WATCH: Democrats Rule: Tent City With Mansions In Orange County,Spread This Folks!

California’s homeless population spiked higher than other states over the past year.

The Golden State is where taxes are high, the so-called “safety net” is wide, economic growth is low and anyone who disagrees with leftist orthodoxy is chased off of state-run

college campuses.

It could hardly come as a surprise to anyone who travels around the state: the number of people who are homeless in California continues to rise at a steady clip. Every year, the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development releases a Point in Time count of the homeless population. This year that number reached nearly 554,000 — a 1 percent increase from last year, driven by the dramatic surge in West Coast cities.

A state that’s more than $400 billion in debt and has the largest homeless population in the United States.In a now-deleted post, the Retired Orange County Deputy Sheriffs blamed

local officials for it: “Orange County is now a s*** hole country thanks to Sheriff Sandra (Hutchens) and her co-conspirator Don Barnes. According to The New York Times, one in

four homeless people in America — 114,000 in total — live in California. Los Angeles County alone has 55,000 homeless, a number that rose by 13,000 from 2016 to 2017.

More than one-quarter of the total homeless population nationwide lives in California. The vast majority are “unsheltered” — a more bureaucratic term to describe the thousands living on the streets, under freeways and tucked into grassy fields and parks in cities all around the state.

Video footage of a homeless encampment in Orange County, California, has gone ultra-viral after a Facebook page operated by former law enforcement posted stunning scenes of the sanctuary state’s rapid descent into a dystopian “shit hole.” The video was taken by cyclists on the popular Santa Ana River Trail – a bike path that runs from Angel Stadium in Anaheim to the Pacific Ocean in Huntington Beach. In the span of just a few short years, sections of the trail have transformed from idyllic, family-friendly recreational terrain, to a dangerous causeway commandeered by vagrants, drug addicts and illegal aliens.

Take a look at this video showing the homelessness in Orange County, California. It’s a 10-minute bike ride through one of the largest shantytowns in America:

In addition to the video, the Deputy Sheriffs page added photos from the trail, including a sign forbidding “camping” and “storing of public property.”