California’s Homeless, Wildfires, Power Outages, Infections & Riots Prove Liberal Policy Failures
As plagues of fire, sickness, murder, homelessness, looting and darkness envelope California, it becomes abundantly clear that this human and environmental suffering was caused by Democrat policies.
“If you want to see the socialist Biden/Harris future for our country, just take a look at California,” former Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle said at the 2020 Republican National Convention. “It is a place of immense wealth, immeasurable innovation and immaculate environment – and the Democrats turned it into a land of discarded heroin needles in parks, riots in streets and blackouts in homes.”
Five of the top 10 cities with the greatest number of homeless people are in California. And all told, the so-called Golden State ranks number one in this disheartening category, accounting for 53 percent of all homeless Americans in 2020.
Leveling the highest rate of taxes on its residents of anyone in the union, the Democrat leaders have prompted massive wealth flight. California actually lost people this year, their population went down.
One thing California’s government loves to tax people for is “green” initiatives. The so-called Green New Deal policies rolled out in recent years have had a negative impact on quality of life and the environment. Under radical Democrat Gov. Jerry Brown, the state enacted laws to transition to renewable energy. Now at only about 30 percent green power, California has struggled through rolling blackouts over the last month. With technology lagging, sustainable resources are unable to power the grid and keep basic utilities operating.
“Hot weather and a cloudy day should not be able to shut down the fifth-largest economy in the world,” California Manufacturers and Technology Association president Lance Hastings said.
Democrats in California also pushed through legislation that bans clear-cutting timbers. Although fake news narratives argue that clear-cutting swaths of trees would not prevent wildfires, such open spaces would provide an area for firefighters to conduct backfires and dowse blazes. The state is again besieged by wildfires and Democrats have yet to put forward an alternative solution.
The fake news and establishment media have conveniently avoided discussing the unchecked spread of COVID-19 in California. When Republican-run Texas and Florida struggled with a surge in confirmed cases, the pandemic was a top story. But the steady increase in California went underreported. The state now outpaces all states in terms of confirmed infections with 43,077 for the week ending Aug. 23. It stands behind only New York and New Jersey for the most deaths of any state. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has pathetically blamed “house parties” for the nearly 700,000 infections while dismissing the idea that thousands of violent protestors standing shoulder-to-shoulder in the streets could have spread the disease. He, ironically, threatened to shut off any residents electricity who threw illegal house parties.
San Francisco Mayor London Breed moved to effectively defund the police after mass riots and looting following the death of George Floyd. She reportedly sought cuts of $120 million to punish law enforcement for protecting residents and property. As one retired marine said of the riot carnage in the liberal-run city, “it’s a free-for-all.” It’s why rents have gone down in San Francisco for the first time in ten years and home values are dropping.
That’s what’s in store for Americans everywhere should Joe Biden and California Senator Kamala Harris reach the White House.