Today’s San Francisco has come to be known as a place for aggressive panhandling, open-air drug use and sprawling homeless tent camps.
I’m sure Nancy Pelosi or Maxine Waters could solve this problem if they weren’t so busy trying to obstruct President Trump, incite violence against conservatives and insure their cities are sanctuary havens for illegal immigrants.
San Francisco’s streets are filled with so much crap (and we’re not talking doggy-do here…gross!) that officials have launched a special “poop patrol.” An app called “Snapcrap” has been created to report these offending piles.
Yes…, necessity is the mother of invention, and no…, I’m not kidding!
“Homeless people fill the subways and are lined against the subway walls. San Francisco’s downtown area is also full of more homeless, and they shuffle along in wheelchairs or stumble around, sometimes half-clothed.”
The situation has become so dire that a coalition of activists (which San Francisco has no shortage of) collected enough signatures to put a measure on the city’s Nov. 6 ballot that would tax hundreds of San Francisco’s wealthiest companies to help thousands of homeless and mentally ill residents. Proposition C would raise $300 million a year, nearly doubling what the city already spends to combat homelessness.
“This is the worst it’s ever been,” says Marc Benioff, founder of cloud-computing giant Salesforce.
“We have to do it. We have to try something,” said Sunshine Powers, who owns a tie-dye boutique.
The proposition is the latest battle between big business and social services advocates who demand that corporate America “pay to solve inequities that have been made worse by its success.”
I’m not quite sure how businesses becoming more successful make the homeless situation worse, but I’m sure the liberal mindset has found a way to link the two. Because the problem couldn’t be a result of failed liberal policies, so it must be because of evil businesses and capitalism in general.
San Francisco already spends $380 million of its $10 billion budget annually on services related to homelessness.
That’s a lot of money. My question is what do these homeless people get for all of this money?
The current mayor, London Breed, commented about the situation, saying, “I have to make decisions with my head, not just my heart. I do not believe doubling what we spend on homelessness without new accountability, when we don’t even spend what we have now efficiently, is good government.”
Ah yes. So there you have it. A typical liberal response. Throwing money at a problem to make the guilty feel better, but not addressing the cause of the problem, and misusing the money enough so that the problem only gets worse.
Many cities along the west coast (left coast) are grappling with homelessness that is out of control, driven in part by growing numbers of well-paying tech jobs that price lower-income residents out of tight housing markets. A family of four in San Francisco earning $117,000 is considered low-income.
Only in the People’s Republic of California.
Reportedly, up to 400 businesses would be affected.
This is the socialist nirvana that the democrats want to impose on us all.
Have you heard the saying “misery loves company?”
Well, it’s true.
I can’t believe Nancy Pelosi has the nerve to want to usher in more illegal immigrants when her own city can’t even handle and provide for the people already there.
It’s a sad and frustrating situation.
Maybe we should build another border wall around California!
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