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Pandering: Obama says every country should be run by a woman

The Hill published an article yesterday in which former President Obama said the following:

“I’m absolutely confident that for two years if every nation on earth was run by women, you would see a significant improvement across the board on just about everything… living standards and outcomes.”

According to Obama, women are “undisputably better leaders.”

Read the whole article here.

One could find a great woman leader in the US and around the world yet let’s take a look at some US women leaders to see if their constituents have seen a “significant improvement” on just about everything, shall we?

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan: A city run amok with homeless criminals, drug needles, repeat offenders, and downtown businesses closing due to criminal activity and inefficient police response times (if they actually respond).

Liberal utopia of Seattle/Q13 Fox photo

Seattle Socialist Council Member Kshama Sawant: While the city is overrun by homeless criminals and repeat offenders, this councilmember whines that a record $6.5 BILLION budget isn’t enough to address deep inequality and racism. As if THAT will improve living standards.

The streets of San Francisco…

San Francisco Mayor London Breed: I don’t need to detail all the problems in San Francisco. Everyone knows it is LITERALLY a sh*thole of a city.

Oregon Governor Kate Brown: Just like other west coast, progressive-run cities, Portland has a major problem with the homeless and their criminal activities. But here’s another bonus under the womyn governor: The state was ranked 49th in U.S. graduation rate in 2017.

The street of LA…

Los Angeles County Board of Supervisor District 1 Representative Hilda Solis: Los Angeles saw a 12% increase in homelessness despite spending $619M in tax payer dollars. Bonus: Typhus and leprosy!

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf: A city that has obtained $9 million taxpayer dollars to build affordable housing yet has delivered ZERO units. Yet if you are an illegal alien you’re entitled to early warnings so you can avoid ICE raids.

While there are some brilliant women leaders around the world, to state that every nation would thrive under the leadership of women is just flat-out inaccurate. Especially if they are a “progressive” woman.

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When demorats are in charge: Oakland raked in $9M in new fees for affordable housing; ZERO units broken ground

People often compare the government to the Mafia in that the mobs make a profit. I’d add that the Mafia actually accomplish REAL goals.

In April 2016 the Oakland City Council approved a new affordable housing impact fee to address rapidly rising rents in the city.

KQED reported at the time that, “The new ordinance permits the city to charge developers who want to build market-rate housing a one-time fee intended to help fund subsidized affordable housing. Though the impact fee is the first action the council has taken to directly address the city’s affordable housing shortage, the city administrator’s office expects it will only fund about 600 new affordable units over the next 10 years.”

Fast forward to 2019 and guess how many “affordable units” have been built?

The answer: A BIG FAT ZERO!

From SF Gate:

“In 2016, Oakland passed a fee on new residential developments that was supposed to raise $65 million over 10 years for affordable housing, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. However, three years later, just under $9 million in fees have been collected — and zero new affordable housing units funded by the fees have broken ground.

Some officials estimate that the city should have collected close to $20 million into its impact fee fund by now. So where is all the money? The city recently hired an auditor to investigate.

“We have been asking these questions for a year and not getting answers — so we don’t know if it is a failure to collect, being expended improperly or if the fund(s) are sitting somewhere, but not being tracked,” Oakland City Council President Rebecca Kaplan told the Chronicle.

Mayor Libby Schaaf set a goal in 2016 to build 17,000 new homes, both affordable and market rate, by 2024 — with about 28 percent being affordable. By the end of last year, only about 8 percent of new units built were affordable.

As of now, Oakland has distributed about $4.8 million of the funds from the 2016 program to three affordable housing projects. Construction has yet to begin on any of these projects.

This is no surprise considering that Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf (a demorat) works harder to ensure that criminal illegal aliens have more protections and representation than citizens.

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Public ethics commission finds that Oakland mayor took illegal campaign contributions

From KTVU: Staff with the Oakland Public Ethics Commission has found that Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf’s campaign accepted donations over the legal limit from the owner of several large properties in the city, and has recommended she return the contributions and pay a fine.

An investigation by the ethics commission found that 11 West Partners LLC donated $2,400 more to Schaaf’s campaign for mayor than the legal limit of $800. Investigators recommended that Schaaf forfeit the $2,400 to the city’s general fund and pay a $600 penalty.

The properties owned by 11 West Partners include the artist studio complex American Steel in West Oakland and a retail complex in downtown Oakland that includes the former Smart and Final store, which closed last year.

At the time of the contributions, 11 West Partners was also negotiating to purchase a city-owned parking lot near the Smart and Final store. The company was fined $5,600 for violating a ban on contributions by city contractors in May.

For the findings against Schaaf, the baseline penalty is $1,000 and could be as much as three times the illegal contribution – in this case $7,200. But the ethics commission’s staff recommended that Schaaf only pay a reduced penalty of $600.

The ethics commission’s staff cited several mitigating factors, writing that the contributions came from different entities all owned by the same company, so it was not immediately clear that accepting them constituted a violation.

Ethics commission staff also wrote that Schaaf’s campaign cooperated with the investigation and offered to return the donations immediately when contacted about the issue.

The illegal contribution was less than 1 percent of the $262,193.66 that Schaaf had raised for her campaign by the end of 2017, according to the ethics commission.

Schaaf’s campaign also was found to have violated ethics rules in her 2014 campaign, when four entities owned by the same person made contributions that were $2,100 over the legal limit.

The 2018 campaign finance violations came after a fundraiser for the Schaaf campaign reached out to 11 West Partners owner Adam Goldenberg and asked him to attend an upcoming fundraiser. Monica Ng of 11 West Partners then sent emails to three affiliated companies requesting they each send $800 to Schaaf’s campaign. In all, Schaaf’s campaign received four checks of $800 each from 11 West Partners affiliated entities.

Emily Matthews, the spokesperson for Schaaf’s 2018 campaign, said “Oakland’s campaign finance rules are critical safeguards for electoral integrity. While campaign donors are generally responsible for complying, this case has caused us to place additional safeguards as part of our contribution processing to ensure we never again unknowingly accept unauthorized contributions.”

The Public Ethics Commission is scheduled to vote whether to impose the fines at its Aug. 5 meeting.

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