By Missy Crane | January 21, 2020
Well, it’s about time Gov. Gavin Newsom admitted he and his party’s failure in California.
Took him long enough, though. Newsom actually had the nerve to try and blame President Trump for California’s decades-old homeless mess.
During a tour to evaluate the homeless crisis, Newsom finally caved and admitted the mess is him and the Dem Party’s fault. “Let’s just be candid; the state of California has been nowhere to be found on the damn issue of homelessness,” he said.
Newsom admitted that Democrats, who have controlled the state for years, were responsible for the problem. “We haven’t been focused on this issue; there’s a reason things are the way they are. It’s because we haven’t addressed them. It’s happened on our watch over the last decade; in particular, it’s really gotten bad over the last decade. And we were just slow to respond.”
“I don’t care if there’s a downturn in the economy, that’s not gonna be an excuse for us to walk away from this. We created a $331 million annuity, regardless of recessions just on legal aid and protection; that was done in last year’s budget because of their support. There are a lot of new things that I think are going to pay great dividends. But the good news, I just want folks to know: last year, was setting everything up; this is the year we want to see results.”
Cal Matters reported of Newsom’s announcement vis-à-vis the new state budget
Newsom asked for $1.4 billion for homeless services with a focus on getting money out fast for emergency rental assistance and board-and-care facilities for the mentally ill. He also directed state agencies to review public property that can be converted to emergency housing, and to deploy 100 camp trailers from the state fleet to use as temporary shelters. The proposals come on top of $1 billion allocated last year to keep people off the streets. The governor also stood by his decision not to name a homelessness czar. “You want to know who’s the homeless czar is? I’m the homeless czar,” Newsom said.
The Los Angeles Times added, “The nonpartisan PPIC asked likely voters which one issue they thought was ‘the most important for the governor and state Legislature to work on in 2020.’ The top choice was homelessness. Nothing else came close. The results: homelessness 23%, housing costs and availability 11%, environment and climate change 9%, immigration 8%, jobs and the economy 7%. And K-12 schools — a traditional concern — didn’t even register.”
As The Daily Wire reported in December, a report from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) stated that California is the impetus for the overall increase of the homeless population in the United States. [Daily Wire]
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When Newsome was mayor of San Fransisco he vowed to clean up the homeless mess there and it actually got worse under his failed leadership.
Let’s face it, liberal policies are a total and complete failure from top to bottom.
These Dems are the people who created the homeless mess and grew it from a problem into a crisis. These Dems are not the people who will be able to fix it.
The good people of California need to elect a Republican to fix this mess.
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