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When did you meet Jesus? I thought that person died a long time ago?
Or, we can do like Jesus taught us to do. Help those who are less fortunate than us.
The American dream.
To have someone else take care of you because you can't or won't care for yourself.
reply to post by opethPA
Remember that they did the numbers and they are actually saving money. Homeless people are going to cost the state money, no matter what (jail stays and ER visits).
At least this way some (hopefully the majority) will get back on their feet and start again. Some of them will not improve their situation, but honestly I'd rather see them with a roof over their head.
Just because the program is not 100% guaranteed is no reason to throw the baby out with the bathwater.
What I said before still stands. Utah hopes to eradicate homelessness in their state.
While not perfect, this is a great idea.
Is the fact that their is no plan to kick out the people who are lazy bugging you?
Over the past 8 years they have already reduced homelessness by 78% in their state. They did the numbers and realized that it is cheaper to help them to become self sufficient than pay for their ER visits and jail stays.
And if those expectations aren't met, then what? Consequences?
I really think it is bugging you that there isn't a provision for kicking people out of the program as punishment. Not trying to start a fight with you, but this is the impression I am getting.
What about A, B and C discussed?
I read about this the other day. It's a simply incredible story!
I'm a Brit, and am sometimes critical of America on here - but stories like this that remind me that American generosity and determination can achieve almost anything!
I've no idea how practical this approach is for nationwide use - or indeed here in the UK - but any Western country, state, city that isn't seriously looking at Utah to see if this could work for their homeless community is quite simply doing it's taxpayers and voters a serious disservice.
Well done, Utah!