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Why is liberal California the poverty capital of America?

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This op-ed in the LA Times written by a conservative-libertarian (probably anti-Trumper) type asks the right question but reaches the wrong answer.

It is true that California has the highest “supplemental poverty measure” of any U.S. state (according to a chart in a Wikipedia article), but then look at the demographic composition of California, which is only 37.7% non-Hispanic white (according to another Wikipedia article).

Massive immigration of poor Mexicans means you wind up with a lot of poor people living in the state. Poverty in California is not caused by a minimum wage that’s too high or other libertarian nonsense. Washington State has the highest minimum wage of all states, but a relatively low supplemental poverty measure. Washington is 69.5% non-Hispanic white, with 9% of the minority population being Asian.

To lower poverty, we must restrict immigration, deport illegal aliens, require mandatory E-Verify by employers, and build the Wall.

I believe there is only one factor contributing to poverty that libertarians happen to be right about, and that’s land-use and zoning policies that prevent more housing from being built. California has a lot of that. That’s why super-liberal Vermont also has relatively high supplemental poverty measure (although still below the U.S. average) despite being the nation’s second-whitest state. But Vermont also has a shortage of jobs because there are no major cities, and in the modern economy the jobs are migrating to major cities. Vermont is a place where a certain type of relatively affluent white people from the northeast retire.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

January 14, 2018 at EST pm

Posted in Economics, Immigration

Immigration comments

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fakeemail writes:

Not to be a kill joy, but isn’t it possible that Trump gets these statements out there to placate and distract his base from the fact that he is not building a wall and not deporting anybody? The time is now.

Based on Trump’s tweets this morning, no. He’s committed to immigration restriction and has rejected the crappy bipartisan* deal.

*Bipartisan means that some traitorous pro-immigration Republicans signed onto it.

DataExplorer writes:

But on a more enlightened level. We shouldn’t be going around calling other nations shitholes. Especially if we are striving for a world where each ethnicity stays in their own territory and does not covet what the other groups have. A leader should at least show respect and politeness to those that look up to it. Should the most gifted student in the class say the other students come from shithole families?

I agree that a better president would be someone with Mitt Romney’s gravitas and Stephen Miller’s immigration policies. But there was no guy like that running for office.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

January 12, 2018 at EST am

Posted in Immigration

No more immigration from shithole countries

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Reported by the Washington Post:

President Trump grew frustrated with lawmakers Thursday in the Oval Office when they floated restoring protections for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as part of a bipartisan immigration deal, according to two people briefed on the meeting.

“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump said, according to these people, referring to African countries and Haiti. He then suggested that the United States should instead bring more people from countries like Norway, whose prime minister he met Wednesday.

The comments left lawmakers taken aback, according to people familiar with their reactions. …

This is great! Only Trump could move the Overton window like this.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

January 11, 2018 at EST pm

Posted in Immigration

Trump goads NYT into linking to “anti-Muslim” videos

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November 29, 2017 at EST am

Posted in Immigration

Trump administration effective on immigration

Washington Post article documents the huge success that the Trump administration has had in enforcing our nation’s immigration laws.

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November 21, 2017 at EST pm

Posted in Immigration

Raymond B. Cattell quote from 1984

“Societies in the past that have become too pluralistic, like India, and the old Mediterranean countries like the Roman Empire, didn’t perceive the danger to moral standards that arose from having too many differing moral standards, too many differing religions, too many differing cultures. On the other hand, there are advantages to a country in having some diversity, in that each can be used as an experiment to see in which direction the group as a whole might advantageously go. I think that there’s a happy medium on this matter of diversity, and it has probably been overshot in the U.S. at the present. Alienation is now quite severe, and it’s partly due to wholesale, unchecked immigration. Few politicians seem willing to confront the issue. I think it might not be a bad idea to remove the inscription from the Statue of Liberty which calls for the ‘wretched refuse’ of the other countries to migrate here. This is not what you want to build a nation of.”

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I agree with the above, and it’s the main reason I hate Democrats, even though Democrats may be more right than Republicans on issues like healthcare and taxes. Unchecked immigration and moral decline and lack of national unity are what’s going to destroy our nation.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

November 17, 2017 at EST pm

Percent of Americans who speak English at home

44.6% in California do not speak English at home. But that drops to only 2.5% in West Virginia. However, despite its lack of immigrants, it must be noted that West Virginia is no paradise, as it’s home to the some of the stupidest, low-class, and crime-prone whites in the country.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

October 25, 2017 at EST am

Posted in Immigration

Austrian elections

The regular people of Austria don’t want any more Muslim immigration, and who can blame them?

What’s amazing is that so many regular people have had their minds controlled by the elites, and let them ruin the countries they grew up in by allowing massive immigration from less developed countries.

In the United States, where Trump won the election, partially because of his anti-immigration stance, but only partially so, we are still far short of unanimous agreement among the regular people that we need to put a stop to immigration. And until we have such agreement among the regular people, the danger is very real that in 2021 we get another open-borders administration which undoes everything Trump did.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

October 16, 2017 at EST am

White House following my advice on DACA

New York Times:

Before agreeing to provide legal status for 800,000 young immigrants brought here illegally as children, Mr. Trump will insist on the construction of a wall across the southern border, the hiring of 10,000 immigration agents, tougher laws for those seeking asylum and denial of federal grants to “sanctuary cities,” officials said.

The White House is also demanding the use of the E-Verify program by companies to keep illegal immigrants from getting jobs, an end to people bringing their extended family into the United States, and a hardening of the border against thousands of children fleeing violence in Central America. Such a move would shut down loopholes that encourage parents from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras to send their children illegally into the United States, where many of them melt into American communities and become undocumented immigrants.

This is exactly as I recommended. I am glad that someone in the White House still remembers why Trump was elected. Maybe someone is even reading my blog!

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

October 8, 2017 at EST pm

Posted in Immigration

ISIS attack in Edmonton

Thousands of Syrian refugees have been settled in Alberta during the past three years. I predict that the perpetrator is a Syrian refugee, proving that Trump was right, but we will see.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

October 1, 2017 at EST am

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