: Illegal immigrants have turned California into the American Nightmare

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: Illegal immigrants have turned California into the American Nightmare

Postby SLK230 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:20 am

This post was deleted for a few reasons.

1. It was a copy and paste of an entire editorial;

2. There was no link to the source;

3. It was copied from a newspaper (The Las Vegas Review-Journal) that doesn't allow any of its material to be posted without express permission and is notorious for suing and shutting down sites that do it. It isn't written anywhere in the Rules but I can't allow it.

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We are always hearing about how Social Security is going to run out of money.
How come we never hear about Welfare running out of money?

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Re: : Illegal immigrants have turned California into the American Nightmare

Postby Fordama » Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:57 am

When I bike up and down the Santa Ana River, the vast majority of homeless I see are White. The immigrants are probably out working.
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Re: : Illegal immigrants have turned California into the American Nightmare

Postby SLK230 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:33 am

If illegal aliens are so good for the economy why does California have the highest poverty rate in the country?
According to the census bureau one out of five is poor.
California accounts for 1/3 or all welfare checks it also leads in food stamp use.
Where is the prosperity the liberals kept telling us that illegal aliens bring???
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We are always hearing about how Social Security is going to run out of money.
How come we never hear about Welfare running out of money?

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Re: : Illegal immigrants have turned California into the American Nightmare

Postby John Q. Public » Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:51 am

1. Illegals aren't eligible for welfare;

2. I'm pretty sure most welfare recipients are white;

3. Your argument is about low paying jobs, not immigration status.
Don't look at me, I just work here.

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Re: : Illegal immigrants have turned California into the American Nightmare

Postby Fordama » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:25 am

SLK230 wrote:If illegal aliens are so good for the economy why does California have the highest poverty rate in the country?

You mean "poverty rate after indexing for cost of living."

Over the last decade the population of illegal immigrants has decreased in California, not increased. If they were the driving force behind poverty in California the trend would be the opposite.
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Re: : Illegal immigrants have turned California into the American Nightmare

Postby Wabash » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:46 am

I keep hearing that people in CA are either leaving in droves and that CA is becoming more poor.

Yet traffic seems to be getting worse and property values keep going up.

Mrs. Wabash's cousin is getting divorced. The cousin owned a 6,300 sq. ft. home in Tarzana. Listed at $2.899M. Within a week she had three all cash offers at $2.8M.

That experience is not unique.

When does the nightmare start?
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Re: : Illegal immigrants have turned California into the American Nightmare

Postby dutchmintcruiser » Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:43 pm

SLK230 wrote:Where is the prosperity the liberals kept telling us that illegal aliens bring???


Prosperity might be too strong a word. But illegal or not, they're still contributing to the economy as consumers.

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Re: : Illegal immigrants have turned California into the American Nightmare

Postby Vilepagan » Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:50 am

John Q. Public wrote:Source of the post 3. Your argument is about low paying jobs, not immigration status.


Yes t is, and now try to discuss raising the minimum wage with him and see where that goes.
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Re: : Illegal immigrants have turned California into the American Nightmare

Postby John Q. Public » Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:12 am

I'm conflicted on the minimum wage, myself. Increases to it are way behind inflation and they have been for years, but minimum has never been a "livable" wage. It's been a "livable with a roommate or two" wage but it's never been meant to support a family. But minimum wage jobs have never been such a large proportion of the job market, either. That's where the problem is and I'm not sure what the solution is other than a new, revitalized union movement.
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