View Poll Results: Is is cheaper for the taxpayer to provide apartments for the homeless?

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  • If it's cheaper to the taxpayer, I would support providing apartments for the homeless.

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  • I would not support providing apartments to the homeless even if it is cheaper to the taxpayer.

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    Re: Is is cheaper for the taxpayer to provide apartments for the homeless?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Meh. Give 'em a 6x10' hut each with a futon, toilet and sink. No electricity, no comms, no A/C, but some kind of heat in the winter sure. Stack 'em ten stories high in a fenced complex and try to keep 'em away from the regular folks somewhat.

    Give 'em a block of generic nutrient paste every day that will keep starvation at bay, a bar of soap once a month, and a couple blankets.


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    Re: Is is cheaper for the taxpayer to provide apartments for the homeless?

    I"ve never ironed clothes in my life, not had them ironed, and I've always had a job. I guess you never heard of laundromats? You can clean a week's worth of clothes for $5, i do it every week. your arguments for being homeless might work if the person is completely inept, but otherwise, they are ridiculously feeble.

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    Re: Is is cheaper for the taxpayer to provide apartments for the homeless?

    i"m willling to watch the able-bodied DIE, dude, no problem at all.

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    Re: Is is cheaper for the taxpayer to provide apartments for the homeless?

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    Oh wow, you mean, no police, no courts, no prisons?

    You don't have to imagine what a place like that is like - we have it today - it's called, "Sudan".
    Not what I said, I was referring towards taxpayer programs for the homeless.

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    Re: Is is cheaper for the taxpayer to provide apartments for the homeless?

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    Section 8 housing is never nice...but at least most - yes, MOST - of the people there do go get jobs, even if they're just minimum wage. In fact, if you'll check, if you're working full time at minimum wage trying to support a family, Section 8 housing is about the best you can afford.
    Why would someone be working full time at a minimum wage job if they're trying to support a family?

    As to giving the homeless free apartments, how on God's green earth can you believe free apartments for the homeless will be "cheaper" in the long run? Because some group of ideologues conducted a "study"? How many freeloaders do you think will suddenly become "homeless" when they start giving away free apartments? Did your "study" figure that in?

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    Re: Is is cheaper for the taxpayer to provide apartments for the homeless?

    It is cheaper just to write people a check for $60,000 than to give them $25,000 and pay an officer $40,000 a year to track them.

    So much money is wasted by the governemnt that it is disgusting...
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    Re: Is is cheaper for the taxpayer to provide apartments for the homeless?

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post

    As to giving the homeless free apartments, how on God's green earth can you believe free apartments for the homeless will be "cheaper" in the long run? Because some group of ideologues conducted a "study"? How many freeloaders do you think will suddenly become "homeless" when they start giving away free apartments? Did your "study" figure that in?
    Build enough public housing. It doesn't have to be free but it can be affordable to those on minimum wage or on welfare. We have the resources. Let's end this scandal that in rich countries some people still have to live in the street.
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    Re: Is is cheaper for the taxpayer to provide apartments for the homeless?

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    And how do you feel it should be worded, hm?
    The question "I would not support providing apartments to the homeless even if it is cheaper to the taxpayer.", presupposes that giving away apartments is cheaper than not supplying them infers that disagreeing with the question is unsound financially. The wording is prejudicial.
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    Re: Is is cheaper for the taxpayer to provide apartments for the homeless?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    Since you support this, you do it.
    That's part of why I vote Democratic.
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    Re: Is is cheaper for the taxpayer to provide apartments for the homeless?

    Quote Originally Posted by Urethra Franklin View Post
    Build enough public housing. It doesn't have to be free but it can be affordable to those on minimum wage or on welfare. We have the resources. Let's end this scandal that in rich countries some people still have to live in the street.
    Or we could simply foster an economic environment where more people are gainfully employed, and stop supporting generations of able bodied people.

    We've tried your idea. Have you ever seen a housing project?

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