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On 6/13/2019 at 8:32 AM, Lil Nel said:

What herring and I have both pointed out, is that homelessness, especially in successful cities, like Seattle, LA and San Francisco, is largely due to income inequality.

Great point.  I would throw NYC in there too.

Not coincidentally, it’s difficult to think of a more liberal or progressive  oriented city over any of those four.

You should check out the documentary, “Seattle is Dying”.

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I think some cities are a victim of their own success.   Not necessarily liberal policies.   

Those cities experienced population growth.   Phoenix and Las Vegas have a lot of homeless people and aren't considered necessarily liberal places, but are high growth and population centers.

Plus those four cities mentioned above, three of them are in the top ten most populated cities in America and it makes sense they would have the largest homeless population as well.  

The city I live in St. Petersburg, Florida has seen great economic growth and a real estate boom and the economy is doing very well with unemployment in the area about 3.4%.  Consequently homeless seems to be growing because of lack of affordable housing and the population that seems to migrate south.  During the Great Recession we had a "tent city" of homelessness (we were Republican lead at the time).   It's a double edged sword.  I think similar things are happening in Seattle that has experienced growth and less that 3% unemployment.  

Bottom line for me Limbaugh is a big windbag that really doesn't know what he's talking about.

 

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I can't edit this late after posting, but demographically speaking urban areas have long been a bit more liberal than rural areas.  Urban areas are where the homeless people are, that's where the programs to help them are, the shelters are and the soup kitchens.  Again, it's hard to say that liberal policies created the population, when it's liberal policies that tend to try to help them or make it worse, if you look at it from that standpoint.  

This was written during the Obama years when I was looking for current stats. 

https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2013/08/the-astonishing-decline-of-homelessness-in-america/279050/

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I guess homelessness is on the rise.  Best for Trump supporters that toot the great economy to blame this one on the liberals.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/homelessness-statistics-united-states-2018_n_5c1970a9e4b02d2cae8e322e

What's interesting is that Limbaugh, et al didn't mention that Trump's plan really cuts deep in housing programs.  

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/03/709529287/bipartisan-disapproval-over-trump-administrations-housing-program-cuts

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Our city citizens voted to increase our taxes to create homes for at least ten thousand people just three years ago. Last year more than twenty-six thousand people living with homelessness were assisted into homes. 

Yet we now have more people without a home than we did last year. 

Many homeless people are working. I know one person who  works in a nearby city that has permit only parking on residential streets whose boss got him a parking sticker because as store owner he lives within walking diatance from his business. That man lives in an SUV which is almost always parked on that block.

I go to a gym where many people are members, but have no residence. Living in vehicles they shower at the gym. Monday to Friday from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm parking only is two hours for gym members. Between seven at night and six in the morning and all weekend there are many vehicles that are gone on weekdays. I know many of these people who live in cars and have jobs.

https://ktla.com/2019/06/04/l-a-county-to-release-results-of-homeless-count-on-tuesday/ 

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26 minutes ago, herring_RN said:

Our city citizens voted to increase our taxes to create homes for at least ten thousand people just three years ago. Last year more than twenty-six thousand people living with homelessness were assisted into homes. 

Yet we now have more people without a home than we did last year. 

So, raising taxes for more govt services helped exacerbated the problem?

Shocker.

Should have learned from LA, SF, etc.

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6 hours ago, SC_RNDude said:

Great point.  I would throw NYC in there too.

Not coincidentally, it’s difficult to think of a more liberal or progressive  oriented city over any of those four.

You should check out the documentary, “Seattle is Dying”.

I don't understand your point.

Income inequality, probably started in this country, under Republican, Ronald Reagan.

It continues to grow, through to today.

Things like the Affordable Healthcare Act, are one way to address the issue.

Of course, the right-wingers railed against it, and still do.

While several Democratic candidates for president have plans for addressing income inequality, it seems Trump and the GOP are lacking any ideas, other than to increase the problem, by assuring the wealthy get additional tax cuts.

Yep.

Trump and the GOP, both tanks are empty.

If you are concerned about income inequality, you need to Step Away from Trump, and embrace Sanders or Warren.

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It's long established Trump thinks news media is fake, but now polls that aren't favorable to him are fake polls he says he's really ahead of the "The Motley Crew", meaning the Democrats.   He's so confident he even wonders if his subjects will want him for a third term and that the economy will crash "like we've never seen" if he's not re-elected.

Of course social media is loving the "Motley Crew" idea.    https://www.inquisitr.com/5487226/donald-trump-calls-democrats-a-motley-crew-and-twitter-is-exploding/

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22 minutes ago, Tweety said:

It's long established Trump thinks news media is fake, but now polls that aren't favorable to him are fake polls he says he's really ahead of the "The Motley Crew", meaning the Democrats.   He's so confident he even wonders if his subjects will want him for a third term and that the economy will crash "like we've never seen" if he's not re-elected.

Of course social media is loving the "Motley Crew" idea.    https://www.inquisitr.com/5487226/donald-trump-calls-democrats-a-motley-crew-and-twitter-is-exploding/

You know things are BAD in Trumplandia when he tells followers not to believe HIS OWN POLLSTERS!

Hilarious!

The popcorn popper is on, because this is going to be real good.

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1 hour ago, SC_RNDude said:

So, raising taxes for more govt services helped exacerbated the problem?

Shocker.

Should have learned from LA, SF, etc.

I don't believe that is what herring said.

How would you think the problem of income inequality would slow, or stop, with an empty-headed moron sitting in the WH?

The initial, stop gap measure, is to get folks off the streets, and into housing.

But there needs to be a long-term plan.

I don't see one being offered by the empty-headed moron, currently sitting in the WH.

Do you?

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