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I think they were warned years ago.

By KEVIN O'LEARY / LOS ANGELES Kevin O'leary / Los Angeles – 52 mins ago



With his round face and sad eyes, Oracio Sandoval, 33, sits at a Los Angeles County welfare office in Carson, Calif., armed with a thick pile of job-application forms. Out of work since January, Sandoval is struggling to stay afloat financially. Married with two children, he and his wife used to make $3,000 a month. Now they rely on her $800 from Starbucks and their CalWORKs payment of $250.

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mustbeGRACE

Asked by mustbeGRACE at 5:16 PM on Jun. 18, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • that's what happens when you run out of everyone else's money. Liberalism started in California, to hell with that state.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:17 PM on Jun. 18, 2009

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    he governor has proposed cuts to programs that would make California more like a struggling Third World state than 21st century America: welfare subsistence benefits would end, 1 million poor children would lose health care, college aid for the state's best and brightest would be phased out, nonviolent prisoners would be released, hundreds of state parks would be shuttered, and thousands of teachers would lose their jobs.

    mustbeGRACE

    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 5:18 PM on Jun. 18, 2009

  • oh well, so be it.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:18 PM on Jun. 18, 2009

  • Sandoval, like many of California's 39 million residents, is caught up in the pain of the worst recession in 50 years and a state's flailing attempt to balance its books by making brutal cuts in programs long seen as essential. The Sandoval family is but one of more than 154,000 welfare cases in Los Angeles County. States across the nation are suffering the effects of lost tax revenue in the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.

    mustbeGRACE

    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 5:18 PM on Jun. 18, 2009

  • As California faces a $25 billion budget shortfall, which it must resolve by July 1, the state is on the brink of financial disaster, and ripples from its fiscal collapse could adversely affect both the nation's economic rebound and, potentially, the Federal Government's credit status.


    In addition to its multibillion-dollar deficit, California faces a severe cash-flow crisis and state controller John Chiang warns that the state could run out of money in July.

    mustbeGRACE

    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 5:20 PM on Jun. 18, 2009

  • I like to look at it this way, if they really wanted to live green and hug trees in the past, now by living in tent cities they really can be green and hug trees.
    No AC, No heat, No bed made of materials not eco friendly, no couch made of plastics and foam, they got what they asked for out there. Natural living at it's finest-in a freaking tent!!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:20 PM on Jun. 18, 2009

  • What do you think????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

    mustbeGRACE

    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 5:23 PM on Jun. 18, 2009

  • wow anon.
    you must really be ignorant. I'm from california and i have met very few tree huggers out here.
    outstandingLove

    Answer by outstandingLove at 5:24 PM on Jun. 18, 2009

  • I think CA is asking for exactly what they got. Why should anyone feel sorry for them? I don't. They deserve it, from public service all the way down to the ADC recipient who feels the U.S. was a place they could live off of instead of part of. To hell with CA.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:26 PM on Jun. 18, 2009

  • I dont think that the PEOPLE of CA deserve this. The politicians from the state and the white house do!
    outstandingLove

    Answer by outstandingLove at 5:29 PM on Jun. 18, 2009

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