Have you paid attention to the myriad crises plaguing California right now? Most of them stem back to housing prices and homelessness. The literal feces on the street are causing actual medieval plagues to afflict the people of San Francisco.
It’s completely out of control, and the worst part of it all is that the entire problem is the result of bad progressive policy. There’s a reason you don’t see ancient plagues wreaking havoc in any other state.
The latest and greatest plan by the benevolent and wise governor of California is to just pay rent for the homeless. He’s earmarked $750 million of taxpayer money for the plan.
If the state pays rent, then the homeless problem goes away, right? Why didn’t anyone else think of that?!
Well, a lot of people have considered such solutions. The problem with throwing money at homelessness is that it doesn’t address why people are struggling.
In modern America, homelessness is a choice more often than it’s the result of pure economic hardship. Some people choose drugs or alcohol instead of holding down a steady job.
Most of our nation’s homeless struggle to fit into the society we’ve built. Paying their rent won’t change any of that.
The real problem is that California is doing more than just wasting money. They’re exacerbating homelessness with many of their policies. This video is short, so it only covers the basics, but it’s still a good look at why California policy consistently fails.
Watch this like you would an episode of Home Improvement. It’s an example of what not to do.