posted on Apr, 13 2018 @ 07:35 PM
"The homeless" is too broad, they have all kinds of reasons to get to that point.
Medical bill bankruptcy, never taught to balace a checkbook, likes too many shiny things vs taking care of bills, bad record, sex offender, free
spirit, mental illness, no support group, 6 figure no tax panhandling, then driving off in a Lexus, alcohol, drugs, prostitution, or all of the
I'd split the convo up. Too many variables.
Maybe cover addiction and dual-diagnosis addictions. They don't always go together, some peoples addiction is only dual diagnosis once the excess
partying leads to negative consequences, not depression leading to drinking, for example.
Both issues lead back to the same loop, but going back to fix underlying problems with someone who just rewired their brains by partying too hard is
different than going back and dealing with drinking to cover depression from a bad situation, or general depression imo.
Either one takes a unrelated professional to deal with properly without backfiring.
But yeah, the homeless need jobs to do, if they want, however mundane, so they don't need to be crimminals to survive.
We could put them to work maintaining grass on the roadways, trash pickup, car washes, all kinds of stuff.
It may cut from the cities rediculous cashflow though.
It may hurt all their feelings to lower their property tax payment wealth redistribution scheme a bit.