California, once the picture of glamour, beauty, and prosperity, has become the state version of Detroit. Major cities are falling into disarray as drugs and homelessness take it over. You’re more likely to find human feces and used needles in places like San Francisco than you are anything else.
It’s become a trash heap, and sitting atop the throne on this heap of trash is Gavin Newsom, California’s ultra-leftist Governor.
Newsom isn’t exactly known for his intelligent style of governing, and everything that comes out of his mouth seems more ridiculous than the last. This also counts for his tweets.
On Friday, Newsom tweeted out a very odd statement about prescriptions and housing.
“Doctors should be able to write prescriptions for housing the same way they do for insulin or antibiotics,” tweeted Newsom.
I’m sure that made more sense in his head, but he continues.
“We need to start targeting social determinants of health. We need to start treating brain health like we do physical health. What’s more fundamental to a person’s well being than a roof over their head?” he tweeted.
Translation (I think): What if doctors were able to dish out houses for people’s health?
He continues by trying — and I emphasize the word “trying” — to “be clear.”
“Let’s be clear: Massive failures in our mental health system and disinvestment in our social safety net—exacerbated by widening income inequality and our housing shortage— has led us to where we are today: too many Californians left to live on our streets,” he tweeted.
In short, California’s homeless population, which suffers from mental illness and drug use, can be solved if entitlements are expanded, the rich are made poorer, and doctors can prescribe houses like they would a pill for depression.
Not only is the wording straight out of the “Jaden Smith school of tweeting while high” book, but the idea is also just too stupid to be real. Twitter let him know it too.
Imagine filling out a prescription for a home to a drug addict who will now still have a drug addiction, but now have a taxpayer-funded home to live in where his or her drug addiction will continue. What kind of crimes and filth will this home become host to? Taxpayer-funded meth labs, prostitution, and more will likely be a part of this home’s daily routine.
Now apply that to thousands of drug addicts all around California.
I can’t stress how bad of an idea this is, but more than that, I can’t stress how bad of a governor Gavin Newsom is.