Posted by radical, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Aug 29, 2010 at 10:20 pm
figures lie and liars figure, the author provides no link, but probably got the info here: Web Link
this does not take into account the racial breakdown of the population of CA
According to the 2006–2008 American Community Survey, California's population is:Web Link
* 42.3% White (not including White Hispanic)
* 36.6% are Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
* 12.5% Asian
* 6.7% Black or African American
* 2.6% Multiracial
* 1.2% American Indian
so that means that this "29% of Food Stamp Households that also Receive CalWORKS" comes from whites who are 42.3% of CA population,
but 24% of of Food Stamp Households that also Receive CalWORKS" comes from blacks who are just 6.7% of CA population
so the statement is true... "Blacks and Hispanics trumped whites by FAR in receiving assistance, aid or what the average Pleasanton on this forum would call a Government Handout on the Tax Payers dime" ...as a percentage of population
but this is not the problem.
the problem is why are they recipients?
why are the heads of households not able to keep a job?
why are families not staying together?
why are the children of single parent households dropping out of school at a much hihger rate?
and so on
i would say the problem IS the "government dime" -- these growing and growing entitlements breed generation upon generation of people who are dependent upon the government. it should not be this way. if parents would raise their children, educate their children, and care for their children so they develop discipline and a moral code, these problems would start to go away and those numbers would be even across the races
the problem isnt the races, it is the families, or the lack of family cohesion
look at two more numbers from this same group of stats on food stamp recipients and tell me I am wrong:
Recipients who are female heads of households: 75.3%
Household completing at least 12 years of education: 59.4%