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...welfare reform passed California by, leaving a dependency trap in place.

...55% of immigrant families in the state get some kind of means-tested benefits, compared with just 30% of natives.

...policymakers remain unwilling to unleash the engines of economic prosperity

Leaving aside for a moment the obvious memes that "lazy Mexicans sneak into the US to lay around while they take our money in welfare benefits", how many welfare recipients in California actually *do* work, but qualify for aid because the "job creator class" pays them so little relative to the cost of living in California?

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