I noticed this article over at American Thinker this morning and I cannot stop thinking about it. There is no better example of progressives and the ideology they embrace and it has nothing to do with bettering anyone’s life. What they have done to California is disgraceful. California is home to some of the world’s richest people, some of the world’s most beautiful coastlines and National Parks, and yet also home to 25% of the nations homeless. In fact the cost of housing in California is so high that nurses, electricians, plumbers, etc., are choosing to live out of their cars, if not exiting the State altogether as Mark recently wrote about. California is becoming the perfect example of leftism – the haves, and the have nots. As is Chicago, Baltimore, New York and nearly every other municipality governed by progressive Democrats.
They certainly believe in equality, it’s just that they consider themselves more equal than others. Look at the salaries and benefits these “big government” progressives award themselves, all the while their constituents are living out of cars and worse. The taxpayers of San Francisco County paid $675,000,000 in salaries and benefits to just 2,600 government workers (an average of over $250,000/yr), while those same administrators claim that the government does not have enough money to provide shelter to the over 12,000 homeless living on their streets. That’s who they are. And when people show you who they are – believe them. Never give up the fight.