California has already spent billions subsidizing homelessness at the expense of taxpayers. And the only result has been more of the same.
Proposition HHH was going to solve the homeless crisis by hiking property taxes to raise $1.2 billion. The money would be used to build housing for the homeless. $1.2 billion could house all the homeless.
Couldn’t it? If it couldn’t, it was part of a $4.6 billion package of homeless tax hikes. There was Proposition H which added to the already hefty sales tax. Los Angeles voters backed that one too.
But instead the number of homeless increased faster than the supply of homeless housing. By ’18, the number of homeless was up to 58,000 from 32,000 in 6 years. Increasing subsidies to the homeless only increased their number. As usual, government social welfare was generating more of the problem.
Beyond the waste, the typhus and the third world conditions, it means stuff like this keeps happening.
A 49-year-old homeless man was charged Tuesday in the New Year’s Day stabbing death of a customer inside a downtown Los Angeles restaurant.
Devan Cleef Lampkin was charged with one count of murder with an allegation of using a knife in the slaying, which was captured on security camera video. He is scheduled Tuesday for arraignment.
A night near the Hollywood Walk of Fame would change a woman’s life, as she was getting into her car and a homeless man sprinted across Hollywood Boulevard toward her.
Heidi Van Tassel was parked in Hollywood after having a pleasant evening out with friends at an authentic Thai restaurant. Suddenly a man randomly pulled her out of the car, dragged her out to the middle of the street, and dumped a bucket of feces on her head, Van Tassel said and public records confirm.
What time is it? Time to blow another $1.4 billion on subsidizing the California Nightmare.
As the homelessness crisis in California grows more acute, Gov. Gavin Newsom is planning to ask lawmakers for $1.4 billion to pay monthly rents, build more shelters and provide treatment to those struggling with finding long-term housing, the governor’s office announced on Wednesday.
“Homelessness is a national crisis, one that’s spreading across the West Coast and cities across the country. The state of California is treating it as a real emergency — because it is one,” Newsom said in a statement, describing his budget proposal on homelessness a “massive infusion of state dollars.”
Nah. It’s mainly a blue state crisis. One that exists because it’s been subsidized and legalized. But surely, unlike all the previous billions, this $1.4 billion will solve the problem by building yet more homeless housing at a mere $500K per unit. Because the money isn’t actually going to the homeless. It’s going to the social welfare industrial complex.
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