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  • Living in a Lefty Paradise?

    What happens when liberals are able to take over an entire city and implement all of their dream policies, many of which they claim will help average Americans from the bottom up? The middle class disappears, that’s what happens.

    In the past decade, San Francisco has implemented universal health care, enforced smart growth policies, raised the minimum wage to $8.50, and implemented a carbon tax on businesses. The result:

    Many worry it’s increasingly turning San Francisco into an enclave of the rich, where nurses, firefighters, cops, teachers and other professionals aspiring toward homeownership or in need of cheaper rent can no longer afford to stay.

    “A kind of derogatory term for the city would be Disneyland for yuppies,” said Hans Johnson, demographer with the Public Policy Institute of California. …

    The social consequences for a city where moderate- and low-income families can’t get by are manifold. Many believe it’s the primary reason San Francisco has the fewest children per capita of any major metropolitan area in the United States. In 2006, a group of Potrero Hill parents concerned about declining public school ranks surveyed families that had left San Francisco to find out why they had done so. Fifty-three percent cited the schools; 70 percent blamed housing costs.

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    4 Responses to Living in a Lefty Paradise?

    1. Corbin says:

      A glimpse of what America would be under the Left's sole leadership…. scary…

    2. John, Miami says:

      Terrific. Another generation or so and America can have the city back.

    3. Harry in Chicago says:

      Believe me, no one knows the horrors of living in a liberal stronghold. I live in the Soviet satellite state of Illinois where corruption is bad as mosquitos in the summer. If Illinois is not a socialist state, we are on our way for sure. We lack good conservative candidates in this state and will be hurting, it seems, for a while.

    4. Gary, Salt Lake City says:

      The liberals want to take away an individual's right to fail or succeed. They want to take away both an individual's responsibility and accountability, sometimes referred to as ‘nanny’ state. Their desire is to control society. Thus, as mentioned in the article (and just like socialist or communistic societies), a two-class system develops. You have the elite class made up of 'party' members or the governing elite and the 'working' class. As citizens of the United States become complacent and allow government to more and more dictate their lives, they will lose their ability to self govern and realize what others have coined as the ‘American Dream.’ Only those who tow the party line will have opportunity. And what has happened to those who disagree with the ‘party’? Do the names of Hitler, Stalin, Mao, and Khmer ring a bell? Unfortunately, tolerance was not one of their endearing characteristics.

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