Residents of Los Angeles, California, have been hurt by local officials after dozens of homeless people were moved into the city’s neighborhoods to make way for a rally by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).
According to an NBC-4 news report, some residents said homeless camps were moved to the streets of Los Angeles so Sanders could hold a campaign event on the beaches of the Venice.
The rally held on Dec. 21 also featured Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), who showed her support for Sanders.
According to The Blaze, several residents who were affected by the redistribution of the homeless pointed out that the character of their neighborhoods had changed completely and that they now felt unsafe.
“Our homeless have exponentially increased, and in the case of my block, have more than quadrupled in less than a month,” said Daniel Wojack.
Nearly 50,000 people are living in street conditions in and around Los Angeles, representing a growing frustration among residents who have not stopped dealing with the crisis, according to an article on National Public Radio.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), quoted by Townhall News, said, “While the rest of the country experienced a combined decrease in homelessness in 2019, significant increases in unsheltered and chronic homelessness on the West Coast, particularly California and Oregon, offset those nationwide decreases, causing an overall increase in homelessness of 2.7 percent in 2019.″
“Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia reported declines in homelessness between 2018 and 2019, while 21 states reported increases in the number of persons experiencing homelessness. Homelessness in California increased by 21,306 people, or 16.4 percent, which is more than the total national increase of every other state combined,” the report added.
The continuing drama of homelessness in California has also had a significant impact on the lives of business owners.
Elizabeth Novak, a businesswoman from Sacramento, California, accused Gov. Gavin Newsom through social networks of implementing laws that have only favored the homeless over business owners.
In a video published on Twitter addressed to the Democratic governor, the businesswoman declared, “You want to make us a sanctuary state. You want to make it comfortable for everybody, except the people that work hard and try their hardest to get along in life. … Your liberal ideology is not working, and I don’t know who you are trying to please.”
Regarding the entrepreneur’s statements, Fox Nation anchor Tomi Lahren, who is also from California, said, “She hit the nail on the freakin’ head with every single word, line, sentence, and paragraph. That is what a state with over a $21 billion surplus has to offer its residents …
“Felons wandering the streets in broad daylight in front of schools, homes, businesses, and damn-near everywhere else, except the Governor’s Mansion, residence of Gavin Newsom. And something tells me … that the rest of our glorious Democratic representatives are also shielded from the California-sized mess that they have created here,” Lahren added.
Lahren also criticized Democrats for instead of solving the problem of homelessness they only care about providing health care and benefits to more illegal aliens in sanctuary cities.
“They pass laws limiting actual law enforcement, while uncuffing felons, drug dealers, and sex offenders. They raise taxes and saddle on regulations suffocating the middle-class driving businesses out of the state … Wow! It sounds like California needs a change,” Lahren added.
Faced with the crisis in California, television host and author Mike Rowe recently received compliments in an opinion piece in Forbes magazine, indicating that he would do well as governor in the 2022 election in the state.
“California is cruising for a bruising. The economy is lopsidedly dependent on a shrinking base of major industries,” Rich Kalgaard, editor of Forbes magazine, wrote in the opinion piece.
“Why I like you as California governor, Mike, is that you’re the perfect spokesman for the kind of industries and jobs that California needs to bring back: Manufacturing jobs, highway expansion jobs, water system jobs, energy jobs,” Kalgaard added.
Last month President Donald Trump put a message on Twitter questioning the role Newsom has played so far in addressing the social issues plaguing the state of California.
“Governor Gavin N has done a really bad job in taking care of the homeless population in California. If he can’t fix the problem, the Federal Govt. will get involved!” the president said.