Affordability and Economic Inequality

Health care corporations, developers, and tech and bank CEOs thrive by successfully carving out an economic refuge inaccessible to working people. This privilege for the 1% does nothing for the people who actually deserve economic relief, but represents lost revenue that could be used to improve the conditions they live and work in.

The gap between the haves and the have nots is growing exponentially here in San Francisco. It is on stark display along Market Street and in the Bayview and the Mission. It is clear from real estate prices: two-bedroom condos are hard to come by for under half a million dollars, even in the less posh neighborhoods. This puts home ownership in the City out of reach for all but the wealthiest families.

As that gulf widens each day, as the rich get richer, as the poor get pushed out of the City, we see persistent efforts by Big Money and politicians to devalue the services that make the City livable for the remaining members of the 99%, and the people who provide those services.

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