Policies and Policies Behind Washington State’s Homeless Population
In his Wednesday afternoon press conference, Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced that the millions of dollars the state is already spending on homeless people is not enough. He wants to spend $ 800 million more.
Throw more money to fix roaming here? Didn’t that make the problem worse, not better? Already, those in Seattle / King County are taxed to spend $ 100,000 per year per homeless person.
No, Inslee said. It is not enough. It is not enough. It is simply not enough.
But you should know something about numbers that is seldom discussed. This is the Homeless Assessment Report 2020 to the Congress of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (the Homelessness Assessment 2020 (AHAR) Annual Report to Congress (huduser.gov)
Of the four most populous states in the United States:
California (1); Texas (2); Florida (3) and New York (4).
Likewise, these states rank in the top four for their homeless population.
But where does Washington rank – 13th in the country for the general population – for the homeless? We are n Â° 5.
What? Why would much larger states – Pennsylvania, Illinois, and six others – have fewer homeless people than Washington?
It is about our local policies and our local policy.
Drugs are legal for personal possession here. There is no fear of punishment in Washington, so come on in. Mexican cartels can bring drugs into our state because our sanctuary status limits police investigation, so come on in.
When drug vagrants choose to migrate here, it is because drugs are legal, crimes are not punished, and they can steal with impunity.
In fact, do you know how many times Governor Inslee referred to drugs in his Wednesday press conference on homelessness? Zero.
Instead, the policies and policies adopted by most of our local leaders say, âLet’s create a problem. And then let’s tax people to fix the problem that we created.
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