They have a homeless problem, and they seem oblivious to it.
Oakland has seen a 47% jump in homelessness—one of the largest surges of any California city, according to a one-night street count released in July. The count, which used federal guidelines, showed Oakland had 4,071 homeless people in 2019, up from 2,761 in 2017. The increase puts the city’s per capita homeless rate higher than neighboring San Francisco and Berkeley and comes at a time when several West Coast cities are struggling with a homeless crisis that’s being driven by rising rents, drug addiction, mental illness and pushback from progressives.
San Francisco, Berkeley, Palo Alto, Los Angeles—the list goes on—have a severe homeless crisis.
One could almost get the impression that Congress’ Progressive-Democratic Party politicians from California just don’t care about the plight of their constituents.
It’s not just California’s Progressive-Democrat-run cities, either. San Antonio has one so bad that the State has had to move in and try to clean the streets and under-bridge areas for them. Seattle is just as bad. Chicago and New York City have the same thing, although they’re less publicized, and their respective State governments—Progressive-Democrat-run—don’t provide, or even offer, any help. Baltimore is infamous for its terrible neighborhoods.
This is what those Progressive-Democrats in Congress should be working on instead of their smear sham impeachment election year campaign. These folks are their constituents, not the lobbyists, pressmen, and reflectors in their DC echo chamber.
One could almost get the impression that Congress’ Progressive-Democratic Party politicians everywhere just don’t care about the plight of their constituents.