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Kyrshamarks, nice to hear your opinion every couple of years.  😂  

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15 hours ago, Lil Nel said:

One, very simple stop gap measure, would be to increase the Federal Minimum Wage.

Such a proposal should receive bi-partisan support, as we all know no can survive on $7.25 an hour.

🤔It hasn’t worked as a stop-gap measure in SF and Seattle has it?  We were just discussing the exasperated homeless problem in those cities the past few years.  Guess what else happened during that time?  They increased the minimum wage.

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3 hours ago, Tweety said:

I believe I remember that oil boom towns in North Dakota had to deal with homelessness as well.    I know in some places the private sector stepped it, but it also strained public services.

https://www.npr.org/2014/01/31/269529703/homeless-in-fargo-at-the-heart-of-an-oil-boom

Also perhaps in a different time of higher unemployment that boom towns might not necessarily be having the unemployed and homeless move there looking for jobs, but I don't have any stats.  But there is this:   https://www.oaoa.com/news/local/article_982b4520-41f5-11e9-8a96-eb893c66540e.html

The point is that population growth in cities of opportunity, the rich poor gap and lack of affordable housing is an issue in places like Fargo and Odessa as well LA and SF.

Winter Haven, an area on the link above is dealing with homeless students.

https://www.theledger.com/news/20190116/winter-haven-looking-for-solutions-for-homeless-students

Lakeland, Florida another city on the list is dealing with it as well.

https://thelakelander.com/changing-homelessness/

As Nel, pointed about above, Trump country isn't immune to these issues.

What’s getting lost here is that unlike these other places mentioned, LA and SF have had decades of liberals implementing policies to “fix” these problems and have spent billions on social welfare programs.  In CA, almost a trillion $ in the last 25ish years.

A interesting opinion piece on the subject: https://www.manhattan-institute.org/html/why-liberal-california-poverty-capital-america-10882.html

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2 hours ago, SC_RNDude said:

🤔It hasn’t worked as a stop-gap measure in SF and Seattle has it?  We were just discussing the exasperated homeless problem in those cities the past few years.  Guess what else happened during that time?  They increased the minimum wage.

As I stated, STOP GAP measure, which does indeed help, but not cure the problem.

That is where Trump and Congress need to step in with real ideas to combat income inequality.

But as already noted by you and me, other than redistributing wealth to the already wealthy, neither Trump nor the GOP has put forth any idea.

Running on empty tanks.

That was evident by the pep rally on Tuesday night.

Same old tired themes: Fake media, bad Democrats, Hillary Clinton, and the real old standby; migrants.

Trumpsters sure do enjoy repetition!

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Another stellar column by Conservative, Jennifer Rubin!

From today's Washington Post:

Biden's Real Problem

Her critique of Biden, is spot on.

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4 hours ago, SC_RNDude said:

🤔It hasn’t worked as a stop-gap measure in SF and Seattle has it?  We were just discussing the exasperated homeless problem in those cities the past few years.  Guess what else happened during that time?  They increased the minimum wage.

You know what else is driving homelessness?

Capitalism.

Yes, good old-fashioned Capitalism.

The same villain that ushered in the opioid crisis, via big Pharma lying about OxyContin, fuels the housing crisis.

From today's NY Times:

Want A House Like This? Prepare For A Bidding War With Investors

 

Edited by Lil Nel

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1 hour ago, Lil Nel said:

As I stated, STOP GAP measure, which does indeed help, but not cure the problem.

I understand what a stop gap measure is.  Where is the evidence that increasing the minimum wage to $15 has been an effective stop gap measure in San Francisco?

 

1 hour ago, Lil Nel said:

But as already noted by you and me, other than redistributing wealth to the already wealthy, neither Trump nor the GOP has put forth any idea.

Running on empty tanks.

That was evident by the pep rally on Tuesday night.

Same old tired themes: Fake media, bad Democrats, Hillary Clinton, and the real old standby; migrants.

 Trumpsters sure do enjoy repetition!

What are the Democrat proposals you think will “fix” income inequality?  

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12 hours ago, SC_RNDude said:

My source says Yorty changed to Republican in 1980.  He ran for governor as a Democrat after he was mayor of LA, so I would think he was a Democrat his whole term.

Yes, Riordan was a Republican.

And, George Christopher was a Republican who served as SF mayor until 1964.  The last Republican to do so.

So, I stand corrected.  It’s been one Republican mayor between the two cities in 55 years.  Not 60 as I claimed.  

It is my turn to be "Picky picky picky" 😜

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...   Initially a Democrat who courted a folksy image as "Mayor Sam," Yorty endorsed Richard Nixon over John F. Kennedy in 1960 and later switched his party affiliation to the GOP when the Democrats nominated George McGovern for President in 1972.

In 1969, Yorty held onto his seat in a bitter contest with Tom Bradley, then a city councilman who was the first black to run for the city's top job. During the campaign, Yorty angered blacks and liberals by charging that blacks usually voted only for members of their own race.

He also warned voters that unless he was reelected, the city would be taken over by a coalition of "black power (advocates), left-wing radicals, and if you please, identified Communists."...

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1995-03-07-me-39843-story.html 

I live here and remember. He changed party when still mayor. But you are correct too. I found this [wrong date] on Yahoo:

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...   Sam Yorty, While trying to make political comeback bid for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate...

 https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110915161930AAjFuze

 

 

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Just another typical Trump pep rally, complete with attendees assaulting a member of the press.

From today's NY Post:

Trump Supporter Arrested At Rally For Slapping Reporter's Hand

It should be noted that the Trumpster also threatened to kick the reporter in the testicles.

And the arresting officer, stated the Trumpster reeked of alcohol.

Yeah, I would have to be drunk too, in order to attend a Trump rally.

 

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1 hour ago, Lil Nel said:

You know what else is driving homelessness?

Capitalism.

Yes, good old-fashioned Capitalism.

The same villain that ushered in the opioid crisis, via big Pharma lying about OxyContin, fuels the housing crisis.

From today's NY Times:

Want A House Like This? Prepare For A Bidding War With Investors

 

I wonder then what is driving increasing homelessness in the beloved happy place of Denmark?

http://cphpost.dk/news/spike-in-young-homeless-people-in-denmark.html

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1 hour ago, SC_RNDude said:

I understand what a stop gap measure is.  Where is the evidence that increasing the minimum wage to $15 has been an effective stop gap measure in San Francisco?

 

What are the Democrat proposals you think will “fix” income inequality?  

I know you are well versed in how to use the Internet, so I will not insult you by spoon feeding you information.

Again, if you are TRULY interested in the problem, check out the platforms of Sanders and Warren.

If you are not TRULY interested, please continue the spin.

 

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1 hour ago, SC_RNDude said:

I understand what a stop gap measure is.  Where is the evidence that increasing the minimum wage to $15 has been an effective stop gap measure in San Francisco?

 

What are the Democrat proposals you think will “fix” income inequality?  

I'm surprised that you haven't heard them.  

Tax reform. UBI. Single payer health care.  Free public education. Employee chosen corporate board members.  Improved and expanded infrastructure.  

Those are a number of the "liberal" proposals which would serve to decrease income and wealth disparity.  I'm sure I could come up with a few more if I Googled it.  

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