Everywhere around the world where socialists are in control there is increasing not decreasing poverty.
The basic tenet of socialism is that everyone gets to be miserable equally.
Even in wealthy countries the lure of socialism soon turns to disaster.
The State of California, formerly the most powerful economic force in the United States outperforming the economies of all but a very few countries in the world, is now the nationâ€™s leader in a category that the formerly conservative, but now overwhelmingly progressively liberal and Democrat Party-controlled state, has to find embarrassing.
According to a new U.S. Census Bureau report, California, which has been losing jobs to lower taxed, less state regulated states, now sports the nationâ€™s highest rate of poverty, with almost one quarter (23.4%) of its residents living in poverty.
A depressing 8.9 million of the progressive controlled Golden Stateâ€™s 38 million population are living in poverty in the once prosperous formerly conservative-run state.
Democrat-controlled Washington, D.C. came in at 22.4%
A similar study by the Public Policy Institute of California affirmed the stateâ€™s poverty rate at 22%, with some of the highest rates being in the â€śprogressiveâ€ť San Francisco area.
Los Angeles, which has been hijacked by the far left, had the highest poverty rate in the state at 26.9%.