Homeless

Jun 6 58 Comments

Do you believe taxpayers are responsible for providing housing to the homeless?

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  • Amazon
    ps.ily

    Amazon

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    Google
    ps.ilymore
    The rich are responsible for the poor
    Jun 6 5
    • New
      uedC03

      New

      BIO
      I like long beaches on the walk.
      uedC03more
      They didn't ask if the rich were responsible.
      Jun 6
    • Amazon
      ps.ily

      Amazon

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      Google
      ps.ilymore
      Who pays the most taxes? (the rich)
      Jun 6
    • Apple / Eng lpYI82
      Rich people have all sorts of way to shelter their income. It’s the middle class who pays most taxes.
      Jun 6
    • New
      uedC03

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      I like long beaches on the walk.
      uedC03more
      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 high
      Jun 6
    • Microsoft
      NinjaSloth

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      NinjaSlothmore
      I have childhood friends in prison. Not because of rich people. They just liked meth a whole lot more than anything else.

      This ain't our problem. They'll take themselves out of the gene pool. I'm not going to pay for their habit as much as I like them.
      Jun 7
  • Microsoft tfsUEwWt
    Every democrat should host a homeless person in their home.
    Jun 6 0
  • Postmates / Eng GtXP32
    I sincerely hope everyone who voted no develops a debilitating illness and loses their jobs. Fuck off.
    Jun 6 7
  • Postmates / Eng GtXP32
    The question needs to be reformulated to "Should society take care of it's least fortunate? (and it's most troubled)"
    Jun 6 3
    • DocuSign CBOx04
      Yes they should. Why isn’t it important to take care of others in society so we make a better society for everyone? This makes it better economically, in terms of community, happiness, fulfillment, for families. If life is just about money it’s not worth it.
      Jun 6
    • DocuSign CBOx04
      I see so many posts on here about TOC etc with crazy comp packages and not much about putting anything back into the world.
      Jun 6
    • Postmates / Eng GtXP32
      Capitalism is a hell of a drug.
      Jun 6
    • New / Eng cousin
      Vox is the worst
      Jun 7
  • Qualcomm enjoyliife
    Anyone of us can also become homeless.
    Jun 6 0
  • Zillow Group Croissants
    We 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.
    Jun 6 6
    • DocuSign CBOx04
      Agree that is important but having a roof over your head helps you get to that. Housing first policy is about that.
      Jun 6
    • New
      uedC03

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      I like long beaches on the walk.
      uedC03more
      What if they dont want the help?
      Jun 6
    • DocuSign CBOx04
      Some don’t but in my experience volunteering in this space 99% do. Everyone wants a connection and community and purpose. We are all equal human beings.
      Jun 6
    • New
      uedC03

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      I like long beaches on the walk.
      uedC03more
      Living in this space, there are many who manipulate the system.
      Jun 6
    • New
      uedC03

      New

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      I like long beaches on the walk.
      uedC03more
      I got out of it because I wanted it so badly. There are some like that who don't get the resource they need. There are many more who abuse it.
      Jun 6
    • Clover Health sses
      I'd like to see empirical data on that. "Many more" could still be negligible.
      Jun 7
  • DocuSign CBOx04
    Exactly. There needs to be more compassion.
    Jun 6 0
  • Amazon MettBacker
    For the good of the community, police should put homeless into metal health prisons that we pay for.
    Jun 6 4
    • F5 Networks bhai-log
      Or put them in Amazon and their mental health will go for a toss - will give absurd advice like this.
      Jun 6
    • New
      uedC03

      New

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      I like long beaches on the walk.
      uedC03more
      Forced rehab and career training would be nice. 3 hots and a cot. 😁
      Jun 6
    • New RoHK
      and ayce 🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌
      Jun 7
    • Intel D’s🥜
      We’ve already moved beyond insane asylums. Are you suggesting that we resume?
      Jun 7
  • DocuSign CBOx04
    Yes and gives people without a home a path to employment support etc. I know people living in their cars that work but can’t afford or get credit for housing at the moment.
    Jun 6 0
  • DocuSign CBOx04
    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
    Jun 6 0
  • Microsoft
    NinjaSloth

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    NinjaSlothmore
    If rather donate to dog shelters. Dogs are worthy and grateful. People are shit
    Jun 7 5
    • Cruise Automation mary.b
      Tell that to starving kids with ass cancer, you entitled prick
      Jun 7
    • Microsoft
      NinjaSloth

      Microsoft

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      Dropping knowledge and turds in equal measure
      NinjaSlothmore
      I did. The kids were whiny. The dogs weren't
      Jun 7
    • Cruise Automation mary.b
      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.
      Jun 7
    • Microsoft
      NinjaSloth

      Microsoft

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      Dropping knowledge and turds in equal measure
      NinjaSlothmore
      Mary.b- I like you. You're a thoughtful person.

      That said I disagree about it not being the same as helping people. Dogs are loyal. Women aren't.

      If a dog and a feminist were dying, I'd save the dog.
      Jun 7
    • Cruise Automation mary.b
      Ok but just to get some clarity:

      You say feminist female < dog

      What about non-feminist female vs dog?

      Or a feminist male vs dog?

      Incel vs dog?
      Jun 7
  • Western Digital HGST
    You are paying for it via shelter or reduction in property value.
    Jun 6 0
  • Google Naxnax
    For the good of the community, police should put homeless into mental health prisons that we pay for.
    Jun 6 3
    • OP
      Did you ever watch "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"?
      Jun 6
    • Clover Health sses
      Or Star Trek: Deep Space Nine's "Past Tense"?
      Jun 7
    • Microsoft
      NinjaSloth

      Microsoft

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      NinjaSlothmore
      Mental health prisons???

      Fuck man, I'd rather take a bullet to the head. I'm sure most of them would too.
      Jun 7
  • This 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.
    Jun 7 1
    • DocuSign CBOx04
      I agree but I have hope people can change their views. It’s easy to judge when you are not in the trenches
      Jun 7
  • Airbnb prqecnlfjk
    Walk down the streets of the Tenderloin and revisit this poll.
    Jun 7 0
  • Trulioo ama123zon
    Do whatever costs less. If housing them is actually cheaper do that
    Jun 6 0
  • DocuSign CBOx04
    Have been using this app to donate money to people without a home. Proceeds can only be redeemed at certain places without drugs etc. It’s a great concept and they give you updates about people you have helped: www.samaritan.city
    Jun 6 0
  • Amazon prodiguy
    Of course, that is why think twice before giving them money when they come to you
    Jun 6 0
  • Netflix ye651t
    Don’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.
    Jun 7 0
  • Build low cost housing in a low cost state and send them all there.
    Jun 7 0
  • New / Other
    DuQvV7y

    New Other

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    Did stuff. Hustled hard. Retired
    DuQvV7ymore
    🎻 Enough whining about the homeless already, they’re there for the same reason you are: better opportunities.

    Feel free to buy a first-class one-way ticket to Mobile, AL.
    Jun 7 0
  • Google / Eng yogi bear
    I don’t think so but Gavin Newsom sure thinks otherwise.
    Jun 6 0

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