I don't quite know what to say to this. I am reminded of the controversial words of Dr. Walter Williams: "The welfare state has done to black Americans what slavery couldn’t do, what Jim Crow couldn’t do, what the harshest racism couldn’t do. And that is to destroy the black family." You can read more of Williams' thoughts here. I would extend his words to cover all families regardless of race. The helping hand has ultimately proven on the whole to be very destructive (there are exceptions of course), and an entire culture has developed to play the system for all it is worth. It is easy to understand why California is seeing a flight of businesses and professionals to other states.