California has one-third of the nation’s welfare recipients. That California has a lot of people on welfare was not a secret. In addition to its size, the state has a long history of heavy focus on social services, in part because of years of Democratic dominance in Sacramento. But the size of California’s welfare rolls is disproportionate when you consider the state has only 12 percent of the nation’s population. -Michael Gardner
California is the nation’s welfare queen: The state accounts for one-third of America’s welfare recipients, though it only contains one-eighth of the population, and there’s no good reason for it. -Nash Keune
"For all its issues and faults, California is the closest thing that the U.S. has to European-style social democracy...." -Communist academic blog, Crooked Timber. Posted American Power Blog, by Donald Douglas
Democrat, Liberal, Government, Incompetence, Financial, Immigration, Socialism, Healthcare
The California Senate’s Appropriations Committee passed SB 4 to give health care to all illegal/undocumented aliens... But in a major move, the Democrat-controlled Senate Appropriations Committee amended and passed SB 4 on a 5-2 party line vote. The original “Bill Summary” said, “SB 4 would extend Medi-Cal eligibility to individuals who would otherwise be eligible, except for their immigration status.”
Government, Incompetence, Financial, Immigration, Healthcare
2012: California, which is home to the nation’s largest population of illegal immigrants, spent an estimated $1.2 billion last year through Medicaid to care for 822,500 illegal immigrants.
The federal government gave California's state government $120.7 billion in the 2009-10 fiscal year to underwrite education, health services, welfare grants and dozens of other programs, a very detailed new report from the state auditor's office reveals.
Democrat, Liberal, Government, Incompetence, Degeneracy, Financial
Advocates of welfare reform in California often cite one, eye-popping statistic as they have pressed for cuts and changes to the program in recent years: The state has one-eighth of the nation's population but one-third of all welfare recipients.