As covered earlier today, homeless people in Los Angeles are dying in record numbers as a result of the “caring” neglect their government has inflicted upon them.
Fortunately, representatives from the Trump administration are in Los Angeles to get a firsthand look at conditions on the ground and meet with local officials. The Washington Post reported:
Administration officials have discussed using the federal government to get homeless people off the streets of Los Angeles and other cities and into new government-backed facilities, according to two officials briefed on the planning.
Among the ideas under consideration are razing existing tent camps for the homeless, creating new temporary facilities and refurbishing existing government facilities, two other officials said. The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because the planning hasn’t been publicly revealed. The changes would attempt to give the federal government a larger role in supervising housing and health care for residents.
Response from the Golden State’s Democrat elite to the news of federal interest and involvement in the issue was mixed. Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin quickly Chicken-Littled on Twitter.
This is chilling. @realDonaldTrump wants to "crackdown" on homelessness and put people into "government facilities." We've buried refugee children held hostage in his damn facilities. What inhumane treatment will he sanction for the unhoused? https://t.co/ANg3TrXkX7
— Mike Bonin (@mikebonin) September 10, 2019
Inhumane treatment? Do you mean like the homeless man who was burned alive on Skid Row just a few weeks ago? Or the man suffering delusions and chronic mental illness who was found dead on Sepulveda Boulevard in Westwood on September 1? Or maybe the people sleeping in a Taco Bell parking lot in Bonin’s own district?
I went to mail something at the #MarVista Post Office and this is a REAL TIME picture of the homeless encampment filth in #MikeBonin’s Mar Vista Post Office pic.twitter.com/7uGhSD2AUO
— Dino DeMilio (@dino101) September 10, 2019
Bonin’s entire tweet thread shows how completely detached from reality he is. If you’ve got a strong beverage nearby, consider perusing it.
Some members of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s staff expressed appreciation for the federal government’s interest, while one staffer…had another attitude.
“They don’t know the work that we’re doing,” said Breelyn Pete, chief of state and federal affairs for Garcetti.
“They’re just not thoughtful — and, quite frankly, not smart enough to know what we’re doing.” She added: “I hope that doesn’t get me in trouble.”
There we go. The same “we are smarter than everyone so they need to shut up and let us handle everything” liberal attitude that put the entire Los Angeles region at risk of contracting horrific medieval diseases. Spare us, Breelyn, and get an extra lemongrass shot in your cold pressed juice in Silver Lake. While you hopscotch over feces and used hypodermic needles. Because we know you’re tryyyying.
A spokesman for Gov. Gavin Newsom was a little more diplomatic in his comments.
“Every level of government — including federal — should step up and put skin in the game. If the president is willing to put serious solutions — with real investment — on the table, California stands ready to talk. He could start by ending his plans to cut food stamps, gut health care for low-income people, and scare immigrant families from accessing government services.”
Just a little.
People in Los Angeles and its suburbs are sick of political posturing and bickering. As conditions worsen by the week, they just want the blustering idiots who’ve created the problem to stop playing games with their lives.
Jennifer Van Laar is Deputy Managing Editor at RedState and Executive Director of the Save California PAC. Follow her on Twitter or Facebook.