The tax policies of US President Donald Trump’s administration will accelerate the homeless crisis in the United States, says an economist in California, amid a new report that shows America’s homeless population increased this year for the first time since 2010.
“Their [Trump administration] tax policies are going drive up the cost of homes even more now,” said Jack Rasmus is a professor of economics at St Marys College and Santa Clara University, both in the state of California.
“As they pass this big tax giveaway for the rich, they’re going to go after social programs” and leave people with less access to affordable housing,” Rasmus told Press TV in a phone interview on Wednesday.
“They’re going to exacerbate it; they’re going to make it worse; just about everything Trump does makes it worse for working-class and homeless people and that’s going to continue,” he added.
The number of homeless people in the United…