bludog » 15 Dec 2020, 11:49 pm » wrote: ↑
I recently spent a week in Salt Lake City, Utah. The population of homeless was conspicuous and ever-present. The majority were young men. They aggressively demanded money and often steered their ubiquitous laundry carts rapidly toward us. Sometimes they veered away at the last minute. But unpredictably, we had to dodge to avoid being hit. There is nowhere you can go in the capitol of Utah to avoid them.
If this is the Utah Repukelicans "
for dealing with the homeless, how do they propose to deal with income inequality?
lol...Salt Lake County is the most Democratic leaning county in the state. They supported Biden over Trump by a decent margin...almost 10% if I recall correctly.
Having lived in both Salt Lake County and the Bay Area, I can assure you the homelessness problem in the Bay Area is at least 6x worse on a per-capita basis.
My parents live in a neighborhood full of >$5M net worth households (to be fair, $5M is not much in the Bay Area where a **** shack is $1M) and it only takes a few minutes drive away to see homeless encampments.
Housing is primarily an issue of supply and demand. Since your party insists on allowing a large # of immigrants into the country every year and simultaneously supporting "smart growth" policies that stifle the increase in housing supply (egged on by both liberal and conservative NIMBYs) it doesn't take a genius to figure out what will happen.