California is in a horrible state right now. Insane taxes, insane cost of living, and there are more and more homeless people making their way into neighborhoods and residential areas.
The liberal ideology is failing us big time, why do voters keep falling for it? Chuck Devore just wrote a great piece for Fox News titled "Liberal California fails at fighting poverty, conservative Texas succeeds."
Devore is a vice president with the Texas Public Policy Foundation, and he was a California State Assemblyman from 2004 to 2010.
Three big factors are responsible for California having more poor people and Texas having fewer as a portion of their state populations:
- California has high state and local tax rates, while the rates in Texas are low.
- California has a generous welfare system that acts as a disincentive to work, while Texas incentivizes people to get jobs.
- And California’s many burdensome regulations raise the cost of living and act as roadblocks to development, while inflating housing costs. So a family needs to have a higher income to get out of poverty in California than it needs in Texas.
Many of our listeners have become fed up with California and have made the move to Texas, are you next? Who wants to live in a state where you get punished for following the law and working?! California needs to get its act together!