In CA what's making us poor is supporting millions of wetbacks and their anchor babies (costs us $12-15B a year, which is the lions share of the $19B deficit). The rest of it is from the greedy public employees unions , mostly cops and firefighters but also a lot of overpaid pencil pushers.yeah it's welfare that's making us all destitute, not war entitlements and secret pentagon budgets, no bid contracts and the govt.'s refusal to negotiate with prescription drug companies for lower prices/group discounts (see medicare pt. D thanks to W)
left say...rich people getting richer is making us poor (check the inadequately taxed earnings of the top two per cent over the past few years)(or check out the record profits of oil companies, but hey,they worked hard so they earned it right! Like Paris Hilton right!
right say...poor people making us poorer!
why don't we just take away social security, give it to the wall street criminals like they gave them all that 401K money.. let people who've worked their asses off paying into SS just rot and die in the street! they must not have worked hard enough like the paris hilton class you FOOLS want not to tax "because rich people earned it."
ha, ha. just blame the poor people so Paris can live in her choice of mansions until she's a spoiled, yucky old hag flattering herself that her charity balls are making a difference.
right is wrong.
And despite being smeared with the same brush, teachers, who actually could provide the children of legal citizens with some valuable educational benefit if they weren't crippled by so many illegals and anchor babies cluttering up their classrooms, are not as responsible for this mess - they don't make enough. A cop or firefighter can easily make 3 times what the average teacher is paid in this state, hence 3 times the damage. Plus teachers don't retire out at 50 years old with gold plated pensions like the cops and FFs do.