San Francisco discovers concept of borders, may restrict homeless benefits to locals
Posted Mon, Dec 22, 2008 at 12:19 pm
When it comes to taking benefits from U.S. citizens in order to give them to foreign citizens who are here illegally, the city of San Francisco is always willing to be useful idiots. However, sometimes even they realize there are limits to liberalism ("S.F. blames out-of-towners for endless homeless problem" by CW Nevius, link):
City officials are finally admitting what others have been saying for years: San Francisco is attracting huge numbers of homeless people from all over. Thousands of transient people, arriving from other counties, states and even countries, are overwhelming the city's homeless system.
Facing a crippling budget shortfall, officials at San Francisco's homeless agencies are proposing a radical idea - take care of the city's own first, and require newcomers to show proof of residency for aid.
"If a homeless family living in San Francisco doesn't get shelter, and somebody just off the bus does, it doesn't seem fair," said Trent Rhorer, director of the Department of Human Services...