It is no surprise that I am one who listens to Rush Limbaugh on a regular basis. And one thing that has really stuck with me for the past couple of weeks (or however long he has been talking about it) is the fact that not a single Democrat Presidential candidate even bothers to speak about the problems in California, specifically in places like San Francisco and Los Angeles, where the streets are almost literally paved with crap, largely because they cannot blame Republicans for such horrible conditions.
There is a reason as to why I started mentioning California as an example of what a socialist country looks like. Of course, California is a State, not a country, but considering it is one of the biggest economies in the world, and considering how dominant socialists are in that State, for all intents and purposes, it doubles as a small socialist nation in these discussions.
And considering the countless times I’ve written about how awful the State is (which is a huge pity considering how naturally beautiful it is), it’s no secret that California is basically a hellhole in many ways. The homeless crisis that they face is one ugly and major problem in a vast sea of problems for the State, and it’s a problem that can only belong to the Democrats who have raised the cost of living in that State so much that very few people outside of Hollywood, sports stars and the government are capable of living there.
This homeless crisis has garnered nationwide attention, even if the MSM is trying their hardest not to cover it and certainly not to draw the logical conclusion that Democrats are responsible for this mess. But even President Donald Trump, in an interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, mentioned that the federal government might have to intervene in the city of Los Angeles to take care of the homeless problem ravaging the city.
That interview (apart from the actual problem, of course) is likely what prompted one LA activist to create a video (below) asking for the President’s and federal government’s intervention in the city to take care of the homeless problem.
LA activist Alexandra Datig said in her video: “… I am calling on the President of the United States to intervene in Los Angeles due to the state of emergency created by its homeless crisis. In the county of Los Angeles, we have more than 59,000 people homeless. We have more than 36,300 people homeless in the city of Los Angeles, and we have more than 16,000 people living in [their] cars. We have more than 3,000 homeless veterans. Veteran homelessness was supposed to be ended by the year 2015 according to our mayor. This has not happened.”
“We have had a 75% increase in homelessness in the past six years under the leadership of our mayor, Eric Garcetti. Our leaders, here in this city, have lost heart and cannot deal with the crisis at hand. Our police officers are getting sick; our social workers are getting sick. Our sanitation workers are being treated terribly. Trash problems are everywhere. We are having serious environmental crimes happening, every day, several times a day, where 59,000 people in the county of Los Angeles are dumping raw sewage into our storm drains, entering our waterways.”
“These are serious, serious environmental crimes. We have homeless youth; we have had, in the past five years, to 2018, more than 3,600 people die on the streets of Los Angeles. These people, who are living on the street, some of them, are sentenced to death by homelessness. This situation is completely unacceptable and we need a federal intervention immediately. We need FEMA; we need the Red Cross; we need the CDC and the Environmental Protection Agency. We need immediate assistance. This is urgent. Immediate assistance is needed. Now. Today. No delay. Please, President Trump, we are calling on you: Help our city. Our citizens are dying; they will continue to die.”
This is not the first time Datig has brought up this problem or called out Eric Garcetti for his incompetence. NBC News reported late last month that Datig was leading a petition calling for Garcetti to be recalled, saying, “We don’t want any more excuses from this mayor. We want him to step down. We want him gone and we want leadership that is going to take care of this city. This city has become a death camp for the homeless.” Datig has also created the website: www.recallthelamayor.com.
LA station WRAL also reported: “Figures released earlier this month showed a 16% jump in Los Angeles’ homeless population over the last year, pegging it at 36,000 – the size of a small city. That’s no surprise to anyone who lives or works downtown, where tents crowd sidewalks within sight of City Hall and the stench of urine fills the air.”
Suffice it to say, the situation is dire in Los Angeles. But the biggest problem here isn’t simply the homeless crisis. The homeless crisis is a symptom of a larger disease called Socialism.
The State income tax in California is the highest in the nation (among the States that have income tax) at around 13%. Of course, it largely depends on how much money you are making, but considering the high cost of living in California (among the top 7, according to USA Today) and considering the State has some of the highest home prices in the nation (I saw plenty of shoddy-looking houses going for nearly $500,000 on Zillow, though there were some others that were nicer and cheaper), no wonder so many people are homeless. The median household income in California is around $11,000 more than the median in the country ($71,805 in California).
All these things combined and you have a recipe for a homeless crisis. If people can’t afford to live somewhere and don’t make enough to move out of State, they will be forced to live on the streets, as one can plainly see is the case in LA.
Addressing the homeless crisis is important and a good first step, but it’s not like it came out of nowhere. There is a root cause to it that is easy to see given the information I talked about in the previous paragraphs. And I do not think this problem is going to go away without some serious overhaul to both the political system (that continually elects Democrats and only Democrats aka getting rid of illegals that illegally vote for Democrats) and the economic atmosphere of huge tax rates on middle class families and massive home costs for houses that wouldn’t even touch 6 digits in many other states.
The Democrats don’t want to bring attention to this issue because they know that it precisely belongs to them and is an example of the kind of damage they could bring on the country. This is what socialism does to not only a State but an entire country. California, unfortunately, is one of the worst States to live in and that solely lies on the Democrats’ shoulders. They turned what used to be one of the best States into one of the worst (seriously, I would’ve loved to live in California in the age of Reagan before he naively signed that amnesty bill that led the way for Democrats to take it).
If you want to know what it’s like to live under socialism, look at California, where you can knowingly spread STDs to people but cannot use plastic straws.
“When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, but when the wicked rule, the people groan.”
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