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1 hour ago, SC_RNDude said:

The link I posted earlier explained how CA is #1.  Sorry you missed it.

Just pointing out another list.    I can see why a state were homes are 500,000 vs. a state where homes are $130,00 like Mississippi, can have differing rates of poverty.

I can also see how a state like Mississippi which is the worst or near the bottom in every economic, education, and healthcare status would be #1 on someone's list.

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Cut Corporate Taxes and Corporate Welfare

President Trump would do well to pair his corporate tax cut with a cut in “corporate welfare” spending.

Trump promised to “drain the swamp” of Washington special interests, and a great way to do that would be to cut government hand-outs to businesses. We can make American corporations great again by cutting their tax burdens and weaning them off subsidies. Here is a package of 15 corporate welfare cuts, which would save about $50 billion a year:

Farm Subsidies. These programs redistribute income upwards, with the largest 15 percent of farm businesses receiving 85 percent of the subsidies...

...  Sugar Program. This program benefits wealthy sugar producers, but raises U.S. sugar prices and costs U.S. consumers more than $3 billion a year. It has also prompted U.S. food manufacturers to move facilities to Canada and Mexico to access cheaper sugar...

...   Economic Development Administration. This agency dishes out money for such things as local road improvements, industrial parks, real estate deals, and venture capital efforts. These activities should be funded locally and privately...

https://townhall.com/columnists/chrisedwards/2017/02/03/cut-corporate-taxes-and-corporate-welfare-n2280656

And many more subsidies listed and explained.

PS: My aunt and uncle purchased a former farm in Oklahoma. They were millionaires already. My aunt traveled with him on business and bought art, furniture, and other very nice costly items that were stored in the former farm house.

They were paid every year for NOT growing certain crops on that property until she died. Neither was ever a farmer.

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22 minutes ago, herring_RN said:

An opinion:

And many more subsidies listed and explained.

PS: My aunt and uncle purchased a former farm in Oklahoma. They were millionaires already. My aunt traveled with him on business and bought art, furniture, and other very nice costly items that were stored in the former farm house.

They were paid every year for NOT growing certain crops on that property until she died. Neither was ever a farmer.

I would agree, we should get rid of corporate subsidies.

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City of Santa Monica Prevails Against AirBnB and HomeAway

...   The Court denied AirBnB and HomeAway’s motion for a preliminary injunction halting enforcement of the City’s Home-Sharing Ordinance...

...   “In the midst of a statewide housing crisis, today’s decision affirms that the City of Santa Monica can take reasonable steps to protect residential units from conversion into de facto hotels, while also allowing individuals to share their homes with guests for compensation in authorized circumstances,” said City Attorney Lane Dilg. “We applaud this important ruling.” ...

...   “We are pleased that the Court found the City’s Home-Sharing Ordinance to be fully consistent with all applicable laws, including the First Amendment, the Communications Decency Act, and the California Coastal Act,” said Chief Deputy City Attorney Yibin Shen. “We agree with the Court that the Ordinance is a constitutional exercise of the City’s legislative authority to protect the health, safety, and welfare of residential neighborhoods.”..,

https://www.santamonica.gov/press/2018/03/13/city-of-santa-monica-prevails-against-airbnb-and-homeaway

 

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3 hours ago, SC_RNDude said:

The question was to see how the poster who claims capitalism is the cause of homelessness would reconcile that with the claims of the same poster who frequently claims Denmark is indeed a paradise, but is also experiencing increased homelessness.

I NEVER said that Capitalism is to blame for homelessness.

I DID state, that it is ONE of the factors responsible for homelessness.

Did you read the Times article, about INVESTORS driving up the price of houses, and thus, keeping average buyers shut out of the market?

Yes, Capitalism is a contributing factor.

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2 hours ago, herring_RN said:

An opinion:

And many more subsidies listed and explained.

PS: My aunt and uncle purchased a former farm in Oklahoma. They were millionaires already. My aunt traveled with him on business and bought art, furniture, and other very nice costly items that were stored in the former farm house.

They were paid every year for NOT growing certain crops on that property until she died. Neither was ever a farmer.

DJT would just say they were using loopholes available to them, herring.

