California’s socialist dogma has successfully bankrupted this once prosperous state according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The report clocks California at a 19% poverty rate (2017), encompassing 7.5 million of its residents despite a 13.9% national poverty average. The redistribution of wealth by liberals in the Golden State appears to be failing in improving the quality of life, and it’s a trend seen in other predominately blue states, including New York, Oregon, Nevada, Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, Delaware, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Massachusetts, where poverty rates are likewise above the national average.
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…
California is the most liberal state in the nation. It’s also the most poverty-ridden state in the nation.
Newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau put California’s 2017 poverty rate at 19% — or 7.5 million state residents. That was well above the national average, which was 13.9%.
The Bureau uses a formula called the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM), which “extends the official poverty measure by taking account of many of the government programs designed to assist low-income families and individuals that are not included in the official poverty measure,” the Bureau says in its report. The formula also factors in cost of living for different regions.
“There were 16 states plus the District of Columbia for which SPM rates were higher than official poverty rates, 18 states with lower rates, and 16 states for which the differences were not statistically significant,” said the Bureau.
Interestingly, the states where the SPM was higher than the official rate are mostly liberal: California, New York, Oregon, Nevada, Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts.