Thursday on The Chad Hasty Show, Travis County Republican Party Chairman Matt Mackowiak joined guest host Carl Tepper to discuss the homeless camping crisis in Austin, the ineffectiveness of camping bans in many other cities, the resulting increase in crime, and much more.

Mackowiak said,

You care about Lubbock and I care about Austin, and everyone cares about where they live, they care about their community. And I don't think it's too much to ask that our elected officials put public safety first. Public safety is the highest responsibility of anyone in public office...And what's happened in Austin...is, our city's never been less safe, and I've lived here since 1984. We're going to double our all time homicide record this year to probably between 95 and 100...We're going to double our all time homeless fire record this year...Our homeless population has doubled since July 01, 2019, from 2,500 to what I estimate is 5,000.

Listen to the entire interview with Matt Mackowiak in the player above. 

Matt Mackowiak is a political analyst, the Republican Party Chairman for Travis County in Texas, a columnist for the Washington Times, and is the co-founder of the bipartisan political news blog Must Read Texas. Don't miss Mackowiak's Washington Times podcast, "Mack on Politics." 

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