Do you believe taxpayers are responsible for providing housing to the homeless?
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- Regardless of what the break down might be not all tax payers are rich. Why should people pay for others who wont even help themselves. I will gladly be willing to help pay for those who want to get off of the streets and work towards being independent. I refuse to pay for those who manipulate the system and those who wont get help because they're getting highJun 6 6
- I sincerely hope everyone who voted no develops a debilitating illness and loses their jobs. Fuck off.
- Well, start giving a shit then.
- Feel good article sure, but I can find articles to contradict it. gle.com/amp/s/kkkk://www.planetizen.com/news/2019/01/102432-rising-homelessness-erroneous-data-rethinking-utahs-housing-first-policy%3famp Not buying it. It sounds like theyre sweeping it under the rug. Try again.
- The question needs to be reformulated to "Should society take care of it's least fortunate? (and it's most troubled)"
- Blippar HKoH58it’s cheaper to house them
- Zillow Group CroissantsWe should help them. Providing housing doesn't solve the problem. Homelessness is not just lack of housing. Having access to reasonable job they can perform is far more important.
- Amazon MettBackerFor the good of the community, police should put homeless into metal health prisons that we pay for.
- I think taxpayers should but also companies should be paying tax in the state and country they are in rather that having accounts outside of the country. Housing first is a great policy that has been working in other countries with supporting services. https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/jun/03/its-a-miracle-helsinkis-radical-solution-to-homelessness
- If rather donate to dog shelters. Dogs are worthy and grateful. People are shit
- I guess what I’m saying is, while yes there are definitely people who are worse than dogs, statistically they aren’t the majority.
Helping dogs is nice and all, and you should absolutely do it if makes you feel good about your life. But it’s just not the same as helping people.
- Google NaxnaxFor the good of the community, police should put homeless into mental health prisons that we pay for.
- SAP mello7342This discussion is an astounding indicator of serious failure of a society in general and an education system in particular.
It’s dangerous when people who consider themselves educated and worthy are so comfortable dismissing human misery.
It is tragic that people find comfort in the possibility or even certainty that homeless folks are there because they deserve to be there, whether it be drug addiction, laziness, greed or cunning ways to rely on public benefits.
I have no prescription, neither do I expect to change anyone’s perspective. I can only see a growth in misery for the destitute and emptiness for the wealthy.
- Netflix ye651tDon’t be so narrow into thinking it’s only housing. They need a workflow. They need to make urban camping and pan handling illegal. We’re a civilized society and we don’t want to deal with that. In exchange for making it illegal, we will provide temporary housing, medical care, drug rehab, mental health treatment, job placement and retraining.
Invest in people. Don’t just take care of them.