Wait Dee I have a question are you Filipino yourself?
Yes, I'm half Filipina. I was born in the USA. I have a Filipino mother and an American father.
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You would choose to live in a underdeveloped country while being underdeveloped financially yourself?
If you were American, I believe your opinion would be different (regarding the second half).
@Jamie05rhs Oh I know, I lived in 'the welfare state', and it's gotten worse since I left. It's now reaaaally bad. (Though I think a huge part of that is weather-related, not governmental.)I did compare America to the rest of the globe. It could be better, could be worse.
What is the welfare state? lol
@Elise888888 She was being sarcastic. Lol
@AmandaYVR What did you mean about the weather, though? That part went over my head; sorry.
I wasn't being sarcastic. California is known, euphemistically, as The Welfare State.It's because CA is primarily left-leaning in govt and most citizens (though not all) and there are more social programs than in some other right-leaning states.But I believe the main reason CA has the highest homeless population is actually because the weather is so mild, it allows for people to live outside all year long.But yes, Jamie, compared to some other countries, America does not take care of its citizens as much. It's dog eat dog.
Ohhhhh. Yeah, I guess maybe California is very generous to their vulnerable populations, compared to other states. (Though I don't know, because I've never lived there and I don't have personal experience with their government.). I just thought it was sarcasm because the USA kind of has a reputation for having a lot of government programs to help the poor, and yet I feel like most of them are just photo-ops for the politicians to make them look good, but the system isn't very efficient, and a lot of people suffer because they don't get the help they need (which the government CLAIMS is available but in reality is not.). So that's why I kind of saw it as a joke.
And ohhh. Ok. I see what you mean now. Yeah, that's a good point about the weather in California. ... But you can't blame people for going where they have the best chance to survive. No one wants to suffer out in the elements. I can't imagine how excruciating it must be to die in that way. Utter hopelessness and mental and physical torture. Someone just died in DC the other day from hypothermia. It was incredibly sad. This is the stuff that fills me with rage for the plight of humanity.
@Jamie05rhs Yep.I looked this up."According to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), the lead agency in the Los Angeles Continuum of Care that coordinates housing and services for homeless families and individuals in L. A. County, the rise in homelessness here is a result of stagnant income, rising housing prices, lack of investment in mental health services, lack of tenant protections, and discriminatory land use. Another major factor is mass incarceration. LAHSA found that 60% of L. A.’s homeless population has cycled through the criminal justice system.There's also illegal immigration issues.And people ending up there from all part of the U. S. It's a destination city. But not an easy city, by any means. It has a high turnover rate, many people leaving within two years.Long article. I just skimmed it.laist.com/.../understanding-homelessness-city-los-angeles
@AmandaYVR True facts!
That isn't the case. Doesn't make sense. That would implay a poor person for eg earning the minimum hourly wage in the UK for 40 hours a week is at par with a rich person in a developing country. That ain't right. I'm speaking as somone residing in a developing country. The poor of the developed country can definitely be at somewhat par with the middle class of a developing country but not the rich.
Well nobody specified developing. It says undeveloped
Undeveloped and developing imply the same thing really. Some would call Pakistan undeveloped and some would say developing.