that you can judge a society based on how they treat the people who are most vulnerable. To know that this is how people treat their homeless, people who USED to be part of that community. I say California is disgraceful. The funny part is, the leftists who want illegal immigrants to stay are the same ones who supposedly hate the 1%. Well guess what, you’re living in the 5th largest economy and have the highest poverty rate in America. Do you know what that says? It says you’re living in a nation of the highest concentration of  1% in the country and you glorify it! It puts people who aren’t even supposed to be there above the very people it was supposed to protect. I hope California crashes and burns, they will have nobody to blame but themselves.

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