Sunday, March 28, 2010

Apartment rents cheaper than stays in homeless shelters. Have you noticed whenever government gets involved, costs go up to unimaginable rates? I can only imagine what will happen to our health care.

9 Comments:

Blogger fred said...

1. the article notes that more than just a cot is offered at most shelters. Things not offered in rental.

2. Obama administration using these stats to revise shelter program and thus to change the setup..so why condemn it?

3. most shelters are city and state run and financed...they probably get money from the govt too. Are you opposed to city and state help
in all things as well as all govt programs, such as federally insured bank insurance?

7:52 AM, March 28, 2010  
Blogger Peter V. Bella said...

Fred,
Have you ever been in homeless shelters? Note the plural. Most are detestable. About the only thing they provide is shelter from the elements and bad food. Many only provide overnight lodging. At daybreak, you are out on the street.

Government does a poor job doing most things. Bank insurance? Who pays for that? The banks. Unemployment insurance and Workmen's Comp. insurance? Who pays for those? Employers. Government just distributes the funds. They do a bad job of that too- it is so easy to get and stay on.

How about Freddie Mac and Faannie Mae- the governments own AIG? They do a real great job with those.

But if you want to see real government "success", something government has done really well in the social engineering field, just go to some Indian Reservations. Make drooling compliments about the Bureau of Indian affairs. Just make sure you can run fast.

8:39 AM, March 28, 2010  
Blogger Cham said...

The largest homeless shelter here provides the homeless place to sleep, food, access to employment, access to psychological counseling, mentoring and education services. It is very clean and is not funded by the government. It does much more than provide a cot and bad food to the homeless.

8:58 AM, March 28, 2010  
Blogger Trust said...

@Dr. Helen: "Have you noticed whenever government gets involved, costs go up to unimaginable rates? I can only imagine what will happen to our health care."
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Yup. It was also a brilliant move to do this just as social security starts running at a deficit.

I hope everyone who voted for Obama because they were unhappy with Bush's spending or because they were worried that Bush was on the verge of being a dictator are proud of themselves.

It would be hilarious if it weren't so pathetic. The way Obama ran for office blasting Bush deficits would have been like Bush running in 2000 blasting Clinton over Bosnia and Kosovo right before heading to Iraq.

9:41 AM, March 28, 2010  
Blogger God Of Bacon said...

I'm running for president next time.

How good do you have to be?

11:34 AM, March 28, 2010  
Blogger Ern said...

I can only imagine what will happen to our health care.

Actually, it will probably be much worse than anything that any of us can imagine.

6:29 PM, March 28, 2010  
Blogger God Of Bacon said...

Run Away!!!

7:38 PM, March 28, 2010  
Blogger randian said...

Are you opposed to city and state help
in all things as well as all govt programs, such as federally insured bank insurance?


I am. Banks do not need insurance, but if it is important to you that a bank have insurance, then it would be prudent to place your funds in a bank or credit union that buys deposit insurance from a private insurer, like Patelco does. There is no need for the Feds to get involved at all.

9:07 PM, March 28, 2010  
Blogger Dr.D said...

As a former federal employee, I can assure you, there is nothing the government can do well. Start with the post office; that is as good as it gets. Everything else is worse, much, much worse. There is absolutely no incentive to do things well when you are a federal employee. As a matter of fact, it will usually impede your career because you will be seen as rocking the boat.

10:00 PM, March 28, 2010  

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