Homeless Population Up in the U.S. Due to the Increase on the West Coast

7 Dec 2017

2017/12/07 – America’s homeless population rises for first time in years – Associated Press

The nation’s homeless population increased this year for the first time since 2010, driven by a surge in the number of people living on the streets in Los Angeles and other West Coast cities.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released its annual Point in Time count Wednesday, a report that showed nearly 554,000 homeless people across the country during local tallies conducted in January. That figure is up nearly 1 percent from 2016.


Increases are higher in several West Coast cities, where the explosion in homelessness has prompted at least 10 city and county governments to declare states of emergency since 2015.

City officials, homeless advocates and those living on the streets point to a main culprit: the region’s booming economy.


Excluding the Los Angeles region, total homelessness nationwide would have been down by about 1.5 percent compared with 2016.


Places where the numbers went down included Atlanta, Philadelphia, Miami, the Denver area and Hawaii, which declared a statewide homelessness emergency in 2015.

So California and the rest of the west coast is driving the population of the homeless in the country. For some reason, many do not link the way their states are run to the amount of homeless people exist. The number will continue to increase as long as they continue to support illegal immigrants, restrict business opportunity because of a ton of needless regulation.

As long as the cost of living continues to increase, the amount of homeless will increase. It’s that simple. The solution is not to artificially raise the minimum wage to keep up with cost of living increases. The solution is to decrease the cost of living to reasonable levels – which would allow those at the bottom a chance at affordable living.

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Sewage Leaks From Mexico Sickening California Beachgoers

7 Nov 2017

2017/11/06 – US ‘doesn’t give a crap’ about Mexico sewage spills sickening Calif. beachgoers, critics say – Fox News

Up to 200 days a year, this otherwise pristine beach in Southern California is closed because of raw sewage and industrial waste from Mexico, a treaty violation for which Washington has shown little interest in enforcing.

“Unfortunately, the U.S. government seems to be in the mode that everything’s fine and don’t worry about it,” says Imperial Beach Mayor Serge Dedina, who got sick last week after surfing in the contaminated water. “That doesn’t fly anymore.”


Besides a slow federal response, Harris blames the state of California, which is tough with corporate and individual polluters, but takes a velvet glove-approach with Mexico, despite emissions of toxic chemicals and metals like chromium, cadmium and lead that has burned the soles and laces of border agent boots.

California seems to prefer the cafeteria approach to when they want to apply federal and state government standards.


Is California Headed For Economic Disaster?

25 Oct 2017

Opinion piece from one who has served in the state government…

2017/10/19 – A Further Perspective… Adios, California – The American Spectator

The entire time I served in Sacramento, the Democrats were focused almost exclusively on legislation which either had to do with wealth redistribution or creating new “rights” for alleged victims such as illegal aliens, criminals, union members, homosexuals, transgenders and other “oppressed” groups. And it’s no different today. The reality is that the average middle class Californian hasn’t had representation in the halls of Sacramento for decades.


California’s $2.62 trillion economy is larger than that of France, Canada, Brazil, Russia, and Italy. However, that GDP stat does not factor in California’s cost of living, which is 36.2% higher than the national cost of living.


Silicon Valley “accounted for 50% of California’s private industry real GDP growth.” In other words, without a few dozen mega profitable high-tech Silicon Valley firms such as Apple, Google, and Facebook, California’s GDP would be significantly smaller.


The Federation for American Immigration Reform estimates that California spends $22 billion on government services for illegal aliens, including welfare, education, Medicaid, and criminal justice system costs. Liberals claim they more than make that up with taxes paid, but that’s simply not true. It’s not even close. FAIR estimates illegal aliens in California contribute only $1.21 billion in tax revenue, which means they cost California $20.6 billion, or at least $1,800 per household.


Today, large sections of California look like a Third World country with ramshackle buildings, junky cars and trash strewn everywhere. We even have outbreaks of Hepatitis A, just like the Third World has. A state cannot chase away the producers and attract the takers year after year without economic consequences. That doesn’t end well so there’s little doubt California is headed toward economic disaster.


Puerto Rico Votes in Favor of Statehood

12 Jun 2017

2017/06/11 – Puerto Rico votes in favor of statehood – The Hill

Puerto Rico voted overwhelmingly in favor of statehood on Sunday in a referendum that begins the steps toward sending representatives to Washington, D.C.


Indiana Group Accused of Vote Fraud

12 Jun 2017

2017/06/09 – Canvassers charged in fake, fraudulent voter registrations – Associated Press

Twelve employees of a Democrat-linked group focused on mobilizing black voters in Indiana are accused of submitting fake or fraudulent voter registration applications ahead of last year’s general election in order to meet quotas, according to charging documents filed Friday.


The Indiana Voter Registration Project’s effort to register primarily black voters was overseen by Patriot Majority USA, which has ties to the Democratic Party, including Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and former President Bill Clinton.


Virginia – Noncitizens Voted Illegally

31 May 2017

2017/05/30 – One Third of Noncitizens Found Voted Illegally – Public Interest Legal Foundation

After three lawsuits, scores of record requests, and reviews voter history files across 133 Virginia jurisdictions, the Public Interest Legal Foundation has uncovered the following:

  • Virginia election officials quietly removed 5,556 voters for non-citizenship between 2011 and May 2017;
  • 1,852 of those removed as noncitizens cast ballots;
  • A total of 7,474 illegal ballots were cast from the pool of removed noncitizens;
  • Some records of illegal voting date back to the 1980s before their respective removals;
  • Virginia election officials routinely fail to alert law enforcement about these illegal votes or registrations.


Repeatedly, Governor McAuliffe thwarted legislative reforms that would improve the integrity of Virginia’s voter registration and voting systems–some of which were inspired by PILF’s 2016 report. The 2017 edition outlines some lowlights:

  • In 2015, McAuliffe appointees in the Virginia Board of Elections floated a proposal that would have made an attestation of citizenship portion of the voter registration form optional.
  • McAuliffe vetoed SB 1105, which would have required voter registrars to investigate possible system failures, should their lists of voters surpass local citizen voting age population figures.
  • McAuliffe vetoed SB 1581, which would have required voter registrars to verify incoming voter applications against state and federal databases.
  • McAuliffe vetoed SB2343, which would have given resources to voter registrars to identify voters concurrently registered in other jurisdictions.
  • McAuliffe vetoed SB 872, which would have incorporated voter identification functions into the absentee balloting system.

NY City Worker Charged with Possession of Child Porn

27 May 2017

2017/05/26 – City worker and head of Manhattan Young Democrats cuffed on child porn charges – NY Daily News

A city employee and president of the Manhattan Young Democrats is under arrest on child porn charges involving several thousand images of young girls, officials said Friday.


In late March, Schwartz surrendered his laptop, where authorities found more than 3,000 images and 89 videos depicting girls as young as 6 months old performing sex acts on adult men.


The Greenwich Village native, who earns a $66,360 salary is also the founder and executive director of environmental education nonprofit group Common Climate.

The young political operative founded the New Democratic Alliance and worked for the Obama presidential campaign in 2012 as a field organizer in Lehigh Valley, Pa.