Keep in mind, folks, this is a Los Angeles Times article. Not exactly a Bastion of right-wing thinking, that.

Guess which state has the highest poverty rate in the country? Not Mississippi, New Mexico, or West Virginia, but California, where nearly one out of five residents is poor. That’s according to the Census Bureau’s Supplemental Poverty Measure, which factors in the cost of housing, food, utilities and clothing, and which includes noncash government assistance as a form of income.

The place has been run by liberals forever. They’ve been spending money hand-over-fist on combating poverty, and have succeeded in making the situation worse.

California Democrats have long been free to indulge blue-state ideology while paying little or no political price.”

Which, on the national scene, would explain people like Nancy Pelosi perennially getting reelected, as well as the downright stupid politics of places like San Diego, San Francisco and so on.

Like any other third world country, Californians truly believe the Socialist lie… despite the constantly revealed fact that it’s not working for them.