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Blue State Blues

John on September 18, 2009 at 10:17 am

Doug Ross has a post up this morning about how different states have dealt differently with welfare. He writes:

California accounts for 12% of the nation’s population but 32% of welfare recipients…Texas has 8% of the U.S. population and is equally burdened by border issues but has only 1/10th of California’s welfare rolls.

Here is the graph that goes with that. It took me a couple minutes of staring to get this particular graph. Basically, ignore the lines and look at the wedges labeled Texas and California. Texas’ wedge gets narrower as you move right. California’s gets huge.

california welfare

There are several more graphs and a good case made that the blue state, social welfare model is leading to financial ruin in those states that have adopted it.

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