Prop D

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If you want to know why businesses flee the state, and why the rest of the nation think SF is a city of fascist morons, look no further than the just passed Prop D. This is a vacancy tax that penalizes landlords for the inability to find tenants for their storefronts, after the city has made it harder to find tenants for their storefronts.

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SF has done the following:

  • (a) increased the cost of employment (minimum wages, work rules, benefits)
  • (b) encourages shoplifting by decriminalizing theft
  • (c) allows homeless encampments and disturbed crazies and druggies outside storefronts (homelessness, public defecation, open drug use)
  • (d) is one of the worst cities for permits and licenses (time, terms, costs and appeals)
  • (e) they block chains/franchises ("formula retail") from many neighborhoods.
  • And now (f) if a business can’t find renters in that artificially hostile market, they will tax, lien, and then seize the property to divide up amongst the cronies.

And a supermajority of SF voters thought Seizing private property and the means of production was a good idea?

Think about that, not just a plurality, or a majority, but a super majority of the cities brightest tech workers, illegals and deep thinkers thought this was a good idea? If that doesn’t foretell California becoming the next Detroit, you aren’t paying attention.

The only upside is that progressives never understand cause and effect, or when taking a bad idea too far will bite them in the ass. I suspect this will result in a class action lawsuit that will eventually get to the Supreme Court and have them decide how much fascism is allowed, and FDRs programs that were a fraction this fascist (State controlling private businesses through hyper legislation/regulation) were struck down. So after a long and expensive legal battle that converts small retail into residential or industrial space and enriches corrupt lawyers and corrupt politicians, this should go down in flames as a bridge too far.


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The land of intolerance, hypocrisy and progressivism... but I repeat myself. This article lists some examples of the intolerance, incompetence, and progressivism that has come to exemplify the Golden State. (NOTE: While the Golden State once referred to the color of the dried grass hills so common in California, it now refers to the vagrant urine covered streets of San Francisco or L.A.)