To: Lady Jag
Homelessness in America is a choice. All these folks living in that tent city can merely go to the Salvation Army and get three nights food and lodging for free. After that, they are urged to enter a program and WORK for their keep. They all mostly refuse. Instead they hang out in traffic and panhandle for money and easily gain about one hundred dollars a day, tax free. I submit they are lazy and non-productive and cause a nuisance for those of us who are not.
It's like the same old story....keep feeding the ducks and they will never leave. This time they were told to leave after refusing to do so. I see very little wrong with that.
Are you too young to remember where many of these poor souls came from?
Nixon increased the street population by many thousands when he closed all the public mental institutions.
Most if not all homeless today are mentally disturbed and many fear actually fear the indoors. When I talk to them, some of them even make sense (for the moment).
I have no idea how to deal with the situation, but it would benefit the city to have them out of sight, so, til there's a solution, put them in a covert place to tent where they still get to a place to access their usual resources.
posted on 01/20/2007 12:40:45 PM PST
by Lady Jag
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