#Trust Me Seattle Did Not do it Right!

2022 April 21
by drdog09

Funny! Sacramento’s plan is almost a bookend to the approach Seattle took on the homeless problem and will yield similar results.

Sacramento Currently Spending $44 Million on Growing Homeless

By Katy Grimes, April 18, 2022

The City of Sacramento is spending more than $44 million to provide eight homeless shelters and camping options, most not yet built or ready, and three Project Homekey motel conversions. According to city officials, “most of that comes from state and federal grants that are not certain year to year.”

The Mayor and City Council now calls Sacramento’s drug-addicted, mentally ill homeless vagrant population the “unhoused,” “people experiencing homelessness,” “guests,” and “our unhoused neighbors,” as if these really are our neighbors who were just one paycheck away from living on the streets. Nothing could be further from the truth.


The old adage, “You gain that which you promote, lose what you do not.”, applies here. The more subsidies, tax dollars and grants are poured into these efforts the more ‘unhoused’ pour into the system. Then tag on the propensity that once engaged, an organized effort tends to expand both mission creep and redefinition of the problem at hand. It can be pretty much guaranteed that at first it will be just the ‘unhoused’ but over time it will include the ‘underhoused’; a roof over their head but no 70″ LED TV with Apple+ in the living room. Book it.

And the adage already seems to be in play – “Sacramento has more than the 11,222 homeless people accounted for Sacramento in 2019-2020. Where are they sleeping? We don’t know how many are sleeping in their cars in designated parking lots, and other default parking locations.” Ibid.

The city has current provisions for less than 2% of the defined need. The article makes an interesting observation, where are the other 98% sleeping every night? To ponder further, how did the city come up with the original number of 11k+ to begin with? Are all those numbers really homeless or is this another ‘train to nowhere’ scheme to bilk the people of the city out of more money for Leftist causes unrelated to the task at hand?

As an aside, per Sacramento’s definition of the problem, the worlds richest man is homeless right now. Musk is literally couch surfing with friends, in the office or at a hotel. He has sold all his personal residences to cut ties with California. Imagine if he applied in Sac for a homeless voucher!

Sacramento is going to learn a lesson that Seattle has already experienced:

  • Most homelessness is tied to a drug problem.
  • Pouring money at the problem increases the problem.
  • Making things easier, only creates dependency.
  • Money is made by the NGOs associated, so the ‘need’ does not stop as the NGOs will seek more ‘customers’.

Want it to stop? Build a singular facility. In it focus on the drug problem with treatment. Once the individuals are functional put them to work – Sacramento should have the cleanest streets and parks in the nation. It is a tough love environment. The point being once sober it would be easier to find a job and housing for one’s self than stay in the system.

If that sounds cruel, consider dependency is an ever worse condition to be in.

26 Responses leave one →
  1. 2022 April 21 6:25 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Good news of the day — https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/spotify-wont-renew-podcast-deal-obamas — Obamas not renewed.

  2. 2022 April 21 6:41 am
    justrand permalink

    A lot of links inside this article…and some hope. But the Dems certainly see all this too…and they are NOT going to let their power diminish.


  3. 2022 April 21 6:46 am
    justrand permalink

    Excellent post, drdog. I can only assume that when you directed this at the architects of Sacramento’s lunacy, you were being facetious: “Want it to stop?

    They do NOT want to solve anything. The amount of graft and corruption (and political capital) involved in “homelessness” (and other societal ills) is too great.

  4. 2022 April 21 8:14 am
    drdog09 permalink


    Yep. ‘The unhoused’ are now an industry to the feel-good-with-other-people’s-money crowd.

  5. 2022 April 21 9:15 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    Michael Schellenberger has done some persuasive research showing that the problem needs to have drug abuse and mental illness addressed. Not housing.
    Schellenberger is running for Gov in CA to bring attention to this and other issues (h/t mpt). He’s an old Leftie but I’d vote for him over a typical RINO if only to send a message.

