Blue state residents are getting a stark reminder of what happens when the Democrats are in power.
States like California and Illinois are experiencing a mass exodus of residents.
And Democrats have mismanaged one city so badly that even liberals are fed up.
San Francisco has put leftist policies to the ultimate test, and the results have been disastrous.
In a city with Silicon Valley billionaires and so-called “empathetic progressives” everywhere, San Francisco has the largest income inequality of anywhere in America.
And crime and homelessness have skyrocketed, which even has liberals crying foul.
Bay Area liberal Michael Shellenberger, who most recently wrote the book San Fransicko: Why Progressives Ruin Cities – a scathing examination of leftist policies in San Francisco – broke the story that the city was essentially sanctioning open-air drug use in the city as a way to get homeless people into rehab.
Since Tuesday, San Francisco's city government has been secretly operating an unauthorized illicit drug consumption site in direct violation of state & federal laws. It is part of a "linkage center" supposedly aimed at getting homeless addicts into rehab.https://t.co/sm3IgJ72mK
— Michael Shellenberger (@ShellenbergerMD) January 21, 2022
Allowing public drug use and enacting soft-on-crime policies have not done anything to help the dispossessed in the city.
The problems have only gotten worse.
Mayor London Breed recently pledged to crack down on crime.
She said in a fiery speech, “It is time for the reign of criminals who are destroying our city – it is time for it to come to an end. And it comes to an end when we take the steps to be more aggressive with law enforcement, more aggressive with the changes in our policies, and less tolerant of all the bullsh*t that has destroyed our city.”
However, her idea of cracking down is tolerating more of the same.
San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin, one of the leftist prosecutors funded by George Soros, is currently facing a recall effort.
But in the meantime, he is focused on letting criminals out and not prosecuting property crimes no matter what.
Leftists talk a good game, but San Francisco is showing that their policies only bring about more misery for the people they purport to help.