You know those damned lazy liberal free-loading Socialists? The ones who are always finding a way to exploit the System and make hard-working taxpayers pay the bill?
Every day, those good-for-nothing low-life… Wait! What? This is a wealthy Republican family with a household income of over $434,200 per year working the System to get welfare public assistance through HUD vouchers?
As a Captain in 2016, Kris Palmer was already making $264,229.81. That’s far more than any State lawmaker. And that’s more than even the Governor of the State of California makes.
Then, in early 2017, Palmer received an additional $50,000 per year salary bump when he was promoted by Sheriff Scott Jones to Chief Deputy. A whopping $314,229 as a “public servant” feeding at the public trough, without so much as a day of patrol or arresting any bad guys.
Now at $314,229.91, plus Palmer’s wife’s $120,000+ per year salary as a Banking officer, you’d think their combined $434,229+ per year salaries would be enough for avoid welfare for their nearby dad. Wouldn’t you?
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Developing offers the “HUD vouchers” as “the federal government’s major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market.”
These low-income vouchers were created as a safety net for the truly needy, and when no other options are available. HUD vouchers make sure the vulnerable elderly are not living in dangerous or uninhabitable housing which endangers their health and well-being. There are not enough HUD vouchers to go around, and many elderly are surviving on just one meal per day because their living expenses are too high.
HUD vouchers are not designed for wealthy families to avoid their financial responsibilities of taking care of immediate family members, and honoring their parents by keeping them off of welfare by helping out when they so easily can. The Palmer family has their own big house, with plenty of room, and could either give Dad a room or else contribute the $700 per month for him to live in a studio apartment with dignity.
Since carpetbagger Kris Palmer resides in Placer County, and will need a Sacramento residence to be Sacramento Sheriff, maybe Palmer is thinking he can use his Dad’s new Sacramento address. Yet another way to scam the System. Aren’t bankers known for looking for new ways to screw over customers?
Clearly this 1%-er duo thought they had found a way to milk the System for public assistance and not get caught. “No more than $950 per month” Palmer’s wife said, because they don’t want to add even $1 more to Dad’s living situation.
A candidate who the Harvey Weinstein of Sheriffs, Scott Jones, claims has “more honor” than anyone else, Kris Palmer’s pursuit of welfare housing for his local father shows otherwise. Local glutton John McGinness never misses an opportunity to gush over Palmer and plug the candidate.
Obviously we should consider the source of that “more honor” comment. No-one I know would ‘so honorably‘ put their father into welfare housing when he didn’t need to be there.
Both Jones and McGinness were sheriffs during the Department’s worst sexual discrimination, racial discrimination, records falsification, and retaliatory investigations lawsuit in the history of all law enforcement agencies throughout California. Palmer was a manager directly over the Plaintiffs who sued the Department. The Sheriff’s Department lost that case (34-2010-00091514) in 2016, costing Sacramento taxpayers more than $10.4 million in payouts.
The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department needs a complete leadership overhaul, beginning with who is elected as Sheriff. It is going to take someone from the outside to come in and clean up the department. An insider, who has been part of the problem, can never be expected to bring about the changes necessary to bring forth the integrity, transparency, and equality to the Department that Sacramento taxpayers deserve.