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Looks like your typical Obamaville.



The middle class working poor.

Nirvana!  Eat it Cuba, this is The People's Paradise!

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-07/silicon-valleys-working-homeless-shows-how-hard-life-democrats-paradise
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There's a report out - King County (Washington state where I live) is the third most populous county in the nation for bums.

Almost makes a feller want to tear up (or tear up!).

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What, libiots ot helping them out?!   ::speechless::

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Surprised it not worse to be honest.   When a house that costs $80,000 in most of the country costs $600,000,  you got a big problem.

My liberal cousin with his six figure income still can't afford to buy.   But yet,  never puts it together that the liberal policies he votes for is what is keeping him a renter..............  He and his wife are beginning to think they need to leave California,  but I bet if they do,  they will continue to vote dem,  probably helping ruin yet another place.......In some ways I hope he stays,  un-ruined places are getting rarer.     

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I recall Thomas Sowell writing a lot about land use policies in Silicon Valley and CA.  Developer is a dirty word.
There are lot size minimums where he lives. You can't build higher or out. When land does become available (say a military base closure) it is used for 'green space.'

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California has been schizo for several decades running...the issues are the same, it's just the dollars and other metrics are significantly larger...I keep wondering when they'll implode but apparently they aren't there yet...but I suspect when they are there it won't be immediately known and it'll be a cascade of bad on bad...the smart got out a long time ago, what's left will be pummeled.
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California has been schizo for several decades running...the issues are the same, it's just the dollars and other metrics are significantly larger...I keep wondering when they'll implode but apparently they aren't there yet...but I suspect when they are there it won't be immediately known and it'll be a cascade of bad on bad...the smart got out a long time ago, what's left will be pummeled.

When they hit bottom it will be really bad.  But at some point the wealth will run out.   California used to be a very wealthy place so that's probably the main reason it is taking so long.

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I am a bleeding heart liberal deep inside. Because I have a brain, I am a bleeding heart conservative.

Housing people cheaply is not that hard, IF the govt wants to do it. They don't.

 Went to Europe once. They had places they called 'pensions', which were kinda like cheap hotels for people on pensions. They had a sleeping room, maybe with a kitchenette, maybe not. Bathroom down the hall. A dining room downstairs where meals were served.

Mini apartments are better than sleeping in the street. In China they have micro dwellings. Pretty much just a place to crawl into and sleep and watch TV maybe. People in the US used to live in rooming houses. Fraternities, barracks, and dorms are all cheap living arrangements.

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I almost forgot. Here is a very good video on California by Victor Davis Hanson.
"CA is two states, Massachusets and Mississippi in the same geographical region"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1eNcuGcPW4
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One of the main tenets of communism is ownership of private property is forbidden.  All property belongs to the collective.

Making property ownership so financially restrictive is just another way to forbid private property ownership,  at least for the "proletariat".   

In Silicon Valley it's no different than the old USSR:  only the higher up members of the politburo get the dachas.  They're the only ones who can afford them...and the upkeep,  and property taxes. 

Probably like I heard about in San Francisco many years ago:  most of the low wage workers there don't live there.  They can't afford to.  Socialist utopias are costly places.  Go figure. 

And here you thought communism/socialism was supposed to benefit the lowly worker.  Yeah,  right.  Bwaahahahahaaha...


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