November 25 -- For those who struggle to pay their rent and put food on the table, California’s status as the world’s seventh-largest economy is meaningless.
I appreciate Dan Walters’ concern for the poor. However, having been raised in poverty and representing one of the poorest Senate districts in the state, economic inequality is a constant in my reality.
While California’s job growth outpaced all other states in 2014 and unemployment is 5.8 percent, the lowest since October 2007, not enough is being done to share the bounties of a recovering economy with the poorest Californians. Walters reveals shortsightedness as he clings to a harmful carbon-based economy, while failing to acknowledge the economic and health benefits of our climate change policies to these very communities. >>View Article