SF Law Right Out of Atlas Shrugged

Posted by Abaco 10 months, 1 week ago to Politics
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  • Posted by freedomforall 10 months, 1 week ago
    "We have to do it. We have to try something,"

    Try a free market, encouraging production, and meritocracy instead of socialism encouraging the unproductive to migrate to your city.

    Trying the same failed actions repeatedly is the very definition of insanity.

    Government Housing -Failure
    Government Minimum Wage - Failure
    Government Unemployment "Insurance" - Failure
    Government Medical "Insurance" - Failure (Bankrupting the Federal government)
    Government Retirement Program- Failure (Bankrupting the Federal government)
    Government Food Stamps - Failure
    Government Student Loan Guarantees - Failure
    Government Banking (Cartel) System - Failure
    Government Illegal Alien Protection - Failure

    More than 50% of the voters in America are too ignorant and too brainwashed by politically biased interests to be allowed the responsibility to vote. The SF Bay area voters are overwhelmingly ignorant. May their continued insanity in government bankrupt the socialist morons and provide an unassailable example to convince many other urban residents of the futility of government socialism.
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  • Posted by jimslag 10 months, 1 week ago
    So, why do the homeless flock to SF? Well, maybe their bleeding heart mentality and SJW mentality draws them there because of the money already spent. It is SJW's like Benioff that co-opt the efforts and corrupt the system. We don't need more money thrown at it, we need results and obviously, we are not getting results. I say we ditch California and let them sink into their social morass.
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  • Posted by term2 10 months, 1 week ago
    I have heard that Atlas Shrugged is a novel. Its more than a work of fiction- its more of a documentary actually, and the only way people will be open to reject collectivism is to have it FAIL right there where they live. Societal collapse wont guarantee acceptance of free market solutions, but I think it at least opens the door to new ideas.
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    • Posted by  $  Solver 10 months, 1 week ago
      Last time the housing market collapsed, after governments put in their “everyone is entitled to their own home” programs, the main stream media and universities claimed capitalism was to blame. That blame opened the door wider to new more tribalistic anti-reason ideas.
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      • Posted by term2 10 months, 1 week ago
        There is a relentless emotional basis for collectivism, fueled by propaganda to be sure. But there is something in human nature that "wants" collectivism, and I think the only thing that is effective against it is that it never has worked, and in fact cant work
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  • Posted by LarryHeart 10 months, 1 week ago
    A person with a brain
    "I have to make decisions with my head, not just my heart," Breed said. "I do not believe doubling what we spend on homelessness without new accountability, when we don't even spend what we have now efficiently, is good government."
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  • Posted by mshupe 10 months, 1 week ago
    Recently a commentator, I don't recall who, compared California in general, and San Francisco in particular, to a medieval fiefdom. You have the monarchs living in mansions in gated communities, and immediately outside the walls you have their serfdom. The monarchy is too self absorbed in their PC that if they continue to avoid reality, they will suffer the consequences of their barbarians at their gates.
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  • Posted by  $  Dobrien 10 months, 1 week ago
    How did this mayor get elected. Is part of San Francisco coming to see reality?

    In San Francisco, it's also become an intriguing fight between recently elected Mayor London Breed, who is siding with the city's Chamber of Commerce in urging a no vote, and philanthropist Benioff, whose company is San Francisco's largest private employer with 8,400 workers.

    Breed came out hard against the measure, saying it lacked collaboration, could attract homeless people from neighboring counties to the city, and could cost middle-class jobs in retail and service. San Francisco has already dramatically increased spending on homelessness, she said, with no noticeable improvement.

    San Francisco spent $380 million of its $10 billion budget last year on services related to homelessness.

    "I have to make decisions with my head, not just my heart," Breed said. "I do not believe doubling what we spend on homelessness without new accountability, when we don't even spend what we have now efficiently, is good government."
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  • Posted by ProfChuck 10 months, 1 week ago
    I think there may be a market for a small spray canister of indelible purple dye much like that used in the dyepacks used by banks to identify bank robbers. You could carry it like pepper spray.
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  • Posted by  $  Ben_C 10 months, 1 week ago
    In New Orleans we call them "gutter punks." They all have dogs to prevent (they assume) the police from arresting them. We give our left overs to the dogs, not the gutter punks. When talking with the punks we find they all are from middle class to affluent families and chose to be vagrants. I wonder how many in San Francisco have the same background and agenda.
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