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Should a small percentage of taxes go toward homeless housings?

Asked by: Rhoane
  • Yes, shelter is necessary for living in society.

    The Government may require community service and other jobs in return for people receiving shelter and welfare assistance. I think the poverty and homelessness rate is unacceptable. In a nation as rich as the United States of America, we can do better. We can reach out to these people. We need to make sacrifices.

  • If the government is going to rob us of our money, we might as well use it to help the under privileged.

    It simply makes sense to help out fellow Americans rather than having our hard earned money finance our unnecessary wars. Perhaps if the government wasn't so intent on robbing us and actually managed to help foster employment growth we wouldn't have nearly as many homeless people as we do know. Land of opportunity? What ever happened to that? Help the under privileged if you are going to tax us.

  • A small percentage should go towards programs such as housings that allows homeless people to stay over the night with a roof over their head.

    There are some churches that feeds the homeless and other programs that feed the people off the street. But there are barely any buildings that can have homeless people stay for the night so they have something to cover their heads. Because if this suppose to happen, there might be a slight chance of homeless people off the streets and them finding a job, and have a fresh start again.

  • Homeless housings, YES, Welfare Recipients, NO

    I don't mind helping poor people, in fact I really do want to help the poor and get them on the right track, but I take issue with helping the bottom feeding lazy class of the United States, it bothers me that people can just receive a check from the government and they don't go and try to find work

  • Homelessness is unacceptable in a civilised country.

    Any country that cannot provide basic housing needs for the most deprived and under-privileged members of society cannot be truly considered to be a fully-developed, civilised nation.

    Modest shelter could and should be provided at the taxpayers’ expense to house vulnerable people overnight. This policy is not only morally sound but would also serve to reduce the incidents of begging and crime committed out of desperation by homeless people.

  • They need it

    If the state is going to make us pay extra as if we didn't buy enough, why use it on upgrades to buildings when you can make a change. Seeing people starve and beg for money with no education should be tear jerking enough, so why make people happy and provide them with shelters, food, an clothes? The state needs to think things over and make sure they are doing good for their state.

  • Help our the Homeless

    Instead of paying for expensive wars, we should be funding and trying to help out our lowest rungs of society. Giving homeless people and address so that they can actually obtain a job and move on from their situation is a noble cause and one that could have a great impact on society.

  • Redistribution is Bad

    It is common for people to support national welfare on the basis that the underprivileged need help. This is fallacious because all that tends to happen with national welfare is that the definition of absolute need gets redefined to include even more people and it also reduces the incentive to earn a living rather than just living off of the government. Redistribution also creates a disincentive for the working to continue to earn money to support themselves when they see more of their paycheck going into government welfare programs and see that this money just winds up in the pocket of someone who does little to no actual work. This is only a minor argument of mine however. We also must consider the fact that there would be far fewer homeless people if the government did not restrict capitalism with high regulation. The same goes for monetary stimulus (inflation and interest rate suppression). The problem with monetary stimulus is outlined in the Misesian theory of the business cycle where artificially depressed interest rates confuse the system to cause a boom which eventually results in a bust. This is the hangover after the binge and after every hangover, the government grows just a little more (regulations, taxes, welfare state, etc.) and hurts the economy further. Then the people playing central planner attempt to revive the economy again with more monetary stimulus and the cycle repeats. Government is the problem here that is a major cause of homelessness in the U.S. Not the solution. The solution is free markets and real, not artificial, incentives.

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  • Completely Against it

    If the people with out homes cannot "find" a job to support themselves, they are not searching hard enough. Most every establishment is hiring. Even if they can't get a job there, they can get money doing odd jobs, or perhaps in landscaping, or cleaning. If they are "poor" then obviously they just want our money cause they are too lazy get a job for themselves

  • The homeless needs a home.

    The homeless are people to the ate NOTHING aliens they are PEOPLE.

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  • We already pay

    A small percentage of my check does support homelessness. It's about 3000 dollars a year. I spend less than that on food myself. The fact that these programs haven't done a lot to help that class. Sadly it is typically Democrat policies that try to help these folks that hurt them.

  • A partial yes, but mostly no.

    Enabling the homeless that wish to be helped (or mentally ill) to get help should be a priority. Allowing tax breaks to continue for those that donate to charitable organizations should continue and be encouraged. A large portion of the homeless that I ran into daily while living in Florida fell into two categories. Those that were "mentally ill" with no family apparently available to help them and a system that doesn't allow decisions to be made for those who can't make them for themselves. I made several 911 calls about individuals that were an immediate danger to themselves (wandering up and down the middle of a major highway) only to see them there again several days later. I spoke with one on the way home one day and it was apparent that they suffered some mental problem. And then there were those who were just waiting for their next couple of bucks for drugs or booze. A few fell into the category of those that are looking for work and a way to get out of the situation they found themselves in.

    Leave the housing up to churches, communities, and charitable organizations. Encourage donations to such endeavors in the United States.

    Tax money if used should go to provide help to those that can be helped "out" of the situation. Not to enable their situations to continue.


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