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    Re: Homeless to be Evicted from Redding California Tent City

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    The interesting thing is how people who are, for whatever reason, living in tents form a community. They do things together, they care about each other. Once their community is gone, then they have lost friends, they are alone again.

    Could it be that they are happy despite the physical hardship of being in a tent city? Maybe a sense of community is more important than the luxury of air conditioning and indoor plumbing.
    From the article, it says they keep the place clean.
    I say let em stay.

    Sure you're going to sacrifice safety but seeing as how they aren't really a burden on the community, as least as far as the story tells.
    Why make them a burden, by pulling the rug out from under them.
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    Re: Homeless to be Evicted from Redding California Tent City

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    The interesting thing is how people who are, for whatever reason, living in tents form a community. They do things together, they care about each other. Once their community is gone, then they have lost friends, they are alone again.

    Could it be that they are happy despite the physical hardship of being in a tent city? Maybe a sense of community is more important than the luxury of air conditioning and indoor plumbing.
    The problem is that they are living illegally on land they don't own. So, community fail. Squatters don't have rights.

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    Re: Homeless to be Evicted from Redding California Tent City

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Sure you're going to sacrifice safety but seeing as how they aren't really a burden on the community, as least as far as the story tells.
    Why make them a burden, by pulling the rug out from under them.
    Except for that whole having to pay to investigate and/or prosecute a homicide. Those are cheap, right?

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    Re: Homeless to be Evicted from Redding California Tent City

    One of the first things that is cut from budgets when the hard times that the Obama administration is perpetuating, is Mental Health services. Consider.

    One of the first populations to be targeted to loose the most when state funding is decreasing is the community of people living with serious mental illness. Local mental health advocates have seen the writing on the wall and Governor Brewer confirmed it with her State of the State address yesterday.

    Governor Brewer wants to repeal the measures passed in 2000 requiring that all those below the Federal Poverty level be covered by the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, the state’s Medicaid System. If this is repealed, estimates of up to two thirds of the state’s citizens diagnosed with a serious mental illness will loose their coverage.

    Budget Cuts and Serious Mental Illness - Grey Matters

    Now I know that the first thing the Obama supporter in here will say is, "Come on j-mac, this is a Governor cutting these programs, not Obama." Right?

    Wrong!

    With tax revenue still declining as a result of the recession and budget reserves largely drained, the vast majority of states have made spending cuts that hurt families and reduce necessary services. These cuts, in turn, have deepened states’ economic problems because families and businesses have less to spend. Federal recovery act dollars and funds raised from tax increases have greatly reduced the extent, severity, and economic impact of these cuts, but only to a point. And federal aid to states is slated to expire soon, well before state revenues have recovered.

    An Update on State Budget Cuts — Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
    When the Fed turns off the spicket, States have no choice but to start cutting services. See, most of the states are mandated to balance their budgets, while the Federal government, like right now can chug along printing money, and with NO budget. Mental health is often the first to go....Enjoy folks!


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    Re: Homeless to be Evicted from Redding California Tent City

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    One of the first things that is cut from budgets when the hard times that the Obama administration is perpetuating, is Mental Health services. Consider.




    Now I know that the first thing the Obama supporter in here will say is, "Come on j-mac, this is a Governor cutting these programs, not Obama." Right?

    Wrong!



    When the Fed turns off the spicket, States have no choice but to start cutting services. See, most of the states are mandated to balance their budgets, while the Federal government, like right now can chug along printing money, and with NO budget. Mental health is often the first to go....Enjoy folks!


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    Re: Homeless to be Evicted from Redding California Tent City

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    I don't need to assume... there ARE people doing things. Personally, I think it's a lot of enabling, with some exceptions of people who really do benefit from help.
    But if in any situation, there aren't enough people doing something or the problem requires a general change on the actions of a large group of people (like parents), the reaction from your camp is "oh well"
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    Re: Homeless to be Evicted from Redding California Tent City

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    I'm confused, but are you advocating that the federal government spends more money on the states?

    I am advocating Mental Health services. Nothing more, nothing less. They are always the first on the chopping block when savings comes into play, and it's not right. These people (those in need of Mental Health services) are usually the most in need, and the most defenseless.

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    Re: Homeless to be Evicted from Redding California Tent City

    Anybody remember this option?

    Tents on wheels give homeless people roof and pride - CNN.com

    Everybody Deserves a Roof EDAR

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    Re: Homeless to be Evicted from Redding California Tent City

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Anybody remember this option?

    Tents on wheels give homeless people roof and pride - CNN.com

    Everybody Deserves a Roof EDAR

    Brought to you by Revenge of the Nerds producer Peter Samuelson. He also founded the Starlight Children's Foundation in 1982, the Starbright Foundation in 1990 and First Star in 1999.

    I actually think that isn't a bad idea. Much better a tent, than under a bridge.


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    Re: Homeless to be Evicted from Redding California Tent City

    Yup, or in a cardboard box. It's a start. And cheaper than building more shelters. Lots of options, too. And any homeless person who wants one gets it free.

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I actually think that isn't a bad idea. Much better a tent, than under a bridge.


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