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posted by iori_komei
I have stated my idea for what to do about homelessness . . the idea is this. Large work camps, each being able to comfortably house 2,000 "laborers" . . [Edited by Don W]
The laborers of course would be the homeless people . . the people who required no treatment would work doing things varying from farming to factory line production to textile work.The individuals would spend six hours each day working,
A 100 dollars would also be put into each account by the government on a bimonthly basis.
Once they have obtained a job, and have gotten there own housing set up, the money that was being saved for them will be transferred to there own account, and they will than become a productive member of society. Now, initially I came up with this idea just to solve the homeless problem, but I realized it could also solve the illegal immigrant problem, that is the homeless people could do the jobs the illegal immigrants are doing. So, what do you all think?
“Bimonthly.” once every two months or two times a month? This sounds like a place not many homeless people are likely to attend on a voluntary basis.
Whenever I read an topic like this, one thought comes to mind. "You can lead a horse to water but you cannot make it drink" and that is the problem here most of the homeless or even those on welfare do not want to do and that is work. They want everthing handed to them on a plater and while the suggestion is a good one, it will never work for just that reason.
Forcing them to go to certain places is just morally wrong and oppressive.
but seriously, work camps? Sounds like prisoners to me, either that or that I've slipped into nazi germany.
So, what do you all think?
posted by zappafan1
“ . . it's about 500,000 people who are homeless . . 1/3 by choice, 50% by drug and alcohol abuse, the rest will recover on their own. [Edited by Don W]