Colorado Has a Brilliant Plan To Fix the Affordable Housing Crisis: Just Sleep in Your Car
Corporate-controlled governments will do anything except the right thing
Friends, you’re going to laugh at today’s absurdity.
But first, the quick background story…
The state of Colorado has a chronic homelessness problem:
It’s one of the worst in the nation per capita for homelessness.
Over 10,000 people are homeless on any given night.
Over 1,000 veterans experience homelessness every year.
21,560 public school students experience homelessness every year.
It’s brutally cold in the winter, adding many dangerous risk factors.
And Colorado is absolutely to blame for the problem:
Housing is chronically unaffordable (this is the biggest reason by far)
They refuse to crack down on for-profit land-lorders
They refuse to ban Airbnb
They refuse to ban institutional investment in rentals properties
They refuse to build affordable owner-occupied houses
They banned outdoor camping
They allow corporations to suppress wages to keep housing unaffordable
They don’t have enough shelters because they never bothered to build them
They couldn’t be bothered to sufficiently invest in mental healthcare
In other words: Colorado set itself up for homelessness.
Like many states, it built a corporate economy and a social climate in which cities filled with homeless people were mathematically inevitable.
Luckily, the state’s brilliant bureaucrats now have a sure-fire solution to tackle homelessness:
Let hard-working families sleep in their cars.
I know what you’re thinking…
The people running Colorado must be high.
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