I call it gaming the system, and dishonest.

 

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Sanders implying that Warren is rising in the polls because she is a woman, rather than a qualified opponent, might come back to bite him.

 

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“Well, I think we are running against a lot of problems.” He then proceeded to describe said problems. “I think that there are a certain number of people who would like to see a woman elected, and I understand that,” Sanders said. “There are people who would like to see somebody who is younger, and I understand that also. There are a lot of factors out there.”

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/06/bernie-sanders-elizabeth-warren-woman?utm_brand=vf&utm_source=facebook&utm_social-type=owned&utm_medium=social&mbid=social_facebook&fbclid=IwAR1-hmhNn1VKkpT2_yVa46TvYs2XBVWwl65WlC4FlQPiEBMMElyVGkg4h9o

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16 hours ago, toomuchbaloney said:

Good point. 

I would be interested in what he thinks might work to address some of these social issues. It's relatively easy to be a naysayer. That has been the position of congressional Republicans since 2010. Let's hear some ideas from our conservative friends. 

Let’s see.  Well, we have been discussing income equality/housing and homeless crisis in LA.

How about reforming some of the bad land use and development regulations in LA?  One bad liberal policy that needs fixing is the one that prevents anything but single detached homes being built in much of LA county.

That’s a pretty common-sense start, but the supermajority Democrat LA city council and the current mayor have opposed it.

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4 hours ago, SC_RNDude said:

Let’s see.  Well, we have been discussing income equality/housing and homeless crisis in LA.

How about reforming some of the bad land use and development regulations in LA?  One bad liberal policy that needs fixing is the one that prevents anything but single detached homes being built in much of LA county.

That’s a pretty common-sense start, but the supermajority Democrat LA city council and the current mayor have opposed it.

😂

This thread is about the 2020 election. Maybe you could tell us what the conservative ideas are for engaging the AMERICAN problems with homelessness and the income and wealth disparity that is growing the problem. I'm sure they must have some ideas because conservative voters are talking about the problem.  Up here the conservatives complain about homelessness  (in our republican state and cities) while the conservative citizens and business owners throw dangerous chemicals on the grounds where they are lingering to run them off, tear down the homeless tents, destroy their few belongings, and knock over Porta potties set up for them. Nice, helpful people.

As far as LA county's zoning, most counties have zoning regulations which describe where low, medium and high density housing units can be located relative to other land development. If you don't like land use zoning you might try out life in Alaska. People love not having zoning up here until someone new buys property next door. 

But let's do hear some conservative ideas for the 2020 election on homelessness, wealth disparity, health care, college debt, etc.

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1 hour ago, toomuchbaloney said:

But let's do hear some conservative ideas for the 2020 election on homelessness, wealth disparity, health care, college debt, etc.

I’ve shared my thoughts on all those items before.  Twice this week I’ve shared the conservative ideas I agree with and that Trump is implementing regarding homelessness and wealth disparity.

It’s not that conservatives don’t have any ideas.  You just don't agree with them.  

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1 hour ago, toomuchbaloney said:

As far as LA county's zoning, most counties have zoning regulations which describe where low, medium and high density housing units can be located relative to other land development.

Thanks for the lesson.  However, I’m already well aware of how zoning regulations generally work.

Much of LA county allows for only detached single family houses.  Doesn’t  make much sense for an area where the  cost of housing and homelessness is of astronomical proportions.  

They and SF have other regulations in place that exasperate those issues that I haven’t gotten into.  I just picked to most obvious example that most reasonable people could see.

“Mayor Eric Garcetti argued that SB 827 shouldn’t change single-family-only zoning because apartments wouldn’t “look right” mixed in with detached houses.”

I can’t copy the link, but the above quote is from LA Times editorial from April 2018

 

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On 6/20/2019 at 2:03 PM, SC_RNDude said:

map_prob_p1_k5.png.f3c097586d35fa7b81e933a2be50282c.pngNot surprisingly, no one else has asked but I feel I must...woukd you mind providing a source for this?

There's a study that compares specific metro areas, but it's behind a paywall, this map captures the gist of it though:

 

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Edited by MunoRN

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