Sunday, June 1, 2014

Dan Walters: State policies exacerbate poverty by raising living costs

I don't know how many times this has to be said.  Hopefully, at some point, the state will wake up and see what its doing to itself.
For those who can afford to live here, high costs are offset by the other amenities of living in California, such as its scenery and mild weather.

For those at the other end of the ladder, however, living in California is a struggle to put roofs over their heads, food on their tables, clothes on their children and gas in their cars, and to stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

It’s fine to talk about government programs to help the poor, but wouldn’t it be better to alleviate the high living costs they face every day, and to create an economic climate that would give them more opportunities to climb the ladder through better jobs?

Or at the very least, not consciously push their living costs even higher?

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