Blockquotes are from Tulio, and responses are from me.
California while being 12% of the nation has 1/3 of the entire nation’s welfare cases. A FULL 3RD COMING FROM ONE STATE ALONE!
Yes and we are one of the wealthiest states in the US, and we have the 8th largest economy in the world!
You’re already seeing the early stage of this in California. California is lucky in that it has a lot of attributes that attract rich people such as the great climate, Hollywood, Silicon Valley, San Francisco, PCH, etc.
It’s the people that attract good people to California. Not some abstract geographical mystical factor.
The schools have utterly been gutted of funding by having to support so many kids of illegal aliens.
I do not have good figures, but I know that the schools in the White areas in the nearby mountains are very well funded. Schools are funded by property taxes at the local level you know. In areas where there are few illegals, illegals will have almost no effect on that Californian school system.
County hospitals can’t keep up.
Maybe, but if you are funded, it’s not an issue. I generally do not have to go the hospital, but I was treated for free at the local city or county hospital here for years. A couple of hours wait, but the treatment was free. Things are now a lot better with Obamacare, and I am seen at a local private clinic that sees a lot of low income people. They provide good care.
It used to have the best public schools in the nation.
The schools in the White areas are still pretty good.
Taxes are high, there’s massive inequality, housing in unaffordable for common people.
I do not feel that taxes are too high here in California, and compared to most countries, they are low. Few of your taxes are state taxes anyway. The state does provide a lot of good services to residents, often for free, and I certainly take advantage of those, especially for medical and dental care, which I do not pay for. I think we should be quite happy to pay taxes for free medical and dental care.
There is massive inequality, true, and this leftwing state does not seem to know what to do about it.
There is a housing price problem, but that is due to the real estate market being jacked up by speculators, not due to illegals. It’s just that a bunch of rich people have speculated the Hell out of the market and driven prices through the roof. What to do about it, I have no idea, but this is a leftwing state, and we should not have to deal with unaffordable housing.
There is Section 8 housing in California if you qualify. That’s public housing. I have some friends who are on it. White people. They pay very low rents, like $350 for a 2 bedroom apartment. The complexes they live in are nice, and the neighborhoods are what I would call livable or survivable.