The hits just keep on coming from the huge stacks of executive orders that Joe Biden has been signing. Some of them deal with wrecking our border security and wiping out girls’ sports in schools, but many of the rest involve lots of “free money” to be spread around. One example of that phenomenon was Biden’s order from last Thursday making funds available to reimburse state and municipal governments for the cost of emergency housing for the homeless during the pandemic. Mentioned in the order were the hotels in San Francisco that were used for homeless housing over the past year. But as with many of these orders, there weren’t a lot of specifics included, so nobody is sure precisely how it would apply. (Fox News)
San Francisco hotels used to house homeless people may be fully funded by the federal government this year, thanks to an executive order signed by President Joe Biden signed last Thursday.
Under the order, certain kinds of emergency housing for the homeless are eligible to be fully reimbursed through September.
San Francisco, which has one of the highest homeless populations in the nation, spends between $15 million to $18 million per month to house more than 2,200 people in about 25 hotels, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
I really enjoyed the headline from the Fox News report linked above. “Biden may pick up the tab for San Francisco homeless hotels.” That’s really generous. I mean, I’d heard some rumors about him doing really well for himself on Hunter’s China deals, but at 15 to 18 million per month, that’s going to be a pretty steep tab. Oh, wait… what’s that? You didn’t mean he was going to pay for the hotel costs personally but instead stick the taxpayers with the bill? How silly of me.