If you want to exacerbate a problem, just let a Liberal handle it. Liberal are excellent at creating messes, but they are amazingly incompetent at solving them.
Case in point, New York City’s homeless problem.
It’s not like New York hasn’t known about its homeless problem. When you tax the wealthy to the point of exhaustion, they leave. Many did, taking their money, ergo the New York tax base with them.
New York counted on the additional revenues they would get by taxing the rich into oblivion, and instead chased away some of their most productive citizens. So as NBC New York reports, the homeless problem in New York City only got worse, and that there is a casualty:
Homeless Services Commissioner Gilbert Taylor is stepping down as the city plans an overhaul of the beleaguered agency, officials said Tuesday.
Taylor has presided over the troubled department since the beginning of the de Blasio administration.
Homelessness has become a sore spot for Mayor de Blasio as New Yorkers complain about an increase in homeless on the streets and declining quality of life.
Homelessness is at an all-time high, with almost 60,000 people in family shelters including more than 23,000 children.
Keep in mind, this is after De Blasio’s predecessor tried to give one-way vacations to the homeless, rather than pay the roughly $1000 a week they estimated the homeless cost the city of New York.
DHS officials have continued to deny that street homelessness is on the rise, citing data from an annual homeless count conducted during the coldest months of the year. Here are a few startling facts about the homeless that the Left seem to ignore:
- In recent years, homelessness in New York City has reached the highest levels since the Great Depression of the 1930s.
- In October 2015, there were 59,568 homeless people, including 14,361 homeless families with 23,858 homeless children, sleeping each night in the New York City municipal shelter system. Families comprise nearly four-fifths of the homeless shelter population.
- Over the course of the last City fiscal year (FY 2015), more than 109,000 different homeless men, women, and children sleep in the New York City municipal shelter system. This includes nearly 42,000 different homeless New York City children.
- The number of homeless New Yorkers sleeping each night in munici
The NBC article continues,
De Blasio has added billions of dollars to the homelessness budget, boosting prevention and creating a new rental assistance program, but moving people out of shelters has proved to be a daunting task.
De Blasio will do anything except create opportunities for the homeless. Like most Liberals he believes throwing more money at the problem will solve it. Don’t expect New York to solve any problems with the homeless, than to transfer money allocated to them to the pockets of bureaucrats.