77 California cities on ‘economically challenged’ list

And yet they consistently vote for democrats.
lauren bacall
This should come as a shock to no one: Nearly a third of Californians (approximately 12 million) live in 77 “economically challenged” cities that’s equal to the entire population of the state of Ohio — and a quarter of all challenged cities in the country are in California. “Economically challenged” cities have high levels of poverty, and low levels of income and employment. They are defined as those with unemployment rates of 9 percent or above, and/or with more than 20 percent of adults living in poverty.
And if that isn’t bad enough, the report from the National Resource Network says California’s distressed cities are more than a quarter of the 297 U.S. cities over 40,000 population that fall into that category. Nationally, about 30 percent of cities are classified as economically challenged, but in California it is 40 percent.
The five most populous California cities singled out in the report are Los Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento, Long Beach and Riverside. The 72 others are mostly in inland regions, with the small smallest being Coachella, near Palm Springs, home to low-wage farm and resort workers.
Three of the cities on the list – San Bernardino, Stockton and Vallejo – have declared bankruptcy in recent years.
No surprise here. Liberals in charge there don’t understand math. California, and local governments, are broke.
Public pensions are broke: Even as California taxpayers pay more for the pensions, it’s still not enough to cover costs.
And spending money you don’t have is apparently not an issue in California. Half of California’s illegal aliens– about 1.4 million — have incomes low enough to qualify for full Medi-Cal benefits should California legislative proposals to offer coverage to the undocumented ever be enacted.
And the Census Bureau reported in September that California’s official poverty rate for 2014 was 16.3 percent, somewhat higher than the national rate of 14.7 percent.
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MomOfIV
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MomOfIV

the more impoverished the people are, the more they are willing to “vote” for “goodies” and question nothing

Dr. Eowyn
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Meanwhile, California’s state and local government debts are now a whopping $1.5 TRILLION.
https://www.capoliticalreview.com/capoliticalnewsandviews/state-treasurer-california-debt-is-1-5-trillion-not-a-typo/

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

My heart goes out to those individuals and families that are doing all;they can to care for them selves and their families. When you know that this is just not sustainable. Watching this phenomena is akin to watching the titanic sink.
Great post!

frohky
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frohky

To paraphrase Lauren Bacall, whom I still like as an actress:
‘They say liberals don’t stand for anything. That’s patently untrue. We stand for anything.’ -Barack Obama, at the 2006 Gridiron dinner
“The liberals have many tails … and chase them all.” -H. L. Mencken

Glenn47
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Glenn47

Don’t you just love liberals. They give more, BS, no, they take more from those that work their rears off and give it to those undeserving, then take the credit. I have yet to see one take in a house full of homeless and have only seen a token few actually go and slop some food on trays at a food kitchen. A few give the token donations and act like they have given the world, compared to their income, it is nothing. We do have a few in Hollywood act like true Americans, we call the Conservatives. America is… Read more »

frohky
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frohky

As between liberals and conservatives, who donates more to charity? The answer is it isn’t even close. According to the book “Who Really Cares” by Arthur Brooks, conservative-headed households are more generous with their money by some 30 percent and also give far more of their time. -writer Larry Elder

MomOfIV
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MomOfIV

conservatives like to give and liberals like to receive

CalGirl
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You all know by now that I live in So Cal, Inland Empire……between Riverside and San Diego……Riverside Co. is a “sanctuary COUNTY” and has been for decades. Because I’ve written private, state and federal grants for our school….I know the stats. 15 years ago….48% of our kids were on free breakfast/lunch program……it long ago surpassed 78% Yet…..despite some real hardship stories…..the majority of “our kids” arrive at school healthy, nicely-cared-for….ready to learn (of course—SOME behavior problems….here and there with a hard-core few)…..But mostly…they are “age-appropriate,” and we pretty-much form a “mentoring” atmosphere with them, especially those in need of interventions.… Read more »

Steven Broiles
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California, said Fred Allen, “is a state a thousand miles long, 400 miles wide and half an inch deep!” Yep, the Democrat Gang is about to kill the goose that laid the Golden Egg. How fitting it is they have the Omega Man, Jerry Brown, to lead them.
Is there any balm in Gilead?

Professor Marvel
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Crying poverty by these cities is a bold-faced lie. Simply search ‘CAFR’ to find the truth. You won’t like it very much when you see the bigger picture therein.