With some of the most liberal governing policies in the nation, one can only assume that the fine city of San Francisco is nothing short of a Left Coast Paradise.
The city on the bay has an extremely generous welfare program for low-income residents. It provides a needle exchange for drug addicts, a huge array of social services for LGBT and racial equality programs. It is a sanctuary city for illegal immigrants and as a matter of policy it does not enforce vagrancy laws or public municipal codes for the homeless, creating an ideal destination for those who choose not to live within the typical structure of communities. Cutting edge environmental codes make new builds within city limits nearly impossible.
All of this comes at a hefty cost to the taxpayers and has driven up the cost of living to unimaginable levels…so much so that schools are having to close because teachers cannot afford to live anywhere near the areas they work in. The cost of a one bedroom apartment can range from $2400-$3400 per month.
But isn’t that a small price to pay to live in a the paradise promised by unchecked socialism?
Well, if your idea of paradise includes streets flowing with feces, San Francisco is the utopia for for you!
The Bay Area NBC affiliate recently aired an investigative report on the health and living conditions of downtown San Francisco and the results were… pungent.
How dirty is San Francisco? An NBC Bay Area Investigation reveals a dangerous mix of drug needles, garbage, and feces throughout downtown San Francisco. The Investigative Unit surveyed 153 blocks of the city – the more than 20-mile stretch includes popular tourist spots like Union Square and major hotel chains. The area – bordered by Van Ness Avenue, Market Street, Post Street and Grant Avenue – is also home to City Hall, schools, playgrounds, and a police station.
The investigation uncovered disturbing amounts of abandoned needles, feces and trash.
“We see poop, we see pee, we see needles, and we see trash,” said teacher Adelita Orellana. “Sometimes they ask what is it, and that’s a conversation that’s a little difficult to have with a 2-year old, but we just let them know that those things are full of germs, that they are dangerous, and they should never be touched.”
In light of the dangerous conditions, part of Orellana’s responsibilities now include teaching young children how to avoid the contamination.
NBC isn’t the only organization to detail the health conditions of the streets of San Francisco. A Bay Area student has also created a quite popular “poop map” to help pedestrians and commuters avoid the most contaminated parts of the city.
The Investigate Unit spent three days assessing conditions on the streets of downtown San Francisco and discovered trash on each of the 153 blocks surveyed. While some streets were littered with items as small as a candy wrapper, the vast majority of trash found included large heaps of garbage, food, and discarded junk. The investigation also found 100 drug needles and more than 300 piles of feces throughout downtown.
San Francisco is the living example of what happens when socialist liberalism is allowed to expand indefinitely. At a certain point, common interests become competing interests. The liberal platform of environmental controls and restrictions now directly conflicts with the liberal platform of allowing the homeless and mentally ill full run of the streets, regardless of the law. Now those very people are creating an environment that is not only dirty, it is dangerous. San Francisco is already one of several cities in the state of California that is currently under a mandated State of Emergency for a hepatitis A outbreak. All the outbreaks have been connected to homeless encampments and needle sharing.
The Bay affiliate also included a chart that shows the increase in unsanitary conditions in the city over the last 10 years. Perhaps not uncoincidentally the rise in street sanitation/health issues also come amid a rise in expenditures on city services. While San Francisco has steadily and drastically increased social services spending, living conditions have plummeted.
So if your version of utopia includes making your child leave the one bedroom apartment that houses 12 people to wade through feces and used needles on the way to a school that is understaffed and surrounded by urine, look no further than the fine city by the Bay.
Just make sure to bring your hazmat suit and a giant mountain of money.