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Friday, October 27, 2017

California's Hepatitis Problem a Byproduct of Democratic Rule

The Washington Post has a piece on the growing homeless and hepatitis problem in San Diego CA. Not once does the article mention immigration. Not a once. How do you discuss homelessness in CA and not point out that there are over 1 million people there that do not belong there?
In Southern California, about 1.4 million undocumented immigrants live between the southern Ventura County border and the U.S.-Mexico border — the biggest concentration of undocumented people in the country.
Clearly these people live somewhere and if those persons, who are squatting in America, were removed per the law, these homeless could have somewhere to live.
The first of three large, city-sanctioned tents opened earlier this month to bring some of the more than 9,000 homeless people into sanitary conditions, at least temporarily. A vaccination program that already has protected more than 65,000 residents continues with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which has called this outbreak the deadliest since it began tracking the disease in the United States two decades ago.
So here we have state government that would rather spend money to provide goods and services to over 1 million people who should not be here rather than house 9000 people who [we suppose] should. On top of that, we don't even know how many of these homeless are also persons who should not be here.
The state’s poverty rate has become the highest in the nation, a direct result of housing costs that statewide exceed twice the national average.
I think removing 1 million tenants would have an affect on rents.

Having discussed immigration, the other side of this is mental health. It is a fallacy to assume that all the homeless are simply people who got a huge medical bill. A lot of them have issues that made them unable to gain or maintain employment. Problems that alienated family, or simply have come up against the long term consequences of early life prioritization of pleasure seeking.