Palm Springs to give $200,000 to transgender residents, just for being transgender

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A California city has come up with a new way to jump on the transgender bandwagon and rip off more taxpayer money at the same time: create a program to actually give money to transgender residents, while paying bureaucrats “necessary” to run the program even more money than is being handed out.

Palm Springs will spend $200,000 on the flagrantly biased guaranteed-income scheme, which applies only to the city’s transgender and nonbinary residents, reports the Los Angeles Times. The city council there voted unanimously on March 31 to adopt the pilot scheme, which will pay a mere 20 residents between $600 and $900 a month for two years.

Council Member Christy Holstege, who pushed the scheme, recently tweeted: “In the City of Palm Springs, we are proud to be a beacon of hope to the rest of the nation. We’ve worked hard to build an inclusive community.”

Except that the mayor of Palm Springs, Lisa Middleton, who also happens to be a man pretending to be a woman, said he does not think the scheme will succeed.

He voted for it anyway.

On Tucker Carlson’s show on FOX News, it was revealed that Holstege herself admitted during the council meeting that the program was a waste of money. “The bureaucracies that we’ve set up to fund poverty programs and to staff them are probably much more expensive than giving the people the money who need it,” she reportedly said, aptly describing pretty much any government money-handout program.

That is, those handing out the funds get a paying job: handing out funds.

The Palm Springs “experiment” will be partially funded by the state, which has reserved $35 million for experiments in guaranteed income programs: seeing what happens when the government simply pays people to exist.

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