Homelessness affects all of us. $13,000,000,000 (thirteen billion dollars) spent on homelessness in California in the last few years has not helped the situation and is costing the taxpayers. On a daily basis, more people are becoming homeless than getting out of it. Homelessness is no longer a state issue, it is a national crisis that is affecting our cities, businesses, safety and requires federal attention.
Healthcare affects all of us. The number one cause of bankruptcy is unpaid healthcare bills. A bill for a heart attack can be as high as $150,000. Most patients don't have access to primary care and have to go to the Emergency Department for care. Healthcare is our largest national expense.
Education affects all of us. Too many Americans can't read well when they leave high school and are not trained to have a job. California public schools do not offer comprehensive vocational programs in high school. Student debt can be as high as $500,000 or more for college.