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  • We are all people and deserve

    To have a place where we can call home and not a matures under a high way. U have to think some homeless people served our country and are there because when they came back they had nothing. Some homeless people deserve homes and not where they are now. Once you fall it's hard to get back up.

  • The government should help.

    The government should help because I have family members that live on the streets and they have mental disabilities. Some cant work for them selves and they need there medication to live. I truly believe that with some help they can get back up on there feet and start to work again.

  • Absolutely

    The government is for the people, not just those who have made the best decisions and made no mistakes. our country has enough resources that none of its citizens should be without a home. they may have made mistakes and may not be completely sane or have job skills, but they are human, and many simply need a helping hand or a second chance. It is the governments duty to help them.

  • The government should do more for the homeless.

    The true measure of a society is how it treats it's most vulnerable members. Therefore, the government should be doing much more than it is for the homeless population. It's absolutely shameful that in a country as wealthy as ours, we have citizens living on the streets. They need help and understanding, and they need it from their government.

  • It can happen to anyone

    What many people don't realize is that there are a multitude of causes for homelessness. Foster care, juvenile delinquents, and most importantly domestic violence, disabilities, and a traumatic experience can cause anyone to become homeless. Those that become homeless don't have a support system, and in many cases they can't hold down a job older because of physical or mental difficulties. 90% of homeless people have had a traumatic experience, and a lot of this is from domestic violence, which can also be a reason they can't hold down a job. As for the government, according to Huffington post, the $400 billion program to create a fleet of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets could have housed every homeless person in the US with a $600,000 dollar home. The government spends around 20-30 times as much money on defense than on fighting homelessness. So many people live on the streets, cold and hungry every night. Have a heart people. Just because you were born lucky doesn't mean everyone was.

  • Government cant survive if its only for some of the people

    If the Government collects and spends money on things, the only purpose can legitimately be on societies improvement. We don't (by constitution and contrary to common misconception) have an army and law enforcement and laws to guard or facilitate the accumulation of private wealth and property. It's to allow for a more perfect union of ALL citizens. When one citizen or discernible group of citizens is getting wealthier and more comfortable and another citizen or group is demonstrably losing opportunity, wealth and comfort to the former group the union is becoming less perfect. It can't happen in a free market. If all citizens are afforded a modicum of dignity and equal opportunity, wealth distribution would remain about the same through history. As we progress from a fragmented global economy to a completely free and open market of resources, capital, ideas and opportunity, which will occur a long long time from now if ever, we are forced to listen to gas bag, usually white old males blather on about how they are self made and the baby born in the jungle hut of Laos is just like a younger version of his billionaireishness about to brush his teeth and invent world peace. This purported "debate" on spending 5% of government money to reduce the amount of unsheltered humans who freeze, starve and die of untreated disease within our communities is less of a debate then it is a mass hallucination of self sufficiency.

  • They are still humans who need our help.

    I think we should help by giving money to the Government and not the homeless themselves because you can trust that the Government is going to give the money/resources like food and health care to the homeless. If you give money just to the homeless you don't know what they might spend it on.

  • They are still humans who need our help.

    I think we should help by giving money to the Government and not the homeless themselves because you can trust that the Government is going to give the money/resources like food and health care to the homeless. If you give money just to the homeless you don't know what they might spend it on.

  • The government should help the homeless.

    The government should help the homeless by not sending money but by creating more homeless shelters. By doing so it will keep people off the streets and make the place look tidier while not costing everyone tons of money. This would be a better way of helping and knowing exactly where the money is going

  • Stop sending our money all over the world - Fix what's broken here!

    I work downtown Montreal and it breaks my heart to see the homeless people and their dogs. It makes me sick to hear of the millions and millions of our tax dollars going to help this country and that country... Not that I don't feel for those people, but when I walk down our streets and see those sorry souls, I can't help but get angry. We need to take care of ourselves first, if you think I'm selfish too damn bad - you no doubt have a roof over your head and a warm bed to sleep in!

  • No the governement should not thelp the homeless.

    When one person thinks of homeless, the first image that usually comes to mind is that of the beggars walking around looking for charity. One must remember that these people generally refuse to hold down a job. Any actual disabled person, would qualify for disability, thereby gaining a steady income which could pay for rent. The truth is the homeless people like being homeless, they don't like working, and most all take that change you give to buy malt liquor. Even at my local homeless shelter where I have volunteered, they all sat outside the gates drinking, with no cares in the world. The government should not support these people's drinking habits with our tax money. Not to mention all homeless people already qualify for food stamps, emergency medicaid, and can get any life saving treatment at a hospital without ever paying the bill, they just need a 9.00 a month PO Box to get benefits. If they can't stop spending that money on beer even for just a few days, they don't deserve our support.

  • Less $ for the homeless = less homeless people

    There are so many so-called 'homeless' people to whom if support systems were taken; would suddenly become 'capable'. I have known of at least one such person. This individual laughed at the all of us who drag out of bed and head to work everyday. This person is in their early 30's and takes advantage of everything from welfare to his parents' basement. I lump social systems in with the homeless problem. If we chose not to spend our wealth to support those with their hands out - the vast majority of these leech-humans would suddenly and miraculously find themselves working out solutions for survival on their own. My 2 cents.

  • No, the government should not provide help to the homeless.

    The government should "promote the general welfare," not provide it. Government should be limited at every possible opportunity. A government which provides aid destroys the society it is built on by encouraging its citizens to simply think, "The government will take care of them, I don't need to worry about it."

  • Do not agree

    It is not the government responsibly to take care of people, they are not babies. The homeless have arms and legs that god gave them to work. They just don't want to overcome because they are just lazy. They once had a good life but the decided to take a different direction.

  • They suck up money

    Homeless people can work but they choose not to because if they could not work because of a disability they could get a disability check from the government. Most of them are drunks and drug addicts anyway so if you do give them money they will most likely go waste it on drugs or liquor.

  • People become dependent

    Too many programs make it easy for homeless and jobless to depend on the government. That way they don't have to go out on their own and find a job, so they will be relying on the government more. Help them find a job, Don't just feed them a fish.

  • We are spending too much money on them

    They spend money on the things they don't need, and when they do need something the government gives a lot of money, plus our national debt is already at 17 trillion dollars which is a lot of money,, for that to decrease is actually impossible. And for the government to spend that much money would not be a smart idea

  • Citizenship of course.

    Technically, homeless people are not citizens of the united states because they are not legally recognized by the State and Commonwealth. Ergo, they do not pay taxes and are not recorded on the census. The government can not provide for people out of its jurisdiction. That is why the government should not help the homeless

  • Wasting Our Money$

    I disagree that the government should be raising our taxes because the homeless people are using our money for drugs and liquor. Also because citizens that aren't homeless without too much money will go homeless due to tax raising. Homeless people should be responsible enough to be educated and get their own jobs.

  • Wasting Our Money$

    I disagree that the government should be raising our taxes because the homeless people are using our money for drugs and liquor. Also because citizens that aren't homeless without too much money will go homeless due to tax raising. Homeless people should be responsible enough to be educated and get their own jobs.


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