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Old 11-27-2017, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Most liberal cities ignore it far more than conservative cities.

The Democrats say that Republicans are the party of the rich but the homeless rates and rates of people falling through the cracks of society is incredible in these liberal utopias.

Republican flyover country has far, far, far lower rates of homeless then these hyper-elitest liberal utopias like Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle.

If one wants a big homeless crisis, huge income disparities and ignoring of social issues that affect quality of votes no better party than the Democrats.

Liberals in general are hyper-hyper selective about who they associate with, who they employ, who they allow to rent from them and who can be their friend.

Liberal cities tend to ignore the behavior and it just goes downhill that before one knows it the core of these liberal cities becomes a miserable social situation for all.

If these liberal cities are so amazing, I wonder why almost everyone is glued to their smartphone with earbuds to avoid the terrible social atmosphere.

It is really amazing how the homeless numbers are skyrocketing in these big, liberal coastal cities but the same thing isn't happening in flyover areas.
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Old 11-27-2017, 05:13 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, La. USA
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Liberals only pretend to care about the homeless,
Democrats do not cut government funding for the homeless.

Republicans on the other hand are trying to eliminate the US Council on Homelessness. And Donald Trump's budget cuts billions of dollars of funding for the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
https://www.theguardian.com/society/...essness-agency

Republicans then want to transfer the funding for those anti-homeless agencies to the richest 1% of Americans via tax cuts.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/janetno.../#10161b471099

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Deep down they know people generally don't become homeless through no fault of their own,
Many families become homeless after the bread winner looses their job, and democrats try to extend unemployment benefits to stop these families from becoming homeless (but republicans oppose extending unemployment benefits.)
https://www.rollcall.com/news/republ...ment-extension

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They are usually drunks, addicts, made horrible choices concerning BFs/GFs/wives/husband's or simply ****ed away 13 years of free.education.
Have you ever heard a democrat speak of the homeless in such a uncaring, cruel and degrading way as you did above?
Answer: No, rather democrats say homeless people are unlucky Americans who need help.

Many people become homeless from losing their job, not being able to find a job, falling behind on rent, and incidents like losing a partner that changes their living circumstances.
Why do people become homeless?


And just so you know,

-25% of homeless people are children.
- 8% of the homeless population are veterans (in 2009 this figure was 35%.)
- 1.4 million veterans are at risk of homelessness.
- 380,000 homeless people are under the age of 18.
2016's Shocking Homelessness Statistics
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Old 11-27-2017, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Pine Grove,AL
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This...

"Almost everyone who visits me asks what’s wrong with this place. Portland is a prosperous, high-tech Pacific Rim city, so why does it have so many street people? Is something uniquely the matter with the city? Not necessarily. But Portland is a better place to be homeless than most American cities. The weather is mild, the citizens are generous—Portlanders spend millions yearly in private donations and tax dollars trying to help the homeless—and public officials are blocked by the courts from regulating vagrancy in ways that are routine elsewhere. Some homeless actually move to Portland from other cities. Homelessness is so visible here that it has encouraged not only expansive nonprofit relief efforts, some of which seem to be doing real good, but also, in at least one case, an innovative approach that may truly ease the problem—and that other cities might consider adopting."

https://www.city-journal.org/html/po...nge-14185.html
That sounds like a " what is wrong with everywhere else" than it does a "what is wrong with liberal cities"
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Old 11-27-2017, 05:23 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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That sounds like a " what is wrong with everywhere else" than it does a "what is wrong with liberal cities"
Most in flyover won't tolerate it so they move. Why do birds look for an easy meal called a bird feeder? Enjoy the birds. Some are dangerous.
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Old 11-27-2017, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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You righties have a weird definition of "paradise". To me that area sounds terrible. You might to check with Webster's before you post again so you don't sound so uninformed next time.
You liberals are the ones who talk about how great Portland and Seattle are. You might want to check your hypocrisy before you post again.
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Old 11-27-2017, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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That sounds like a " what is wrong with everywhere else" than it does a "what is wrong with liberal cities"
So you think it's a good thing to attract the homeless? Seems like a perfect example of what's wrong with liberal cities.
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Old 11-27-2017, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Pine Grove,AL
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Most liberal cities ignore it far more than conservative cities.

The Democrats say that Republicans are the party of the rich but the homeless rates and rates of people falling through the cracks of society is incredible in these liberal utopias.

Republican flyover country has far, far, far lower rates of homeless then these hyper-elitest liberal utopias like Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle.

If one wants a big homeless crisis, huge income disparities and ignoring of social issues that affect quality of votes no better party than the Democrats.

Liberals in general are hyper-hyper selective about who they associate with, who they employ, who they allow to rent from them and who can be their friend.

Liberal cities tend to ignore the behavior and it just goes downhill that before one knows it the core of these liberal cities becomes a miserable social situation for all.

If these liberal cities are so amazing, I wonder why almost everyone is glued to their smartphone with earbuds to avoid the terrible social atmosphere.

It is really amazing how the homeless numbers are skyrocketing in these big, liberal coastal cities but the same thing isn't happening in flyover areas.
you should stop while you are behind.

https://www.hudexchange.info/resourc...HAR-Part-1.pdf
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Old 11-27-2017, 05:32 PM
 
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You liberals are the ones who talk about how great Portland and Seattle are. You might want to check your hypocrisy before you post again.
I live near Portland (nearby suburb), and spend a lot of time there. Yeah the homeless situation sucks. But honestly I love the city. And a ton of people have been moving into this area. So for a "hellhole", its where people want to be. Up 1.7% last year I think.

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So you think it's a good thing to attract the homeless? Seems like a perfect example of what's wrong with liberal cities.
Uhmm...mild weather? Lots of growth? Oh the horror.
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Old 11-27-2017, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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The whole west-coast is littered with homeless......mild weather and some decent handouts are going to do that.

I bet if the west-coast was controlled by conservatives, it would pretty much be the same story.
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Old 11-27-2017, 05:46 PM
 
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...The Democrats say that Republicans are the party of the rich but the homeless rates and rates of people falling through the cracks of society is incredible in these liberal utopias..
Homeless rates are bad in most cities, period. The fact the Republicans are the party of the rich is neither here nor there.

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Republican flyover country has far, far, far lower rates of homeless then these hyper-elitest liberal utopias like Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle..
I wouldn't doubt this.

*If you're homeless and live on the streets, which streets would you prefer to live on, San Diego's or Des Moines'? No contest...

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If one wants a big homeless crisis, huge income disparities and ignoring of social issues that affect quality of votes no better party than the Democrats..
LOL

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Liberals in general are hyper-hyper selective about who they associate with, who they employ, who they allow to rent from them and who can be their friend..
If you believe that conservatives are the ones who employ and have more friends of various races and backgrounds, you probably believe that our president is a mature adult.

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Liberal cities tend to ignore the behavior and it just goes downhill that before one knows it the core of these liberal cities becomes a miserable social situation for all..
I don't doubt that it was conservatives who passed and supported our old vagrancy laws. You know, that ol' tough love.

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If these liberal cities are so amazing, I wonder why almost everyone is glued to their smartphone with earbuds to avoid the terrible social atmosphere. .
If our big cities weren't so amazing at providing most of our jobs, culture, attractions, entertainment, world class restaurants, the newest medical techniques, etc., they wouldn't attract the vast majority of our citizens.

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It is really amazing how the homeless numbers are skyrocketing in these big, liberal coastal cities but the same thing isn't happening in flyover areas.
*See above...
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