Democrats make homelessness worse

Betsy McCaughey:
If Democrats capture the White House in 2020, your own neighborhood is likely to look like the disease-ridden tent slums taking over Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren insists it's wrong to ban living on the streets and in public parks. Bernie Sanders is calling for a 3% cap on annual rent hikes, the kind of poisonous rent control law that deters new housing construction and worsens homelessness.

As for Joe Biden, expect him to stick by the Obama administration's policy that living on the street is a civil right. Never mind the harm that street dwellers inflict on the public's health and safety -- or the suffering they endure themselves.

In downtown Los Angeles' business district, many of the county's 60,000 homeless people live in tents and parked cars, defecating in buckets left on street corners for public sanitation workers to empty. Needles litter the sidewalks. Rats scamper by.

Murders are up 13% and rapes up 61% in one year in these homeless camps. Typhus, a medieval disease carried by fleas, threatens not just the homeless but also cops on the beat there and anyone who walks by.

President Donald Trump says "the people of Los Angeles are fed up." The Washington Post bashes Trump for daring to "stigmatize" the homeless. Advocates say complaining neighbors need "an immersion course" to increase their empathy.

Sorry. Trump's right. What's needed is an abrupt change from the delusional policies exacerbating homelessness.
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If you want more homelessness Democrat policies have done the trick in Californian and Seattle.  If you want less of it, tax them like they do home owners.

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