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Wow a progressive has his eyes opened to the problem with progressive solutions
Reviewed in the United States on November 1, 2021
I wholeheartedly applaud the author's recognition of the error in the methods put forth by progressives in San Francisco to address the homeless problems. Are his solutions the correct ones to solve the problem? Maybe, but at least, as an admitted progressive, he has identified the existing methods are failing and they need to change those methods. Trying something different is at least trying to fix the problems, if those changes fail, then try others. But throwing more and more money at the issue will not solve the problem unless the use of that money is changed. So in that regard it's great that the author is pushing that.
But the problems in San Francisco and California are far greater than just homelessness. California, a once-great state that led the nation in so many categories, is now failing in all most all categories. K-12 education that is ranked 49th in the nation, close to the highest taxes, home prices, gas prices, utility prices, etc., etc., the list is endless. The 5th largest economy in the world and the state is failing to provide the most basic services to its citizens. Water shortages, electric blackouts, crumbling roads, all have led to businesses leaving the state in droves. It's truly Calisicko.
They say that the first step to fixing your problems is to identify that you have a problem. Yes, progressive solutions to these problems have made things far worse. The citizens of California have to start to hold their elected officials accountable, no matter what party they come from. Either provide solutions or you are out, but this has not happened. But everyday citizens are ignored, the embedded politicos, state government lifers and out-of-control union-management conspire to ruin the state.
So I applaud the author but he has only scratched the surface on a state that is sinking into a malaise that may not be recoverable.