The most popular socialist councilor in Denver this week is upset that homeless people have been mocked by Aurora Mayor Mike Coffman, who lived on the freezing streets as a homeless vet for a week investigating the problem and coming up with solutions.
How dare he understand the plight of his fellow man?
Councilor Candi CdeBaca thinks Coffman is a disgusting person who tries to help because he bypassed paid lawyers to put the issue at the center – homelessness is a dangerous lifestyle chosen, dictated by drug use.
“Mayor Coffman’s stunt on the news recently was gross and disappointing,” she said. “It takes someone with privileges and centering them in a story to create an illusion of understanding.”
“The only solution to homelessness is housing, and we need to recognize that.”
Coffman said the growing problem isn’t high rents or COVID.
And if people live in cracked houses on the street in the open air because they don’t want to work to get housing, then living is probably not the solution.
Coffman had the gall to be honest and say that many people don’t live on the streets because of a lack of protection.
“It’s a lifestyle choice. It’s a very dangerous lifestyle choice, ”said Coffman.
CdeBaca and other homeless proponents crushed Coffman at a press conference this week for daring to think outside the box.
You don’t need Coffman’s help. You said what you really need is a task force. Because nothing addresses a problem like good old-fashioned bureaucracy.