Los Angeles homeless population grew by 16 percent since 2013
"Three days later, they were standing in our office, but they
had a different name and a different Social Security number."
The danger, as Washington Post economics columnist Robert Samuelson argues, is that of “importing poverty” in the form of a new underclass—a permanent group of working poor.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce partners with Mexico and the Democrat party to WAR on the America worker and then pass along the real cost of all that “cheap” Mexican labor, the LA RAZA welfare state, anchor baby welfare and crime tidal wave to the AMERICAN MIDDLE CLASS.
DESTROY THE AMERICAN MIDDLE-CLASS…. Is it
members of the above mentioned elite who preselect our presidents based on their cooperation and
complicity with the elite’s ultimate goals. Obama has, in their opinion done superbly carrying out the
plans well laid out for him by his backers.”
that Americans will vote them out of office in November if
they do not act this week to thwart President Barack
Obama's plans to grant work permits and amnesty to up to
eight million more Americans via executive fiat.”
without. While our armed forces secure Afghanistan and Iraq, our own borders
stand unguarded 24 hours a day. Al-Qaeda insurgents plan their next attacks
somewhere inside our country. They advocate a violent overthrow of America.
around $24,721 in government benefits and services while
paying some $10,334 in taxes. This generated an average
annual fiscal deficit (benefits received minus taxes paid) of
around $14,387 per household. This cost had to be borne by
U.S. taxpayers. Amnesty would provide unlawful households
with access to over 80 means-tested welfare programs,
Obamacare, Social Security, and Medicare. The fiscal deficit
for each household would soar.
The Fiscal Cost of Unlawful Immigrants and Amnesty to the U.S. Taxpayer
Unlawful immigration and amnesty for current unlawful immigrants can pose large fiscal costs for U.S. taxpayers. Government provides four types of benefits and services that are relevant to this issue:
- Direct benefits. These include Social Security, Medicare, unemployment insurance, and workers’ compensation.
- Means-tested welfare benefits. There are over 80 of these programs which, at a cost of nearly $900 billion per year, provide cash, food, housing, medical, and other services to roughly 100 million low-income Americans. Major programs include Medicaid, food stamps, the refundable Earned Income Tax Credit, public housing, Supplemental Security Income, and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.
- Public education. At a cost of $12,300 per pupil per year, these services are largely free or heavily subsidized for low-income parents.
- Population-based services. Police, fire, highways, parks, and similar services, as the National Academy of Sciences determined in its study of the fiscal costs of immigration, generally have to expand as new immigrants enter a community; someone has to bear the cost of that expansion.
During the past ten years 84 California hospitals have declared bankruptcy and closed their Emergency Rooms forever. Financially crippled by legislative and judicial mandates to treat illegal aliens have bankrupted hospitals! In 2010, in Los Angeles County alone, over 2 million illegal aliens recorded visits to county emergency rooms for both routine and emergency care. Per official figures, the cost is $1,000 dollars for every taxpayer in Los Angeles County.
“Illegal immigration is another matter entirely. With the state budget in tatters, millions of residents out of work and a state prison system strained by massive overcrowding, California simply cannot continue to ignore the strain that illegal immigration puts on our budget and economy. Illegal aliens cost taxpayers in our state billions of dollars each year. As economist Philip J. Romero concluded in a 2007 study, "illegal immigrants impose a 'tax' on legal California residents in the tens of billions of dollars."
change the law so that U.S. citizenship is no
longer granted automatically as a result of
being born on American soil.
Los Angeles homeless population grew by 16 percent since 2013
By Glenn Mulwray
According to a recent survey, the population of homeless people in the Los Angeles area has increased 16 percent since 2013, leading to the mushrooming growth of tent cities and other encampments.
4 June 2015
Every two years, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority releases a count of the homeless population of Los Angeles County, excluding Long Beach, Pasadena and Glendale. This year’s count, taken in January 2015, jumped to 41,174, up from 35,524 in 2013.
Although the homeless population increased, beds available in shelters and transitional housing shrunk by almost 5,000 over the last four years to a total of 12,226, representing a 29 percent decline. In Los Angeles County today, nearly 60 percent of the homeless population–almost 30,000 people–live in cars or sleep in parks, on sidewalks, beneath freeways or in abandoned buildings.
The causes of the growth in homelessness are not hard to find. Almost one quarter of Cal
ifornia residents live in poverty, the highest rate in the nation. Households with incomes in the lowest quartile must spend two thirds of their income on housing, forcing residents to choose between paying rent, buying food, getting to and from work or securing medicine and other health care.
Despite the pressing need, there has been a 69 percent reduction in state and federal investment in affordable housing in the area since 2008. Since the financial crisis hit in 2008, state and federal affordable housing investment in California has dropped from $2.6 billion to $807 million.
Rent has risen 22 percent since 2000, while median income has fallen 8 percent. California has 21 of the 30 most expensive rental housing markets in the United States and its 2.2 million low-income households compete for a paltry 664,000 affordable rental units, a shortfall of 1.54 million. No county in California has enough affordable housing to meet demand.
“Skid Row,” an area near downtown Los Angeles, has the highest concentration of homelessness in the country. Nearby gentrification, however, has increased pressure on the homeless to move out, as inexpensive residential hotels are transformed into luxury apartments and condominiums.
To accelerate this exodus, in 2006, former Los Angeles Chief of Police Bill Bratton introduced the “Safer Cities Initiative,” a reheated version of his “broken windows” tactics used to drive the homeless out of New York City two decades earlier. For the last ten years, LAPD officers have subjected denizens of Skid Row to citations and arrests for myriad minor infractions, including littering and public urination, the inevitable result of the lack of housing.
The LAPD uses violence as well. Last March, a squad of LAPD officers targeting Skid Row homeless were captured on a surveillance video outside a rescue mission shooting and killing unarmed Charley Saturmin Robinet, a native of Cameroon. In December of last year the LAPD shot and killed David Wear, an unarmed homeless man who survived on tips earned as a Hollywood street performer.
The impact of the increase in homelessness and the crackdown on Skid Row is noticeable. Tent cities are springing up in surrounding residential neighborhoods, especially near freeways, bypasses and dry riverbeds throughout the city.
THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES HAS A NO LEGAL NEED
APPLY POLICY. IT ALSO SQUANDERS MORE THAN $10
MILLION FOR MEXICAN GRAFFITI ABATEMENT!
Out of the slightly more than $100 million the City of Los Angeles spends annually on homelessness, $87 million goes to the LAPD to pay for arrests, Skid Row patrols and mental health interventions.
Conversely, emergency response teams from the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority have a staff of only 19 people to cover the entire county and are supported with only $330,000 from the city general fund.
THIS IS SHOCKING! JOLTING! WHAT THE DEMS’ HAVE DONE TO US TO BUILD THEIR PARTY BASE OF LOOTING ILLEGALS!
STAGGERING POVERTY IN LOS ANGELES - THE LA RAZA-OCCUPIED COLONY of MEXICO'S and EXAMPLE OF THE DEMOCRAT'S PARTY OF OPEN BORDERS