It’s an odd coincidence that cities run by Democrats tend to be the worst in the country. Well, maybe that’s not a coincidence. Liberals take over healthy, productive cities and run them into the ground. That’s just what’s happening to a once prosperous metropolis.
Democrats burden citizens with high taxes. They pass policies that hurt businesses and erode jobs. On top of that, they reward illegal aliens, freeloaders, and people who do not contribute.
That all amounts to hard-working, decent citizens having an impossible time. Which is why San Francisco is seeing this shocking reversal. People are leaving, in big numbers.
From San Francisco CBS:
The number of people packing up and moving out of the Bay Area just hit its highest level in more than a decade…
Of course people come and go from the Bay Area all the time, but for the first time in a long time, more people are leaving the Bay Area than are coming in. And the number one place in the country for out-migration is now, right here…
“You can’t even contemplate getting into the housing market here,” [Russell Hancock with Joint Venture Silicon Valley] said.
“And I don’t mean just service workers, but highly skilled professionals. The tech elite are having a hard time affording reasonable housing in Silicon Valley. That makes it difficult for employers to recruit.”
CBS claims the high cost of housing is the culprit. But that’s only a part of the problem. San Francisco’s toxic politics are ruining one of America’s finest cities.
San Francisco should be booming with jobs, housing, and opportunity. Instead, it’s leaders are driving people away.
Liberal policy has set the minimum wage too high. That has actually led to a drop in employment.
Businesses lay off people because they can’t afford them. Or they just pack up and move.
SF’s sanctuary policies have attracted illegal aliens in huge numbers. Most of these people don’t respect the laws or customs of the city (why would they?).
They’ve turned entire neighborhoods into junk heaps. That doesn’t attract decent citizens.
And of course, the greed of both liberal lawmakers and the con artists they defend has driven the rent prices sky-high. The same thing is happening in New York.
Democratic lawmakers cut shadowy deals with real estate developers. They look the other way as these companies jack up the prices of rent and homes.
Middle-class and working-class folks can’t afford good homes and are forced into terrible, government housing. Or they just leave altogether.
The tragedy is, the people who remain in San Francisco won’t blame their liberal leaders. They will probably continue to vote for Democrats.
It will only further harm the city. Hopefully, they will learn soon enough.