“Billionaire environmental activist and former presidential candidate Tom Steyer is selling a couple of homes in his portfolio. Last month, he parted with a Lake Tahoe home for $2.8 million, and now he is putting his longtime family home in San Francisco’s exclusive Pacific Heights neighborhood on the market for $11 million,” the Wall Street Journal recently reported.
“I’ve lived in San Francisco for most of my adult life. I love this city and this state, but I’m terrified of where we are at right now,” Mr. Steyer said in an email to the Journal. “Recently, with orange skies, a sun that did not rise, and air we can not breathe, we are faced with the grim reality that we are living the climate crisis.“
Steyer wants everyone to believe he is leaving San Francisco because of a “climate crisis,” and not because the City by the Bay has devolved into total chaos: skyrocketing property crime and auto theft, violent crime is 54% higher than the rest of the state, homelessness is everywhere as is public defecation and urination, drug addiction and rampant related crime is the new normal in San Francisco.
This “climate crisis” Steyer claims is the cause of “orange skies, a sun that did not rise, and air we can not breathe.”
Yet last month, he parted with a Lake Tahoe home for $2.8 million, the WSJ reported. The sky is blue, the sun rises and the air is clean and fresh in Lake Tahoe.
Could it be the dismal California economy that is causing the Steyers to move?
Whether the core reason for Steyer leaving California is the climate crisis or the economy in crisis, it is policies that Steyer supports and ran on in his Presidential bid that are behind these crises.
100% clean energy and net-zero emissions by 2045,
“justice-centered” policies addressing the vulnerability of communities of color to pollution by fossil fuel companies, and proposed phasing out fossil fuel production.
He supported liberal immigration policies, oversight of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, and proposed restricting its forcible deportations and ending work-site raids.
Steyer called for an assault weapons ban, universal gun licensing and a voluntary buyback program for all firearms.
Steyer favored reparations for the descendants of slaves, promising to create a commission to study proposals, and said that as president he would apologize on behalf of the U.S. for the history of slavery.
The New York Times also reported:
He has embraced a “wealth tax” on the superrich.
He has suggested adding new justices to the Supreme Court, a relatively radical idea pressed by some on the left. He wants to take emergency action to address climate change.
We followed Mr. Steyer on his crusade to spend millions to get money out of politics.”
He says his top priorities are breaking the influence of corporations and addressing climate change.
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