Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, about 24 hours ago

    Yeah, but they usually include all the illegal aliens that state coddles in those numbers.

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 23 hours ago

    Let’s add 20 Million more!

  3. Boots at the Boar

    Boots at the Boar GoComics PRO Member said, about 23 hours ago

    @exoticdoc2

    Coddles? Have you tried poverty? There is no coddling.

  4. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 21 hours ago

    The facts are clear. Brown’s liberal policies have made California the poorest state in the nation.

  5. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, about 18 hours ago

    @Michael wme

    Oh woe is me! Oh woe is me! Here I am a mere retiree, forced to live in the poor state of California! Heh, Heh, Heh! And I would not trade it for every one of the so called red states put together. After all, I must be a happy tree hugging liberal, as I live here in this middle class San Farnando Valley!!


    And those takers in those red states had better hope that we Californians in general stay as wealthy as we are, so we can continue to be the makers paying in a $1.00 in federal revenue for every $0.78 in federal benifits we get back. We do this out of the goodness of our liberal hearts, so those ultra conservatives in states such as Mississippi can tontinue to recieve their $2.00 in federal benifits for every $1.00 that they pay into the federal treasury. You are most welcom!! Expecially, when that gives you all of that freeloader’s time to continue to dis-respect both my state and myself!!

  6. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, about 18 hours ago

    @Robert Landers

    I did not mean you Michael wme, being a realtively well educated Californian, I do understand your continuing and interesting sarcasm. You do know the ultra conservatives on this site (such as Lisa Benson), that I do mean!!

  7. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, about 17 hours ago

    I was able to move up from a cardboard box to a shipping crate under the 69th street bridge over the railroad tracks. I have electric power from the street lighting system and a 5kva transformer to step down the 480V streetlight system power to 120V. I have wifi from a nearby coffee shop and water from an undisclosed source. I get food from supermarket dumpsters.

  8. old1953

    old1953 said, about 16 hours ago

    Hmm, 23% poverty eh? Interesting. Now, given that I’d trust a CONservative telling me the sun came up only after I looked out the window, what’s the rest of the figures? Oopsie, they didn’t mention a few things, did they? If we go by poverty rate by household income, OH MY, we have MississippiLouisianaNew Mexico AlabamaTexasArkansasOklahomaWest VirginiaArizonaSouth Carolina TennesseeKentuckyNew YorkGeorgia Montana on the list ahead of California. HMMM. So we have three very large states, all on the list, and if we went by that ol’ nassy color map, we’d have a whole lotta red ink there. Yup, CONservative works. For a few.

    And yes, by POVERTY RATE BY HOUSEHOLD INCOME, a fairly MEANINGFUL figure, California comes in at 13.2%. All the rest of that list is higher. And DC, of course which is NOT a state. Not even if CONservatives say it is when they want it to be, and then deny it when it isn’t convenient.

  9. NeoconMan

    NeoconMan said, about 15 hours ago

    Do not know what she’s talking about. Thanks to the Reagan-Bush business-friendly economic policies, my holdings in California have increased 235% in the past 20 years. That’s hardly poverty.

  10. Crosspatch

    Crosspatch said, about 14 hours ago

    California
    State Ranking / Ranking estatal de la pobreza: 34
    Overall Poverty Rate / Tasa de pobreza general: 16.8
    Deep Poverty Rate / Tasa de pobreza extrema: 7.3
    Child Poverty Rate (under 17) / Tasa de pobreza infantil: 23.5
    Senior Poverty Rate (65+) / Tasa de pobreza de los mayores de edad: 10.4
    Poverty Rate for People with Disabilities / Tasa de pobreza de los discapacitados: 21.8
    Poverty Rate for Women / Tasa de pobreza de las mujeres: 18
    Poverty Rate for Men / Tasa de pobreza de varones: 15.7
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    Texas
    State Ranking / Ranking estatal de la pobreza: 38
    Overall Poverty Rate / Tasa de pobreza general: 17.5
    Deep Poverty Rate / Tasa de pobreza extrema: 7.3
    Child Poverty Rate (under 17) / Tasa de pobreza infantil: 25
    Senior Poverty Rate (65+) / Tasa de pobreza de los mayores de edad: 11
    Poverty Rate for People with Disabilities / Tasa de pobreza de los discapacitados: 23
    Poverty Rate for Women / Tasa de pobreza de las mujeres: 19.1
    Poverty Rate for Men / Tasa de pobreza de varones: 15.9
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    Poor California with 11.81% of the nations population such high poverty, but then we look at Texas’s numbers with 8.7% of nations population oh my they are higher across the board.
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    Poverty is at its base controlled by Congress and the programs they create to generate “Stimulas” programs to increase the money supply in motion to generate work and living wages, taxation to repay those investments.
    Unfortunately the top percentile continue to make 33.2% growth on their networth, the average American only saw 1.2% and the lowest earners saw a minus 1.2%.
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    Congress resolves this by giving tax cuts to those on top and hands the bill for their failing policies to those who cannot afford it.
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    As Landers has pointed out the net return of a states tax contributions reflect the wealth of that state, funny the conservative right to work states all take rather than contribute to the nations need.

  11. old1953

    old1953 said, about 13 hours ago

    Funny how they ran away when FACTS started getting mentioned, isn’t it?

  12. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 13 hours ago

    It appears that the Republican way to reduce poverty is to stop the EPA from doing the job it was chartered to do (all bills which are drafted with this in mind are called “jobs bills”), and to keep from raising the minimum wage. Makes perfect sense to me.

  13. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 13 hours ago

    Years of REAGAN from governor who blew up the states’ economy, to his presidency, with Bush and Bush, and corporate manipulations and free rides, yes Lisa, this isn’t your grandpa’s California any more. Overdevelopment, false economies built on “Reaganomics”, not just govrnors like, gee, Scwharzenegger, have screwed much of the state.


    Crazy as governor “moonbeam” can be at times, he’s not done nearly the damage of Republican led legislators, and governance.

  14. denis1112

    denis1112 said, about 12 hours ago

    Aren’t 38% of Californians on government benefits?
    The 23% must be the tax payers not eligible for welfare.

  15. cubefarmer

    cubefarmer said, about 12 hours ago

    @old1953

    Funny how it’s Moonbeam’s own stat data you’re smearing as “right wing lies” not that you’d ever let the facts get in the way of preaching hate.

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