Originally posted by nixie_nox
hard to get a job if you have no place to keep your clothes, take a shower, or have an address.
A lot of these people were hardworking, taxpaying Americans who lost their jobs. I work in a welfare office, there are a lot of very educated people
coming in for help. They deserve a helping hand.
It says families, most likely this is for people with children.
NO child should ever be homeless in America.
I will agree with a hand up, not a hand out.
They can stay in one of the millions of foreclosed houses, but
the deal here is if ppl can get free rent, then ppl are going to abuse
this just like they abuse the rest of the welfare system.
We will just end up paying more money for slackers to live
in housing we pay for and they tear up the property in ways
you just can't friggin imagine.
Section 8 across the street from me had kids and so it took 6 months
to get them kicked out for not paying any rent, even though they
got rent money from the state but didn't pass it on to the person
renting the house to them.
They went through the house and urinated all over the house,
and defecated all over the house, its friggin surreal.
We went to food cards here, and the ppl buy groceries they can resell
for cash so they can get the cash they want to buy drugs and booze.
They made a special group of cops here just to deal with these types,
it is called "task force", and it looks more like an army when they
descend and take down ENTIRE blocks of jokers in my neighborhood.
They even come with a helicopter, spotlight, and likely a sniper
when they roll through sometimes as late as 3 am.
A few years ago this place could be mistaken for a slow night in Iraq.
It has reduced the gunfire, drivebys, and dead ppl hauled off in the
middle of the night a great deal.
No more free rides for the thugs and hoodlums.
No more hand outs for the ghetto culture, its counter-culture at its worst.
Even Chris Rock commented that these ppl sing welfare songs.
Cosby even commented this is not the way to live.
They both have a damn good point.