Is it the job of a developer to create housing for the homeless?
The homeless and the poor can work to improve themselves, improve their income, and improve their lives.
We need to help them help themselves. We do not need to encourage dependency through handouts.
Lastly, it has been my experience that people who complain (as you are) about the plight of the homeless rarely do much themselves...they simply expect others to do the work. I suggest that you open a soup kitchen or a homeless shelter.
Maybe I am imagining things, but I really thought that there was a post by somebody using just initials that was here yesterday but is gone today.
The post was critical of John, but I don't recall it being overly profane?
What's going on here? Are we now eliminating voices of reason...uh...I mean dissent...that appear on this board??
If so, I guess ALL of my posts from the past six months are gone.
First of all, I know that can't be the real Shirly Franklin posting...afterall, she has a busy schedule and all, from her trips to China to her scaring blacks about the racist whites that want to roll back the clock and all!!
Anyway, I write to give a link to a story about the inept city hall in Los Angeles. Hmm...inept government in big cities like New Orleans...LA...Atlanta...Detroit...etc.
It would be easy for me to smash big government liberals...because big government NEVER works well...but Republicans (at least nationally) haven't been any better.
Anyway, here's the link: http://www.dailynews.com/opinions/ci_7076078
Oh, believe me John, I was as surprised to be agreeing with you as you were with me. Ha!
Seems to me that this is more evidence that 9 times out of 10 government IS the problem, not the solution.
Sure, Republicans on all levels have been caught with thier hands in the cookie jar...but Democrats at all levels seem just as corrupt to me.
Of course, we need more transparency, but with the amount of money and the number of people involved, I am sure that it isn't easy. That's why smaller governments are more responsive and responsible governments. It is also an argument against this behemoth of a federal government that we now have.
I agree with most of the commentators here. I too zoomed in on the "given" comment, and I hate to say it, but we do teach ENTITLEMENT. We are bombarded with media that tell us that the poor need our help and the rich must pay. We elevate the poor and denigrate the rich.
Let me be clear: I am not saying that all poor people are poor and all rich people are good. Instead, I am saying that instead of focusing on how to steal from the rich to pay for the poor, we should be teaching the poor how to make money like the rich.
In schools, we NEVER talk about how to make money. We teach Shakespeare to kids who could care less, but we don't teach them how to be financially independent.
I know that most liberals believe in their policies of giving to the poor. Liberals think they are helping. I don't know if the same is true for liberal politicians. I think they NEED poor people...it is how they maintain their power. Anyway, if you really want to help a poor person, don't give to them. Instead, help them earn for themselves.
Thanks for reading. I look forward to other comments.
Gabrielle, greed can be a powerful motivator to do good. Why do you go to work every day? I assume you work for money, like the rest of us. We provide a service and we are compensated. In this case, a company is building a power plant to provide something that all of us use. Consider this, if we cut the number of power plants in half, then we would have to pay much more in power bills. Virtually all products would rise in price. At this time, you would be complaining about the high price. My guess is that you would also complain about "greedy" profits.
For the others of you, when the next technology is ready and marketable, believe me, it will take over for coal and gas power. Why?? BECAUSE OF PROFITS!!!
People, ANYTIME government runs ANYTHING, the result is an inefficient mess. Don't believe me? Then go walk the halls of any public school in the city of Atlanta. Go to the public schools in DeKalb.
Huge amounts of money are spent on these schools, but you would never be able to tell. That's because half of the money goes into the HUGE administrations of these big school systems.
Look, if you want to help poor people, that's commendable. Why don't you help them get a better job? Why don't you help them make wiser choices with their money?
I think this would be much better than limiting the choices that the rest of us have...and TAKING OUR money as you do so!
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