Every election cycle all the big government liberal politicians tout more new government programs that they ensure will bring prosperity to and economic equitability for all Americans. Now if you are skeptical of such claims like myself you probably would like to see evidence of this. Maybe look at some liberal states along with area’s in which there has been decades of liberal policies and leadership. California is considered one of the most liberal states in the US and the wealthiest as well (via GDP). Surely CA then must be a shining example of this prosperity, right? Well not exactly:
“The Census Bureau reported that California still has the highest level of functional poverty of any state, averaging 18.2% of its 40 million residents impoverished during the three preceding years.”
” Nearly one in five (17.6%) Californians were not in poverty but lived fairly close to the poverty line (up to one and a half times above it). All told, more than a third (35.2%) of state residents were poor or near poor in 2018.”
Over 35% of the state is in or near poverty? Doesn’t sound like utopia to me. But wait there’s more:
“Our new report on the state of California’s middle class shows a lurch toward a society in which power and money are increasingly concentrated and where upward mobility is constrained, amid shocking levels of poverty. Most of this data doesn’t even account for the recent effect of the coronavirus outbreak, which has pushed the state’s unemployment rate to 15.5%, higher than the nationwide rate of 14.7%.”
“Even before the pandemic, California topped the nation in the widest gap between middle and upper-middle income earners and has become progressively more unequal in recent years. But its greatest shame is the prevalence of poverty amid enormous affluence. California’s poverty rate, adjusted for cost of living, is the highest of any state and was higher in 2019 than in 2007.”
How about the public schools in their diverse communities? Largely due to their open borders policies public schooling in LA has been and still a mess:
Ironically during these decades of failures liberal politicians have become immensely wealthy. Go look at the net worth of the Clinton’s, the Pelosi’s, the Obama’s, the Biden’s, etc., etc. I have come to conclude that the true meaning of progressivism is where the liberal politicians and connected liberal elites are the privileged ones who become progressively more wealthy.