Factwalk: Californiahttp://www.factwalk.com/californiaFacts, information and statistics on California.California's population grew by 10 million, tax filers paying income taxes rose by just 150,000, Medicaid users grew by seven millionhttp://www.factwalk.com/1126California's rising standards of living and outstanding public schools and universities once attracted millions seeking upward economic mobility. But then something went radically wrong as California legislatures and governors built a welfare state on high tax rates, liberal entitlement benefits, and excessive regulation. The results, though predictable, are nonetheless striking. From the mid-1980s to 2005, California's population grew by 10 million, while Medicaid recipients soared by seven million; tax filers paying income taxes rose by just 150,000; and the prison population swelled by 115,000.2013-07-06 02:38:05