According to a study conducted of homelessness and and affordability levels in Cities across the country over the past decade, one thing is clear: Democrats are not good news for city life.
Cities that spiral too far democrat and stay there, tend to see homelessness sky rocket, and prices of rent and housing double or in some cases triple, in just the course of 10 years. It’s even worse in cities that are double whammed by a Democrat controlled State that passes liberal state laws onto the already beleaguered municipalities.
This news should not come as a surprise to those paying attention to the politics of large liberal metro areas like Los Angeles, New York City, and San Francisco.
Seattle elected a far left liberal Mayor and socialist city council members. Shortly after policies were enacted that these politicians had promised, the city saw already skyhigh prices soar even more in housing, rent, and food.
The study also finds that:
9 out of the 10 states with the worst homelessness rates are liberal
New York City has the worst homelessness rate in America
San Francisco is a close second
Since Seattle elected Socialists to office, their homelessness rate has skyrocketed
Another noteworthy trend for Seattle: They elected their first openly socialist politician to office in 2014, and she immediately begin getting socialist planks of her agenda passed in the city. Homeless death rates skyrocketed after her election, and continue an upward trend to this day never before seen in the city.
But nowhere has been more rocked by than San Francisco has been.
San Francisco has blue skies and perfect sunny weather much of the year, but entering the city you’ll find a different story. 2019 saw the beginning of what some economists have been predicting would happen for awhile; economic apocalypse. Over 400 restaurants closed in 2019 alone. Restaurant owner Gail Wilson closed down her two decade old San Fran establishment, Memphis Minnies, blaming minimum wage laws. She laid over over a dozen employees.
“When you have a small restaurant, the minimum wage is a huge part of the finances,” Wilson said at the time to the San Francisco chronicle. “Even a small dip in sales” can be stressful financially. “It makes it hard to keep going.”
Meanwhile on the homeless front, the city spent over a quarter billion dollars on homeless services. And yet, more and more homeless keep coming to San Francisco. Nobody can understand why.
The Mayor has made it a top priority to increase funding even more for the homeless epidemic in 2020.
And the city has an even bigger problem from the thousands of homeless living on the streets; they have no where to defecate. According to data, thousands of public defecations are occuring every day throughout the city, faster than the city services can pick up the feces.
New York State Of Mind
New York City ranks number on though on the place to see the biggest crisis since going full Democrat. After a decade of stability with Republican rule, the city elected Democrat Bill Deblasio. Deblasio has begun a campaign of rapid liberalization of the city. Because of it, the city is in complete disarray.
The homeless crisis has gotten so bad, the New York Post recently reported that the city buys it’s homeless one way tickets to Hawaii to get them out of the city.
It’s gotten so bad, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams told new people to New York to “Go Back To Iowa.” He’s been attacked for the statement that is seen as racist, since he has also supported protecting illegals in the city.