[Ed. – Novel idea. It’s a start.]
To the blue-state satraps running homeless haven California, it was all supposed to be so easy. Shake the feds down for millions in the name of ending homelessness, or else yell loudly to the gullible media about the heartless Trump administration denying them funds. And once the funds rolled in, party hearty and fatten the bureaucracy.
They tried it one time too many, and this time, they got the mother of all smack-downs:
In a return letter signed by [Housing and Urban Development] Secretary [Ben] Carson, the Administration responded by pointing out that California “seeks federal dollars…from hardworking American taxpayers but fails to admit that your State and local policies have played a major role in the current crisis.” Carson lists some of the state-based causes as being an “over-regulated housing market, its inefficient allocation of resources, and its policies that have weakened law enforcement.”