A Typhus outbreak in Los Angeles county has reached “epidemic levels,” according to health officials. This comes as homelessness rates continue to climb and trash piles up in the streets.
The number of people living in shelters and on the streets of Los Angeles has surged by 75% in the past 6 years. As of 2018, The number was close to 60,000 people. NBC4 reported recently that there were “rat-infested piles of rotting garbage” scattered around the city. There is speculation that these conditions have contributed to the newest typhus outbreak.
At a recent fundraiser, Gavin Newsom urged his Democratic colleagues to “take a look around,” gesturing to what one can only assume is some kind of delusion of success.
He claims California is “nothing less than a progressive answer to a transgressive president.” A statement like this begs the question: How progressive is rampant homelessness?
It seems like the unraveling of progress and Los Angeles is far from the only California city suffering. In fact, San Francisco has seen its homeless population rise by 17%. There are over 8,000 homeless in the city and that number continues to rise.
In 2018, 24% of all homeless people in the United States were in California. As of 2017, California also held the title of highest poverty rate in the country, according to The Census Bureau’s supplemental poverty measure.
When one “take[s] a look around,” they don’t necessarily see the utopian paradise that Newsom sees. Who does he think he’s fooling?
The streets of California’s most famed cities are riddled with used needles and human feces. Its veterans and unemployed are living in tents under the highways. People are living out of their cars.
One would think Newsom’s first priority would be solving these problems, right? Nope!
California is expected to pass a budget which includes healthcare funding for those in the country illegally. The budget would allow an estimated “100,000 illegal immigrants between the ages of 19 and 25 years old” to receive free healthcare. The plan will cost 98 million dollars.
It should be noted that California is currently an estimated 1.5 trillion dollars in debt. That’s what Californians’ tax money is going to.
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