“There’s no such thing as a free lunch” was a common phrase in days of yore, and quite true. That’s no longer the case, at least for low-income transgender residents of San Francisco.
London Breed, the ironically named mayor of the City by the Bay, has put forth a new program that will pay “low-income transgender residents up to $1,200 each month for up to 18 months.” Breed says of her bailouts of transfranciscans (a term I first came across in a PJ Media article by Victoria Taft): “[W]e know that our trans communities experience much higher rates of poverty and discrimination, so this program will target support to lift individuals in this community up.”
Maybe. By making San Francisco’s already put-upon taxpayers foot the potentially $21,600 bill for each qualifying transgender in Breed’s proposal.
But there’s more. KTVU reported: “In addition to guaranteed income, participants will be provided with gender-affirming medical and mental health care, case management and specialty care services.” And that’s not all, lower-income transgender folks in the Golden City will also receive “financial coaching” on how to spend their newly-gotten gains.
At present, the only other program that hands out special allotments of taxpayer money to City Hall-selected groups of people is the “Abundant Birth Project,” which offers “basic income for Black and Pacific Islander mothers and pregnant people.”
“Pregnant people,” because, you know, pregnancy is not just for females anymore! As those like “Breed” believe.
To sum up: if you are a taxpayer in the Bay Area you are screwed. However, if you happen to be a pregnant, trans, Black person or Pacific Islander, you are almost literally golden!