    Because Liz Chency, Mitt and others are stepping up efforts to take back “their” Party.
    My statement on
    kicking me off the ballot in a last minute secret meeting, via a secret vote with no representation for me allowed in the room. This is long but read it all to see what they’re doing. We will NOT back down. We WILL fight for our voters and fair elections!

    Meanwhile, Zuck will spend more money this election cycle.

  6. 2022 April 21 9:42 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    Report — Mitch McConnell Cheered Democrats for Launching Trump’s Impeachment Trial: ‘Take Care of the Son of a Bitch for Us’

  7. 2022 April 21 9:46 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    Interesting piece on IVM from 2021.

    From the comments:
    What are the bioethics of with-holding a safe drug given to over 2.5 billion people that may be a placebo and do no harm during a pandemic? When this drug has a mountain of evidence that it may be a broad spectrum antiviral. The ethics of stopping all conversation about it on social media?

  8. 2022 April 21 10:22 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    Has anyone looked into I-Bonds?

  9. 2022 April 21 10:51 am
    drdog09 permalink


    Sounds good, except —

    “You must own the bond for at least five years to receive all of the interest that is due. You cannot cash out an I bond before holding it for a year; if you do so after that point (but before five years), you forfeit three months of interest.” — Forbes


    If you believe that the Fed will curb inflation in the 5 year period it might be a good option. If you don’t, and my best is they won’t, then an I bond is a loss. And if you believe ShadowStats figures well you are losing 7% per annum.

  10. 2022 April 21 12:50 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Is this a great day or what?! CNN+ is now -CNN — https://thelibertydaily.com/rip-cnn/ — Plug has been pulled. Mr. Wallace the most butt hurt. But at least he does not have to worry about his # of views anymore. 🙂

  11. 2022 April 21 2:45 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

  12. 2022 April 21 3:02 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

  13. 2022 April 21 3:16 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    Jim, shall we start a pool on when they axe Mr. ‘TaterHead’ Stelter?

  14. 2022 April 21 3:37 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    12, LOL
    9, thanks for the excellent feedback. We might go ahead because she has some cash she doesn’t want to spend just now. IBonds are capped at $10k per person. So, she can stick away $20K. She’s leery of the Dow just now so it would otherwise be getting 0.01% interest in the bank. Even with a penalty she’ll be getting more than that with the IBonds

  15. 2022 April 21 3:41 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Evidence that Moderna is more dangerous than Pfizer … though of course “none of the above” might be even more safe.

    A huge new study shows mRNA shots sharply raised the risk of dangerous heart damage in Scandinavians who received them last year, and that Moderna’s 100-microgram shot was significantly more dangerous than Pfizer’s 30-microgram dose.

  16. 2022 April 21 3:45 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    Its better than buying CD’s :).

  17. 2022 April 21 4:00 pm
    bc3b permalink

    The same is true of illegals. We’re offering all sorts of incentives – free education for their kids, medical care, welfare, even free phones.

  18. 2022 April 21 4:18 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

  19. 2022 April 21 5:12 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

  20. 2022 April 21 7:54 pm
    mpt permalink

    For PRP, but I suspect he already watched it.

    Michael Saylor: Bitcoin, Inflation, and the Future of Money

  21. 2022 April 21 8:09 pm
    mpt permalink

    19 – The same is true of illegals. We’re offering all sorts of incentives – free education for their kids, medical care, welfare, even free phones.

    I wonder sometimes if TPTB are throwing open the borders because the US, along with virtually all developed nations, are experiencing population collapse, but they are afraid to frame it as such to the public. The elites need an underclass to support their lifestyle — otherwise, who will clean their toilets, mow their lawns and buy their crappy entertainment?

  22. 2022 April 22 4:59 am
    drdog09 permalink

    “… otherwise, who will clean their toilets, mow their lawns and buy their crappy entertainment?”

    My hopes are dashed! I can’t be an elite. I do the first two myself and I have not bought a ticket to the third in over 3 years.

  23. 2022 April 22 5:18 am
    drdog09 permalink


  24. 2022 April 22 9:30 am
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    Japan is the most interesting thing to watch at the moment.

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