Trump says our homeless problems are disgraceful
He went to California to take a gander at the thousands of people who are living on the streets. Did he have any compassion for them and how so many fellow Americans are living? Nope. His main concern was the rich people who have to walk through poop and those disgusting people who have nowhere to live. So will he work with Gavin Newsom and other mayors to find a way to get people some help? Nope again. His idea is to put people in government buildings which I'm sure a lot of his friends own which will just transfer more wealth to them. The private prison industry is making huge profits from Trump's immigration laws that keep people locked up instead of letting them go live with their families.
What are some of his other ideas? Cut the amount of money going to HUD! HUD housing is already very underfunded and people have to wait years until affordable housing becomes available. The housing for many people on section 8 is in many areas unlivable. Rats, mold, broken pipes, leaking roofs and many other severe problems are where many people are having to live in. After the housing crisis Obama made many homes and apartment buildings available to his friends at BlackStone just to get less foreclosed homes off the market. BlackStone bought and bought them up for pennies on the dollar and then they became absent slumlords. Cities have regulations on their books, but they don't follow through in making sure that they are up to compliance. Trump's father used to get fined for allowing people to live in unlivable housing, but those days are long gone. Trump's son in law Jared Kusher is one of the biggest slumlords in many cities.
President Trump has ordered White House officials to crack down on homelessness in California according to an anonymously-sourced Tuesday report in the Washington Post.
#1 on the list appears to be Los Angeles's infamous "skid row," where vagrants will be moved into government-backed facilities. Trump is said to be actively involved in the effort, which is currently under discussion by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Domestic Policy Council, and the Department of Health and Human Services.
One official cited the need to take action due to the "rampant diseases" and sewage problems (a.k.a. so much feces that San Franciscso pays 'poop patrollers' $185,000 per year to keep up with their shitty situation).
Among the ideas under consideration is razing existing tent camps for the homeless, creating new temporary facilities, or refurbishing existing government facilities, two officials said. The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because the planning hasn’t been publicly revealed. The changes would give the federal government a larger role in supervising housing and health care for residents.
The changes would give the federal government a larger role in supervising housing and health care for residents.
This sounds good doesn't it? So what is his plan?
According to White House spokesman Judd Deere, Trump signed a June executive order governing the regulation of affordable housing, while his administration has been drawing up plans to deal with homelessness across the country.
Trump’s executive order created a new White House council on eliminating “regulatory barriers” increasing the cost of building new housing, a move aimed at expanding the housing supply and driving down prices.
There it is. Those damn pesky regulations are getting in the way of companies building new homes to house the homeless.
But what are some of the other things the federal government can do to help the homeless? I'm glad you asked...
Newsom and 13 mayors of the state's largest cities wrote to Trump this week in search of more federal funds to expand state-wide programs such as housing vouchers.
"We can all agree that homelessness is a national crisis decades in the making that demands action at every level of government – local, state, and federal. In California, state and local governments have ramped up action to lift families out of poverty by investing in behavioral health, affordable housing, and other homeless programs," wrote the mayors. "In contrast, your Administration has proposed significant cuts to public housing and programs like the Community Development Block Grant."
"Federal taxpayers are clearly doing their part to help solve the crisis," wrote Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson in a Wednesday reply to Newsom, written at the request of President Trump. "California cannot spend its way out of this problem using federal funds."
Trump, meanwhile, directed his administration last week to explore ways to combat the homelessness crisis in California. Ideas include relocating vagrants from Los Angeles's notorious skid row to vacant federal properties.
Nearly 500,000 California households already receive some kind of federal housing assistance, Carson said in his letter, dated Wednesday, and subsidies per tenant are 38% higher than the national average. He said that Los Angeles alone -- where many freeway overpasses and public parks have become encampments -- is home to 19% of the nation’s entire homeless population
"We cannot ruin our cities. And you have people that work in those cities.
The homeless crisis has exploded the last 3 years, but this problem doesn't just lie at Trump's feet. This has been a problem that has just gotten worse since even before Reagan closed the hospitals that housed people with mental illness and dumped them on the streets and every administration since has gut every damn social program since. But we always have more than enough money for our bloated military budgets don't we? Socialism is bad unless you're a company on the government's teat!
This is just one city in California. Just one!
Raise your hand in the comments if you watched this video. Bear witness to where thousands of people are living.