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QUOTE OF THE DAY: Maxine Waters Confronts California’s Homelessness Crisis

Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., recently told homeless people seeking housing to “go home.”

THE QUOTE

Waters was at a nonprofit group’s event in South Los Angeles meant to help homeless people find emergency housing when hundreds of would-be applicants for permanent subsidized housing vouchers overwhelmed the workers, The Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday.

 

  • Waters told the gathering of mostly homeless people they had been misled, saying,“you cannot get Section 8 vouchers here” — and later, “I want everybody to go home.”
  • The crowd responded angrily, with someone yelling, “We don’t got no home, that’s why we’re here. What home we gonna go to?”
  • When contacted by the Times Tuesday, Waters requested the story not be published, saying “it’s a bunch of rumors.”
  • But on Thursday, the newspaper published a video of the exchange.

SAME ENERGY

In December, a viral New York Times Opinion video showed how Democrat-run states often betray progressive values when it comes to governing.

“It is in the blue states where affordable housing is often hardest to find, there are some of the most acute disparities in education funding and economic inequality is increasing most quickly,” the Times’ Johnny Harris and Binyamin Appelbaum observed in a write-up accompanying the video.

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